South Africa’s WEF global competitiveness

The highs and lows of South Africa’s World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness rankings (from Business Report, 10 Sept 2010)

High ranking   Low rankings  
Strength of auditing and reporting standards 1 Business impact of HIV 138
Regulation of securities exchange 1 Quality of maths and science education 137
Efficacy of corporate boards 2 Business costs of crime and violence 137
Protection of minority shareholder’s interests 6 Hiring and firing practices 135
Financial market development 9 Quality of primary education 125

S.Africa’s overall ranking was 54th out of 139 countries

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