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AU: 2018 is the African anti-corruption year

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran First published on the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) The African Union (AU) has marked 2018 as the African anti-corruption year, with the theme of Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. Anti-corruption activists and organisations across the continent will be happy to hear this. It comes at Read more >

Corruption Challenges Index: unexpected result for SA

There can be no doubt that South Africa is grappling with serious public and private sector corruption issues at present, issues that are undermining the population’s faith in government and corporates alike, and denting the economy as well as the country’s image. Several indexes are released each year that present the worldwide corruption situation in Read more >

Corruption fight not lost as long as resistance continues

By David Lewis First published in The Star Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on Wednesday, scores South Africa at 45 out of 100, a minuscule improvement on our 2015 score of 44. Our ranking has declined from 61 of 168 countries in 2015 to 64 of 176 countries in 2016. Of the Read more >

SA moves up a notch on CPI, but murky deals pose a risk

Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016, which each year ranks a wide range of countries in relation to perceptions about levels of corruption in their public sectors, was released today. Local TI chapter Corruption Watch reports that South Africa’s score has improved slightly, moving one place up on the scoring table from 44 Read more >

2016 CPI shows tiny gain for SA, but fight must go on

Not much has changed for South Africa in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index, released today by Transparency International (TI). Using surveys and questionnaires, the index ranks countries on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean), in terms of their perceived levels of corruption. With a 2016 Read more >

2016 CPI to be released this week

Global anti-corruption organisation Transparency International releases its 22nd annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. This year’s index ranks 176 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople. South Africa has not stood out in recent years, unless for Read more >

Graft should send a shiver down SA’s spine

Each year the release of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index generates a predictably polarised South African response. Some insist that it understates our problem. Others argue that it is part of a “cold war” waged by developed counties against developing countries, another platform for discrediting developing country governments by luming them with responsibility for a Read more >

Distrust in leaders grows as corrupt eclipse graft busters

By David Lewis First published in Business Day THE results of Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index, released this week, hold mixed news for SA. Our ranking has improved from 67 in the 2014 survey to 61 out of 168 countries surveyed last year. Our score, at 44, has remained the same, with 100 perceived as Read more >

CPI shows that South Africa is holding steady

Transparency International’s (TI) authoritative Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015, released today, shows South Africa’s score of 44 on the index remains unchanged from 2014, while the rank has shifted favourably from 67th to 61st, indicating that perceptions around the extent of corruption in South Africa are stabilising somewhat. A country’s score refers to the perceived Read more >