By 2030 - based on the 12 Pillars of the Global Prosperity Index that currently ranks South Africa 87th out of 167 Countries surveyed
I had no idea that the insights generated from the more than 200 Leaders featured to date are holding the key to solving some of the world's biggest challenges - such as job creation, food security, nation-building and inclusive growth.
from the Leaders interviewed throughout the five seasons, the time has now come to call for
The Inaugural Future Leader Summit
that will see the 200 Future & Current Leaders present and discuss
In other words, Ideas that have the Potential to propel the country to the Next Level and take South Africa into the 'TOP 10 Best Countries to Live In' by 2030 (currently 87th out of 167 Nations measured (ranked by the Legatum Prosperity Index)
by calling on 20 Future-minded Leaders to each present their BIG Idea in a
AGT (America Got Talent) meet TED Talk style presentation
on 19 & 20 May 2023
in the 2023 edition of the Future Leader Book - and all presenters will be invited to share their BIG Idea as part of the Future Leader Academy Curriculum
Having co-designed the 2010 Brand Ambassador Program, I was privileged to witness first hand how South Africa motivated citizens to rally behind President Mbeki's Brand Promise of "Hosting the Most Successful World Cup Ever" and achieved the highest Visitor Advocacy Score of any FIFA World Cup (i.e. 92% vs Germany 88%)
and at the same time delivered a Visitor Experience that grew inbound tourism by 31% and business tourism up to 47% (and strengthened the exchange rate to a record high of R7/$ - whilst upgrading infrastructure such as major airports, new roads and even the Gautrain which drew gasps of surprise from many international visitors
The Future Leader Summit is not just another talk shop but an action sprint
that is geared to making a real difference in the lives of communities
To qualify for the next big idea competition, your idea needs to fit into the following criteria:
The Education pillar ranks countries on access to education, quality of education and human capital.
The Health pillar measures a country’s performance in three areas: health outcomes (in physical and mental health), health systems, and illness and risk factors.
The Safety & Security pillar ranks countries based on national security, personal safety and the security of living conditions in that country
The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, social norms and civic participation in a country.
The Natural Environment pillar measures a country’s performance in three areas: the quality of the natural environment, environmental pressures and preservation efforts.
The Economic Quality Pillar measures how well an economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of the workforce
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, South Africa performs best on Personal Freedom and Social Capital and scores lowest on the Economic Quality pillar.
The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Social Capital increasing by 3 places, whereas they dropped 15 places on Business Environment.
Visit the Rankings table to see how South Africa compares to other countries.
Find out how South Africa's rankings compare to other countries here
South Africa is 87th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2007, South Africa has moved down the rankings table by 7 places.
The 20 Prosperity Index ranked South Africa 36th in the Personal Freedom Pillar
A few years before the release of Nelson Mandela, spiritual leaders from around the world assembled in a meeting to deliberate the future of planet earth. Unnoticed by the media, the guardians of wisdom came to one singular conclusion about the future of planet earth – that the next quantum leap in human consciousness would arise out of the country that was going to inspire a new meaning of freedom in the world ...
It was none other than President Nelson Mandela who stated that "Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people." (3 June 1995)
From America Got Talent to the World - what the Judges had to say:
"We want to show the whole World that anything is possible ... Just because you are born into poverty doesn’t mean that you are poverty"