Property Rights Index

South Africa

South Africa

Region:  Africa

Global Rank: 37 of 125

Regional Rank: 2 of 26


South Africa’s IPRI score decreased by -0.65 to 6.348 placing it 2nd in the Africa region and 37th in the world. South Africa is classified by the IMF as part of the Sub-Saharan Africa group and by the World Bank as Upper middle income country.


South Africa’s Legal and Political Component decreased by -0.26 to 5.447 with scores of 6.517 in Judicial Independence, 5.145 in Rule of Law, 5.029 in Political Stability, and 5.099 in Control of Corruption.


South Africa’s Physical Property Rights Component decreased by -1.17 to 6.661 with scores of 5.858 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 Component decreased by -0.51 to 6.937 with scores of 6.363 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 7.75 in Patent Protection, and 6.7 in Copyright Protection.


South Africa is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • South African Development Community

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

South Africa - Legal and Political Environmental

South Africa - Physical Property Rights

South Africa -Intellectual Property Rights