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South Africa's Political Rights

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Political rights refer to a citizens ability to participate in the civil and political life of the society and state without fear of discrimination or repression, and is tied closely to citizenship status.

South Africa has a Political Rights Index of 83.3 ranking it 46th of 150 in the global listings.

South Africa's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Base data source: Freedom House, Washington D.C.
Data indexed by: World Economics, London


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Denmark 100.0
New Zealand 100.0
Norway 100.0
Finland 100.0
Sweden 100.0
Canada 100.0
Netherlands 100.0
Australia 100.0
Japan 100.0
Uruguay 100.0
United Kingdom 97.6
Ireland 97.6
Germany 97.6
Switzerland 97.6
Portugal 97.6
Slovenia 97.6
Belgium 97.6
Costa Rica 95.2
Chile 95.2
Lithuania 95.2
Cyprus 95.2
Luxembourg 95.2
Estonia 95.2
France 95.2
Cabo Verde 95.2
Austria 92.9
Latvia 92.9
Spain 92.9
Mauritius 92.9
Greece 92.9
Slovak Republic 92.9
Croatia 90.5
Mongolia 90.5
Czech Republic 90.5
Italy 90.5
Malta 88.1
Ghana 88.1
Argentina 88.1
Panama 88.1
Romania 88.1
India 85.7
Jamaica 85.7
Poland 85.7
Israel 83.3
Korea, Rep. 83.3
Iceland 83.3
Bulgaria 83.3
South Africa 83.3
Trinidad and Tobago 83.3
Tunisia 81.0
United States 81.0
Namibia 78.6
Brazil 78.6
El Salvador 76.2
Indonesia 76.2
Bhutan 76.2
Guyana 76.2
Peru 73.8
Senegal 73.8
Malawi 73.8
Colombia 73.8
Botswana 71.4
Paraguay 71.4
Sierra Leone 71.4
Madagascar 69.0
Bolivia 69.0
Mexico 69.0
Lesotho 69.0
Ecuador 69.0
Liberia 69.0
Albania 69.0
North Macedonia 69.0
Ukraine 66.7
Dominican Republic 66.7
Hungary 66.7
Moldova 66.7
Nepal 64.3
Philippines 64.3
Sri Lanka 59.5
Burkina Faso 59.5
Papua New Guinea 59.5
Georgia 59.5
Armenia 57.1
Serbia 57.1
Sudan 55.8
Nigeria 54.8
Guatemala 54.8
Benin 54.8
Malaysia 54.8
Gambia 52.4
Niger 52.4
Zambia 52.4
Honduras 50.0
Kenya 50.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 50.0
Singapore 50.0
Guinea Bissau 45.2
Comoros 42.9
Turkey 42.9
Cote d'Ivoire 42.9
Togo 40.5
Haiti 40.5
Bangladesh 40.5
Pakistan 40.5
Hong Kong 40.5
Mozambique 38.1
Guinea 38.1
Kuwait 38.1
Mauritania 38.1
Afghanistan 35.7
Morocco 35.7
Myanmar 35.7
Lebanon 35.7
Tanzania 33.3
Uganda 31.0
Zimbabwe 31.0
Jordan 31.0
Algeria 28.6
Nicaragua 28.6
Angola 28.6
Mali 26.2
Ethiopia 26.2
Rwanda 23.8
Qatar 21.4
Cameroon 21.4
Oman 19.0
Egypt 19.0
Cambodia 16.7
Kazakhstan 16.7
Congo, Dem. Rep 16.7
Thailand 16.7
Russia 16.7
United Arab Emirates 16.7
Kyrgyzstan 14.3
Burundi 14.3
Chad 11.9
Central African Republic 11.9
Gabon 11.9
Vietnam 11.9
Laos 9.5
Uzbekistan 9.5
Belarus 9.5
Bahrain 9.5
Congo, Rep. 9.5
Azerbaijan 9.5
Saudi Arabia 7.1
Yemen, Rep. 7.1
Eswatini 7.1
Libya 7.1
Turkmenistan 4.8
Tajikistan 4.8
China 0.0



Key:
Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         Political Rights: 0 = Low political rights, 100 = High political rights.


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