SA declines in governance index

2012-10-16 11:59

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Tutu receives $1m award

2012-10-05 09:40

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was awarded a one-off R8.52m ($1m) prize by the Mo Ibrahim foundation on Thursday. Watch Ibrahim explain why.WATCH

Johannesburg - South Africa has shown unfavourable governance performance since 2006, the 2012 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance said in a summary report on its website.

Over the past six years, it found that Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa had declined in two categories - safety and rule of law, and participation and human rights.

"Each of these four countries deteriorated the most in the participation sub-category, which assesses the extent to which citizens have the freedom to participate in the political process."

South Africa and Kenya had also registered declines in sustainable economic opportunity.

The London-based foundation publishes the index, ranking 52 African countries according to 88 indicators grouped under safety and the rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

There has been no change in its top five this year - with Mauritius topping the index with a score of 83 out of 100, ahead of Cape Verde with 78, Botswana 77, Seychelles 73 and South Africa 71.

Somalia remained at the bottom with a score of seven, behind Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Eritrea with 33.

Read more on:    mo ibrahim foundation  |  mo ibrahim  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
57 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
The best-kept secrets of electric cars

The secret day-to-day benefits of driving an electric car.

/News
 

Road Accident Fund: #Takecharge to make roads safer

Hot on the heels of its Easter meet the #FutureYou campaign, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) will once again take its road safety message to the public - Sponsored.

 
 

Stay safe

Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car
Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!
Yaris: Perfect car for back-seat babes
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The pressure is on to perform, but you may not feel emotionally prepared. The most important thing is not to place your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.