Corruption in South Africa

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 57 points in South Africa for 2017. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result South Africa ranks 73rd. So, compared to other countries it is slightly below average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2017 the level of corruption slightly raised. In the long term, it has also risen moderately in recent years.

The ranking is led by New Zealand with a value of 11. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (91 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here International Ranking of Corruption


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Development of corruption in South Africa 2003 - 2017

Development of corruption in South Africa

Development of the corruption index in South Africa 2003 - 2017

YearSouth AfricaØ AfricaØ worldwide
20175767.956.9
20165568.557.1
20155667.757.5
20145667.456.8
20135867.957.4
20125766.756.8
20115970.759.7
20105571.159.9
20095371.359.7
20085171.459.8
20074971.560.1
20065471.559.1
20055571.459.1
20045470.858.3
20035671.357.6


All data are evaluated annually by Transparency International. For 2017 a total of 180 countries of all continents have been surveyed. The original "Corruption Perceptions Index" gives numbers from 0 to 100, where 100 ist the worst index (contrariwise here). The official value for South Africa is given as 43 points in 2017. Therefore it would be a Anti-Corruption Index instead of a Corruption Index. For better clarity and an easier optical view of the graphs, these numbers were inverted here.