Show simple item record Muswede, T. Thipa, T. 2017-11-22T08:57:14Z 2017-11-22T08:57:14Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-620-73782-1 (Print)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-73783-8 (e-book)
dc.description Journal article, Published in International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA), The 2nd Annual Conference on ‛‛ The Independence of African States in the Age of Globalisation”, July 26-28, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract : In the light of the constitutional responsibility of Chapter 9 institutions in democratic South Africa, the study analyses how the Mail & Guardian newspaper reported on the duties of the public protector as the vanguard of people’s rights between 2014 and 2015. It analyses the editorial ‛‛frames” and ‛‛agenda setting” that highlighted the public protector’s role in exposing corruption and the misdeeds of some senior government officials, particularly on issues of national interest. This is in recognition of the potential influence of the news media on shaping public opinion, which in this case, helped to facilitate open civic debate, mobilise support and buy-in from the citizens towards the advancement of democratic values. Data were collected through content analysis of news articles with reportage on matters arising from the public protector’s scope of operations. Articles for analysis were selected on the basis of their ‛‛news value” criteria where transparency and accountability in the different spheres of governance were prominent indicators. Thematic content analysis was adopted to synthesise data into intelligible findings and conclusion. In the end, the study noted that the press’ editorial coverage of the public protector’s findings helped to stimulate national interest and further gave impetus towards creating awareness about the institution’s mandate in the context of good governance. Thus, the press should be viewed as an invaluable part of the multi-lateral approach that complements effort from other monitoring and control portfolios such as the Auditor General and the Hawks towards the promotion of responsible leadership, good governance and sustenance of a corruption-free society. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA) en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Public protector en_US
dc.subject Accountability en_US
dc.subject Transparency en_US
dc.subject Agenda setting en_US
dc.subject Good governance en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Press -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Press and politics -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government and the press -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government accountability en_US
dc.title South African press, accountability and transparency in governance: an analytic study on the coverage of the public protector’s role in the Mail and Guardian newspaper 2014-2015 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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