African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Country Support Mission visits South Africa again, 5-8 December 2005

Pretoria: The APRM Country Support Mission, led by Prof Adebayo Adedeji of Nigeria as the eminent person responsible for South Africa's country self-assessment process, will be in the country from Monday to Thursday, 5 to 8 December 2005, for a second round of consultations with stakeholders.

Accompanied by representatives from APRM partner institutions such as the African Development Bank (ADB), the Africa Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Prof Adedeji is responsible for overseeing South Africa's implementation of the APRM process.

Prof Adedeji's team first visited the country from Tuesday to Friday, 8 to 11 November 2005, to carry out a wide range of consultations with stakeholders such as the APRM Governing Council, Parliament, traditional leaders, representatives of constitutional bodies, the media and a variety of civil society organisations.

The Country Support Mission will commence its second round of consultations in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, on Monday, 5 December 2005. While there, Prof Adedeji will interact with members of the APRM Provincial Governing Council, Community Development Workers (CDWs) and other stakeholders.

On Tuesday, 6 December 2005, the Country Support Mission will meet with stakeholders and the Provincial Governing Council in the Eastern Cape. They will proceed to the Western Cape on Wednesday, 7 December 2005, for consultations similar to the ones held with stakeholders in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape. While in the Western Cape, they will also have a separate meeting with the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Professor Adedeji and his team will proceed to George to participate in the Public Service Conversation, which focuses on the APRM. The conversation will start on Thursday, 8 December, and end on Saturday, 10 December 2005. Over 150 practitioners, academics and experts are expected to attend.

Emmanuel Kgomo
Tel: (012) 314 7231
Cell: 082 800 6796

Issued by: Department of Public Service and Administration
30 November 2005

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