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Corruption in the South African Police Service Civilian Perceptions and Experiences

"This paper has sought to detail the experiences and discourse that inform the current widespread lack of trust and public perception of corruption in the SAPS. The ordinary citizens who participated in this study proposed strongly that the simpl...

Does Personal Experience of Bribery Explain Protest Participation in Africa?

"This paper examines the effect of direct experience with bribery on collective action using survey data on reactions of citizens to a hypothetical situation of corruption as the first dependent variable and participation in protests as the second...

Efficacy for Fighting Corruption: Evidence from 36 African Countries

Corruption is a major obstacle to economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. The practice of demanding or expecting monetary or other benefits in exchange for preferential treatment has plagued the global South, and high-profile r...

Better but not Good Enough? How Africans see the Delivery of Public Services

Africa has long been characterized as a continent of strong societies and weak states. This image suggests that, compared to an informal sector rich in networks of self-help, mutual aid, and private entrepreneurship, public sector institutions are...

Small Improvements, Not yet a 'New Dawn': South Africans Still See High Levels of Corruption

In his first State of the Nation Address, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (2018) announced “a new dawn” signaling the end of “all the negativity that has dogged our country,” including perceptions of widespread corruption under his predece...

Perceptions and Realities of Corruption in South Africa

Corruption is a growing concern in South Africa and cases are regularly detailed in the news media. This survey focuses on the importance of corruption among government officials and representatives as perceived by the public. It also compares the...

Mauritians Trust their Institutions but Say Corruption is Growing

"Mauritians trust their political institutions but are increasingly concerned about corruption, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. More than two-thirds (69%) of Mauritians say corruption increased “somewhat” or “a lot” over the year preceding ...

Cabo Verdeans want more Government Action Against Corruption / Cabo Verdeanos querem mais ação do governo contra a corrupção

Cabo Verde has long enjoyed a reputation for financial transparency and severe sanctions against fraud, bolstered by its independent central bank, independent judiciary, and Court of Auditors. Despite a few corruption scandals involving current ...

Citizens Views and Experiences of Corruption: Africa 2019

Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account. More than this,...

Les Milieux D’affaires et Politique vus Comme le Siège D’une Corruption Croissante au Niger/ Business and Political Circles Seen as the Seat of Growing Corruption in Niger

The phenomenon of corruption is fairly entrenched in Niger, according to Transparency International (2018), which ranks the country 114th out of 180 countries. Faced with this scourge, the High Authority against Corruption and Assimilated Offenses...

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