Clem Sunter I The world and South Africa in the 2020s: The latest flags, scenarios and probabilities

2019-12-05 05:00

There have always been two crossroads for South Africa to take the High Road in the long run. The first was political and successfully navigated towards the end of the last century. However, the second crossroads was economic and is where we stand right now having had almost 10 years of disappointing GDP growth and even a recession, writes Clem Sunter.

Never forget the rules of the game in the global economy

2018-05-09 15:18

The rules may change over time and you need to anticipate the change before it happens, otherwise you may fall foul of a new rule and lose the game, writes Clem Sunter.

Civil war the worst-case scenario for land reform, says Clem Sunter

2018-03-16 13:40

If land reform is not managed well it could ignite conflict in South Africa, says scenario planner and strategist Clem Sunter.

Sunter: Gordhan should finalise court case speedily

2016-10-14 12:48

While Pravin Gordhan wants to use every possible legal channel to fight fraud charges, scenario planner Clem Sunter explains why the case should not be drawn out.

Cyril Ramaphosa for president - Clem Sunter

2016-05-28 11:10

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would make a good candidate for the next president of South Africa, according to scenario planner Clem Sunter.

Malema gets as good as he gave at chamber debate

2016-02-12 21:21

A member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce tried to emulate the EFF's behaviour in Parliament during a debate between Julius Malema and scenario planner Clem Sunter, shouting "point of order" as Malema started his address.

BOOK EXTRACT: Business flags from Clem Sunter

2015-11-16 06:52

Scenario planner Clem Sunter offers a practical method for decoding the future to help businesses become leaders in fast-changing times.

Buying property overseas is like buying a boat - expert

2015-05-19 07:52

South African investors seeking property overseas simply to get a passport often end up getting burnt, says a global property expert.

Boom, bloat, bust

2010-03-10 12:45

It’s no exaggeration to say that much of the world is now suffering from Bloated Government Syndrom, writes Clem Sunter.

SA 'a good place to be'

2009-06-02 08:30

Clem Sunter feels SA is not a bad place to see out the global economic "Hard Times" if it looks like engulfing the world.


A tale of two centuries: How different they are

2019-01-30 11:54

Some invention, which in some way offers a better way of satisfying our basic needs, will come out of the blue and create a new industrial wave that none of us can imagine now, writes Clem Sunter.

Why young people find the future so fascinating

2018-04-24 14:03

Generation Z, namely those born in this century, are prepared to put revolutionary views on the table because they do have to live with the consequences and so will their children, writes Clem Sunter.

What are chances of SA becoming failed state?

2016-10-14 17:55

Scenario planner Clem Sunter takes a look at the odds of South Africa becoming a failed state or moving to what he calls the second league of nations.

Clem Sunter: Middle class angry at super wealthy

2016-07-08 20:30

The middle class is angry with the super wealthy and when the middle class gets angry things change, warns scenario planner Clem Sunter.

Land expropriation needed, Malema tells Cape businesses

2016-02-12 23:09

EFF leader Julius Malema has told Cape Town heads of industry that land expropriation without compensation was needed in South Africa.

Clem Sunter to Malema – I’m an Economic Freedom Fighter too, here’s why

2016-02-12 11:36

Scenario planner Clem Sunter explains why he shares many of the ideals as Julius Malema and provides a clear argument on how to boost jobs and stimulate growth.

Clem Sunter: Economic apartheid still exists

2015-07-29 13:00

Scenario planner Clem Sunter says he is as passionate about economic freedom as EFF leader Julius Malema, but it's not about nationalising the mines and banks.

Restaurants can beat the seasonal slump

2014-07-30 10:37

The winter season makes it increasingly difficult for restaurant owners to entice customers from hibernation and an expert provides tips to counteract this.

The lion has ceased to roar

2009-09-23 07:46

Britain's woeful military fortunes in the Middle East must have Nelson and Wellington turning in their graves, writes Clem Sunter.

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