Minister for Public Service and Administration, Mr Masenyani Richard Baloyi on Monday chaired the meeting of the African Peer Review Mechanism's (APRM) National Governing Council (NGC) in Pretoria. Minister Baloyi is the Focal Point and NGC chairperson of the APRM's South African chapter.
The meeting took place at the backdrop of South Africa having tabled its Second Progress Report at the 14th Summit of the Heads of State and Government participating in the African Peer Review Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January this year. Among issues discussed at the meeting were South Africa's preparations for the tabling of the Third Progress Report in 2013, as well as ways in which the SA Chapter can enhance its performance so as to make it function even more effectively.
The Second Report, which was well received by fellow member-states, was an account of South Africa's performance measured against the APRM thematic areas to the effect that democracy and political governance continue to find expression of stability in the manner in which the country implements its constitutional obligations for good governance.
The NGC membership comprises representatives of various Government Departments and civil society groupings such as trade union federations, the South African Non-governmental Organisations Coalition, the South African Youth Council and the South African National Civic Organisations among others.Zingisile Mapazi