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The HR Think Tank is owned by Knowledge Resources (KR) in partnership with the Institute for Futures Research (IFR). The HR Think Tank is operated by KR’s research department in Sandton, South Africa. 


We are a membership-based organisation with three tiers:


  • Corporate members (Private Sector, Government and SOEs)

  • Academic institutions

  • Individuals and NGOs


With over 80 members from business, academia and NGOs we generate and share policy ideas around the broader challenges facing HR and labour in South Africa.

Member Benefits:

As a Member you will:

  1. Have the opportunity to influence national policy around human capital in South Africa.

  2. Be part of an initiative that will shift South Africa’s trajectory by reducing inequality; creating opportunities for people to have hope, to grow and to realise their potential; give every South African a stake in the economy and enable people to thrive in the new world of work.

  3. Be at the forefront of human capital and labour trends, understand how these will impact your organisation and be able to take preemptive action.

  4. Build capacity through knowledge sharing, networking and collaborating.

  5. Address the issues that keep you awake at night by tapping into the expertise of other members and HR experts.

  6. Steer and guide cutting-edge developments in HR.


Additional Benefits:

  • 20% discount on KR reports, publications and conferences

  • Bespoke consulting and advisory services of IFR and KR’s research departments.

  • Complimentary access to a number of HR Think Tank events and meetings.

  • Exclusive access to the HR Spotlight briefs and position papers.

  • Complimentary copies of the annual South Africa Human Capital and Labour Report (valued at R3 500).

Membership Options:



5 members

Corporate organisations can join at an annual membership fee of R 25 000. The organisation can nominate five representatives to participate on the HR Think Tank.


R 25 000

Graduation Caps


5 members

Academic institutions can join as members at an annual membership fee of R 7 500. Up to five representatives can be nominated to participate on the HR Think Tank. The same benefits as above will apply.


R 7 500

Professional Smiling Woman


1 member

Individuals, NGOs, SMEs, development agencies etc. functioning in the broader human capital and labour space can join at an annual membership fee of R 5 000.00 and receive the same membership benefits as above.


R 5 000

Want to discuss membership options?
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