This year the focus will be on Government, Parliament, the opposition parties, foreign policy and the economy.
Conflict is a big theme in this chart. The President is fighting for his life in Parliament. Parliament is in conflict with the President. The opposition are at war with the President. There is conflict all around and nobody is happy. Relationships are strained and there is a general level of dissatisfaction is all spheres of government. The opposition are concerned about our image in the world and they are very much with the people of SA in being concerned about the situation in government and foreign policy issues. The opposition parties need to work with the people of SA to highlight the structural problems in our economy and foreign policy.
There are likely to be disruptions in government and these will take the opposition parties by surprise. But they will also give impetus to opposition parties to tackle the problems in government head on. It is going to be a rocky road with many ups and downs and many surprises too. It describes that certain unpredictable issues could present themselves in government and the issues and consequences may not be what was expected.
The youth and the education system need to be treated as a matter of urgency and priority by Parliament, but it looks like things get stuck here and no action takes affect.
The focus of SA is on Government. President Zuma seems emboldened and will forge ahead with his own plans.
The people of SA are very concerned about foreign policy issues. The people of SA are concerned about our debt situation with other countries. Is this appropriate in the long run – these relationships? The people of SA are also very concerned about the economic outlook of the SA economy especially in the long run. There is a tightening of the economy and the long term prospects are foreboding. Foreign debt is a real concern for all. The people of SA are holding onto the fact that the judiciary can save the day.