Co-authored by Dr Ugljesa Radulovic, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg
The Gloomy Picture
Corruption in South Africa has significant implications for the country’s progress.
The state capture affair, exemplified by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, including Organs of the State (commonly referred to as the Zondo Commission), exposed how political figures and private interests colluded to manipulate state institutions for personal gain.
This gravely undermined the country’s democratic institutions, eroded public trust, and diverted resources from essential public services.The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is an annual publication by Transparency International that assesses South Africa’s corruption levels relative to other nations. A lower CPI score indicates a higher degree of perceived corruption.
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