Corporate Governance Compliance at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

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dc.contributor.author Maphetshana, Bukelwa
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-10T13:37:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-10T13:37:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23709
dc.description A research report submitted to the faculty of management, University of the Witwatersrand, in 25% fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Management (in the field of Public and Development Management). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research examines the existence and the degree of compliance and adherence to corporate governance processes and practices in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Its purpose was to examine whether the SABC as an institution has any corporate governance standards, and if those standards exist, whether they are adhered to, and the role of management in advancing or hindering organisational effectiveness. This research followed an interpretative social science approach. The approach adopted by the study is a qualitative approach. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews using purposive sampling. Three critical findings emerged from the study. First, that the SABC does have the right corporate governance internal systems, but fails to comply with them. Secondly, there is lack of effective leadership and stability in the SABC. The continuous change of senior strategic managers, with six Chief Executive Officers and four different boards of directors within the period of five years that the research focuses on has been detrimental to the institution’s stability. Thirdly, the nature of the relationship between the SABC and the government has compromised the organization. Based on the findings, the conclusions of this study are that the SABC leadership and management have failed to apply proper corporate governance standards, due to the weak leadership structure, and in some cases due to external factors such as the influence of government in the operations of the organization. The prevailing current situation has impacted on the effective implementation of corporate governance. The study recommends that the organization reviews its corporate governance practices and commit to acceptable corporate governance standards. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title Corporate Governance Compliance at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian GR2018 en_ZA


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