South Africans are most likely to pay bribes for traffic fines, a survey by the Ethics Institute showed on Wednesday. Securing a tender could cost more than R80,000. However, the average bribe declined to R1‚550 in 2017‚ from R2‚200 in 2016 and R2‚005 in 2015. Most bribes were paid for traffic offences (39%)‚ driving licences (18%)‚ to secure jobs (14%)‚ to receive public services (8%) and to avoid criminal charges (7%). Respondents said EFF leader Julius Malema was the most committed to busting corruption‚ followed by DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Malema got the vote of one in five participants (18%) while Maimane scored 17% in the 2017 Citizens’ Bribery Survey. No other leader got more than 10% of mentions.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.