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Ahead of the G20 summit, Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme will be launching the results of the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index for these states, including South Africa, on Friday, 13 November 2015 at 00:01 GMT.

Eight of the G20 states assessed in the index receive either D or E grades, representing either a high or very high risk of defence corruption.

South Africa, a significant troop contributor to UN missions with 6 000 personnel deployed on internal and external missions, was at particular risk of corruption on operations. But there are concerns across all risk areas. Political considerations were found to play a strong role in appointments and promotions, and have resulted in an absurdly high ratio of generals per soldier, undermining the professionalism of the military, and destroying morale.

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