HSE University Anti-Corruption Portal
Comparison of countries
South Africa
Republic of Korea
Indices
Overall Score:
44 out of 100
Rank:
70 out of 180
Rank:
46 out of 141
Overall Score:
0,58 out of 1
Rank:
52 out of 139
Overall Score:
86 out of 100
Overall Score:
119 out of 150
Rank:
15 out of 136
Overall Score:
7,39 out of 10
Rank:
33 out of 114
Overall Score:
62 out of 100
Rank:
32 out of 180
Rank:
16 out of 141
Overall Score:
0,74 out of 1
Rank:
20 out of 139
Overall Score:
74 out of 100
Overall Score:
97 out of 150
Rank:
46 out of 136
Overall Score:
8,09 out of 10
Rank:
19 out of 114
International Cooperation
UN
OECD
G20
FATF
BRICS
AU
UN
OECD
G20
APEC
FATF
South Africa
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2004.
  • The review under the second cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The country report is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 2007.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 3 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • Member of the FATF since 2003.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • BRICS Member since 2011.
  • BRICS Presidency is scheduled for 2023.
Republic of Korea
  • The UN Convention against Corruption was ratified in 2008.
  • The review under the first cycle of the Implementation Review Mechanism is completed. The executive summary is available here.
  • The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions was ratified in 1999.
  • The country is undergoing Phase 4 evaluation of the implementation of the Convention. The report is available here.
  • G20 Presidency in 2010.
  • The documents adopted under the Presidency of the Republic of Korea are available here.
  • APEC’s member since 1989.
  • Member of the FATF since 2009.
  • Evaluation Report on compliance with the FATF recommendations is available here.
  • The Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization was ratified in 2011.
Main Legislation
South Africa
  1. Public Service Act 103 of 1994, (English);

  2. Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000, (English);

  3. Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004, (English);

  4. Public Service Amendment Act 30 of 2007, (English);

  5. Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members’ Interests for Assembly and Permanent Council Members, (English).

Republic of Korea
  1. Criminal Act: Articles 129-135, 357
    (형법, 조항 129-135, 357), (Korean/English);

  2. Act on Preventing Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions
    (국제상거래에 있어서 외국공무원에 대한 뇌물방지법), (Korean/English);

  3. Improper Solicitation and Graft Act
    (부정청탁 및 금품등 수수의 금지에 관한 법률), (Korean/English);

  4. Public Interest Whistleblower Protection Act
    (공익신고자 보호법), (Korean), (English);

  5. Act on the Prevention of Corruption and the Establishment and Management of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
    (부패방지 및 국민권익위원회의 설치와 운영에 관한 법률), (Korean), (English);

  6. Act on the Establishment and Operation of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking Officials
    (고위공직자범죄수사처 설치 및 운영에 관한 법률), (Korean), (English);

  7. Act on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest Related to Duties of Public Servants
    (공직자의 이해충돌 방지법), (Korean), (English);

  8. Public Service Ethics Act
    (공직자윤리법), (Korean), (English);

  9. Code of Conduct for Public Officials
    (공무원 행동강령), (Korean), (English).

Anti-Corruption Bodies
South Africa
  1. Investigating Directorate, (English);

  2. Public Service Commission, (English);

  3. Special Investigating Unit, (English);

  4. Special Tribunal, (English).

Republic of Korea
  1. Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission
    (대한민국 국민권익위원회), (Korean/English);

  2. Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking Officials
    (고위공직자범죄수사처), (Korean).

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