Corruption getting worse - youth

2013-03-06 18:50

Johannesburg - Most young South Africans believe corruption in government is getting worse, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

Sixty-nine percent of the youth surveyed believed there was currently more corruption in government than a year ago, consumer insights company Pondering Panda said.

They also supported the Democratic Alliance's call for naming and shaming of corrupt politicians.

Eighteen percent believed it was at the same level, and eight percent that there was less corruption.

A total of 4 197 respondents, aged between 18 and 34, were interviewed for the survey.

Naming and shaming

"It’s clear that young people see government as stuck in a spiral of corruption and would welcome any measure that helps stop it," spokesperson Shirley Wakefield said.

"As our other surveys have shown, young people feel corruption affects them directly, because it diverts money into the pockets of corrupt politicians and officials - money which could otherwise be used to improve education, infrastructure, and create job opportunities."

Fifty-eight percent of respondents believed there would be less corruption if those found guilty were named, while 38% thought this would have no effect.

The remainder of respondents were unsure about the impact it would have.

"Young South Africans support the naming and shaming of corrupt politicians, but the fact that almost two in five think it won’t change anything shows that there is a significant lack of faith in the government," said Wakefield.

  • SharonE - 2013-03-06 18:58

    You can name them, but you will never shame them. They do not have the moral compass that enables them to experience shame.

      Mark Renton - 2013-03-06 19:07

      SO true!

      Yandisa Mtanyana - 2013-03-06 19:15

      I also dnt see it paying off Sharon, its just not going to get the money to people its intended for. They should be mampumpans criminalised.

      SharonE - 2013-03-06 20:17

      @ Leonard - from your lips to God's ear...

      Deborah Lee Wortmann - 2013-03-06 20:18

      U hit the nail on the head there Sharon

      Tersia Louw - 2013-03-06 21:43

      Agreed, Sharon. How about naming, charging, arresting, trying and jailing? And they'd have to pay the money back as part of the sentence. That would work absolutely for me!

      criticallyhonest - 2013-03-06 21:59

      ......and to some, conspicuous consumption and indifference are shows of strength, power and leadership. That is the principle of leadership in places such as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Cuba and a few more. SA is well on the way

      Corrupted Zuma - 2013-03-06 22:03

      To all ANC supports! We all know you support thief's, corruption and are racist. Please proof to me what the ANC has offered you the last 4 years. This call is not for corrupted government tax thief's or there family. And please do not mention that the ANC has done this and that with our tax money because any one in power could do that. Let me tell you what you got the last 4 years as a ANC supporter: 160 rhinos killed in 2 months More police men convicted of crime More death in police custody Bantu Education system Highest petrol price ever E-tolls Worst public hospitals ever Lowest Rand exchange ever Lowest Rating ever Food security is the lowest Worst water system ever (go to many towns and see for yourself) Highest electricity price (except if you stay in a township) Highest unemployment rate ever Highest tax and rates Highest rape in the world Highest farm killings in the world High crime rate Most racist political party Most corrupted president in the history of SA Most corrupted government ever Most UN-legal immigrants in the world Please feel free to add to the list:

      Dave - 2013-03-07 11:20

      @Leonard....I havent liked the term "Born Free's" but yes, they were, and their minds also seem to be free to explore, examine and determine, we shall wait and see in 2014

  • KDP - 2013-03-06 19:08

    One word, "Nkandla"!

  • Lindy Jeffery - 2013-03-06 19:09

    Sies! Nkandla is shameful.

      KDP - 2013-03-06 19:22

      Lindy, so true. Except for e-toll scandal, Nkandla mansion paid with taxpayer funds, is the worst!

  • Niels Nilsson - 2013-03-06 19:13

    Funny thing is, come elections and they are promised jobs and houses, they just vote for them again.

      Hayley Diedericks - 2013-03-06 20:14

      They are gullable and Naïve!!

  • sam.makua.10 - 2013-03-06 19:17

    Who r these so called young south africans? Laughable! News24 are cut and pasting like its going out of fashion. Pathetic, pathetic

      Tersia Louw - 2013-03-06 21:45

      You wish, Sam! The youth have their eyes wide open. And they can and will vote.

      procold2 - 2013-03-07 08:41

      thats why the education dept is in a shamble, cANCer does not want the youth educated, just goes to show the youth are educating themselves

  • taetjo.mathabatha - 2013-03-06 19:18

    One word, ANC!!!

  • William Mohlolo - 2013-03-06 19:29

    Anc is failing us big time. Police corrupt, Education corrupt, Transport corrupt, Provinces corrupt!! This country is going down daily because of your ignorance. What Zuma is saying? His silence shows that our country have no leader. Zuma must speak out and act against his corrupt comrades. Anc is going to lose votes or will be taken out of parliament next year if they do not change way of leading. You are corrupt people and you are a disgrace to the nation!!

  • Adrian van der Merwe - 2013-03-06 19:35

    That is the only way the ANC will stay in power is through corruption!!!

  • Gavin Bryant - 2013-03-06 20:11

    AND 100% of old people believe there is more corruption in government than a year ago!

  • Deborah Lee Wortmann - 2013-03-06 20:12

    Wow only 69%!!! still a ton of gullable people out there!!!

  • BraSteve Myaluze - 2013-03-06 20:13

    Naming and shaming? We already know who they. How about firing and arresting them?

      Tersia Louw - 2013-03-06 21:46

      And charging and jailing them and making them give the money back!

      Omnivore - 2013-03-07 12:07

      Spot on! This is the true tragedy - the corrupt in SA flaunt it and nothing is done.

  • Interesting - 2013-03-06 20:30

    One word. Corrupt. Unless you think paying 40million tax payers money for a website is not. Wake up

  • Interesting - 2013-03-06 20:32

    Viva anc viva! What a joke.

  • Michael Peters - 2013-03-06 20:41

    Well, lets hope this so called youth will have enough brains to give the ANC a lesson in the next general election and vote them out of power.

  • markjack.deppe - 2013-03-06 20:54

    Anyone out there still having faith in this government is definitely a MORON. In this day and age there is no way you still can have faith in this government. They cannot govern, be it from police to schools, to business projects. Everything this government touches turns to FLOPS.

  • Palesa Petunia Khauli - 2013-03-06 22:41

    How will naming and shaming make the issue better or bring change? Rather name, arrest and shame after the law has taken its course

  • Patricia Donalds - 2013-03-07 00:05

    US DoD study on random polygraphs for personnel. "the polygraph is the single most effective tool for finding infomation people were trying to hide." - DoD, NSA RANDOM. Break the code. Break the culture.

  • Joburg Comment - 2013-03-07 06:45

    Take back the country

      Marc Ross - 2013-03-07 10:08

      We need a new liberation movement. If we dont stand up to the Government this abuse will go on and on. We the people are like a woman who is abused by her husband. The abuse will continue untill we say enough is enough. NO more. RISE UP people. If we dont make a stand we are all to blame for every rape, every murder, every hungry child. We overthrew the Apartheid goverment. We can overthrow these criminals. Or we can sit on News24 and say "tut tut this is so bad". A bully will always be a bully until he is confronted. Then they reveal themselves as the cowards they are. GET UP, STAND UP, STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS. The time to fight is now, before it is too late.

  • kenny.kwenamore - 2013-03-07 07:52

    Corruption has become government policy and anyone fighting corruption is fighting government policy

  • Thandaza Buthelezi - 2013-03-07 08:45

    If u know of someone how do u go about naming and shaming without putting your life and that of your family in danger!! Can u do it anonymously?

      karen.glautier - 2013-03-07 09:04

      You can go through crime line in Johannesburg, Radio 702 also has a toll free line you can phone anonymously and leave info.

  • john.stoltz.904 - 2013-03-07 10:18

    If the ANC Government is truly serious about corruption, they will promulgate a law that will prevent guilty persons from being active in politics, and may not be employed by the state/parastles/corporate institutions.

  • ravin.govinden - 2013-03-07 10:50

    Name them , shame them and then take all back from them, that will help improve the economy.

  • jaco.skalkwyk.3 - 2013-03-07 11:51

    Lol. Die jeug maak hul besluit gebaseer op wat? Feite of news24 berigte? Dink nie hulle behandel poletiek op skool vlak nie, so op die ou end is dit `n grap om statestiek neer te le deur pondering panda. Dis so goed hulle doen `n opname onder die jeug van Iraq se situasie. Hulle sal net kan komentaar lewer as hulle iets op die nuus gesien het, maar verder is daar geen manier, tensy hulle self daar was, om `n feitlike opinie te gee nie.

  • Ernica Stanford - 2013-03-07 11:55

    There might be hope for our country yet. If our youth are bright enough to see what this government is up to, then we just might have a chance. They will make sure their voices are heard. Remember June 16th. Except our youth of today have far more at their diposal to get their opinions across!

  • nawhal.majietarmien - 2013-03-07 12:04

    I'm so over naming and shaming, get the money back, and don't let them get back into politics

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2013-03-07 12:20

    KDP well said "NKANDLA" is the bigest one

  • Benson Mzwamadoda Madala - 2013-03-07 12:36

    Nkandla will continue soon as long as Thandabafazi is still a President and something we must bere in mind they done already the burget he will take the money from there before he can realise that he's going out for president.For now as South African we have to know that these people they are filling their pocket by millions as they dought that they are not going win by the next election.Our money is feeding their children,making up&down doing nothing some of them taking bafazi each and every year ministers visiting and eat some millions just for a day. This country I dont know where is going to.

  • Benson Mzwamadoda Madala - 2013-03-07 12:52

    Im very shame about tata Mandela for fighting for this country and stay in jail for so many years because now he dont even see what happen in this country. Theres something that this gorvement doing,Mandela wasnt fight for individual in this country he was fighting for all South Africans Zuma fimely,Mantashe fimely,Gwede fimely or Zuma's friends no he didnt do for that.But now all of the carbinet of SA together with the ministers they working for themselves. They just come to us when they know the vote is around the coner and they just come to bribe poeple.

  • JR - 2013-03-07 13:17

    Here, have this pretty t-shirt and don't forget your foodparcel will be waiting after you come out of the voting booth, we know you need it, we will support you every time we need your vote, the rest of the time just continue with your meandering useless life, dont read or listen to the radio or try to find jobs (fat chance), this way it will be just as easy to buy your vote next time.

  • Ernica Stanford - 2013-03-07 14:17

    Maybe and we have a Madiba in the making amongst our youth and hopefully salvation for South Africa. Because that's the only way I see, out of this mess in our country.

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