Challenging corruption: changes in the public recognition of corruption as a societal priority in South Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): B.Roberts, J.Struwig, S.Gordon, N.Mchunu
KEYWORDS: CORRUPTION, PUBLIC OPINION, SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS)
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-june-2017/results-from-sasas
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9865

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Abstract

Corruption in South Africa has become a source of considerable debate over the last decade. The subsequent rise of social movements and anti-corruption protests has created the impression that citizens are becoming more aware of, and concerned with corruption. In this article, Benjamin Roberts, Ngqapheli Mchunu, Steven Gordon, and Jare Struwig examine survey data on the public concern with corruption over the past fourteen years to determine whether such assumptions can be corroborated with empirical evidence.