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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.
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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Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: South Africa – key fundamentals
Table 2: South Africa – key facts
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), 2016
Table 10: Patents received by the USPTO, 2010–15
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of South Africa
Figure 2: Annual freshwater withdrawals - 2014
Figure 3: South Africa – key political events
Figure 4: South Africa – key political figures
Figure 5: South Africa’s historical GDP growth, 2005–16
Figure 6: GDP and GDP growth rate in South Africa, 2010–20f
Figure 7: GDP composition by sector, 2016
Figure 8: Agriculture output of South Africa, 2010–16
Figure 9: Industrial output of South Africa, 2010–16
Figure 10: Services output of South Africa, 2010–16
Figure 11: External trade of South Africa, 2011–16
Figure 12: Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in South Africa, 2010–20f
Figure 13: Unemployment and unemployment rate in South Africa, 2010–20f
Figure 14: South Africa – composition by religion
Figure 15: Total expenditure on health, 2008–15
Figure 16: Internet users, 2008–15
Figure 17: Carbon dioxide emissions in South Africa, 2006–13

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