Next years’ election will have some surprises in store for people but I believe there will not be a major government change. There are new faces coming in and with the new faces there are new changes as well, for the better. Thabo Mbeki’s face is quite prominent behind the scenes and things are happening because of his influence.
There have been many pacts made between different Government parties and different people and also with the unions. There comes a time of regretting these pacts because people and parties are now stuck with what was said. They are almost trapped in the unlawful covenants they made. Now is the time where they will be drawing a line in the sand saying: Change must come, we cannot walk together anymore. This will happen during the next year, probably just before the election. There is going to be a blow up and some things are going to be uncovered. It will be splashed on the front pages of the papers. People will see the face of the person and gasp for air because it is such a shock. We do not expect that person to be busy with this kind of deal. What happens in the dark will be uncovered and God is going to shout it from the rooftops.
Some provinces in South Africa will shine in 2014. There is coming a change for the better in Limpopo province and a project to rebuild what was torn down the past few years will take effect. Kwa-Zulu Natal will become a hotspot again before the 2014 elections. There will be a lot of tension and violence with a lot of accusations between political parties. The North West province will explode with scandals of corruption and waste of money and power play, similar to that of Limpopo two years ago. The turnaround will go much smoother than it has been in Limpopo and many responsible for crime and corruption will be relieved of their duties, many heads will roll. The ANC will show itself merciless against some of its members. A lot of propaganda will fly around before the elections. The people will however not make their choices according to the propaganda. They are looking at it and listening to the propaganda and they get motivated by it, but the motivation quickly subsides, and their driving factor will be the feeling they have about their daily lives.
There will be some conspiring during the elections. A vision was seen of different tick boxes on the voting forms, but in the background, they are actually connected somehow and are an attempt to fool the public.
With the election there will also be a women’s movement, women will be taking more prominent places in government.
A new leader
A woman will rise up in the Eastern Cape, energetic like Helen Zille and she is going to shape up the whole Eastern Cape. She will become the Premier and bring changes and tighten things up. It is a very big ship to turn, so it will only turn slowly. When we see this woman elected, we must be positive and supportive in prayer because she is going to be very radical and not favoured by everybody. She will be aggressive like Malema and aggravate everyone, get under everyone’s skin but she is going to get the job done.
After the election
After the election the government will start pushing South Africa to make the amount of provinces less. There is a change coming in our whole provincial situation and the government will try to consolidate. This will create a lot of retaliation in the hearts of the people who will feel they are forced into groupings they do not like. It is important that change be embraced; the Lord is actually addressing some mismanagement of funds this way. We must not throw the whole thing out. It is maybe not acceptable from the beginning but we must stay open to receive what God actually wants to do. There is change necessary in the way provinces are managed, but it is how it is done that is the issue.
Window dressing ends
South Africa is tapering towards the end of a period of window dressing by the government. In 2014 a phase will be entered whereby things will be less sinister. We will not have to ask what the ulterior motives are. The motive behind reducing the number of provinces will not be a sinister motive to gain votes; it will be a very practical thing. We should caution the citizens not to prematurely bad mouth things that are happening, but to firstly discern what the Lord is doing. Following the next election there will be an increase in people who have Godly motives in government. Some of them are current political figures, but a number of them, apparently a slightly younger generation, are waiting in the wings; it. It is a very slow start to a restorative process in our nation, but that does not mean that we must hold back from the mandates the Lord has given this nation in terms of Africa. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes than anybody thinks and a lot of good, much more strategic planning and much more inclusiveness, is happening.
The Department of Education will be under scrutiny. There will be pressure to deliver on what was promised and fix the problems of the past years. Improvements in the educational results and statistics will start taking place from the lower grades upwards. Social issues in schools such as teen pregnancy, child abuse, violence and drugs will be in the news in 2014. There is an educational fraternity that has a heart to see the South Africa’s educational standards bettered and even placed on international standards from grade 1 up to post graduate qualifications. 2014 will be the year of ideation (the process of creating new ideas) and strategic development to give this fraternity the power and capacity to effect the change.
There will be a new breed of inspectors: Inspectors were stopped from going into schools to do check-ups but a new group is being brought in to inspect the schools. They are not going to be well received. They will be stoned and chased. The school gates will be locked. The pressure from the Education Department is going to get the breakthrough because of the need for schools to be inspected and overseen. Many people who should be out inspecting are sitting behind desks trying to just make phone calls and send e-mails. They are going to get out from behind their desks and have a visual look at what they should be inspecting. They are going to be given an increase in their salaries, risk money for what they do. That will make them field inspectors which are not going to be a popular job but it is going to be worthwhile and necessary.
There is a change coming in terms of the minister of education, after the election she will be redeployed to another department. The system has lost hope and the teachers have lost hope but the Lord is bringing in someone that will be able to lead and inspire. The people of our nation lost hope in the education system. We saw a vision of the Lord standing and blowing like a mighty wind over sails of ships which are all down. As He blows over them the sails are full, significant of new motivation that will arise and teachers being encouraged. They will receive new hope and will move forward again.
A vision was seen of many churches starting schools. Many of the smaller churches in the rural communities will also be starting schools.
Clashes between the unions and the government will become more severe and corrective legislation will be brought in. Labour costs and disagreements are spiraling a bit out of control so that in the coming year we are going to experience a boiling point where the strikes between the government and unions will become excessive. This will leave the Government with no other option but to take decisive action and intervene.
Unions are painting themselves into a corner with the decisions they have made. Because of their unwise past decisions they will lose favour with government and their members. This will lessen the union power considerably. There will be a lot of wheeling and dealing to try and get power back, but the union model is growing old and is losing its substance.
A new modern union will take form and it will be started by the younger generation. This new union will be strong although it will be small in the beginning. It will grow very big in the next ten years. This new union will open the gates for new modern unions to appear in the future. They are going to be totally different from the present unions: their branding, the way they carry themselves, the way they handle negotiations. They will make the old unions look like they are archaic.
Next year ESKOM will draw a lot of focus and attention in the media again, not so much with the price hike but they will not be able to supply the electricity that is necessary.
There are sticky areas in government that people previously couldn’t do anything about; these will be influenced by intercession similar to people walking around Jericho and walls tumbling down. Some of the areas in government will crumble and tumble down because of the intercession of people. Churches will also intercede through worship, which will influence those sticky areas in government.
God is moving many things about in government departments; He will bring a split in certain departments so that more will get done. Now there will be two groups bringing about change and not just one. Where government wants to find new levels of favour with the people, there are new levels of transparency that need to be worked at. This will bring forth a new sense of patriotism which will bring solutions to the table for issues such as toll gate fees.
Regarding the police a vision was seen of the stripes on their uniforms being stripped off and the police members sticking together. The Chief the police is slamming her hands on the table and saying this is enough. The police force will be cleaned up, there is a lot of corruption happening that has to stop.
The government social grant given to low income families will be revised. This will have a huge effect on the social care and Social Development department in South Africa; especially in regards to teen pregnancies and those depending on the grant.
The government will be appointing a lot of new game rangers including people who were involved in the past getting involved again. There was some training that was done in the past and not used. It was put aside because white people were involved. The program will be embraced and used and become very effective. This approach is not a new program but rather embracing what already exists. The right people are sitting on the side line and waiting and the Lord is saying: Get involved! I have given in your heart a strategy. You have worked with this before and now it will be revamped.