n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Ethics in police management and administration : a South African perspective

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Within South African society there are many who believe that widespread corruption, maladministration and unethical practices occur in the public sector in general. In an opinion survey 73 percent of the respondents indicated that they believe most of the officials working in the public sector are involved in corruption, while 64 percent asserted that the Government is wasting the taxpayer's money. Although there are no definite figures for the amount of money involved in corruption, estimates run into R20 billion (Preliminary Draft Discussion Paper on Corruption and Ethics in Gauteng 1998: 3). The foregoing statement confirms that ethics and corruption go hand in hand.

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