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Most in SA believe corruption worsened under President Cyril Ramaphosa – survey

16 September 2021 1:06 PM
Tags:
State Capture
Cyril Ramaphosa
Corruption
Mandy Wiener
Afrobarometer
The Midday Report
2021 Afrobarometer
Institute for Justice & Reconciliation
Jaynisha Patel

Charlotte Killbane interviews Jaynisha Patel of Inclusive Economies at the Institute for Justice & Reconciliation.
  • South Africans rank the South African Police Service as the country’s most corrupt institution. One in four people admits to paying a bribe to a Saps member

  • The Presidency, municipal councillors, and members of Parliament are not far behind

  • One in five people says they’ve paid a bribe for a document such as a passport or a license

FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa outside Luthuli House on 12 May 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/Eyewitness News.

South Africans believe that corruption in South Africa worsened under the Presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa, according to the 2021 Afrobarometer survey.

About 64% of those surveyed perceive corruption to have increased in the past year while 49% see it as having increased a lot.

Only 15% of people say corruption has improved.

Charlotte Killbane interviewed Jaynisha Patel, Project Leader for Inclusive Economies at the Institute for Justice & Reconciliation (scroll up to listen).

We surveyed 1200 people across the country across various demographics… The questions are straightforward…

Jaynisha Patel, Project Leader for Inclusive Economies - Institute for Justice & Reconciliation

At the top of that [corrupt] list, we had Saps… it has been for the last decade… 56% of people say that all or most Saps officials are involved in corruption, followed by 53% who say the President and his officials… 51% say local government councillors… 50% say members of Parliament…

Jaynisha Patel, Project Leader for Inclusive Economies - Institute for Justice & Reconciliation

… corruption is deeply entrenched at every level of state institutions…

Jaynisha Patel, Project Leader for Inclusive Economies - Institute for Justice & Reconciliation

One in four people says they’ve paid Saps to avoid a problem with them. One in five people says they’ve paid a bribe for a document like a passport or a license, or to receive assistance from Saps…

Jaynisha Patel, Project Leader for Inclusive Economies - Institute for Justice & Reconciliation



16 September 2021 1:06 PM
Tags:
State Capture
Cyril Ramaphosa
Corruption
Mandy Wiener
Afrobarometer
The Midday Report
2021 Afrobarometer
Institute for Justice & Reconciliation
Jaynisha Patel

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