1st quarter – the big focus is the economy which seems to be doing well. This is certainly a good time to deal with outstanding debt. We may well be able to borrow money from others as long as the resources are invested in long term infrastructure projects. This chart refers to disruptions at Parliament and could well refer to the recent fire at Parliament. Is this described as a terrorism incident? The chart seems to indicate that this is the case.
2nd quarter – this chart describes problems for our image as a country and describes that the problems are connected to known enemies within SA. There is a big emphasis in this chart on partnerships and many of these could be beneficial. But it could equally describe that some are tarnished by corruption. We will need to be careful about who and what? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The President is certainly driving this agenda. There is much energy being directed to the public service and this concept of ethical, values based public servants needs to be addressed. The public service may benefit financially from investors, but it does describe the situation as unpredictable and risky for investors. Ordinary South Africans continue to be focused on the economy as this seems to have fallen off since the holiday period. It looks like we may have to endure a sporting difficulty. We need to purge the rot – does this relate to administration? There are long standing problems that need to be addressed.
3rd quarter – there is much focus in this chart on trade, travel and the judiciary, legal system. This is certainly an important time for all legal matters and progress looks good for the country and the government. This could well improve our image if we get this right and due process is allowed to proceed. There may be some disruptions and unexpected legal events that we need to manage. The travel and tourism sector looks like it recovers well over this period. The President remains focused on partnerships and once again it looks like some may be devious. This is an excellent time to gain access to resources from others and invest in the public service and infrastructure. We must think long term and be single minded in our pursuit. This could speak about investment in communication and transport.
4th quarter – the economy is not likely to be doing well in this period. Are we able to borrow resources or are investors likely to invest? It seems somewhat unlikely. There is too much uncertainty and policy direction is not clear. Our poor economic situation is tarnishing our image. The currency is likely to loose value at this time. There seems to be a big upheaval coming in government and this chart describes a volatile and unpredictable period especially for the leadership and President. Known enemies of the government are wanting to create disruption and change. Is Parliament able to manage this issue? It seems like they don’t know which way to turn. Ordinary people want accountability and if this means jail then so be it. But does the judicial system have what it takes to hold those accountable? Do we see destruction of infrastructure especially related to public spaces? Do we see a repeat episode of the July 2021 riots? How does this affect the government going forward? Change is necessary but chaotic change is almost always a disaster.