The African Peer Review Mechanism, which reviews member state’s human rights, economic reforms, governance, and the rule of law, has found several areas of concern in South Africa. These, News24 reports, include rising inequality and unemployment, corruption, incidents of xenophobia, and poor service delivery. It has therefore recommended that government develop a barometer to measure inequality and tools to measure the efficacy of transformative programmes such as broad-based black economic empowerment, employment equity, and land reform. It was not all bad news though as the Mechanism also viewed the country’s rule of law, oversight bodies, the advancement of women’s rights, strong refugee protection, and an extensive social welfare net favourably.