This paper argues that there were three important arenas in which the Mont Fleur project had an impact. First, it influenced the thinking of the individuals who were involved in the scenario work, some of whom went on to occupy powerful political and national positions as a result of South Africa’s first democratic elections, in 1994. Second, the scenarios created at Mont Fleur, informed public debate in the period of transition to democracy, as project participants presented them to the National Executive Committees of political parties, to the cabinet of the existing government, to business leaders, and to the general public. Finally, the Mont Fleur project had an impact on the thinking of the African National Congress (ANC) executive group, particularly around the development of its economic policy, which was influenced by scenario work that illuminated some of the dangers of a populist macro-economic approach.
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