Black Consciousness, Agenda Setting and Public Policy in South Africa
Social Sciences
Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2018, Pages: 161-164
Received: Jun. 20, 2018; Accepted: Jul. 5, 2018; Published: Jul. 27, 2018
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Sechaba Khoapa, Department of African Studies, Howard University, Washington, USA; Department of History and Political Science, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, USA
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Abstract
The central focus of this textual analysis and research is to provide an overview and theoretical explanation of how public policy in South Africa has been chosen for inclusion based on the agenda setting practices of local media and government. The suggested notion behind the agenda setting practices is that they are instituted at the social, political and economic marginalization of the grass roots population which in fact comprises nearly 65 percent of the South African population. In addition, there is an examination of the Black Consciousness ideology of Stephen Bantu Biko and its historical and fundamental foundations in an attempt to address the social, political and economic empowerment of the grass roots population in South Africa. By offering Black Consciousness as development policy through a specific public and political agenda; economic and political equality in South Africa can be achieved.
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Black Consciousness, Critical Discourse, Agenda Setting, Poverty and Inequality, Public Policy
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Sechaba Khoapa, Black Consciousness, Agenda Setting and Public Policy in South Africa, Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2018, pp. 161-164. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20180704.12
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