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Counting the covert: Using data to understand corruption in South Africa
24 November 2014

This monograph investigates concerns about quantifying corruption in South Africa. There is no standardised system for classifying or analysing corruption, which makes the interpretation of available information very difficult. The monograph puts forward a more clearly defined system for categorising corruption. It uses this to consider the circumstances in which corruption becomes visible and to interpret corruption data from victimisation surveys and agencies such as the Special Investigating Unit, the South African Police Service and Public Service Commission.

About the author

David Bruce is an independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and violence. From 1996 to 2011 he worked at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. He has a master’s degree in public and development management from the School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

This monograph was made possible with support from Ford Foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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