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.