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

The second South African Citizen’s Bribery Survey, which is sponsored by retailer Massmart-Walmart revealed that the average bribe amount in South Africa has risen by R195 over the last year to R2 200 in 2016.

According to Kris Dobie, manager at the Ethics Institute of South Africa, 4 500 interviews were conducted in five provinces across the country at Massmart stores.

Survey respondents said the top five reasons for resorting to bribery are to avoid traffic offences (36%); to secure a job (18%); to obtain a driver’s licence (15%); to get a tender (7%); and to receive unauthorised discounts from business (4%).

The poor are most affected, those earning less than R100 000 per annum they find it more difficult to go through every day life without paying bribes.

Kris Dobie, Ethics Institute of South Africa

What are they asked bribes for? For most of those groups, is for traffic offences.

Kris Dobie, Ethics Institute of South Africa

For the lower income groups they pay bribes for jobs and for the higher income group, the second prominent thing is paying bribes for tenders.

Kris Dobie, Ethics Institute of South Africa

Listen further to hear what South Africans pay bribes for:

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