South Africa: Corruption perceptions - Transparency International

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 South Africa

Corruption Perceptions Index, 100 = no corruption

 Latest value 43
 Year 2022
 Measure points
 Data availability 2001 - 2022
 Average 45
 Min - Max 42 - 51
 Source Transparency International
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 2001 to 2022. The average value for South Africa during that period was 45 points with a minimum of 42 points in 2013 and a maximum of 51 points in 2007. The latest value from 2022 is 43 points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 177 countries is 43 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: The Corruption Perceptions Index is an indicator of perceptions of public sector corruption, i.e. administrative and political corruption. The indicator values are determined by using information from surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions.

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