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South African passports are down in relative power — and it probably won’t get better anytime soon

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Travelling on a South African passport has become harder in the last year — relatively speaking — an update to a major index shows.

As for just about everyone outside the highly developed nations of the global north, there is little prospect of improvement in the short term.

South Africa now ranks as having the 58th most powerful passport in the world, measured by how many countries will accept a passport at its border for access without a visa, in the fourth-quarter version of the Henley Passport Index released this week.

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