South Africa forecasts for 2030
Read 12 forecasts about South Africa in 2030, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.
Politics forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Politics related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
Government forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Government related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
Economy forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Economy related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
  • The number of people living in poverty in South Africa has more than halved to 4 million, compared to almost 10.5 million in 2017. Likelihood: 75% 1
  • This year, the unemployment rate has been reduced to 16% compared to 29.1% in 2020. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Since 2019, digitization and automation advancements have added 1.2 million jobs in South Africa. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • This year, South Africa’s Debt to GDP has increased to 80%. Likelihood: 75% 1
Technology forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Technology related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
  • South Africa's new super radio telescope, the SKA, is fully operational. Likelihood: 70% 1
Culture forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Culture related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
  • More than 70% of South Africa’s population now live in urban areas. Likelihood: 75% 1
Defense forecasts for South Africa in 2030
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Infrastructure forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Infrastructure related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
  • Since 2020, South Africa has allocated 8.1GW of national energy capacity to new wind power installations. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Since 2019, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has invested over 1 trillion rand to build new power plants and transmission and distribution infrastructure, all to accommodate South Africa's booming energy needs. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • This year, South Africa has run out of fresh water and now entirely dependent on imported water and water from desalination plants. Likelihood: 30% 1
  • The deficit between the supply of drinking water and the demand by South Africa's population has reached 17% this year. In other words, South Africa faces a deficit of about 3,000 billion liters of water per year. Likelihood: 30% 1
Environment forecasts for South Africa in 2030
Environment related forecasts to impact South Africa in 2030 include:
  • Coal’s contribution to the national energy grid drops to 58.8% compared to 88% in 2017. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • From this year onward, South Africa will not build any new coal power plants. Likelihood: 50% 1
Disruptive forecasts for South Africa in 2030
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Super humans forecasts for South Africa in 2030
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Weird science forecasts for South Africa in 2030
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