Wednesday, November 18, 2009

South Africa drops to 55th place in corruption index

Expect the people who specialise in telling us how wonderful our government and country is "alive with possibility" to either ignore this abysmal stat or otherwise attempt to put some shine on shit.

This is the fruits of Zuma & cronies' efforts of the past year. Maintaining mediocrity. In case you're wondering, that's a slip of 34 places since our 21st placing in 1995. Damn, there goes the claim that the apartheid government was just as corrupt.

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South Africa is perceived to be the 55th least corrupt country in the world. This is according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2009 released by Transparency International on Tuesday (see here).

South Africa's CPI score, which measures perceptions of public-sector corruption in a country, dropped from 4,9 in 2008 to 4,7 in 2009. The country dropped one place on the ranking from last year.

New Zealand, with a score of 9,4, was regarded by those polled as the least corrupt country in the world; Somalia, with a score of 1,1, the most corrupt (see table below.)

3 Opinion(s):

peter said...

Dropping 34 places in just 14 years! At this rate the bottom of the list is within reach.
With Zuma and the future president Malema nothing is impossible.
I predict another 34 places drop can be achieved with the next 5 to 10 years.

Anonymous said...

This is just shocking. Once a first world country and now a banana republic in a short 15 years. Way to go ANC!

Anonymous said...

Can't keep good commies up ...