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SA languishes in corruption index despite recent cleanup moves

By David Lewis and Janine ErasmusFirst published on Business Live Despite a number of positive developments during 2020 on the anti-corruption front, SA’s score on Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index remains static. There are several possible reasons for this, not least of which is the governing ANC’s apparent unwillingness or inability to tackle corruption in Read more >

2020 CPI: corruption worsens Covid-19 response and recovery

Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today, highlights how corruption has impacted the ability of countries around the world, including South Africa, to manage their health care responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. South Africa has barely shifted its position, coming in once again with a score of 44 and a rank of 69, Read more >

2020 CPI a disappointing case of history repeating itself

Every year around this time, Transparency International (TI) releases its Corruption Perceptions Index – and every year we report on South Africa’s consistently lacklustre showing. In the previous CPI the country scored 44. In 2018 and 2017 it scored 43. Before that, South Africa managed 45 (2016), 44 (2015). 44 (2014), 42 (2013), and 43 Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2020 CPI to be released on 28 January 2021

Perceptions of corruption in South Africa will be under the spotlight again on Thursday, 28 January 2021, when Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).  The 2020 edition of the CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on Read more >

Corruption is a crime against humanity, says Bekel-Thomas

By Kwazi Dlamini Resident UN coordinator in South Africa Nardos Bekel-Thomas warned that when impunity becomes the culture and crimes of corruption are not addressed, it makes citizens lose confidence in democracies, and erodes the legitimacy of government. She was speaking at the annual commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) hosted on the day, 9 Read more >

SA again a lacklustre performer on 2019 CPI

The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today by Transparency International (TI), does not bring any good news for South Africans weary of the never-ending looting, incompetence and malfeasance that have characterised the country in recent years. The darker the colour, the more corrupt the country is perceived to be. Using a scale of zero Read more >

2018 CPI shows failure of AU anti-corruption year

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2018, released today by Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption, is evidence of a world that has not come to grips with burgeoning corruption. This is true for South Africa, as it continues to languish with a score of 43, the same as the previous year, suggesting that Read more >

SA continues to keep dubious company on CPI

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released today, shows just how difficult it is to advance on the global ranking of countries in relation to perceptions about levels of corruption in the public sector. South Africa’s score of 43 represents a drop of two points from 45 in 2016 – a marginal shift, it Read more >