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The perils of over-criminalising sports corruption

By Ubong UdoeyoFirst published on the Global Anticorruption Blog Although the fight against corruption has traditionally focused on corruption in government, the anti-corruption community has started to pay more attention to corruption in other spheres. One particularly prominent concern is corruption in sports. This topic includes not only corruption in the major sports associations (think Read more >

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 >

TI calls for stakeholder action in beneficial ownership appeal

South Africa, despite commitments made several years ago, has to date failed to establish a public register of beneficial owners – the person or people who ultimately benefit from a company’s operations. This laxity allows government officials to continue doing business with the state, despite a prohibition of such, and shell companies to continue to Read more >

Media advisory: launch of Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020

Members of the media are invited to a webinar launch of the Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020 report. The event takes place on 2 December, and is hosted by Corruption Watch and the ODI, an independent London-based global think tank, in partnership with the National Business Initiative. The report evaluates the transparency of corporate reporting Read more >

Open letter to G20 finance ministers from civil society

From Amnesty International, CIVICUS and Transparency International 13 October 2020 Dear G20 finance ministers, As you meet this week, we are writing to you to encourage you to take concrete actions in order to build a better future through a just recovery by investing in people and ensuring that funds being made available reach those Read more >

SA falling behind in action against foreign bribery

In 2018 Transparency International released a further edition of its Exporting Corruption survey, a progress report which rates countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The OECD convention requires signatory countries to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures.  That report highlighted South Africa’s failure to Read more >