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South Africa predictions for 2050

Read 17 predictions about South Africa in 2050, 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.

International relations predictions for South Africa in 2050

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Politics predictions for South Africa in 2050

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Economy predictions for South Africa in 2050

Economy related predictions to impact South Africa in 2050 include:

  • The total jobs within South Africa's energy sector has decreased to 278,000 compared to 408,000 in 2035.1
  • Since 2019, South Africa's platinum mining sector has created more than one million jobs.1
  • The platinum mining sector contributeEs $8.2 trillion rand annually to South Africa’s economy.1
  • South Africa is one of three African countries that feature in the world's top 30 economies, coming in at number 27.1
  • South Africa is one of three African countries that feature in the world's top 30 economies, with a GDP of $2.570 trillion rand.1
  • South Africa needs to produce 50% more food compared to 2019 to fight malnutrition among its booming population.1

Technology predictions for South Africa in 2050

Technology related predictions to impact South Africa in 2050 include:

  • South Africa’s electricity system concludes that a fully renewable-energy-based system is at least 25% more cost-competitive than its past carbon-based energy network.1
  • The coal sector has 45% of the available sector-specific jobs in energy.1
  • New study confirms renewables-based system not only possible but cheapest for South Africa.Vote on this forecast

Culture predictions for South Africa in 2050

Culture related predictions to impact South Africa in 2050 include:

  • Eight in ten South Africans now live in urban areas.1

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Environment predictions for South Africa in 2050

Environment related predictions to impact South Africa in 2050 include:

  • The four coastal cities—Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and East London, and Paarl, which is inland—are at risk of flooding due to rising sea-level.1
  • South Africa has now closed four-fifths of its national coal capacity.1

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Health predictions for South Africa in 2050

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