Business unusual: perceptions of corruption in South Africa

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dc.description.abstract Around three-quarters (74%) of all South Africans believe the incidence of corruption has increased in the past three years, while 10% feel it has declined and 12% report that it has remained unchanged over the period. In recent years, there has been mounting attention and concern focused on corruption scandals involving the police, politicians and the nations' business elite, to the extent that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recently proclaimed that the country has reached a tipping point in its battle against corruption. In this article, Steven Gordon, Ben Roberts, Jare Struwig and Siphesihle Dumisa examine public attitudes towards corruption in the country. The results show high levels of dissatisfaction with the problem and widespread support for tougher action. To better understand attitudes towards corruption in South Africa, the authors used data from the 2011 South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), conducted annually by the HSRC since 2003. The survey consists of nationally representative samples of South Africans aged 16 years and older living in private households. A total of 3 057 respondents took part in the 2011 survey which included a module of questions designed to reflect attitudes towards corruption. en
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dc.subject CORRUPTION en
dc.title Business unusual: perceptions of corruption in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 10(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle HSRC Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7344 en
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dc.PageNumber 12-15 en
dc.outputnumber 5991 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S., Roberts, B., Struwig, J. & Dumisa, S. (2012) Business unusual: perceptions of corruption in South Africa. HSRC Review. 10(2):12-15. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Roberts, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Struwig, J. en
dc.contributor.author4 Dumisa, S. en

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