Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030

Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 is a cross-sector initiative designed to stimulate a national strategic conversation about the future of social cohesion in South Africa. It seeks to interrogate the question, “What would a socially cohesive South Africa look like and to what degree is it attainable by 2030?”

The project is led by Dr Somadoda Fikeni and a diverse group of partners and stakeholders across society including the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Anglo American, National Planning Commission and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Indlulamithi methodology combines research, expert insight and informed speculation to help understand socio-economic issues that have a high degree of uncertainty.

The project’s key objectives are to:

  • identify probable trajectories that South African society may follow in the build-up to 2030 and the interventions that would be required to attain the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP)
  • facilitate strategic visioning among various sectors of society against the backdrop of long-term social trends
  • contribute to social compacting by bringing together a wide range of people from different sectors and institutions to work collectively on building a socially cohesive South Africa.

The scenarios will be utilised to improve national, regional and local planning capacity, enrich public policy decision-making and inform long-term investment decisions by stimulating creative thinking and breaking the habits of short-termism.