2020
| International Property Rights Index

South Africa

Region

Africa

Global Rank

45/129

Regional Rank

3/30

Score

6.213

SOUTH AFRICA

Region:  Africa

Global Rank: 45 of 129

Regional Rank: 3 of 28

 

South Africa’s IPRI score increased by 0.142 to 6.213 placing it 3rd in the Africa region and 45th 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 Subindex increased by 0.174 to 5.322 with scores of 6.584 in Judicial Independence, 4.795 in Rule of Law, 4.953 in Political Stability, and 4.957 in Control of Corruption.

 

South Africa’s Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.084 to 6.432 with scores of 5.152 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.232 in Registering Property, and 4.911 in Ease of Access to Loans.

 

South Africa’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.168 to 6.885 with scores of 6.105 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

  • SADC

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