South Africa

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Key Indicators
Income Group Upper middle income
Regional Group Africa
Population (Total) 59,308,690
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 13,359

Performance Overview

ISO3

ZAF

Country

South Africa

Score

48.90

Rank

68

Technology

48.79

People

42.96

Governance

60.13

Impact

43.71

Pillar: Technology 48.79
SCORERANK

Access

67.04 61

1. Mobile tariffs

72.7339

2. Handset prices

47.8676

3. FTTH/building Internet subscriptions

39.2630

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

99.9637

5. International Internet bandwidth

75.3838

6. Internet access in schools

n/an/a

Content

40.84 52

1. GitHub commits

4.1373

2. Internet domain registrations

7.9350

3. Mobile apps development

77.6069

4. AI scientific publications

73.7023

Future technologies

38.49 48

1. Adoption of emerging technologies

64.2933

2. Investment in emerging technologies

51.7540

3. Robot density

5.9734

4. Computer software spending

31.9627
Pillar: People 42.96
SCORERANK

Individuals

30.37 109

1. Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Count

19.8237

2. ICT skills in the education system

9.76124

3. Use of virtual social networks

41.9798

4. Tertiary enrollment

15.0891

5. Adult literacy rate

93.6249

6. AI talent concentration

1.9539

Businesses

51.36 47

1. Firms with website

80.9822

2. GERD financed by business enterprise

51.3039

3. Knowledge intensive employment

31.1772

4. Annual investment in telecommunication services

84.4223

5. GERD performed by business enterprise

8.9447

Governments

47.16 51

1. Government online services

73.9454

2. Publication and use of open data

41.1838

3. Government promotion of investment in emerging tech

31.6184

4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education

41.9047
Pillar: Governance 60.13
SCORERANK

Trust

49.65 60

1. Secure internet servers

76.4238

2. Cybersecurity

78.0867

3. Online access to financial account

28.1365

4. Internet shopping

15.9972

Regulation

64.65 61

1. Regulatory quality

46.4062

2. ICT regulatory environment

80.3973

3. Regulation of emerging technologies

44.7460

4. E-commerce legislation

100.001

5. Privacy protection by law content

51.7093

Inclusion

66.08 62

1. E-Participation

74.0756

2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments

72.9765

3. Availability of local online content

49.7690

4. Gender gap in Internet use

n/an/a

5. Rural gap in uses of digital payments

67.5253
Pillar: Impact 43.71
SCORERANK

Economy

29.71 71

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

25.9160

2. High-tech exports

29.5355

3. PCT patent applications

9.6444

4. Domestic market size

66.1931

5. Prevalence of gig economy

33.7286

6. ICT services exports

13.2495

Quality of life

39.13 124

1. Happiness

60.9069

2. Freedom to make life choices

55.71106

3. Income inequality

0.00117

4. Healthy life expectancy at birth

39.90112

SDG Contribution

62.29 70

1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

64.2278

2. SDG 4: Quality Education

n/an/a

3. SDG 5: Women's economic opportunity

83.3345

4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

43.94120

4. SDDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

57.6779

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