The Psychological Impacts Of Corruption In South Africa

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The impacts of corruption in South Africa, “Corruption impedes a state’s ability to use its available resources to progressively achieve the full realization of [socio-economic] rights because national resources are instead diverted into the pockets of public officials, or because development aid is mismanaged, misused or misappropriated.” (Carrier, 2008: 7). The psychological impacts of corruption are that foremost it endorses immoral choices and opposition for acquiring tenders does not depend on who is able to keep down charges somewhat, the competition is about the magnitude of the kickback and who is able to afford the said bribe amount and not earn the tender on merit( PPP Project document). Another drawback about corruption is that “service delivery and related policies become distorted if allocation and prioritization is determined by bribes. It means a few benefit at the expense of many which reinforces existing socioeconomic inequality.”(Cramer: 3). Corruption furthermore has an influence on development and investment, particularly in states in need of foreign investment. It has also been observed that “corruption has established its own political economy. It accounts for a significant chunk of business activity.”(Heywood, 2013:1). The impacts that corruption have on a countries democracy, and hindrance that it has will be illustrated as follows. It has been argued that “is an important indicator of the performance of a political system and show that high levels

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