Perceptions of corruption in South Africa will be under the spotlight again on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, when Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, releases its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

The CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople. The index captures specific manifestations of public sector corruption, which range from bribery, diversion of public funds, effective prosecution of corruption cases and adequate legal frameworks, to access to information, and legal protections for whistle-blowers, journalists and investigators.

South Africa has not stood out in recent years, unless for its mediocre ranking and score. For the first time in its 27-edition history, the 2021 CPI will offer a comprehensive look at a decade of corruption, revealing if the country has improved, regressed or stagnated over the last 10 years.

Report release details:

Date:                    25 January 2022

Time:                    08h00

The CPI will be available electronically on Corruption Watch’s website from 08h00 on Tuesday.

Embargoed materials are available on request.

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Phemelo Khaas:                              083 763 3472