Show simple item record Ubisi, S. V. 2019-05-21T13:22:49Z 2019-05-21T13:22:49Z 2018
dc.description Journal article published in the 3rd Annual International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives, 04 - 06 July 2018, Stellenbosch University, Saldahna Bay, South Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to analyses the importance of accountability in execution of government functions. Accountability refers to the willingness of a person or organisation to clarify the use of all resources received from stakeholders and is one of the aspects of good governance. Section 195 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 provides for the basic values and principles that govern public administration in South Africa. Accountability is one of these basic values and principles provided by section 195 (1) (f) of the Constitution. The administrators in government departments are accountable for allocated budgets, programmes, projects and other public functions to legislatures and they should avoid silo approaches in the execution of their public responsibilities. This is a conceptual paper and it argues that the involvement of various stakeholders in execution of government functions hampers service delivery and catalyses lack of accountability. This paper concludes that an accountability tool is required to assist the citizens to hold public servants and government service providers accountable for their own actions. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 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 PDF en_US
dc.subject Accountability en_US
dc.subject Citizen report card model en_US
dc.subject Citizens, Democracy en_US
dc.subject Good governance en_US
dc.subject Public participation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government accountability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration -- Citizen participation en_US
dc.title Accountability as one of the basic values and principles governing public administration in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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