USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

The Mont Fleur Scenarios

What will South Africa be like in the year 2002? 

Scenario thinking as a way of approaching the future is increasingly being used as a tool for strategizing in private and public sector organizations. The “Mont Fleur” scenario exercise, undertaken in South Africa during 1991–92, was innovative and important because, in the midst of a deep conflict, it brought people together from across organizations to think creatively about the future of their country. This Deeper News presents the Mont Fleur scenarios as they were originally published in the South African newspaper The Weekly Mail& The Guardian Weekly, in July 1992. We hope this new introduction will provide a useful overview of the project, reflecting on its effects and the broader insights it has provided.