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SA gets worst possible ratings - report

2011-06-28 15:46

Johannesburg - South Africa received the worst possible rating on several governance aspects in an independent peer review report released on Tuesday.

The country's police "force" and the government's handling of xenophobia, crime and corruption are some of the criticisms in the document, entitled, "Implementing the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM): Views from Civil Society".

President Jacob Zuma and Parliament also came under fire.

Threat to press freedom

Under a category on protection of the media, it warns of threats to press freedom.

"Recommendations frequently appeal for better implementation of existing legislation, acknowledge the need for participatory governance, and many call on civil society to accept its share of responsibility," reads a summary of the report.

It was released by the APRM monitoring project, which is jointly run by the SA Institute of International Affairs, the Centre for Policy Studies and the Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project.

The report gives South Africa an "orange" rating in most categories, meaning that "some progress had been achieved on addressing the issue".

The report calls for a judicial inquiry into "allegations of criminality, corruption, inappropriate political interference, nepotism and maladministration occurring within the SAPS".

It warns that appeals by some politicians for the police to act forcefully against criminals were "tough, even unconstitutional rhetoric".

"Temper the hardline, militant rhetoric around crime, and emphasise the importance of the rule of law and the Bill of Rights in the Constitution," it suggests.

It calls for crime statistics to be released more regularly, instead of just once a year.

State and party lines are blurred

The government received the worst possible rating, red, for "an element of denialism" about xenophobia, state-party separation and relationships, cadre deployment and politicisation of institutions and regulating private funding to political parties.

A red rating means "no progress has been achieved on addressing the issue; or very little progress has been achieved and the government does not seem to be on track to complete it in the near future".

"The president should provide particular leadership in making party-state distinctions. Holding office for the entire country, the president needs to guard against the commandeering of state resources for party ends," the report reads.

"The distinction between the state and the political party has become blurred."

Poverty, unemployment and corruption also received red ratings.

"Given the perceptions of corruption in South Africa and that government did not follow through with the APRM’s recommendations on protecting whistleblowers, the evaluating group felt that a red rating was justified."

Parliament was asked to improve reports from committees and "upgrade the quality of debate". A policy on attendance for MPs was also needed.

Room for improvement

According to the report Parliament needed to be "more conscientious in evaluating and processing legislation".

"After passing legislation, Parliament needs to monitor its operation. As a part of this process, the objectives of the legislation need to be clearly spelled out to enable such monitoring."

Other contentious issues such as racism, land reform, black economic empowerment and service delivery received orange ratings, with warnings that there was room for improvement.

On land reform, the report notes: "Although much progress has been achieved, completion is still far away. The experts on land reform in the evaluating team felt that given the overall status of the issue, a red rating should be awarded.

"However, other participants argued that a green rating should be awarded, based on the progress achieved. Therefore, an orange rating was awarded as a compromise."

The only green rating was for holding successful elections.

Although there was a category called "access to information and protection of the media", no rating was given because the media had not been covered in previous reports.

It however notes that access to information and media freedom are threatened by plans to establish a media tribunal and the proposed protection of information bill.

Comments
  • Made_In_SA - 2011-06-28 15:53

    I wonder why?

      Jelly - 2011-06-28 16:16

      I stopped wondering Made_In_SA..... We all KNOW they are incompetent and corrupt, dont need some independent report to tell us that!!! Zuma and his government will go down in history as the WORST thing that happened to our beautiful country post apartheid!

      Jelly - 2011-06-28 16:16

      I stopped wondering Made_In_SA..... We all KNOW they are incompetent and corrupt, dont need some independent report to tell us that!!! Zuma and his government will go down in history as the WORST thing that happened to our beautiful country post apartheid!

      USSA - 2011-06-28 16:19

      Because they said so.....lol (and...oh yes...it is also true)

      USSA - 2011-06-28 16:19

      Because they said so.....lol (and...oh yes...it is also true)

      TheUgly - 2011-06-28 16:24

      Oh... It's because we have evil retards running the place.

      TheUgly - 2011-06-28 16:24

      Oh... It's because we have evil retards running the place.

      Schalk - 2011-06-28 21:44

      Yes, Made_In_SA, we all know it, but unfortunately the voting "sheeple" do not. But the wheels are slowly turning. The world realized that apartheid through intelligent design was evil. Now it is slowly realizing that apartheid through gross incompetence, negligence and immorality is just as evil. I just wish we could speed up the process.

      Schalk - 2011-06-28 21:44

      Yes, Made_In_SA, we all know it, but unfortunately the voting "sheeple" do not. But the wheels are slowly turning. The world realized that apartheid through intelligent design was evil. Now it is slowly realizing that apartheid through gross incompetence, negligence and immorality is just as evil. I just wish we could speed up the process.

      Mr Wendal - 2011-06-29 12:20

      Bloody agents, Get out of my studio!

      Spyker May - 2011-06-29 18:27

      Here are some suggestions.., Abraham Lincoln said: "...you cannot make a poor man rich by making a rich man poor..." It was later (loosely) paraphrased as part of the TEN CANNOTS written by Reverend William J.H. Boetcker in the early 20th century. Reprinted in a column by Ann Landers, quoted in a speech by Ronald Reagan, and have been read into the US Congressional Record. "You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift." "You cannot help small men by tearing down big men." "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong." "You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer." "You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich." “You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.” "You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred." "You cannot establish security on borrowed money." "You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence." "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." See the above juxtaposed over what happened to those who took SA to be one of the strongest- and most prolific economies (some say THE strongest at the time...) in the world in 1960's and 1970's. Then compare it with the corrupt, inept, criminal, basket-case banana-republic that is SA some forty years later, NOW GO FIGURE...

      Roman Moroni - 2011-06-30 02:37

      Spykerman, some interesting points there. Firstly detractors will quickly point out to you that SA's economy was not that strong in the early 90's, but they conveniently omit the impact of sanctions they coaxed the world to impose with promises of how good the new government will be - well the evidence is now there for everyone to see - I hope the Bob Hawke's etc. of this world suffer this pain for the rest of their lives. Then, isn't it interesting that Pres REagan and Maggie Thatcher tried to implement these principles in their economic policy, and nowadays they are being ostracised for it - well after the GCF maybe an apology to those administrations will be in order because the opposite of those principles (spending yourself out of trouble, running up huge debt etc) sure as hell got us in a lot of trouble - and we haven't seen the end of it yet.

      Spyker May - 2011-06-30 17:11

      Roman.., Tx, yours = an equally noteworthy post. Albeit my intention was not to substantiate the actor-come-president of yonder, my short stint on this planet (at least) has demonstrated no less than one paradoxal verity – as long as you can blame somebody who is/are unable to defend themselves, you can pretty do what you feel like - viz absolute indemnity. PS – Reagan had left us with a few equally noteworthy quotes, ie before his cerebral functions left him, eg he once said.., On my way here there were people with placards (referring to the archetypical scrawny-built lefty hippies) saying “make love not war”.., well, the one’s I saw, could not do either...

      Mike - 2011-07-01 11:44

      @Samuel - you left out the word "Black" after "Most"

  • hermannb - 2011-06-28 15:54

    What's New Pussy Cat ?

      oh.wow - 2011-06-28 16:02

      Everything in the report is what we know all ready, lets hope something gets done about it now. would be great to be able to feel safe living in SA

      oh.wow - 2011-06-28 16:02

      Everything in the report is what we know all ready, lets hope something gets done about it now. would be great to be able to feel safe living in SA

      McDaNife - 2011-06-28 16:17

      So everything has been spelt out, now we want some action. Whatever big brother will always be watching all you politicians sitting on their backs doing fokall

      McDaNife - 2011-06-28 16:17

      So everything has been spelt out, now we want some action. Whatever big brother will always be watching all you politicians sitting on their backs doing fokall

      Samuel - 2011-06-29 09:26

      It is very simple - Most Africans are too lazy and dishonest to work for their money. And Im embarressed to admit that.

      Mike - 2011-07-01 11:46

      @Samuel - you left out the word "Black" before "Most"

  • PMG - 2011-06-28 15:56

    And as useless as the ANC are,they still retain 62% of the vote - how stupid is your average ANC voter?O,well you get what you vote for.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-28 16:26

      Exactly.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-28 16:26

      Exactly.

      FON - 2011-06-28 16:45

      This is what they do: The uninformed (read uneducated) just don't know any better. What's going on with our education system? BINGO! So the ANC keeps the people "stupid" thus securing future votes. All this until everything is gone. Until they finally drive all the "European imperialists" out of the country. Then they can have their wasteland and beg for scraps, just like the rest of Africa.

      FON - 2011-06-28 16:45

      This is what they do: The uninformed (read uneducated) just don't know any better. What's going on with our education system? BINGO! So the ANC keeps the people "stupid" thus securing future votes. All this until everything is gone. Until they finally drive all the "European imperialists" out of the country. Then they can have their wasteland and beg for scraps, just like the rest of Africa.

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-28 16:57

      Without generalising: I wonder what the total IQ of anc voters are? Black, white, pink, purple, green, who cares!

      MrSpiderman - 2011-06-28 16:57

      Without generalising: I wonder what the total IQ of anc voters are? Black, white, pink, purple, green, who cares!

      Meanleader - 2011-06-29 11:03

      To plaigerise one of our more infromed commentators :: The aNC is the choice of the Sheeple !!!!! Brilliant innit ?

      Wizard101 - 2011-06-30 09:23

      Ja and the rest of SA must suffer the consequence

      Daemos1 - 2011-06-30 10:06

      That's how a democracy works, didn't anyone tell you

      Allrightythen - 2011-10-03 15:37

      Good point, I am at a loss to understand how and why non-tax payers get to decided how the tax that they have not contributred to, should be spent? Scholars, people in jail, unemployed and a number of others should not get to vote. That way contributors get to decided and those that do not are motivated to get off their ass and work to get an opportuntity to vote. Democracy is based on a theory that most people are relatively educated and have enough common sense to vote...in South Africa we have 30% of the population sleeping with others that have HIV so let us not say that common sense is that common. Democracy here could work on a points system that a weighting is added to your vote based on your education, contribution to tax, employment, etc. All political candidates should have no criminal record and at least a degree in economics and political science. Then clever people will get voted into government. The fact that the ANC want 11 official languages so that the vast majorities of people would never find a text book in their language and will remain ignorant and carry on voting for them sort of undermines this idea.

  • corro51 - 2011-06-28 15:56

    And there I was thinking what a fine job they are doing. Just goes to show...

      Samuel - 2011-06-29 09:26

      It is very simple - Most Africans are too lazy and dishonest to work for their money. And Im embarressed to admit that.

      Wizard101 - 2011-06-30 09:24

      @ Samuel we get what you are saying don't have to say it over and over and over...........

      Mike - 2011-07-01 11:47

      @Samuel - you left out the word "Black" before "Most"

  • Sydney - 2011-06-28 15:57

    Put that in your pipe!!

      Jaco Smit - 2011-06-28 17:31

      lol

      Jaco Smit - 2011-06-28 17:31

      lol

      Gazza69 - 2011-10-03 15:33

      Looks like the ANC govt got a G for woodwork.......

  • Paulus - 2011-06-28 15:58

    Prob just another report. If it gets denied long enough, people will forget about this as well and nothing will continue to happen. And people wonder why saffers are negative about government and our future. Its not looking to rosy...

  • Frankie - 2011-06-28 15:58

    Remember, they're ALL wrong - we, the SA gavarnmunt and all it's loyaal sappotaas are right! And anything vaguely relevant is "definaitaly out of context"...

  • jakkals - 2011-06-28 16:00

    I'm thinking about that scene in "Titanic", where the band leader says "gentleman, it has been a pleasure", starting that heartfelt song and then everything starts falling apart... Yup, we are going down, Jordan we are going down...

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-06-28 16:21

      Down.........

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-06-28 16:21

      Down.........

      Heiku - 2011-06-28 17:07

      "rich woman and children first"

      Heiku - 2011-06-28 17:07

      "rich woman and children first"

      Jaco Smit - 2011-06-28 17:32

      only this time without nice live music

      Jaco Smit - 2011-06-28 17:32

      only this time without nice live music

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-28 18:23

      haha...no not rich woman and children first....zuma and malema and the cronies first...the rest watch their hero's sail away and suffer

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-28 18:23

      haha...no not rich woman and children first....zuma and malema and the cronies first...the rest watch their hero's sail away and suffer

      WhoGivesAshi - 2011-06-29 11:33

      This country is f@cked.

      Roman Moroni - 2011-06-30 02:41

      @THE.SRG - that is what p@#%@$#%s me off so much. Once everything is stuffed the likes of Zuma and Malema will have the money they stole to relocate to a sympathetic country, but my heart bleeds for the 30-odd million who will not have that luxury.

      TheUgly - 2011-06-30 15:27

      @Heiku - LOL! (Thanks I needed that)

  • Kevin King - 2011-06-28 16:00

    I agree with Kolobe and Polio, Helen Zille wrote this report.

      Meis81 - 2011-06-28 16:07

      And you are braindead!! Move to Zim, thats the kind of country you like, moron.

      Meis81 - 2011-06-28 16:07

      And you are braindead!! Move to Zim, thats the kind of country you like, moron.

      Uthando - 2011-06-28 16:16

      I dont think she's got that much time to waste on pondering over a problem she already knows exists, she's too busy trying to find a solution to the problem. While the ANCrap are busy trying to find who to blame for the problem. I hope that makes sense to you - but I wont bet my R1 on it.

      Uthando - 2011-06-28 16:16

      I dont think she's got that much time to waste on pondering over a problem she already knows exists, she's too busy trying to find a solution to the problem. While the ANCrap are busy trying to find who to blame for the problem. I hope that makes sense to you - but I wont bet my R1 on it.

      Boels - 2011-06-28 17:11

      Kevin, that's actually funny. (Looking around) Am I the only one getting the joke? (whispering) Kevin, it is a joke right?

      Boels - 2011-06-28 17:11

      Kevin, that's actually funny. (Looking around) Am I the only one getting the joke? (whispering) Kevin, it is a joke right?

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-28 18:29

      kevin king kong the gorrila....you are a stupid twat....go live in zim you pilik

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-28 18:29

      kevin king kong the gorrila....you are a stupid twat....go live in zim you pilik

      Kevin King - 2011-06-29 13:00

      Yes this is a joke! But thanks for the colourful comments!

      Psychotron - 2011-06-29 14:01

      I wonder where kolobe and Polio are?

      Warren - 2011-06-29 20:03

      They have clocked off early for the weekend. (Yes, I know it's only Wednesday.) They will be back at 10:00 AM at their jobs by the municipality on Monday morning.

      Rascal - 2011-06-30 09:31

      Could the ANC please remove their f-ugly posters from our lamp posts?! Its been more than a month now since the election. You see Kolobe, Polio and Kevin King...ANC can't even deliver that basic service!!!!!

      Clive - 2011-06-30 12:46

      Helen Zille is a loyal South African who wants her country to succeed, and is far better equipped to lead than the spineless, clueless Jacob Zuma and his sycophants. Comments about her being responsible for this report are proof of the average intelligence of ANC suuporters, who seem to bury their heads in the sand rather than face facts.

  • MandlaSithole - 2011-06-28 16:00

    How wonderfull!! If there were marks for everytime our gorvenment went wrong, SA would receive full marks. Julius in particular would have a PhD. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moeletsi-The-President/205134709529957

      Meanleader - 2011-06-29 11:09

      And Zuma would have a degree in rocket science !!!

      allie - 2011-06-29 15:18

      And he`s got a moers rocket in his pocket

  • oh.wow - 2011-06-28 16:00

    Everything in the report is what we know all ready, lets hope something gets done about it now. would be great to be able to feel safe living in SA

  • Bill - 2011-06-28 16:01

    Par for the course...!

  • Eric West - 2011-06-28 16:02

    No surprises, here. After all, the incompetent and corrupt ANC is in charge!

  • Thandi - 2011-06-28 16:04

    I am truly surprised that they didn't get a red rating in every single category. Even the green rating for holding successful elections seems a bit dodgy, considering the intimidation, tampering and gerrymandering that goes on with every election in SA.

      Nintendo - 2011-06-28 16:12

      really? Thandi really? are you for real? why not comment with substance? like why must we pay for these institutions to tell us what is already glaring, like why does it take 5 overstaffed institutions to tell us this?

      Nintendo - 2011-06-28 16:12

      really? Thandi really? are you for real? why not comment with substance? like why must we pay for these institutions to tell us what is already glaring, like why does it take 5 overstaffed institutions to tell us this?

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-06-28 16:23

      Bet they get a green for parting,and drinking and dancing. what else?? oh yes, corruption,theft.............

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-06-28 16:23

      Bet they get a green for parting,and drinking and dancing. what else?? oh yes, corruption,theft.............

      tracer - 2011-06-28 18:32

      @nintendo...i'm trying to figure out why you are attacking thandi, but for the life of me i cannot figure it out???? are you illiterate? Are YOU for real?

      tracer - 2011-06-28 18:32

      @nintendo...i'm trying to figure out why you are attacking thandi, but for the life of me i cannot figure it out???? are you illiterate? Are YOU for real?

      tracer - 2011-06-28 18:33

      in fact nintendo, please highlight the substance in your comment, i can't see that either.

      tracer - 2011-06-28 18:33

      in fact nintendo, please highlight the substance in your comment, i can't see that either.

      Samuel - 2011-06-29 09:23

      It is very simple - Most Africans are too lazy and dishonest to work for their money. And Im embarressed to admit that.

      Meanleader - 2011-06-29 11:12

      Might your apparrent dislike for Thandi have something to do with her name and associated nationality ...cos I cannot for the life of my understand why you would attack an otherwise intellegent and truthfull observation . Begone member of the third Reich !!

      Wizard101 - 2011-06-30 09:29

      @ Nintendo can you see the thumbs down on your comment,you are the weakest link goodbuye!Or in Afrikaans Jy is te dof!Fokof!

  • Clinton - 2011-06-28 16:06

    Amandla!

  • one-way - 2011-06-28 16:07

    Well there goes The Pr!@k Of The Week Award. The citation; Despite fierce competition, stiff opposition they perservered and snatched it from under the nose of no less fearless a fighter, Jubs Baby!

      Matt - 2011-06-28 16:30

      They stopped handing out a weekly award, in favour of a lifetime achievement pr!@k award for Juju :-)

      Matt - 2011-06-28 16:30

      They stopped handing out a weekly award, in favour of a lifetime achievement pr!@k award for Juju :-)

      Bidartbru - 2011-06-28 16:49

      Mal-Ema received the life time achievement award for being the biggest d00s of all time. His trophy was a massive butt-plug, roughly the size of a of a large water-melon. This was inserted without lube.

  • Rich - 2011-06-28 16:13

    shocked much!?!? idiots.

      franssmith100 - 2011-06-28 21:18

      @Phiwe; the article refers and focusses on the "REPORT". you opened your comment "I've seen plenty of REPORTS that look favourably towards the ANC from International agencies who are somewhat immune from the media crusade (against the ANC).." - So by implication you have said exactly that (You have compared this REPORT to incorrect media REPORTS against the ANC.)

      Meanleader - 2011-06-29 11:25

      @Phiwe ..... Zille ..clueless ??? Well ...where do I start . You are like the rest of the criminal ANC cabal ...criticising success while covering up corruption and dishonesty , incompetance and uneducation ... I wonder if your mother has ever been kind enough to tell you that your lack of intellect shows when you try and sound intellegent . To the rest of us ...you look humourously challenged by your IQ . Now go find a tender to cheat .

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 12:50

      I'm thrilled meanleader :) Goodness knows how I made it to one of the best Uni's in the UK...I'm talking cream of the crop, mate ;) haha

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 13:00

      My achievements speak for themselves, I dont need to prove anything to you. The obvious issue with you of course is that my opinion is not the one you hold, if I were to say something in line with what you all seem to agree with (which is not something I disagree with incidentally that things could be better) then you'd revere me as intelligent. So really the aspersions you cast toward my intellect are relative...perhaps you lack any real substance in what you have to say in relation to the comments I have made, so you choose the easy route, a cretins route, and say oh you have an IQ of a banana or something like that. Maybe you dont have any discussion points...my festering annoyance at the attack on my intellect has turned to pity really. I pitty you sir

      franssmith100 - 2011-06-29 19:28

      Phiwe, that is just the problem.. you have not achieved anything yet - you only think you have. You make me think of the Malema's of africa, want to get paid (want recognition) before the job is done?

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 19:52

      @frans - ahhh you know me that well, do you? I have achieved quite a bit, more than most academically ;) which was being called into question in this case

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 19:56

      and certainly you dont need to have achieved anything to form a good opinion.

      franssmith100 - 2011-06-29 20:36

      @phiwe - you know what they say about opinions...."it is like arseh#l$s, everyone has one".

      Daemos1 - 2011-06-30 10:09

      So does yours smell better than everyone else's

      Pekkie - 2011-10-03 14:56

      You just showed off without proof, people will never respect that bro, Time to rethink how you comment or are you looking for a pat on the back? Good for you with all your achievements, lets hope you make a positive difference with it! Thats all that matters at the end of the day, stop trying to tell people how much you have achieved and start contributing, ie: Dont indulge the Trolls!

  • Heiku - 2011-06-28 16:16

    More info on APRM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Peer_Review_Mechanism

  • Barry M - 2011-06-28 16:20

    Now there's a surprise!!

  • Walker - 2011-06-28 16:21

    Just goes to show, our politicians aren't occupied with what really matters. Instead of wasting time on name changes, stealing tax payers' money, flying their families around and talking nonsense etc. they should do what the were "elected" to do.

  • OZNOB - 2011-06-28 16:24

    THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL EVER SEE THEM ACT FAST IS WHEN SOMEONE BURNS DOWN ONE OF THEIR BUILDINGS OTHERWISE ITS BUSINESS AS USUAL

  • peter the gr - 2011-06-28 16:25

    . . . and what did you expect??? Still coming of cheap anyway!!

  • Slapper - 2011-06-28 16:26

    It didn't need a genius to work this out. Even the most avid ANC supporter must feel that this entire Government is a shambles.

  • Nkulekweni - 2011-06-28 16:26

    What is the point? Will the government change its ways because of the publication of the report?..NO. Will South African citizens finally do something about the continued mismanagement of their country? ...NO. We will sit and discuss our discontent over glasses of wine, whisky and umqombothi and watch while we rot like the rest of the continent...The utter contempt that rulers of Africa show for the people of this mother continent is beyond belief. Do we deserve this really ...do we?

  • jock - 2011-06-28 16:26

    like our schools the govt thinks it only needs a 30% pass rate to keep the masses happy but the masses will wake up one day and see the govt does not care one little bit about them

  • Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-28 16:27

    OK, so how do we fix this?

      Joker - 2011-06-28 16:53

      @rob our ANC cadres earns millions a month. Don't you think it's their job to fix it? I mean cummon why should we do their jobs for them?

      Joker - 2011-06-28 16:53

      @rob our ANC cadres earns millions a month. Don't you think it's their job to fix it? I mean cummon why should we do their jobs for them?

  • nic - 2011-06-28 16:27

    Spot on. Sadly they will respond that this report was written by white agents who wants to undermine the revolution...

  • Matt - 2011-06-28 16:27

    Everyone knows the ANC is useless, even overseas - but honestly, what will such a report achieve? Will it push the ANC to perform better? Nope. Will it make overseas countries push SA to improve? Nope. So what does it achieve?

  • TheUgly - 2011-06-28 16:28

    Anybody feel that glitch in the matrix?

  • al_bundy - 2011-06-28 16:29

    One cannot explain to a group of village idiots the concept of iodicy.

  • theprodigy - 2011-06-28 16:30

    lets face it the ANC suck, the left, the centre & the right,or whatever they are?

  • JRotten@24.com - 2011-06-28 16:32

    How can the media publish findings without a single reference to the credentials of the persons doing the report? Who in heck is "Civil Society"!?

  • Jerry Lamola - 2011-06-28 16:34

    how do u measure xenophobia? I think the formula might help in reducing the red status.Why are they not giving our gov those formula to reduce crime?

  • Thembisile - 2011-06-28 16:34

    Well said Mandla, poor of the poorest but still vote for the ruling party,it makes one wonder.

  • Bemused - 2011-06-28 16:42

    Does anyone in government actually care what is said about them? I doubt it and therefore predict that the report will not be taken any notice of. The corruption and incompetence will go ahead as if no one has said a thing.

  • Nkulekweni - 2011-06-28 16:55

    Conspiracy Phiwe, all around us conspiracy ...why oh why does everyone want to put our dear government down..when in fact our unemployment figures are the lowest in the developing world, our education system the best in the developing world, our crime rate the lowest in the developing world and of course corruption...what corruption? What fools are these who do not realise that ours is the best country to be in the developign world.

      Felix - 2011-06-30 11:04

      Replace 'developing' with 'fifth'... We do have the second highest murder rate in the WHOLE world according to the guiness book of records, bloody agents with tendancies.

      spetsnazlaz - 2011-06-30 12:36

      The reason you ANC supporters see it as the land of honey is because your standards are so low.

  • spetsnazlaz - 2011-06-28 17:04

    South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favor of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others.

      Phiwe - 2011-06-30 16:20

      You sir are an imbecile. Why do you think AA favours the majority? Why do other countries introduce AA in the first place? 1994 marked a period when black folk had the support and opportunity to build their own wealth. As a result there is quite a number of good, honest business men an women who have millions of rands since.

      Phiwe - 2011-06-30 16:29

      all you need to do is think and you will understand...this is assuming you can! A lesson in history could also help, you should look at black history more closely (you know it's not just about slavery and oppression and suffering)...maybe you will change your tune a bit ;)

      Pekkie - 2011-10-03 14:59

      Ok sorry Phiwe here i thought you were an achiever according to earlier posts but when you start a sentence with You sir are an imbecile, make you one!

  • hi1@24.com - 2011-06-28 17:10

    I don't think this is negative at all. This means that we can't get worse.......................or maybe....

  • World Traveler - 2011-06-28 17:26

    Interesting! I wonder what Zuma and his dislocated government think?

  • OLIBO - 2011-06-28 17:28

    I guess white people would love to see another white president of South Africa. Never again shall this country have a white first lady ... oops ... that means Trevor and Tokyo have no chance! Can you imagine Australia, Canada or UK with a black prime minister?

      Nkulekweni - 2011-06-29 13:38

      Too immature

      kitchenboy3 - 2011-06-30 11:11

      Frankly Mate, i would not care what colour our President is as long as he does what he is supposed to do which is govern my integrety and in the best interest of the people. and carefull about discounting black prime ministers, they said the USA would never have a black President either

  • Newsferret - 2011-06-28 17:39

    A very interesting report and I can agree with most. Where the report falls flat is that it asks the police to be soft on the criminals, but does not ask the criminals to be soft on their victims.

  • World Traveler - 2011-06-28 17:41

    Captain Morgan for President! All together now.... Viva Captain Morgan!

  • Dog!! - 2011-06-28 18:02

    @ Phiwe, my dear dear friend. You tend to believe that the ANC has done nothing wrong, and whatever bad news is released by the media is exaggerated by the people. Just one question, how many Municipalities are either insolvent or on the brink of insolvency? How many still has huge bills outstanding with Eskom? How many are unable to pay their staff and are hiring an expensive vehicle for the Mayor? What was the average annual salary increase of municipality staff over the last 17 years in comparison to the average Union wage negotiations? If you have a positive answer scaling above 50% (except for salary increase) then the ANC have done bloody good but that is not the case. So get a grip in life and admit reality the ANC has stuffed up!!

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 16:03

      i didnt say that...you people should stop misquoting me

  • Babba x - 2011-06-28 18:03

    Under the ANC gavamint, Neva. Blame it on apartheid or Verwoerd.

  • cheffy - 2011-06-28 18:05

    i can see this as a fair and true report, however imagine if for years you were a second or third class citizen and your generation before that... imagine if you were given a pot of honey, would you or would you not stick your finger in the honey pot of course you would or at least be tempted to try a few fingers full. ok so now it is time for the government, PM and any one else in power to put a stop to this and treat everyone as an equal and sort South Africa out, create employment (there is enough to do) put a stop to illegal immigrants....the crime would go down, do fair tender, proper housing for all and stop wasting tax payers money ect ect the list goes on.................. forget about black and white, we should be unite but still after many years we are sadly not. this is a fantastic country and we should be proud of what we have and be the envy of every other country.

  • africrealist - 2011-06-28 19:31

    Once you have been in europe you can evaluate how bad things are in good old SA we surely live in a Banana republic.

  • franssmith100 - 2011-06-28 19:55

    So, our highly educated Phiwe will disregard the entire report (just like the anc government) rather than try and improve their performance and learn form it...... Incidently, this is the "APRM". The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the member states of the African Union (AU) as a self-monitoring mechanism. It was founded in 2003. The mandate of the APRM is to encourage conformity in regard to political, economic and corporate governance values, codes and standards, among African countries and the objectives in socio-economic development within the New Partnership for Africa's Development. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Peer_Review_Mechanism

      Phiwe - 2011-06-29 15:04

      you really need you eyes checking...I said I agreed with report.

  • M. Khoza - 2011-06-28 21:28

    Bla bla .. look for faults any anything/system and u will find faults

      Felix - 2011-06-30 11:08

      Why look for them? They are glaringly obvious thanks to the blatant lack of accountability.

  • amabok - 2011-06-29 08:24

    not surprising and nothing will be done.

  • 50something - 2011-06-29 08:25

    No surprises here, yet they get voted back into power??? If it comes to electoral intellegence, it is surely a red - not likely to improve in the near future ...