An index released earlier this year by Transparency International paints a grim picture of the state of corruption around the globe. The index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50 out of 100, with an average score of 43.
South Africa scored 43. The Corruption Index in South Africa averaged 46.79 points from 1996 – 2017, reaching an all time high of 56.80 points in 1996 and a record low of 41 points in 2011.
Countries with lowest levels of corruption:
- New Zealand
Countries with highest levels of corruption:
- South Sudan
Click here for the full CPI 2017 report.