The facilitator of The Unity Group is Michael Southwood.

The Unity Group was birthed during a solitary retreat on a mountain in Riversdale, Western Cape with Michael receiving a clear understanding of how a country should be run on an economic platform. Without divisive political elements, and where the people themselves would run the country and employ their leaders as opposed to electing them. This was revolutionary thinking for Michael.

As a person surrendered to divine will, he was certain that these ideas were not coming from his own mind as he had no interest at all in solving the countries problems or getting involved in anything this serious, and for that reason he put it on the back burner for three years and then he created a Facebook group for it. He then again left it for another four years when one day while living in England, he felt an urgency to return to South Africa to set up The Unity Group and offer hope to his people. Details of these events will be made public at our Unity meetings in every town that we visit starting from the end of May 2021 as we tour the country until the 2024 elections. It will also be on our You Tube Channel.

To find out more about some of Michael’s history, get his book called “Radical Grace” available on Amazon by Mike Southwood.

What does this non political governance system look like?

It is a system of governance based on economics instead of politics. Where the country is run profitably with all the people sharing in both the profits as well as all decisions that need to be made. How the people’s money is spent is agreed upon by all the people, and not by a group of politicians who by and large have little financial know how. Expenditure must be as cost effective as possible and not by finding ways to enrich friends or pay the highest price without attention being paid to the quality of the product, price, or job being paid for.

Imports will be curbed so as to concentrate more on local manufacture. International companies that export their goods to SA will be forced to manufacture or assemble locally, creating more work for our people and less capital outflow. The whole system will be turned around so that the focus is on money flowing in instead of flowing out at the rate it is at the moment. To become profitable, we need to think productively and that is our first priority.

The leadership of the country will be on an appointed basis with the ability to terminate or reward any position based on performance. A recruitment process shortlists the best possible candidates who enter a voting process. Having people in positions that they are unable to fill is not a profitable system. Finding the very best person with the highest degree of competency for any given role will yield the best returns for the country and the wages paid to such a person will be justified in the return one gets from them in terms of productivity.

Sir Seretse Khama; ” A country is a business, and I will run Botswana as the most profitable business in Africa”

A country is more than a business, and I don’t think he meant to neglect saying that. A country is it’s people, cultures, hopes and dreams as well as so much more.  We need to run our country profitably so that we can do away with poverty, and help people to achieve their dreams and everything else they want for their lives. South Africa is still in the list of top ten richest countries on earth. There is no reason for people to be starving and there is no reason for anyone to be out of work except very bad management, which The Unity Group aims to correct with your help.

We invite all South Africans to join us and take hold of this vision of making our country greater than it ever was before. We can live and work together without division. If we all agree to do one thing together, let it be this. Let’s forget the differences and think about a country totally free of politicians, parliament and political control.

This is for the freedom of all future generations. We don’t need to be dictated to by politicians who waste and steal our money, and demand we obey senseless laws. We will make our own decisions and run our own country, and under this structure we will be totally free and able to do so.

We are building this incredible country together.

Making South Africa great together.