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Overview of the IFR
History of the IFR
Measuring the Future
Making the Future
Product and Service offering
South African Futures
In The Media
Annual Conference and Workshop
Our research mainly focuses on the following areas:
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Commissioned Research Present
Our research specifically focuses on futures methodologies with a long-term application. Recent research topics include:
The future of work
Demographics of various African countries
The future of higher education
Commissioned Research Past
Below is a list of some of the major past research work that has been completed by the IFR.
2017 Barclays Africa
2017 Future of work
2017 Size and shape of Higher Education
2012 Agrifutura 2012. Prepared for the Dept of Agriculture, Western Cape Government
2010 - 2011Recent social trends in South Africa. Prepared for Woolworths.
2008 South Africa's demographic and household income and expenditure trends. Prepared for Distell..
2007-2008 Education & Technology Trends, a monthly environmental scan on technology and education prepared for the Shuttleworth Foundation.
2007 Education futures. Prepared for the Shuttleworth Foundation.
2005 Trends that have a bearing on the school education sector in SA. Confidential report to Educor
2004 Review of long-term urban water demand. Prepared in cooperation with Ninham Shand and the Palmer Development Group for the City of Cape Town