• McKinsey & Company, the godfather of management consulting, landed its biggest contract in Africa with the South African power company Eskom. It was the worst mistake in McKinsey’s nine-decade history. Above, Eskom power lines running across a settlement in South Africa.
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• 管理咨询界的教父麦肯锡(McKinsey & Company)获得了该公司在非洲的最大交易，
在Wikipedia 的 McKinsey & Company條目內，可參考：
2017 South African corruption scandalThe Gupta family (no relation to Rajat Gupta) had strategically placed corrupted individuals in various South African government, utilities and infrastructure sectors. It is alleged that McKinsey was complicit in this corruption by using the Guptas to obtain consulting contracts from certain state-owned enterprises, including Eskom and Transnet. Working with Trillian Capital Partners (a consultancy which was owned by a Gupta associate),they provided services to the value of R1 billion ($75 million) annually. Trillian was paid a commission for facilitating the business for McKinsey. McKinsey hired law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to carry out an internal investigation over the allegations. South Africa's Democratic Alliance party filed a complaint with the police against McKinsey of fraud and racketeering.Mckinsey's Managing Partner, Dominic Barton issued a statement, following an internal investigation, in which the firm "admitted that it found violations of its professional standards but denied any acts of bribery, corruption, and payments to Trillian." This statement was rejected by a number of civil society organisations and opinion makers. Eusebius McKaiser, a radio talk show host and former Mckinsey employee said, of Bartons' statement in an article headlined "Why Mckinsey is not Innocent", that "I sometimes wonder whether corporations think we are a bunch of fools incapable of seeing excrement for what it is."The Daily Maverick published an article entitled "Curious and Curiouser: McKinsey’s astonishing attempt at self-exoneration" in which journalist Pauli van Wyk wrote that "McKinsey’s “investigation” found nothing more to say about its dealings with Eskom and the Gupta-linked company Trillian than what the firm has already admitted to.". The Financial Mail, a weekly financial magazine, published an editorial strap-lined "McKinsey's tone deaf fudge" entitled "McKinsey: Would I lie to you?" describing the list of excuses provided by Barton in his statement as improbable and that the statement did not go nearly far enough to explain how Mckinsey and Trillian earned R1.6bn in 6 months without a lawful contract. The article went on to describe Mckinsey's behaviour as being, if not corruption, then certainly greed and profiteering. It was revealed in January 2018 that criminal complaints were filed against McKinsey & Company by the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. South African prosecuters confirmed that they would enforce the seizing of assets from McKinsey.