Towards a social compact


Indlulamithi uses scenarios to draw stakeholders from all sectors of society into a productive dialogue — ones that helps us understand the country’s options for building an inclusive society. But the end goal is for these dialogues to culminate in a new social compact.

Building an inclusive future requires collaborative energy, resolve, determination, compromises and commitment. It requires South Africans to be united by a common purpose and focus efforts on creating a future that benefits all.

Scenarios build the foundation for this social contract. By bringing together people from different sectors and institutions, and involving them in a joint process of shaping the future, scenarios create collective understanding of the challenges, opportunities and trade-offs that lie ahead.

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

The structure of the South African economy and its implications for social cohesion
By Prof Alan Hirsch, University of Cape Town

WORK & SOCIETY

Future of unemployment
By Anelile Gibixego, MISTRA

Relationship between youth & work
By Rob Urquhart, Harambee

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

TRENDS IN CRIME & SAFETY

South African crime: Future directions
By Dr Andrew Faull,
University of Cape Town

Human trafficking: new risks on the horizon
By Marcel van der Watt, University of South Africa

The nature of gender-based violence in South Africa
By Marike Keller, Sonke Gender Justice

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