2019
| International Property Rights Index

South Africa

Region

Africa

Global Rank

48/131

Regional Rank

3/28

SOUTH AFRICA

Region: Africa

Global Rank: 48 of 129

Region Rank: 3 of 28

 

South Africa’s IPRI score decreased by -0.277 to 6.071 placing it 3rd in the Africa region and 48th in the world. South Africa is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as an an Upper middle income country.

South Africa’s Legal and Political Subindex score decreased by -0.299 to 5.148 with scores of 5.700 in Judicial Independence, 4.977 in Rule of Law, 4.983 in Control of Corruption, and 4.932 in Political Stability.

South Africa’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.313 to 6.348 with scores of 4.918 in Perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.214 in Registering Property, and 4.910 in Ease of Access to Loans.

South Africa’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex score decreased by -0.220 to 6.717 with scores of 5.601 in Perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 7.75 in Patent Protection, and 6.8 in Copyright Protection.

South Africa is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • Southern African Development Community

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

  • 1: IPRI
  • 2: Legal and Political Subindex
  • 3. Judicial Independence
  • 4. Rule of Law
  • 5. Control of Corruption
  • 6. Political Stability
  • 7. Physical Property Rights Subindex
  • 8. Property Rights Protection
  • 9. Registering Property
  • 10. Ease of Access to Loans
  • 11. Intellectual Property Rights Subindex
  • 12. Intellectual Property Rights
  • 13. Patent Protection
  • 14. Copyright Piracy

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

South Africa - Legal and Political Environmental

South Africa - Physical Property Rights

South Africa - Intellectual Property Rights