The annual Corruption Perception Index released on Tuesday says the perception of corruption in South Africa remains the same as it was last year.
South Africa retains the same score of 43 out of a 100.
Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis says South Africa falls into a category of countries below the 50 mark who are deemed to have a serious corruption problem.
Yes, we haven't done worse but we need to do a whole lot better. And one of the problems with the index is that the survey in which the results are based is six to nine months old and a lot has happened in South Africa that might cause us to move further down the index.— David Lewis, Executive director Corruption Watch
He adds that the Corruption Perception Index is not a population survey, it is a survey conducted on decision-makers who are presumed to be experts in their fields.
If ordinary people were surveyed, the results may have been different.— David Lewis, Executive director Corruption Watch
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