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Indlulamithi SA Scenarios 2030 hosts and participates in various events throughout the year. Join us in person or virtually as we engage on matters surrounding South Africa’s future.

Past events

Indlulamithi Day 2022: Social Compacting Seminar

Why social compacting now?

On 27 July 2022, Indlulamithi held its 4th Annual Indlulamithi Day.

Despite great progress over the last two decades, South Africa still battles crises of inadequate economic growth, unemployment, sharp inequalities, low levels of fixed investment and frail social capital. We are on a quest to inspire communities, institutions and individuals to influence change.

Without greater alignment between the social partners, without certainty about South Africa’s policy direction and without clarity about the role of each partner in South Africa’s post-Covid-19 recovery, national progress will remain elusive.

We believe we have a moment, an opportunity to find a different way of coming together.

The 2022 Indlulamithi Day: Social Compact Seminar intention was to see what would be possible to co-create and frame what a new social compact process might look like for South Africa.

Michelle Muschett: Successes in Social Compacting around the world - Panama exampleIndlulamithi Day 2022: Social Compacting Dialogue with Adam Kahane

Indlulamithi Day 2021

A fully virtual event

On Thursday, 15 July 2021, the Indlulamithi SA Scenarios 2030 project announced the latest 2020/21 results from its National and Provincial barometers. Over the last year, the barometers have been tracking key trends and events to determine which Indlulamithi scenario is South Africa trending towards.

After a year of drastic change, uncertainty, and disruption, countries around the world are left re-assessing their future trajectories. On home soil, key questions that need answers are: what impact has the last year had on social cohesion and economic inclusion in South Africa? Are greater levels of equality, as set out in the National Development Plan, still possible by 2030?

Indlulamithi Day 2021, sought to answer, and nurture discussion around these questions.

Indlulamithi Day 2020

The third annual event & first virtual one

The 2020 Indlulamithi Day webinar event took place on Friday, 19 June.

The National Indlulamithi Barometer has laid a foundation for the project to provide the nation with a perspective on how South Africa is performing given the number of social, economic and political issues it faces. It has also provided a platform for the project to analyse trends and detect early-warning signals for shifts between scenario trajectories. This year, we also launched Provincial Barometers to determine how the scenarios are unfolding across the provinces and to inspire social compacting at a local level as a mechanism to address the country’s challenges.

As South Africa, together with many other countries in the world, is facing and fighting the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the project’s work on the country’s socio-economic conditions becomes even more essential in mobilising the nation to ‘look above the trees’.

2020 programme

Indlulamithi Day 2019

The second annual Indlulamithi Day

On Friday, 21 June 2019 in Johannesburg, Indlulamithi SA Scenarios 2030 hosted its second annual Indlulamithi Day, bringing together stakeholders from government, industry, academia and civil society to reflect on how South Africa is moving towards a more equal, cohesive and inclusive future.

Using the newly developed Indlulamithi Barometer tool, the event assessed the direction South Africa is currently moving towards in relation to three scenarios, based on 52 indicators organised into three key driving forces. The new edition of the scenarios book was also unveiled at the event, which includes an economic modelling framework.

Indlulamithi Day 2018

Launch event & first annual Indlulamithi Day

Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030 launch event took place on 21 June 2018. This multi-stakeholder initiative launched three compelling scenarios about the future of South Africa.

Other events

Post-COVID economic recovery: SA’s alternative policy options (in partnership with ADRS, Indlulamithi and GIBS)

February 2021

Economic policy in South Africa faces a dual challenge: while there is a need to effectively respond to the immediate COVID-19 crisis there is also a need to address the persistent crisis of low growth and high unemployment which afflicted South Africa pre-pandemic.

Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030, in partnership with the GIBS Centre for Leadership and Dialogue and Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS), hosted a dialogue to discuss the alternative policy options the country may take in addressing the economic crises.

The virtual discussion emanated from the launch of the ADRS economic report titled: ADRS: Covid-19 and South Africa’s Future Economic Outlook, which examines the short, medium and long-term impact of COVID-19 under different policy options and scenarios. The objective was to discuss the alternative policy options available to South Africa as the country recovers and reconstructs its economy post-pandemic and beyond.

The report proposes how we can steer towards a more socially cohesive and prosperous Nayi le Walk scenario and attain the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP). Especially when the country has moved from what was regarded as the status quo scenario of isiBhujwa and is descending to the nightmare of the Gwara Gwara scenario.

2020 programme

Panel Discussion: The Many Economic Futures for South Africa

July 2020

Much research, data analysis and modelling has been done during the COVID-19 crisis, as South Africa aims to predict the economic impact of the pandemic. Various entities are urgently seeking out ways to boost economic recovery and cushion the negative effects of COVID-19.

The African National Congress’ (ANC) ‘Reconstruction, Growth and Transformation: Building A New, Inclusive Economy’; Business for South Africa’s (B4SA) ‘Post COVID-19: A New Deal for South Africa Delivering an Accelerated Economic Recovery Strategy’; and Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios’ 2030 ‘Economic Model for South Africa in the Context of COVID-19 offer comprehensive economic recovery proposals for the post-COVID-19 environment.

On Wednesday, 29 July 2020, a panel of speakers from these institutions unpacked these proposals.

The aim of the discussion was to deliberate on recovering South Africa’s economy during and post-pandemic and contribute to a productive discussion on how to not just recover, but stimulate a more dynamic, competitive and resilient economy.

Thought Leadership Dinner

November 2019

Guided by Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2030, thought leaders from across sectors gathered to discuss South Africa’s direction and future.