South Africa: Freedom from corruption

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 South Africa

Freedom from corruption index (0-100)

 Latest value 48
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 48
 Min - Max 40 - 57
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1995 to 2023. The average value for South Africa during that period was 48 points with a minimum of 40 points in 2019 and a maximum of 57 points in 1998. The latest value from 2023 is 48 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 180 countries is 45 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Africa - Freedom from corruption - recent values

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South Africa - Freedom from corruption - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Freedom from Corruption index for South Africa from the Heritage Foundation uses mostly the data from Transparency International, an NGO that tracks corruption perceptions around the world.
Definition: The score for the Freedom of corruption index is derived primarily from Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. For countries that are not covered in the CPI the freedom from corruption score is determined by using information from internationally recognized and reliable sources. Higher index values denote lower level of corruption.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 43 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 48 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 6 2023 points
 Business freedom 65 2023 points
 Labor freedom 72 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 77.00 2023 points
 Trade freedom 72 2023 points
 Investment freedom 45 2023 points
 Financial freedom 50 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 56 2023 index points
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