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Implementing the APRM

Views from Civil Society

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Report June

2011

Implementing the APRM Views from Civil Society

South Africa Report June 2011

The APRM Monitoring Project is jointly run by • South African Institute of International Affairs • Centre for Policy Studies* • Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project The project team was Yarik Turianskyi, Steven Gruzd, Tšoeu Petlane, Nicole Beardsworth, Robin Richards, Ogochukwu Nzewi, Jeggan Grey-Johnson and Ozias Tungwarara The APRM Monitoring Project is funded by • Open Society Foundation for South Africa • Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa • Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project For further information about developments on the APRM Monitoring Project, please refer to http://tinyurl.com/6xbnjj4 * (CPS closed for business on 31 March 2011) Published in June 2011 by The South African Institute of International Affairs Jan Smuts House East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg PO Box 31596 Braamfontein, 2017 South Africa Tel +27 (0)11 339 2021 Fax +27 (0)11 339 2154 email: [email protected] www.saiia.org.za © SAIIA All rights are reserved While copyright in the volume as a whole is vested in the South African Institute of International Affairs, copyright in the text rests with the authors. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilised in any from by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information or storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Opinions expressed are the responsibility of the individual authors and not of the South African Institute of International Affairs.

ISBN: 978-1-919969-76-3

TABLE OF CONTENTS Acronyms and abbreviations..................................................................................5 Executive Summary.................................................................................................8 What is the APRM?...............................................................................................11 Introduction: About the APRM Monitoring Project (AMP)...................................12 Methodology..........................................................................................................12 Evaluation..............................................................................................................13 Participants in the South African AMP process...................................................15 Status of the APRM in South Africa.....................................................................16 Theme 1: The justice system, crime and violence...............................................19 1.1 The rule of law......................................................................................................................................20 1.2 Law enforcement, crime and policing..................................................................................................22 1.3 The justice system and the judiciary....................................................................................................24 1.4 Violence against women and children.................................................................................................27 1.5 Corruption............................................................................................................................................29

Theme 2: Party–state relations.............................................................................31 2.1 Party–state separation and relationships.............................................................................................32 2.2 Cadre deployment and politicisation of institutions.............................................................................33 2.3 Regulating private funding to political parties.....................................................................................3