The latest Corruption Perceptions Index has ranked South Africa on 73rd place among 180 participating countries, assigning 43 points out of 100 to the Republic.
The index is based on a Transparency International (TI) survey and ranks candidates according to their perceived levels of corruption, particularly, in the public sector. The statistics is further organized in a point system, in which zero is a very high rate of corruption and 100 — an absolutely clean country.
SA scored the same number of points for two years in a row and appeared to be as corrupted as, for instance, Morocco and Suriname. Denmark (88 points) has been chosen as the leader of the ranking and Somalia (10) showed the worst result.