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corruptionwatchEngineering News reports that the tenth edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) Africa has revealed that the police service is considered the most corrupt institution.  

Released on African Anti-Corruption Day, the GCB report revealed that a global average of 47% of people believe that most or all police are corrupt and in South Africa, this figure rises to 49%.  Transparency International in partnership with Afrobarometer conducted the survey between the end of July and September 2018.  A recent Corruption Watch report, ‘Corruption in Uniform’, highlights the alarming levels of corruption in the policing sector in SA, with 19% of the respondents using police services reportedly having paid a bribe to the police, up from 3% recorded in 2015.  In SA, a staggering 70% of citizens believe that the government is not doing enough to tackle corruption, 45% believe local government officials are highly corrupt, 44% say government officials and members of Parliament are corrupt; and 37% believe that most or all business executives are corrupt.  On a more positive note, 57% of South Africans surveyed believe that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.

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