South Africa is soon due to undergo its second Review under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Africa’s premier governance tool. We speak with Minister Collins Chabane, of South Africa’s Department of Public Service and Administration about the APRM.
We asked him:
- Is the APRM still relevant? What does it mean for ordinary South Africans?
- Between reviews, should there be regular reports to indicate whether governance issues highlighted in APRM Reviews are actually being implemented?
- The early architects of the APRM – Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo – have moved on. Does the APRM need new champions?