The Citizens' Bribery Survey 2017 shows that bribery is on the increase in South Africa.
Head researcher of the Citizens’ Bribery Survey, Kris Dobie says they sampled about 5 000 people and asked them basic questions about their experiences of bribery.
He says 37% of respondents knew someone who had been asked for a bribe in the past year. In 2015 the same figures were 26%, meaning the numbers increased significantly.
They were asked if the bribe was paid and about 27% said yes they knew someone who paid for a bribe and in 2015 that was sitting at 20%.
It will quite interesting to see what it will look like next year but currently it does look like bribe is on the increase.— Kris Dobie, Head researcher of the Citizens’ Bribery Survey
A bribe is when one person gives another person something for that person to abuse the power in which they were entrusted.— Kris Dobie, Head researcher of the Citizens’ Bribery Survey
To hear more on the bribery survey, listen below: