The Centre for Risk Analysis helps business and government leaders plan for a future South Africa and identify policies that will create a more prosperous society.
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The CRA provides its users with a complete spectrum of strategic intelligence reports, briefings, polls, scenarios, and bespoke advisory services on South Africa's rapidly evolving economic, social, policy and political climate. No other think tank understands what drives South Africa's strategic environment as well as we do. We are forward looking and work with companies that want to anticipate long term risks and opportunities in order to thrive in a future South Africa and contribute to the country's success as one of the world's leading emerging markets. Firms that rely on our advice are robustly positioned to understand key uncertainties, identify opportunities, and navigate safely around short, medium, and long term strategic risks.

Briefings

The CRA offers briefings on political developments, scenarios for South Africa's next decade, strategic intelligence forecasts, economic trends, and government policy. Briefings are popular for board meetings, strategic planning sessions, and client engagements. Briefings are most often delivered by our own analysts but we can also draft in third-party experts from a host of political and professional backgrounds to join us at your board or strategy meeting. Custom and sector specific briefings are produced by our Bespoke Projects division.

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Bespoke projects

The Bespoke Projects division provides customised research and advisory solutions that are individually tailored to meet your organisation’s specific needs. Projects are developed in close consultation with clients, and include: commissioned research reports, indexes, white-labeled products, and briefings on industry-specific topics. This service gives you the flexibility to adapt the CRA’s insights and data to better understand the impact of social, political and economic trends on your organisation.

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Fast Facts

These monthly reports provide in-depth assessments of the trends shaping specific current social, economic, and political challenges in South Africa while also updating users on over 200 economic and social indicators. Recent editions include a budget review with a specific focus on tax trends, a comparative report on provincial and local government service delivery indicators, an analysis of school and university performance, a review of South African consumer spending trends, and an analysis of crime and security trends.

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RiskREPORT

Published bi-monthly these reports identify and highlight key risks for South African investors arising from the global, domestic political, economic, and social environments. Written to be read in under 15 minutes this report is designed to put major risks on your firms radar long before they play out in the political, economic, or social environments.

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Inside Politics

A quarterly report that provides our users with a deep-dive analysis of current political events and the inner workings of political parties. Drafted by the top political thinkers in the country, with first hand political experience, these reports cut through the speculation and guesswork to provide a hard assessment of the political climate and the status quo within political parties.

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Strategic Intelligence

Relying on data analysis, first hand political information, and polling this quarterly report provides an estimate of the current macro socio-political and economic environment in South Africa together with a 120 month forecast of how that environment will change. The report factors in the complete spectrum of economic, social, and political trends shaping a future South Africa and from these provides an estimate of how the long term future of the country will evolve.

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The South Africa Survey

The Survey is published annually providing a deep-dive analysis of the major trends shaping South Africa across 14 social and economic fields from the economy, government finance, and living standards, to healthcare, crime, education, and demographics. At over 900 pages there is no more complete statistical reference guide to the trends that will shape a future South Africa and this makes the Survey an essential resource for the strategy and marketing teams of any firm with interests in South Africa. The Survey is published in hard copy and online in PDF and Excel.

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