Corruption Watch will release the second edition of its Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report on 7 August 2018, revealing the latest trends and types of corruption as reported by the public from across South Africa during the first half of 2018. The 2018 ACT report, titled It’s Time to Act, reviews the public’s experiences of corruption in reports submitted to Corruption Watch between 1 January and 30 June 2018. It highlights the primary areas of concern for people living in South Africa, as evidenced by the forms of corruption reported to the organisation. These range from bribery, procurement irregularities, and the flouting of employment processes that enables nepotism and fraudulent qualifications, to embezzlement of funds and theft of resources. The report tracks the worrying increase in reports of sextortion in schools, in which already vulnerable young people suffer further abuse by those entrusted to protect and provide care to learners. Also identified in the ACT report are the six currently trending areas in terms of sector, namely: corruption in schools, municipalities, the South African Police Service, licensing centres, state owned entities and the health sector. The 2018 ACT report will be launched electronically on 7 August 2018 at 10h00.

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