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​Our research mainly focuses on the following areas:


Contact Doris Viljoen at should you wish to engage with the IFR regarding commissioned research​​

 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​​​