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Futurist innovation podcast with Kieno Kammies

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”                                                                         ― Albert Einstein Kieno Kammies on ‘Today with Kieno’ and Dr Morne Mostert discusses the importance of imagination along with knowledge to visualise

By |2020-09-23T16:10:39+02:00September 23rd, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

Foresight: What does it look like if it is done well?

The Institute for Futures Research (IFR) published its first Business Futures publication in 1984 and since then has published an updated edition annually. The publication has also transformed over the years from a quite a substantial printed volume to an online web based portal allowing for easier access across the globe. The key motivation

The Covid pandemic in Africa August 2020

Prof Bärbel Haldenwang from the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School is regularly providing updates regarding the prevalence of COVID-19, the latest report compares South Africa (and its provinces) to an African perspective (as on 25 August 2020). See latest report here. Senior Futurists, Doris Viljoen points out that

By |2020-08-27T12:43:26+02:00August 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality in 2045 – Non-Collapse Scenarios for South Africa

Collapse futures are well documented in popular media, apocalyptic movies and video games resulting in all of us having many such memories of the future. In the South African context particularly, so much has been written and spoken about this future archetype and collapse scenarios have been well explored. But collapse is only one possible future, and by

PODCAST – The future now with Dr Morne Mostert: What could teaching and learning look like going forward?

The future now with Dr Morne Mostert: What could teaching and learning look like going forward? Today with Kieno on Cape Talk Radio During this interview Kieno Kammies on ‘Today with Kieno’ and Dr Morne Mostert considers what the future holds in terms of primary and tertiary education and the impact it will have

By |2020-08-03T15:15:05+02:00August 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Women’s month at IFR: Rendezvous with remarkable women in futures.

9 August is Women’s day in South Africa, so in light of this the Institute for Futures Research invites you to celebrate this Women’s month with us. During the month of August, we will be featuring various women in futures and share some of the exciting work and projects that they are working on.

By |2020-08-03T14:37:24+02:00August 3rd, 2020|Social Capital|0 Comments

The Future of the SDGs: Peace and justice

During the course of 2019 the IFR created a dedicated channel where experts share their views on the possible and plausible futures of the Sustainable Development Goals, in order to encourage dialogue and debate around these critical themes. In the lasest video Prof Piet Naude, Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business school joins

Coronavirus and private schools: the landscape going forward

Carin Smith, from Fin24, looks into the future landscape of private schools given the impact of Covid-19. Speaking to amongst other IFR Director, Dr Morne Mostert who is of the view that the very definition of "a school" is being revisited in South Africa and that has implications for financial obligations. "The idea that

By |2020-07-31T12:02:23+02:00July 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments