In it, two scenarios were offered for South Africa: the 'High
Road' of negotiation leading to a political settlement and the 'Low Road' of confrontation leading to a civil war and a
wasteland. South Africa took the High Road. Two highlights for Clem were a presentation to FW de Klerk and the
Cabinet in 1986 and a visit to Nelson Mandela in prison to discuss the future just before his release.
Since 1987, he has authored 17 books some of which have been bestsellers. His other main interests are seeking
to mobilise the private sector in the war against HIV/AIDS and create a new generation of entrepreneurs in South
He was recently awarded an Honourary Doctorate by the University of Cape Town for his work in the field of
scenario planning. He was also voted by leading South African CEOs as the speaker who has made the most
significant contribution to, and impact on, best practice and business in South Africa. He has given scenario
presentations in Europe, India, Singapore, Britain, Australia and various African countries. He has lectured at the
Harvard Business School in Boston and at the Central Party School in Beijing.
Mr. Sunter married Margaret Rowland in 1969 and they have one daughter and two sons. His hobbies include
South Africa's most highly regarded scenario planner and strategist, is an icon and model of mental litheness as he has been adeptly styled as the Foxy Futurist. An executive elite who was responsible for the setup of the scenario planning unit of Anglo American in the 1980's and operated as it CEO in the 1990s, has found a calling in developing unique and creative solutions to fit situations no longer defined in a box.
From discussing strategy in the 1980s with the then future president Nelson Mandela to becoming the renowned author of several best-selling books entrenched in bringing his new methodology to the people.
Dually known for his book, The Mind of a Fox, which indicated the terrorist attacks on US soil on September 11 (2001), he has given presentations globally and has become an ambassador of expert knowledge for South Africa.
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