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South Africa: In-depth PESTLE Insights

South Africa: In-depth PESTLE Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on South Africa provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.
Synopsis

  • Understand the political system in South Africa through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in South Africa through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in South Africa through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in South Africa through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
  • Understand the legal landscape in South Africa through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators
  • Understand the environmental landscape in South Africa through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators
  • Scope
    • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in South Africa, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
    • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of South Africa 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
    • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
    Reasons to buy
    • What is the outlook in South Africa in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
    • How does South Africa perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
    • How does South Africa perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
    • How does South Africa perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


    Overview
    Catalyst
    Summary
    Key findings
    PESTLE highlights
    Key fundamentals
    Key Facts and Geographic Location
    Key facts
    Geographical location
    PESTLE Analysis
    Summary
    Political analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Future risks
    Economic analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Future risks
    Social analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Technology analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Future risks
    Legal analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Future risks
    Environmental analysis
    Overview
    Current strengths
    Current challenges
    Future prospects
    Future risks
    Political Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Pre-1945
    1945 onward
    Structure and policies
    Key political figures
    Structure of the government
    Provincial governments
    Key political parties
    Composition of the National Assembly
    Key policies
    Performance
    Governance indicators
    Outlook
    Economic Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Pre-1950
    1945-90
    1991 onward
    Structure and policies
    Financial authorities/regulators
    Stock exchange
    Performance
    GDP and growth rate
    GDP composition by sector
    Fiscal situation
    Current account
    International trade
    Foreign direct and portfolio investments
    Monetary situation: key monetary indicators
    Unemployment
    Outlook
    Social Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Structure and policies
    Demographic composition
    Performance
    Healthcare
    Outlook
    Technology Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Structure and policies
    Intellectual property
    R&D
    Performance
    Telecommunication
    Outlook
    Legal Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Structure and policies
    Judicial system
    Legislation affecting business
    Individual income tax
    Corporate tax
    Withholding tax
    Value added tax (VAT)
    Corporate governance
    Performance
    Effectiveness of the legal system
    Outlook
    Environmental Landscape
    Summary
    Evolution
    Structure and policies
    Environmental regulations
    Policy
    Participation in global efforts/agreements/pacts
    Performance
    Environmental impact
    Outlook
    Appendix
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    About MarketLine
    Disclaimer
    List of Tables
    Table 1: South Africa - key fundamentals, 2016-2022f
    Table 2: South Africa - key facts, 2018
    Table 3: Analysis of South Africa’s political landscape
    Table 4: Analysis of the South African economy
    Table 5: Analysis of the South African social system
    Table 6: Analysis of South Africa's technology landscape
    Table 7: Analysis of South Africa's legal landscape
    Table 8: Analysis of South Africa's environmental landscape
    Table 9: Mid-year population by age (as a percentage of total population), 2017
    Table 10: Patents received by the USPTO, 2013-2018
    List of Figures
    Figure 1: Map of South Africa
    Figure 2: Business R&D - 2005 and 2015
    Figure 3: Basic research performed in the higher education and government sectors, 2015
    Figure 4: Product Market Regulation 2013
    Figure 5: Annual freshwater withdrawals - 2013
    Figure 6: South Africa - key political events
    Figure 7: South Africa - key political figures
    Figure 8: South Africa’s historical GDP growth, 2007-2017
    Figure 9: GDP and GDP growth rate in South Africa, 2012-2022f
    Figure 10: GDP composition by sector, 2017
    Figure 11: Agriculture output of South Africa, 2012-2017
    Figure 12: Industrial output of South Africa, 2012-2017
    Figure 13: Services output of South Africa, 2012-2017
    Figure 14: External trade of South Africa, 2013-2017
    Figure 15: Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in South Africa, 2012-2022f
    Figure 16: Unemployment and unemployment rate in South Africa, 2012-2022f
    Figure 17: South Africa - composition by religion, 2015
    Figure 18: Total expenditure on health, 2012-2017
    Figure 19: Internet users, 2013-2017
    Figure 20: Carbon dioxide emissions in South Africa, 2008-2015

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