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New technology for an old industry: How digital can renew South African mining

– Employment and productivity in South Africa’s mining sector has steadily declined, highlighting the need for the transformative power of digital technologies.
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Putting the shine back into South African mining: A path to competitiveness and growth

– The industry can achieve global cost competitiveness if the private and public sectors take concerted action.
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Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market

The definitive guide to doing business in Africa, packed with fresh insights from McKinsey and exclusive interviews with prominent... CEOs.
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Africa’s overlooked business revolution

– Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities.
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Banks in the changing world of financial intermediation

– Banks sit at the center of a vast, complex system that intermediates more than $250 trillion in global funds. What happens when... the system itself is significantly streamlined and reshaped?
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Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
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Women and the future of work: A window of opportunity in Western Europe?

– Profound transformations across labor markets in Western Europe will present important new opportunities to improve gender parity... in the workplace.
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How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.
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The executive’s AI playbook

– It’s time to break out of pilot purgatory and more effectively apply artificial intelligence and advanced analytics throughout... your organization. Our interactive playbook can help.

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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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New technology for an old industry: How digital can renew South African mining

– Employment and productivity in South Africa’s mining sector has steadily declined, highlighting the need for the transformative... power of digital technologies.
Report

Putting the shine back into South African mining: A path to competitiveness and growth

– The industry can achieve global cost competitiveness if the private and public sectors take concerted action.
Article

Africa: Mapping new opportunities for sourcing

– Major market shifts are compelling businesses to consider new low-cost sourcing opportunities outside Asia. In many cases, Africa... offers attractive alternatives.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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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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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