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McKinsey and KPMG face blowback in South Africa

Tom Fox | September 17, 2017

The Man From FCPA recalls the boycott of South Africa from the 1970s and 1980s as a lexicon of the global fight against apartheid. The boycott extended from business to sporting events and everything in between. The campaign was one of the key reasons for the fall of the white minority government. Now a new campaign fighting the spectre of corruption in the country may be gaining traction.

Reports indicate both the international consultancy McKinsey and the international accounting firm KPMG have come under scrutiny for their work for the Gupta family. There are calls for boycotting both companies in South Africa. This is after one British company (the now former public relations agency Bell Pottinger) went into receivership after it was discovered to have placed advertisements and other public releases designed to stoke racial tension in the country.

Neither McKinsey nor KMPG have been...

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