Marius Oosthuizen

Marius Oosthuizen
Marius Oosthuizen

​Marius Oosthuizen is a member of faculty at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He teaches leadership, strategy and ethics, and heads up the Future of Business Project that uses strategic foresight methods to explore the future of South Africa, Africa and BRICS.


Marius is a previous participant of the Oxford Scenarios Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. He holds a Masters in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He is currently writing a PhD proposal on Integrative Public Leadership, and completing a Masters in Applied Social and Political Ethics.


Marius has worked with business leaders, policy makers and civil society activists using his expertise in stakeholder dialogue, scenario planning, strategic foresight and systems thinking to create future-orientated strategy. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Professional Futurists and recent participant in the London-based School of International Futures, as well as a recent contributor to the European Strategy and Policy System, the foresight think tank of the European Parliament.


In his capacity as a consultant, Marius has worked within the following sectors; IT, financial services, insurance, agriculture, manufacturing (chemicals), warehousing and logistics, oil and gas, international relations, social development, tourism, city and regional planning and mining engineering.


Full-time faculty and manager for the ‘Future of Business in South Africa Project’.

Published Research

Journal articles

Oosthuizen, M. (2013). The evolving role of the Rhema movement in the South African public square. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 54(Supp 1), 83-100.



Oosthuizen, M. (2017). Open Africa: Continental brands and business intelligence. Retrieved from


Oosthuizen, M. (2017). Nurture our third world children through jobs not handouts. Retrieved from


Oosthuizen, M., Davis, J., & Du Preez, M. (2016). Shaping alternative futures for West Africa: exploring the role of civil society in the region's public square. Johannesburg: GIBS.


Oosthuizen, M (2014). Planning your next move? Acumen, (9). 


Oosthuizen, M. (2013, August). How can NGOs navigate the South African operating environment? Financial Mail.


Oosthuizen, M. (2013, May). Foresight, the missing link in Africa’s mining value-chain. Retrieved from


Oosthuizen, M. (2013, January). Social cohesion: Where leadership and statesmanship meet. Public Sector Manager, 72-73.


Oosthuizen, M. (2013). How can NGOs navigate the South African operating environment.  The Human Face of Business.


Oosthuizen, M. (n.d.). The future of energy in SA and SADC: current trends and alternative scenarios given key policy & strategic choices. Johannesburg: GIBS.


Oosthuizen, M. (n.d.). Alternative future scenarios for South African mining, manufacturing and financial services. Johannesburg: GIBS.


Oosthuizen, M., Pooe, K., Manthu, K., Alexander, K., & Visser, W. (n.d.). The future of water security in South Africa & SADC. Johannesburg: GIBS.


Oosthuizen, M., Pooe, K., & Durant, K. (n.d.). Contextual scenarios for India: trends shaping the NGO operating environment. Johannesburg: GIBS.

Consulting Involvement
  • Assessment of country risk for African development and growth strategies.
  • Strategy development and keynotes on future strategy, technology disruption and country risk, in the following sectors: IT, financial services, insurance, agriculture, manufacturing (chemicals), warehousing and logistics, oil and gas, international relations, social development, tourism, city and regional planning and mining engineering.
Significant Achievements
  • Rotary International Exchange Student to Canada (1999)
  • Award: Outstanding Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight Student (2014)
Contact Details
  • M.Phil (Applied ethics) (St. Augustine's College) (Current)
  • MA (Strategic foresight) (Regent University)
  • BA (Hons.) (Systematic theology) (UNISA)
  • BA (UNISA)


Fields of Interest
  • Senior leadership development;
  • Integration of ethics and strategy;
  • Socio-political and socio-economic context, environment of business and
  • Long-term national, regional and global futures.
Professional Memberships
  • ​Member of Association of Professional Futurists (APF)
  • Board Member and Treasurer, The Council for Religious Rights and Freedoms of South Africa
  • Steering Committee, SEFSA (Socio-Economic Future of South Africa)

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