n Institute for Security Studies Papers - South African Futures 2035 - Can Bafana Bafana still score?

Volume 2015, Issue 282
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



Using updated population forecasts, this paper presents alternative growth scenarios for South Africa up to 2035, and their implications for employment, politics and poverty. 'Bafana Bafana Redux' is the expected current trajectory. This scenario takes into account the impact of policy incoherence and the electricity supply crisis on South Africa's long-term prospects. With concerted effort and much greater focus, an improved future, dubbed 'Mandela Magic Lite', is possible - but neither scenario has a significant impact on structural unemployment. South Africa will only achieve long-term stability and prosperity with a leadership committed to inclusive political and economic practices.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error