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CPI shows that South Africa is holding steady

Transparency International’s (TI) authoritative Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015, released today, shows South Africa’s score of 44 on the index remains unchanged from 2014, while the rank has shifted favourably from 67th to 61st, indicating that perceptions around the extent of corruption in South Africa are stabilising somewhat. A country’s score refers to the perceived Read more >

CPI: not all good news, but not all bad

Transparency International’s (TI) 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today, shows that while corruption is still prevalent around the world, people can succeed in the fight against the scourge when they stand together. The CPI reveals that more countries improved their scores in the 2015 edition of the index, than declined. South Africa did not Read more >

Corruption Perceptions Index launch: 27 January

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its 21st annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 05h00 Berlin time (04h00 GMT). This year’s index ranks 168 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 12 surveys covering expert assessments and views of Read more >

SA fares poorly in the global Corruption Perceptions Index, yet again

Today’s release of Transparency International’s (TI) 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, highlights again the gradual erosion of trust in South Africa’s public sector. Corruption Watch notes with great concern that the country has again scored below 50.  According to TI, a score below 50 indicates a significant Read more >

Minimal CPI improvement for SA

Transparency International’s (TI) 20th Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has been released today. The annual index ranks countries or territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The lower the score, which falls between 100 and 0, the more corrupt the country is perceived to be. Out of 175 countries scrutinised, South Africa managed to Read more >

How will SA fare in the 2014 CPI?

Transparency International’s (TI) 20th Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) will be released on 3 December. This year's index ranks 175 countries or territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The lower the score, which falls between 100 and 0, the more corrupt the country is perceived to be. In 2013 South Africa did not Read more >

Nicky Rehbock: our woman in Berlin

Valencia Talane Many young people from around the world gathered in Brazil in November 2012 for the Transparency International (TI) annual anti-corruption conference. One of those was Nicky Rehbock, who was the editor of the Corruption Watch website at the time. She was so moved by the work of the global organisation – and particularly Read more >

2013 Corruption Snapshots

By Kavisha Pillay 2013 has been a year tainted with allegations of corruption of all kinds, many of which made newspaper headlines across the country. Corruption Watch takes a look at this year’s big corruption-related stories. JANUARY  North West legal fees – 2 January The North West’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) announced that Read more >

CPI 2013 – South Africa in the African context

Transparency International (TI) has launched its annual corruption perceptions index, and South Africa has not improved noticeably on its score of 43 and ranking of 69 for 2012. Last year the country dropped two places on the sub-Saharan Africa rankings, from seven to nine, and this year it drops another place to 10. The index Read more >