The big picture
What is corruption?
Corruption is an obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. It increases poverty and inequality.
Many acts of corruption deprive our citizens of their constitutional and their human rights.
How to stop it
If you have suspicions that some form of corruption is taking place, you should report it.
Corrupt activity hinders development, contributes to the depletion of the public purse and distorts markets furthering hindering local and foreign direct investment.
Consensus on what constitutes good governance, and particularly good corporate governance, is emerging around the world.
Corruption and international perceptions of corruption in South Africa can be damaging to the country’s reputation and create obstacles to foreign investment, flows to the stock market, global competitiveness, economic growth and ultimately to the development and upliftment of our people.
Stats & reports
A selection of statistics and reports, from local and international sources, which shine a light on corruption