Corruption in South Africa

Corruption in South Africa includes the private use of public resources, bribery and improper favoritism. The 2017 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index assigned South Africa an index of 43 out of 100, ranking South Africa 71 out of 180 countries. This ranking represents a downward trajectory with a drop of two points from 45. Countries with scores below 50 are believed to have serious corruption problems.


Corruption in South Africa includes the private use of public resources, bribery and improper favoritism. The 2017 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index assigned South Africa an index of 43 out of 100, ranking South Africa 71 out of 180 countries. This ranking represents a downward trajectory with a drop of two points from 45. Countries with scores below 50 are believed to have serious corruption problems.
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