According to the Open Budget Index 2010, South Africa has the most transparent budget in the world. (International Budget Partnership)
WorldAudit.org ranks South Africa as the 47th least corrupt nation out of 150 nations surveyed in 2011, ahead of Italy, Greece and all the other BRICS nations.
Transparency International ranks South Africa 64th out of 150 countries in its corruption perception index 2011.
South African Tax Revenue has increased from R100 billion in 1994 to R814.7 billion in 2012-13 and the individual taxpayer net from 2.5 million taxpayers in 1994 to 13.7 million in 2012
- South Africa’s debt to GDP ratio is 40% (USA 100%, Japan 200%, UK 90%). The World Bank recommends a ratio of 60%.
- South Africa is ranked 12th out of a total of 134 economies in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010, ahead of many developed nations, including, the UK (15th), United States (19), Canada (20), Australia (23) and France (46).
- The number of tourists visiting South Africa has grown from 3.9million in 1994 to 13.5 million in 2013. South Africa is ranked among the top 5 countries in the world in respect of tourism growth (growing at 3 times the global average) and tourism visitor repeats.
- All paper in South Africa is produced from plantation grown trees, recycled paper or bagasse (sugar cane fibre). Fibre is not sourced from the wood of rainforests, indigenous or boreal trees. This is a myth, often wrongfully perpetuated by e-mail footnotes. Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa
- The percentage of the South African population with access to clean drinking water has increased from 62% in 1994, to 93% in 2011. Access to electricity has increased from 34% in 1994, to 84% in 2011.
- Since 1994, 435 houses have been built each day for the poor.
- According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012/13, South Africa is ranked 15th out of 142 countries for ‘quality of management schools’.
- South Africa does not feature on the “worst brain drain” list of 20 countries. We rank 48/144 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report, NZ ranks 84th.