JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics, social capital and the interplay of demographics and economic growth. He has a BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch (1978), studied Economics at Harvard (1998 and 2005), and obtained an MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003). In 2011 Mr Landman went to Brazil for a course on the Brick Countries. In 2013 he was selected Public Political Fellow at Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars in Washington DC. He is currently a visiting professor lecturing at the University of the Free State.