Andre Roux is Deputy Director & Director  at the Institute for Future Research in belleville South Africa, specialized in Industrialisation and socio-economic development in Africa.

Established in 1974 the Mission of the Institute for Futures Research is to provide a most comprehensive and the best service in business futuristics to decision-makers in South Africa. The philosophy of the Institute is that organisations can create the future they desire by clearly visualising what they want, and achieve it by understanding positive factors and obstacles on the path to success. Innovative leadership and the co-operation of all stakeholders are prerequisites to creating the desired future. An essential part of the process is a shared understanding of the patterns of change in the broader South African context.