- A researcher has spotted a trend that as many as 82% of the citizens of South Africa feel that the country is not going in a direction that they approve of
- Magnus Lindkvist, a "futurologist" used information from a survey done by Ipsos which found that SA citizens were not happy with the direction of the country
- The survey included countries from all over the world, with France and Britain reflecting that 80% and 70% found that their countries were also headed in the wrong direction respectively
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Magnus Lindkvist revealed that South Africa topped the charts in a survey of countries across the globe which asked citizens how they felt about the direction of their country.
Briefly.co.za found that out of the 28 countries that were included, South Africa came out tops with 82% of the people believing that the country was not heading where they wanted it to.
Contrarely, the survey of China found that a massive 91% of the people believed that their country was going in the right direction.
Lindkvist cited a number of reasons for the prevailing pessimism over the future of the country.
"The future has not evolved the way we thought it would. One could even say it has 'devolved'. There seems to be a feeling of unease and gloom in the world. I call it a 'liquid fear'."
He also mentioned the effect of President Trump's administration on the global mood as well as the negative perception of digitisation on the workspace according to fin24.com.
One survey he mentioned showed that the safest jobs, which run the least risk of being replaced by a machine, were dentists and priests.
Magnus advised that leaders are needed who have the courage to change things and not accept that the future is set in stone.
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