Government is in a difficult place this year. There is a strong focus from Government on the public service – health, police and the military. There is enormous potential in this sector and yet it seems to be falling short. There are problems in terms of service delivery and these issues need to be addressed. Illicit activities are taking place in much of the public service and this will need to be …rooted out to turn the public service around. The prisons and hospitals are in a bad state and this does not aid those in the public service. The public service is also caught up in legal battles.
Parliament is also very focussed on the public service. There seems to be an acknowledgment from both Government and Parliament that service delivery is key and this sector must be turned around.
Disputes within the country are tarnishing the image of SA. A threat of violence and rebellion is present amongst those known to the state. The internal conflict in SA could also relate to our foreign policies. People are not in agreement.
The economy is in a difficult place. Government is very aware of this and is focussed on the long term goals of the SA economy. Issues to do with land, farming and mining are top of mind during this year.
There is massive tension between Government/President and the opposition. The opposition wants the President to go. There are also those known to the state who want radical changes at the top.
SA is very aware of the issues in our society related to women and children. There is an opportunity for good to prevail. The Government is also aware that the issues affecting women and children must be addressed. Resources are required and also political will to turn this situation around.