Media release

Government will not participate in media performance scorecards

01 December 2010

1 December 2010

During this time of the year, some media outlets publish scorecards which claim to assess government’s performance for the period January to December.

The assessments are unscientific and based purely on media clippings and the opinions of individual journalists rather than on concrete evidence of government performance.

After careful consideration and review, government has decided not to participate in any media scorecard process because these are unscientific and not reflective of government performance in its entirety.

Government has rigorous evaluation and monitoring systems, especially now with the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation having been established.
Also, the timing of the scorecards is not aligned to government’s full-year reporting cycle, which runs from the beginning of April of one year to end of March of the next year.

It is against this background that the decision was taken not to participate and/or engage the media on the scorecards.

For enquiries, please contact:

Themba Maseko (Government Spokesperson)
Cell: 083 645 0810

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)


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