2021
| International Property Rights Index

South Africa

Region

Africa

Global Rank

50/129

Regional Rank

2/30

Score

5.964

South Africa’s IPRI score decreased by -0.249 to 5.964 placing it 2nd in the Africa region and 50th 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 0.038 to 5.36 with scores of 6.583 in Judicial Independence, 4.847 in Rule of Law, 4.84 in Political Stability, and 5.169 in Control of Corruption.

 

South Africa’s Physical Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.179 to 6.432 with scores of 5.152 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.232 in Registering Property, and 4.376 in Ease of Access to Loans.

 

South Africa’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.605 to 6.28 with scores of 6.105 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 6.781 in Patent Protection, 6.8 in Copyright Protection, and 5.432 in Trademark 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 Protection
  • 15. Trademark Protection

South Africa - IPRI Overall Score

South Africa - Legal and Political Environment

South Africa - Physical Property Rights

South Africa - Intellectual Property Rights