#18 Dion Chang: Are the born-frees born to free-fall?
The first generation of South Africans born in the post Apartheid era turn nineteen this year. They hold the hopes, dreams, fears and aspirations of a young, emerging democracy - the promise of freedom. By 2030, they should form the core of the country's workforce and leadership across all sectors. But given the burgeoning youth bulge, the crises in education, and the South African economy's inability to create a significant number of new jobs, trend analyst Dion Chang poses an interesting question: Are the born-frees born to free-fall? Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker, visionary and renowned trend analyst. Although his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to source new ideas, gauge the zeitgeist and identify cutting edge trends. His trends analysis firm - Flux Trends - specializes in tracking shifting social dynamics and understanding consumer mind-set.