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South Africa will know next year how it’s fared in promoting good governance, improving socio-economic challenges and other burning issues. That’s through the African Peer Review Mechanism process (APRM).
APRM has just concluded the extensive assessment where they met with several stakeholders.
Briefing the media in Pretoria, the African self-monitoring mechanism says it remains optimistic that the report will be implemented.
South Africa has once again taken a bold step to be assessed by the African Peer Review Mechanism.
This is one of the critical instruments by the African Union to ensure that there’s political stability, economic growth and sustainable development.
Without saying much, APRM says the country’s problems are known. SA APRM National Governing Council Chairperson Thulani Tshefuta says, “They engage with stakeholders to find solutions to those issues. For example, it’s no scientific discovery to mention that South Africa suffers from high levels of unemployment.”
So far, over 40 African nations have voluntarily acceded to the African Peer Review Mechanism.
APRM Bishop Dinis Sengulane says, “This is an African initiative we seem not to have in other continents. African solutions to an African problem.”
In recent years, South Africa has experienced a wave of xenophobic attacks and APRM says this matter should be attended to.
“We are calling on South Africa to host a migration conference where the country opens itself up to the present challenges,” Tshefuta adds.
After weeks of extensive consultations with a number of stakeholders, South Africa’s country review report will be submitted at the African Union Summit in 2022.
APRM is confident that the country has the capacity to address issues that have been raised.