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The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.
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Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.
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Women Matter Africa

– 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.
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South Africa’s cautious consumer

– In light of the country’s challenging economic environment, how can consumer-goods companies and retailers succeed in South Africa?

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Winning the fight against malaria

– The United Nations’ Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, discusses the ongoing battle against a disease that last year... killed more than 400,000 people.
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Eradicating polio in Nigeria

– The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.
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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.
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Transforming a pharmacy together: The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Before 2015, the patient experience at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital pharmacy went something like this:... take the day off work to have your prescription filled; line up at dawn before the pharmacy opens in hopes of beating the rush; once inside, wait up to several hours for your prescription to be filled; or worse, wait only to experience a “false stock out”—a phenomenon in which a medication appears out of stock but is in fact available in pharmacy storerooms—and go home empty-handed.
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South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

– Sluggish growth has left many pessimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but five actions could add 1.1 percent ($87 billion)... to annual GDP and create millions of jobs by 2030.
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Accelerating South Africa’s economic transformation

– Two decades ago, South Africa defied expectations by transforming itself into an inclusive democracy. Now it’s time to take... the next leap forward.
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It’s time for South African business to step up

– The country’s companies need to acknowledge their role in apartheid and apply their resources to the challenges of today.
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Strengthening South Africa

– To win the war against poverty and inequality, we must strengthen the policies, culture, and institutions that underpin a competent... state.
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Why South Africa must get real

– South Africa will rise or fall on its ability to manage—and to forge seamless partnerships across government, business,... labor, and civil society.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: A major potential revenue opportunity for digital payments

– Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories.... One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.
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Saving mothers’ lives in Namibia

– Namibia’s ongoing efforts offer lessons for other countries seeking to improve maternal health, as well as for health programs... tackling HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, or other conditions.

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