South Africa

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Key Indicators
Income Group Upper middle-income
Regional Group Africa
Population (Total) 59,308,690
GDP (current US$, millions) 710,773
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 11,911

Performance Overview

ISO3

ZAF

Country

South Africa

Score

48.88

Rank

70

Technology

45.59

People

46.42

Governance

61.25

Impact

42.25

Strength / Weakness

Pillar: Technology 45.59
SCORERANK

Access

62.27 73

1. Mobile tariffs

57.2569

2. Handset prices

59.9454

3. Households with internet access

63.2883

4. SMS sent by population 15-69

83.7622

5. Population covered by at least a 3G mobile network

99.9536

6. International internet bandwidth

9.4125

7. Internet access in schools

n/an/a

Content

35.32 69

1. GitHub commits

5.0157

2. Wikipedia edits

32.0494

3. Internet domain registrations

6.5551

4. Mobile apps development

75.0767

5. AI scientific publications

57.9437

Future technologies

39.18 45

1. Adoption of emerging technologies

64.2933

2. Investment in emerging technologies

51.8340

3. Robot density

7.7735

4. Computer software spending

32.8524
Pillar: People 46.42
SCORERANK

Individuals

56.41 85

1. Active mobile broadband subscriptions

85.4819

2. ICT skills

n/an/a

3. Use of virtual social networks

40.6499

4. Tertiary enrollment

16.1892

5. Adult literacy rate

83.3568

Business

37.61 70

1. Firms with website

30.6691

2. GERD financed by business enterprise

51.3039

3. Professionals

15.4396

4. Technicians and associate professionals

37.3358

5. Annual investment in telecommunication services

83.3132

6. GERD performed by business enterprise

7.6446

Governments

45.24 62

1. Government online services

73.9454

2. Publication and use of open data

34.2546

3. Government promotion of investment in emerging tech

31.7282

4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education

41.0545
Pillar: Governance 61.25
SCORERANK

Trust

48.17 60

1. Secure internet servers

76.4237

2. Cybersecurity

78.0866

3. Online access to financial account

28.1364

4. Internet shopping

10.0572

Regulation

68.50 51

1. Regulatory quality

45.3860

2. ICT regulatory environment

80.3973

3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies

51.1341

4. E-commerce legislation

100.001

5. Privacy protection by law content

65.6267

Inclusion

67.08 51

1. E-Participation

74.0756

2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments

69.5251

3. Availability of local online content

49.8190

4. Gender gap in Internet use

n/an/a

5. Rural gap in uses of digital payments

74.9434
Pillar: Impact 42.25
SCORERANK

Economy

36.32 67

1. High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturing

24.5060

2. High-tech exports

31.4153

3. PCT patent applications

52.2638

4. Growth rate of GDP per person engaged

60.7057

5. Prevalence of gig economy

35.6084

6. ICT services exports

13.4496

Quality of life

35.62 123

1. Happiness

37.7896

2. Freedom to make life choices

64.8196

3. Income inequality

n/an/a

4. Healthy life expectancy at birth

39.90112

SDG Contribution

54.82 86

1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

67.2171

2. SDG 4: Quality Eduucation

n/an/a

3. Females employed with advanced degrees

36.4763

4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

47.84115

4. SDDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

67.7497

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