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I am Frans Cronje

  • Political Analyst
  • Strategic Advisor
  • Scenario Planner

Frans Cronje Private Clients is a firm specializing in independent political and economic advice and strategy.

Frans Cronje
What We Offer


Our services are designed to give you access to the political and economic information necessary to make successful investment and strategic decisions


On-demand strategic advice

Independent political, economic, and policy advice backed by a track record of accurate prediction is a valuable commodity. Embedding on-demand access to such advice in your team allows you to anticipate economic and political events long before they occur and know what policy makers are likely to do long before they do it.

Formal briefings that put you on point

Over the past two decades I have formally briefed hundreds of companies, government agencies, and HNW families on the likely long term political evolution of the world and South Africa. Formal briefings are short, data-packed, chart-based, and designed to get you on-point on how political and economic developments around your business will unfold.

Problem solving for positive long-term outcomes

When things go wrong, I offer experienced, informed, and independent advice on how to engage with clients, the public and policy makers to build trust and construct strategies that ensure positive long term policy outcomes.

Exploring what you don’t know

Remove uncertainty from your local or global operations by stress-testing your corporate strategy against a set of focused scenarios setting out every plausible policy, political, and economic trajectory of the region, country and industry in which you operate.

My Story

About Me

I am an independent political and economic analyst and advisor with 20 years of experience and a track record of working with hundreds of firms and institutions.

  • Name : Frans Cronje
  • Age : 43 Years
  • Nationality :South African

I have lived and worked in both the USA and South Africa. For almost two decades I worked for Africa’s oldest research and policy think-tank where I established its risk advisory consultancy. I have drafted and/or edited hundreds of notes, reports, and analyses on subjects ranging from public opinion polling to education trends, electricity supply prognoses, growth forecasts, currency estimates, protest trends, security risks, China and Russia in Africa, global trade wars, Brexit predictions, US presidential elections, and global financial reversals.

I have briefed several hundred organizations and an estimated 30 000 people on scenarios for the world and South Africa and advised scores of firms on what they need to do to develop public policy strategies capable of safely navigating political icebergs whilst taking advantage of often equally hidden opportunities. I have authored three best-seller list books on the future of the world and South Africa and taught scenario-based strategy to the MBA program of a South African business school.

St John’s College in Houghton


Wits University

1996-2001 BA (Hons) (MA)

North-West University

2011-2014 PhD

Frans Cronje
What my clients have to say

My Testimonials

"What you do is exceptional because it is produced from hard facts and data that other analysts simply don’t possess"


Global Investment Bank

"At first we were skeptical but your advice bore out as correct over the long term"


Director of a South African Bank

"You were the best resource we consulted"


Senior Asian Diplomat

"We can only hope that the South African government will have the sense to pay close attention to analysis of this quality"


Policy Maker in Washington DC


To what industries do you consult?

I have experience working with miners, banks, insurance firms, wealth managers, retailers, manufacturers, embassies, government departments and agencies, HNW families, advertising firms, and corporate agricultural producers.


Can we use your briefings for our clients?

Absolutely. By arrangement you may use briefings and even recordings to share inside your firm or with your clients.


Do you work around the world?

Yes. Depending on the project I’m happy to hop on a plane and come to see you anywhere in the world.


Can we follow you on social media?

No, I have no social media accounts or profiles.


Do you provide subscription packages to reports?

My experience is that the most effective means to communicate political and economic information is via private conversations and structured, formal, briefings. Whilst reports may be commissioned the policy and political worlds move very fast and the cost and time taken to draft, edit, read and understand reports sometimes detract from their utility as decision making tools. Briefings and on-demand advice are the most efficient way to meet unique client information needs in real time and with a degree of nuance and customization seldom possible from a written report. Such a briefing and on-demand advice relationship may be set up on a retainer basis


Will you introduce us to other analysts and subject matter experts?

I would be happy to do that and also to arrange joint briefings including with analysts who may hold differing views.

Don't hesitate to contact me