Tuesday, December 13, 2005

South Africans believe that politicians are corrupt - study

Transparency International’s latest annual worldwide survey on corruption shows that South Africans believe political parties are the most-corrupt institutions in the country. According to the report between 51 and 70 percent of South Africans believe that corruption greatly influences political life. This places South Africa on par with countries such as Bulgaria, Cameroon, France, Russia and South Korea. The report was released on Monday, a day before the United Nations convention against corruption comes into effect. The convention, signed by South Africa, enables countries to recover assets and money that rulers stole in the past, as well as to curtail money laundering, corruption and bribery more effectively.

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