The State of Transparency in South AfricaNEWS
As part of our preparation and efforts to assist the South African government in the fulfilment of their OGP commitments, ODAC has undertaken multi-stakeholder engagement with civil society members and groupings focussing on transparency. These consultations have resulted in an overview of the current transparency environment in South Africa entitled: “TRANSPARENCY IN SOUTH AFRICA: A civil society review to facilitate South Africa’s Open Government Partnership Interventions”.
You can download this document from the newly established South African civil society OGP monitoring website, here.
For ODAC, this document and the website serve as the fundamental starting points for our continued engagement in the Open Government Partnership. Our Director, Alison Tilley, has just completed offering her exceptional expertise in transparency at the OGP conference (Brasilia), to assist in the monitoring of South Africa’s OGP commitments. We anticipate that this will be an exceptionally important forum moving forward for furthering open government in South Africa, while providing accountability and guidance.