The ballooning HIV / AIDS rate in South Africa is an increasing demanding toll on the profitability of South African companies. This note takes a look at the impact of the epidemic on economic and business levels, examining the negative macroeconomic effects of the disease and how these affect overall profitability. Also, the increased costs of workers caused disease checks (eg increased by higher pension payments, decreased productivity, recruitment … Read More »

The ballooning HIV / AIDS rate in South Africa is an increasing demanding toll on the profitability of South African companies. This note takes a look at the impact of the epidemic on economic and business levels, examining the negative macroeconomic effects of the disease and how these affect overall profitability. Also analyzed the increased costs of workers disease arise (eg through higher pension payments, decreased productivity, increased recruitment and training, etc.). Finally, potential company holds answers to the epidemic, profiling South Africa have taken companies like JD Group and Eskom, the final, but very different approaches to dealing with the effects of HIV / AIDS on their businesses.
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Joel Podolny,
Kanika Bahl,
John Newsome
11 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 15, 2002. Prod #: IB31-PDF-ENG
HIV / AIDS in South Africa – 2001, Background Note HBR case solution

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