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presents

energy, environment, education and economics:


Imagineering South Africa’s Future to 2030

Towards a 2030 vision for South Africa


Chaired by Debora Patta
Award-winning Editor-in-Chief: e.tv News;
Executive Producer and Anchor: 3rd Degree and Freelance Reporter

6 th - 7 th May 2010
TH E PAV I L L I O N C O N F E R E N C E C E NT R E,
V & A WATE R F RO N T , C A P E TO W N , S O U T H AF R I CA
Towards a 2030 vision
for South Africa

8.00 am – 9.00 am Registration Desk Open

9:05 am Welcome & Introductory Remarks by Michael Lee, Founder & Chairperson, World Future Society
of South Africa

9:20 am Introduction of Conference Chairperson, Debora Patta

9:25 am Special Address to Conference, recorded via videotape, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner
of the Nobel Peace Prize (1984)

9.40 am Opening Address "Generating Quality Industry Foresight in Emerging Markets" by Adam Gordon,
Foresight Project Director & Author: "Future Savvy"

10.20 am Keynote Address: "South Africa to 2030: Reasons to Believe" by Guy Lundy, Futurist and Managing
Director of Accelerate Cape Town

11:05 am Coffee Break

11.30 am Panel discussion chaired by Debora Patta


Four SA Futurists discuss “What are the top five systemic challenges facing South Africa?”

12:45 pm Lunch

2:00 pm “Trends in emigration from, and immigration to, South Africa: future prospects for reversing the
‘brain drain’”, Martine Schaffer, Managing Director, Homecoming Revolution

2:40 pm “Key population trends for SA to 2030”, by Professor Bärbel Haldenwang, Associate Professor,
Institute for Futures Research (Demographics)

3:20 pm Coffee Break

3:45 pm “South African Economic Scenarios to 2030”, by Professor Andre Roux, Director, Institute for
Futures Research

4:30 pm “Factoring sustainability into South Africa’s future” by Professor Martin de Wit, Environmental &
Resource Economist, Sustainability Institute

5:10 pm “Future Security of SA”, By Dr.Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director and Founder, Institute for Security
Studies

6:00 pm Drinks Reception


8:00am–1:30 pm Registration Desk Open

9:05 am Opening Remarks

9:15 am “The Role of the Ideal Future and How to Get There”, by Dr. Elisabeth Dostal, co-founder of Biomatrix Theory

10:10 am “The Future of Education in South Africa”, by Professor Brian O’Connell, Rector and Vice-Chancellor,
University of the Western Cape

11:00 am Coffee Break

11.30 am “Walking Together to create a country that works for all” by ACT for SA (Active Citizens Together for South
Africa), represented by Dr Louise van Rhyn, founder-convenor of ACT for SA

12.10 pm “Is South Africa Future-Ready for the Energy Revolution?”, by Michael Lee, Chairman, SA Chapter of the
World Future Society

1.00 pm Lunch

2:00pm “The 15 Global Millennium Challenges and Introducing the SA State of the Future Index (SA-SOFI)
initiative” by Ms Geci Karuri-Sebina, Chairperson, South African Node of the Millennium Project

2:40 pm “Future Energy Needs and Challenges for South Africa: An Overview”, by Dr Alan Brent, Sustainable
Technology Innovation Management, Resource Based Sustainable Development, CSIR

3:20 pm Coffee Break

3:45 pm Future SA Panel Discussion 2 chaired by


Chris Whelan, Deputy Chairman, WFS SA
Four SA Futurists discuss “Preconditions of a
Sustainable 2030 Vision for SA: Defining our
own Index for National Well-being”

4.20 pm “Africa’s potential to be a world foodbasket”


by Riël Malan, Group Managing Director,
Unlimited Group

5:00pm Closing remarks

5:15pm Conference ends


CONFERENCE FE ES

Individual Member: R1500


Institutional Member: R2500
Non-Member: R3000
Post-Graduate Student: R1250

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