Survey reveals bribery is rife in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng

The 2016 Ethics Institute South African Citizens' Bribery Survey has revealed that a significant number of South Africans find it difficult to navigate daily life without paying a bribe.

According to the 4500 respondents across the country's five provinces, the average bribe amount stands at R2200.

The top five reasons for paying a bride were to avoid traffic offences, to secure a job, to obtain a driver's license, to be awarded a tender and to receive unauthorised discounts from businesses.

Below are some of the survey's findings in the provinces where interviews were conducted:

  • Free State & Western Cape 14% of respondents said they knew someone who had been approached for a bribe
  • Gauteng 28% of respondents said they knew someone who had been approached for a bribe
  • Limpopo 12% of respondents said they knew someone who had been approached for a bribe
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal 32% of respondents said they knew someone who had been approached for a bribe

The survey also highlighted that people from low income groups (with earnings of R100 000 per annum) were more vulnerable to bribery as compared to higher-earning individuals (R500 000 per annum).


This article first appeared on 702 : Survey reveals bribery is rife in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
 R2 200 is what you'll pay for a bribe in South Africa - survey

R2 200 is what you'll pay for a bribe in South Africa - survey

SA Citizen’s Bribery Survey shows that the average bribe amount in South Africa has risen by R195.

Bribery and corruption on the rise in corporate SA, claims survey

Bribery and corruption on the rise in corporate SA, claims survey

ENSafrica's annual anti-bribery survey shows a steep hike in cases of bribery and corruption, says forensic expert Steven Powell.

Anti-corruption campaign calls on whistleblowers to expose bribery

Anti-corruption campaign calls on whistleblowers to expose bribery

The Justice Alliance of South Africa started the Expose It campaign to help lift the lid on corruption and bribery in SA.

China executes civil servants who take bribes of $463 000 or more

China executes civil servants who take bribes of $463 000 or more

Take a bribe of between $1 and $462 999 and you’re faced with a lengthy jail sentence. Take $463 000 and you’re dead.

Mbalula in a predicament over Fifa's 2010 World Cup bribery confirmation

Mbalula in a predicament over Fifa's 2010 World Cup bribery confirmation

The football governing body says the millions paid by Safa to a development fund constitutes a bribe to host the 2010 World Cup.

FIFA confirms a bribe for SA to host 2010 World Cup

FIFA confirms a bribe for SA to host 2010 World Cup

702's Xolani Gwala explores today's big story - a Fifa confirmation that SA paid a $10 million bribe for the 2010 World Cup.

Popular articles
Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

Highly-criticised world athletics body's rule could end Caster Semenya's career

She faces ongoing complaints from rivals about having an "unfair advantage" on the track, but how fair is this proposed IAAF rule?

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Cape plumber designs device to ensure geyser water doesn't go down the drain

Wattapac is a water-saving bladder and pump designed to help plumbers save as much as 1 000 litres of water a day.

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Staff at CPT hospital threaten to resign after Parly visit

Khayelitsha Hospital staff claim they were ill-treated in front of patients during a visit by a Parliamentary Select Committee.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.