Media representation of political leadership in SA
Sibusiso Nkomo gave this week's lunchtime seminar on the media representation of political parties in South Africa during the early Zuma presidency. To understand how news media describes political leadership occurs in South Africa, the focus was on reporting on political leaders and their intrigues. The research made use of content analysis and combined political science and media studies literature.
Sibusiso is the Afrobarometer Network assistant operations manager for communications based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town. He oversees and supports country-level and global results disseminations, both by providing direct management and technical assistance to national partners and by mentoring/training Afrobarometer regional communications coordinators. He also works on building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and ensure Afrobarometer’s engagement in important policy debates.