Why the Need for Systemic Solutions?

Quite simply, because nothing else makes a difference.

26 Climate Change Conferences & Countless Promises

Profit-Driven ‘Business-as-Usual’ Continues Unabated

Without a Change in Priorities, Nothing Changes

“A great change in our stewardship of the earth and of life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated.”

– 1992 Scientists Warning to Humanity

A Conscious, Wise, Holistic Response to Mega-Crises in 2022 & Beyond Must Embrace:

Preparing for Social Collapse

Researchers are now concerned about social collapse and how to prepare for it. Perhaps we should too – with joy and anticipation. What is waiting to emerge in the face of collapse?

Celebrating – and Hospicing – Capitalism

All good things must come to an end. The growth economics experiment, which started in 1947, resulted in stupendous progress. That same growth is now threatening humanity, and all living species. What economic alternatives are there?

Place-Based Production & Consumption

Global supply chains are broken. In all past civilisational collapses, survivors were those who learnt self-sufficiency & inter-dependence. How do we feed and care for each other?

Rethinking Energy

Energy powers progress. There are two sources: hydrocarbons (fossil fuel) and carbohydrates (cellulose fuel). The Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of carbohydrates is vastly superior to hydrocarbons. Why choose fossil fuel?

Redefining the Purpose of Business

Milton Friedman’s infamous declaration that the “one and only social responsibility of business is… to increase its profits” has proven to be hopelessly shortsighted. How can business drive transformation?

A Shift in Consciousness

Our global civilization is class-based. Only values-based civilizations can survive inevitable collapse. How do we shift our consciousness from ownership to custodianship?

The Solution?
Stewardship From the Grassroots Up

Adopting radically new programmatic solutions that complement (and counteract the effects of) top-down Business-as-Usual.

In the face of escalating environmental and social crises, ordinary South Africans are calling for a fundamental system change. We recognize, embrace and celebrate the shared expectations, values and ideas from those ostracized by the incumbent system. We bring them together with a coherent, holistic, citizen-led plan of action.

That’s how systemic change emerges.

Grassroots Systemic Change

Radical Honesty

At MAGIC, we embrace the tragic failures surrounding us—environmental, social, economic, spiritual and political. We view them as invitations to change the system.

Explore how we do this in our methodology.