South Africa's preparations towards the presentation of its 3rd African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Report took off in earnest today with the first of provincial consultations in Mpumalanga.
The meeting in White River formed part of the series of consultation conferences with the wide variety of social groupings, including civil society, traditional authorities, religious, labour and many others, whose inputs will contribute to the ultimate finalisation of the South African APRM 3rd Report.
The APRM is a voluntary body of African Union member countries who self-asses themselves according to set rules for democracy and good governance.
The nationwide discussions touch on varying aspects, including participatory governance, service delivery, fight against crime, corruption and Xenophobia as well as encouraging economic growth.
The next consultative forum will take place in Limpopo on Friday.