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Bribery‚ procurement irregularities‚ embezzlement and stolen resources were the most common forms of corruption in SA for the first half of 2018. ((Graphics emailed separately to newswire)) That is according to the latest "Analysis of corruption trends" (ACT) report by Corruption Watch. The civil society organisation received 2,469 reports of corruption in the first half of 2018. Most complaints related to schools‚ municipalities‚ police‚ licensing centres‚ state-owned entities (SOEs) and the health sector. The report defines corruption as the "abuse of entrusted power for private gain". Bribery topped the list‚ followed by procurement irregularities and embezzlement. Gauteng was the looters’ paradise‚ with almost two in five complaints coming from the province (39.8%). It was followed by KwaZulu-Natal‚ with just less than one in every 10 complaints (9.6%), and the Western and Eastern Cape sharing third place, each with 6.5% of complaints. Just more than half the reports came from m...

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