McKinsey South Africa

McKinsey South Africa–celebrating 20 years in 2015

McKinsey’s Johannesburg office opened in 1995, 20 years ago, soon after South Africa’s new democracy brought President Nelson Mandela to power. We have played an active role in the country’s transformation and development—helping top companies win on the world stage, supporting the upgrade of key institutions and infrastructure, building leadership and capabilities. In South Africa and over 40 other countries in Africa, we shape strategy and strengthen operations for players in major industries, and help deliver better outcomes in education and health care. We have over 300 people based in Johannesburg.

  • 20 years

    of McKinsey presence in South Africa

  • 39 nationalities

    represented amongst our consultants

  • 1000 projects

    in South Africa since 1995, and 1400 more across Africa

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Women Matter Africa

August 2016—The Women Matter Africa report highlights that Africa has taken big strides forward in terms of women's representation in the private and public sectors, achieving and in some cases exceeding global averages. Yet it is far from achieving gender equality.more

Reimagining South Africa: 20 reflections by leaders from South Africa and beyond

Reimagining South Africa: 20 reflections by leaders from South Africa and beyond

What is South Africa’s true potential, and what can be done to unlock it? In this book of essays, McKinsey brings together thought leaders to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

Our people

  • Georges Desvaux

    Georges Desvaux

    Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Africa, Johannesburg

    Brings deep marketing and strategy expertise to help organizations and executives understand and respond to consumer opportunitiesmore

  • Saf Yeboah Amankwah

    Safroadu "Saf" Yeboah-Amankwah

    Senior Partner and Managing Partner, South Africa

    Committed to helping African institutions become “local champions” and world-class institutions. Advises diverse companies on strategy and operational turnaround.more

  • Lohini Moodley

    Lohini Moodley


    Works with business and government to unlock Africa’s telecommunications and technology potential; leads McKinsey’s initiative to develop women’s leadership in sub-Saharan Africamore

  • Jacob Dahl

    Jacob Dahl

    Senior Partner

    Leads McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice in Africa and emerging markets, helping major finance players drive strategy, mergers, and performance improvementmore

  • Mutsa Chironga

    Mutsa Chironga


    Helps leading African banks grow across the continent, strengthen their performance, and serve businesses and communities. Supports global corporations expanding into Africamore

  • Nomfanelo Magwentshu

    Nomfanelo Magwentshu


    Uses her deep expertise in management, entrepreneurship, and analytics to advise clients on strategy and operationsmore

  • Jan Weydringer

    Jan Weydringer

    Implementation executive

    Co-leads McKinsey's Implementation Practice and works with various logistics and metals and mining clients on supply chain and operations transformationmore

Impact on society

We are committed to contributing meaningfully to both our country and our local community.

South Africa’s AIDS epidemic has orphaned over two million children. Since 2006, the Johannesburg office has partnered with the Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry which helps almost 900 children in 370+ households, offering material support, mentoring, life skills, nutritional and educational programmes. Most of Ikageng’s children live as the head of household, in the role of a parent. Ikageng is unique because it keeps children in their own environment. We have provided advisory services, financial support, operational assistance and a variety of programs including recruiting two school leavers per annum into the McKinsey Learnership Programme.

In 2012, we established the Social Advancement Foundation in South Africa, to support disadvantaged communities through consulting services and financial donations in healthcare and education. We contribute an equivalent of 26% of our annual profits to the SAF; to date, its projects have created 1,735 jobs.

In 2013, we partnered with The Innovation Hub (TIH), the first accredited Science Park in Africa, which supports small business owners. We have invested ZAR8 million through pro bono consulting services, training workshops, mentorship programmes and access to markets. Since 2009, TIH has supported 92 start-up companies (80% black-owned) and created 831 jobs (472 for youth and 133 for women).

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