The Future of (African) Capitalism

Chamber of Beautiful Business, Cape Town

Friday, April 26, 2019

Norval Foundation

Co-hosted by Ulrich Meyer-Höllings.
In collaboration with University of Stellenbosch Business School and the Institute of Futures Research.


I feel the other, I dance the other, therefore I am” – Leopold Senghor
Between freedom and slavery, inequality and activism, European history and African heritage, we find ourselves in a space of contrast and contradictions. In the spirit of the local ethos of ‘Ubuntu’ (I am, because you are), which enforces an inclusive growth mindset following the principle of ‘a herd moves at the speed of the slowest animal’, any of the current forms of capitalism couldn’t be more ‘unafrican’.

For many years, South Africa has been driving forward its socio-economic development by capitalist thinking while staying true to its roots of a more inclusive approach. Seizing the global appetite for alternative economies, where could possible future(s) of capitalism lie?

Joshin Raghubar


Mokena Makeka

Makeka Design Lab

Sabine Lehmann


Dr. Morne Mostert

Institute for Futures Research

Trust your imaginative instincts and use the artistic “blank canvas” lense. If creating new beings in this world, the value lies in the contextual-aspirational mindset.
— Morne Mostert, Director of the Institute for Futures Research