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.

There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation, and nation building. What is South Africa’s true potential, and what can be done to unlock it? In Reimagining South Africa: 20 reflections by leaders from South Africa and beyond, McKinsey brings together thought leaders to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

Here is a sampling of essays:

Other contributors include:

  • Sizwe Nxasana, First Rand Limited
  • Trevor Manuel, former minister of finance
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson, the African Union
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, musician and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador against malaria

A host of other leading executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, journalists, and artists contributed to this book, as well. While they pull no punches in discussing South Africa’s challenges, they also remind us that its possibilities are greater than those of almost any other country.

As the foreword notes, “the views expressed here are entirely those of the contributors and do not represent McKinsey’s analysis, conclusions, or recommendations.”