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 focusing on it we are limiting our own future possibilities.

Markus, Mphil in Futures studies alumnus and Joachim Becker recently facilitated a scenario planning workshop at the IFR. The focus of the workshop was to specifically think about non-collapse scenarios for South Africa and the outcome of the workshop will be documented in an academic article that will be published in the New Journal of African Futures.

Freek Robinson also recently spoke to them on “Reguit met Robinson” on LitNet about these scenarios and the work they have done to date. Click here to watch.