The abuse of power by those who took oaths to protect the public has been highlighted as a major issue for South Africans by graft watchdog, Corruption Watch.
The lobby group released its annual corruption report and it showed 2,382 cases were registered during 2015.
More than 10,000 people have reported corruption since the organisation’s inception in 2012. The report’s authors say the nature of the reports received suggest a more informed public better able to understand their own role in taking a stand against corruption.
A key element of the participation that we encourage is for members of the public to report experiences of corruption to us.
The corruption hotspots in 2015 were schools, which make up 16% of overall reports during the year, followed by traffic and licensing at 12%, immigration at 6% and housing and healthcare at 5% and 3% respectively.
The, abuse of power constituted the bulk of corruption reports at 38%, followed by bribery at 20% and procurement corruption at 14% of the total.