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The Trump administration has lumped South Africa with China, Venezuela and Russia, refusing to grant it an exemption to the new steel and aluminium tariffs that it is imposing due to national security concerns. The move comes despite the Department of Trade and Industry’s attempts to win an exclusion for South Africa.
According to an article in the Australian press, a number of small and mid-size businesses in Australia are finding success by outsourcing some of their functions to contractors in South Africa. For many Australian companies, South Africa is an attractive alternative to their traditional outsourcing partners in Asia.
In this detailed investigation, The Wall Street Journal explores how McKinsey, a consulting giant that is involved in many bankruptcies, is unusually lax in its willingness to disclose conflicts of interest it may have. It seems that there are few business service providers out there that we can truly trust.