Welcome to the Website hosted by South Africa's APRM Governing Council.
The APRM is a system introduced by the African Union to help countries improve their governance. It is a way of looking forward while taking account of where we are today.
Participation in the system is voluntary. A Panel of Eminent Persons appointed by the APRM Secretariat oversees its implementation throughout Africa. South Africaâ€™s APRM process is overseen by our APRM Governing Council, which has ten civil society members and five from Government.
The system has a number of stages:
- The development of a country self-assessment report and a programme of action. This is based on a questionnaire that looks at four themes: Democracy and political governance, Economic Management, Corporate Governance and Socio Economic Development.
- Once we have developed a Country Self Assessment Report and a Programme of Action, they are submitted to the APRM Secretariat.
- A Country Review Team led by the Panel member responsible for SA will visit us to consult a wide range of stakeholders on the Report.
- The Country Review Team writes a response to our report and all the Reports are all submitted to the APR Forum and later publicly released.
- Progress by countries in implementing their Programmes of Action is reviewed in later years.The point is to encourage African countries to plan a way forward for themselves and to implement their plans.
As a Member State of the African Union, South Africa has applied to be reviewed. The President allocated the Minister for the Public Service and Administration the overall co-ordinating responsibility for the APRM process in SA.