South Africa's fight against corruption continues
- It is necessary to demonstrate that no-one is above the law.
- There should be a focus on the criminal justice authorities, the police and the judiciary to function efficiently and demonstrate fairness.
"If corruption and impunity are to 'be a thing of the past' as stated by the African Union in Agenda 2063, The Africa We Want, governments need to take bold steps to ensure rule of law is the reality for everyone. Prosecuting corruption will restore faith among people who no longer believe in the institutions that are supposed to protect them. Transparency and accountability must go hand in hand when tackling corruption."
How did the numbers come about?The CPI is assembled from a compound of surveys conducted during the year by international organisations such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. According to Corruption Watch, the individuals who participated in the surveys were largely public and private sector leaders and academics. The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland and Sweden ranked as the top three countries with the least corruption, obtaining scores of 91, 90, and 89 respectively. To read the full report, click here. Source: Corruption Watch
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