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South Africa

South Africa is a multiparty parliamentary democracy. Constitutional power is shared among the executive, judiciary, and parliamentary branches. National elections are credible. Although the government investigated, prosecuted, and punished some officials who committed human rights abuses or were accused of corruption, there were numerous reports of impunity.

The overall score indicates that there are substantial risks of potential human rights violations in this country. This may also include the tourism sector. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Government corruption
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Threats of violence against LGBTQI+ persons
  • Existence of worst forms of child labor

For better comparability, we have converted the original scores of the indices to a uniform scale of 1-100 (1 most negative, 100 most positive).

In the following table you find these recalculated values and the original score in brackets behind them.

For information and a link to the original index click on "?" in the table.

The Overall Score is the geometric mean of all converted values for each country. It is subcategorized in five risk categories with colour gradations that can be seen in the map.

You can find more details on the methodology here.

50,0/100 (3)
71,3/100 (0,713)
72,0/100 (0,72)
64,0/100 (3,6)
46,2/100 (53,76)
37,5/100 (T2wl)
78,2/100 (0,782)
58,0/100 (0,58)
40,0/100 (72)
79,0/100 (79)
37,2/100 (37,2)
44,0/100 (44)
76,0/100 (76)