In the media

Below follow a selection of reviews and media citations of Frans Cronje's books and scenarios for South Africa.
Rian Malan interrogates Frans Cronje about South Africa's future and his latest scenarios - www.biznews.com 5 June 2017

CAPE TOWN — For futurist writers, there must be nothing quite as satisfying as seeing their predicted scenarios playing out. In Frans Cronje’s 2014-published ‘A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa for the next 10 years,’ one of his four scenario-arrows hit bull’s eye as we begin to live through it. Fellow author and chronicler of our recent dramatic history, Rian Malan, elicits the background to what will be a trilogy of scenario-setting books aimed at guiding decision makers through the greatest uncertainty since the early 1980’s. Cronje first book took us down four roads, one of which, the Toll Road, is playing out with sweeping economic reforms, renewed hope for democracy and ANC support in urban areas dwindling as protests increase. In his (current) second book, taking us up to 2030, we can only hope that his The Rise of the Rainbow scenario, is as accurate. It’s looking likely, with increasing portents of the ruling party entering a coalition with opposition parties, leading to greater private sector participation (in a good way) and falling unemployment. As they say, we see what we want to. Nothing wrong with looking for a rainbow after the storm, even if it’s washed away so much. – Chris Bateman

Will the rainbow nation survive? - IT-Online 30 May 2017

The ideal of South Africa’s rainbow nation might not survive the 2019 national elections, unless a new political coalition allows the private sector to lead the country into economic growth. This is one of a new set of scenarios explaining how South Africa’s long-term future will unfold, released in the form of a book titled “A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030”.

Reporting back from the future: how scenarios will help SA planning - Business Day 23 May 2017

Events such as the 9/11 attacks, 2009 global financial crisis, Arab Spring, Brexit and election of Donald Trump continue to prove that traditional forecasting methods leave decision makers dangerously exposed to unexpected events. In 2017, The New York Times reported that the Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Index had reached a record high. Factor in SA’s volatile economic and political climate and the degree of uncertainty confronting South African decision makers is unparalleled. Into this cauldron, Frans Cronje has just released a new set of scenarios for SA in the form of a book titled A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030 (Tafelberg). The book is the second in a planned trilogy that began with A Time Traveller’s Guide to Our Next Ten Years, which was published in 2014. The third book in the trilogy is planned for 2020 – a year after the 2019 election.