Over the past half-decade, or even longer, it feels like something has changed drastically across the world. It could be the influence of social media and how it allows trends to scale quickly across the world, or it could be something else.
One of those changes is more visibility being given to black people protesting and fighting against centuries of systemic racism. There’s another possible trend I have observed that, for lack of a better word, I call “nationalism."
More and more politicians and people pushing for more inward-focused policies.
Even in South Africa, we have witnessed many protests against big companies that have had racist advertisements and in some cases, we have observed as social media is being used by many people to try and push for an agenda against foreign nationals.
The question that begs to ask though is are there any underlying trends that are driving these changes and sentiments?
In this episode of The Tefo Mohapi Show, we are joined by Dion Chang, Founder of South Africa’s Flux Trends, a company that analyses macro trends that influence social dynamics and our business interactions. Dion discusses and helps us understand some of the trends that look like they are shaping our zeitgeist.