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Where does South Africa rank globally based on perceived public-sector corruption?

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index records perceived public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories. It uses a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), based on feedback from experts and business people.

In the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index, South Africa slipped one point to rank 43rd globally. This index measures perceptions of public sector corruption in 180 countries, scoring them on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Despite some progress in combating corruption, this ranking indicates that corruption is still perceived as a significant issue in South Africa's public sector. The country shares this position globally with Benin, Bulgaria, Ghana, and Senegal.

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