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 its mediocre ranking and score. Over the past 10 years of the CPI, the country has achieved neither significant gains nor losses, but continues to hover around the middle of the table, consistently (except for 2010 and 2007) posting a score of under 50, which indicates a significant corruption problem.
Year Score Rank
2015 44/100 61/168
2014 44/100 67/176
2013 42/100 72/177
2012 43/100 69/176
2011 4.1/10 64/183
2010 5.4/10 54/178
2009 4.5/10 55/180
2008 4.9/10 54/180
2007 5.1/10 43/180
2006 4.6/10 51/163