Research conference


Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 held a research conference in Johannesburg on 1-2 March 2018.

The conference convened researchers and leaders representing different sectors to discuss some of the research areas which have been identified to have a bearing on the realisation of a socially cohesive South Africa by 2030 and beyond. The agenda explored questions and variables that have already featured in Indlulamithi conversations – and gaps noted in the course of previous research. The reports presented can be accessed from the respective headings.


THE ECONOMY

Political economy of a fractured world
By Lumkile Mondi, University of the Witwatersrand

SA’s demographic dividend
By Pali Lehohla, former statistician general

SA’s economic options (2018-2030)
By Prof Alan Hirsch, University of Cape Town

WORK & SOCIETY

Future of unemployment
By Anelile Gibixego, MISTRA

Impact & future of SA labour laws
By Prof Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town

Telkom Scenarios: 4th industrial revolution
By Phindile Dyani, Telkom

LAND, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & SOCIAL COHESION

The land question
By Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Public Affairs Research Institute

Economic dimensions of climate change
By Tasneem Essop, National Planning Commission

MISTRA climate change scenarios
By Zamanzima Mazibuko, MISTRA

THE STATE & SOCIAL COHESION

Lessons from the KZN commissions
By Adv Vasu Gounden, ACCORD

Role of basic education in social cohesion
By Prof Wendy Ngoma, Angle Tide Business Solutions

Mother-tongue education
By Dr Lindiwe Tshuma, AIMSSEC

SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Perspectives on media/journalism/public information
By Prof Glenda Daniels, University of the Witwatersrand

The South African family
By Dzunisani Mathonsi, MISTRA

The South African middle-class & its potential
By Themba Moleketi, MISTRA

Lessons from other contexts
By Towela Ng’ambi, MISTRA

RECONCILIATION & REDRESS

Intergenerational trauma & woundedness
By Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Early field research on intergenerational trauma
By Wandile Ngcaweni, MISTRA

South African Spatial Justice
By Hassen Mohamed, SA Department of performance monitoring and evaluation

South Africa’s Spatial Future
By Prof Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council


Qualitative research


Insights from affluent South African youth

Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 commissioned an online research project to gather the insights and perspectives of 70 affluent South African youth representing different socio-economic and demographic groups. The group of respondents was aged 18 to 35 and came from eight out of the nine provinces.

The research questions were created to address the following objectives:

  • Understanding what social cohesion means to participants
  • Assessing how socially cohesive participants feel South Africa currently is
  • Exploring the future of social cohesion in South Africa