The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation scored South Africa 71,3 (out of 100) in the 2013 IIAG. This locates the country well above the Africa average of 51,6 – making South Africa the fifth highest rated country after Mauritius, Botswana, Cape Verde and Seychelles. Over the past 13 years, Africa’s average rating has increased notably. South Africa, on the other hand, has seen a decline in its overall rating since 2006.
In this seminar, Director of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Elizabeth McGrath and her colleague, Christina Nelson, will introduce the Index and explain how the results are calculated. Key findings of the latest results for South Africa will be outlined, comparing local trends with the rest of the continent. The analysis will also cover safety and security. Although national security in South Africa is high and improving, personal safety and accountability are sub-categories of governance in which South Africa scores increasingly poorly.
Chair: Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo, Institute for Security Studies
- Elizabeth McGrath, Director of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance
- Christina Nelson, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
- Respondent: Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies