In the media

Below follow a selection of reviews and media citations of Frans Cronje's books and scenarios for South Africa.
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.

Stephen Grootes of the Midday Report on Cape Talk and Radio 702 reviews A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030 with Frans Cronje - 27 April 2017

Stephen Grootes says, "Scenario planner Frans Cronje in his book A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030 gives an overview of the various scenarios that may play out in the South African political and economic arena over the next 10 years. Painting a different series of scenarios, running from the authoritarian right to what one may call the tyranny of the left, Cronje offers up various possible futures for South Africa".