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South Africa In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • ID: 5146074
  • Country Profile
  • September 2020
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 71 pages
  • MarketLine
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 indicator.
  • Understand the environmental landscape in South Africa through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicator.
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?
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1. OVERVIEW
1.1. Catalyst
1.2. Summary
1.1.1. Key findings
1.1.2. PESTLE highlights
1.1.3. Key fundamentals
1.3. Impact of COVID-19 on South Africa’s Economy
1.1.1. Snapshot
1.3.1. Government measures
1.3.2. Lockdown
1.3.3. Travel ban
1.3.4. Stimulus
1.3.5. Impact on the economy

2. KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
2.1. Key facts
2.2. Geographical location

3. PESTLE ANALYSIS
3.1. Summary
3.2. Political analysis
3.2.1. Overview
3.2.2. Current strengths
3.2.3. Current challenges
3.2.4. Future prospects
3.2.5. Future risks
3.3. Economic analysis
3.3.1. Overview
3.3.2. Current strengths
3.3.3. Current challenges
3.3.4. Future prospects
3.3.5. Future risks
3.4. Social analysis
3.4.1. Overview
3.4.2. Current strengths
3.4.3. Current challenges
3.4.4. Future prospects
3.4.5. Future risks
3.5. Technology analysis
3.5.1. Overview
3.5.2. Current strengths
3.5.3. Current challenges
3.5.4. Future prospects
3.5.5. Future risks
3.6. Legal analysis
3.6.1. Overview
3.6.2. Current strengths
3.6.3. Current challenges
3.6.4. Future prospects
3.6.5. Future risks
3.7. Environmental analysis
3.7.1. Overview
3.7.2. Current strengths
3.7.3. Current challenges
3.7.4. Future prospects
3.7.5. Future risks

4. POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
4.1. Summary
4.2. Evolution
4.2.1. Pre-1945
4.2.2. 1945onwards
4.3. Structure and policies
4.3.1. Key political figures
4.3.2. Structure of the government
4.3.3. Provincial governments
4.3.4. Key political parties
4.3.5. Composition of the National Assembly
4.3.6. Key policies
4.4. Performance
4.4.1. Governance indicators
4.5. Outlook

5. ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
5.1. Summary
5.2. Evolution
5.2.1. Pre-1950
5.2.2. 1945-1990
5.2.3. 1991 onwards
5.3. Structure and policies
5.3.1. Financial authorities/regulators
5.3.2. Stock exchange
5.4. Performance
5.4.1. GDP and growth rate
5.4.2. GDP composition by sector
5.4.3. Fiscal situation
5.4.4. Current account
5.4.5. International trade
5.4.6. Foreign direct and portfolio investments
5.4.7. Monetary situation: key monetary indicators
5.4.8. Unemployment
5.5. Outlook

6. SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
6.1. Summary
6.2. Evolution
6.3. Structure and policies
6.3.1. Demographic composition
6.4. Performance
6.4.1. Healthcare
6.4.2. Education
6.5. Outlook

7. TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE
7.1. Summary
7.2. Evolution
7.3. Structure and policies
7.3.1. Intellectual property
7.3.2. R&D
7.4. Performance
7.4.1. Telecommunication
7.5. Outlook

8. LEGAL LANDSCAPE
8.1. Summary
8.2. Evolution
8.3. Structure and policies
8.3.1. Judicial system
8.3.2. Legislation affecting business
8.3.3. Individual income tax
8.3.4. Corporate tax
8.4. Performance
8.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system
8.5. Outlook

9. ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
9.1. Summary
9.2. Evolution
9.3. Structure and policies
9.3.1. Environmental regulations
9.3.2. Policy
9.4. Performance
9.4.1. Environmental impact
9.5. Outlook

10. APPENDIX
10.1. Ask the analyst
10.2. About the Author
10.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: South Africa - Key Fundamentals, 2017-2024f
Table 2: South Africa - Key Facts, 2019
Table 3: South Africa - Analysis of the Political Landscape
Table 4: South Africa - Analysis of the Economic Landscape
Table 5: South Africa - Analysis of the Social Landscape
Table 6: South Africa - Analysis of the Technological Landscape
Table 7: South Africa - Analysis of the Legal Landscape
Table 8: South Africa - Analysis of the Environmental Landscape
Table 9: Mid-year Population by Age (as a Percentage of the Total Population), 2019
Table 10: Patents Received by the USPTO, 2014-2019

List of Figures
Figure 1:Map of South Africa
Figure 2: Real GDP Growth Rate in South Africa (%), 2015-2020f
Figure 3:Real General Government Gross Debt (% of GDP), 2010-2020f
Figure 4:Human Development Index Score (0-1, Where 1 is Best), 2019
Figure 6:Innovation Capability Score (0-100, 100 Being the Best), 2019
Figure 7: Total R&D Expenditure (as a % of GDP), 2018
Figure 8: Commercial Value of Unlicensed Software (US$ Million), 2017
Figure 8: Burden of Government Regulation Score (0-7, 7 = Best/Low Burden), 2019
Figure 9:South Africa - Key Political Events
Figure 10: South Africa - Key Political Figures
Figure 11:South Africa - Political Composition
Figure 12:South Africa’s Historical GDP Growth (%), 2010-2019
Figure 13: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in South Africa (US$ Billion/%), 2014-2024f
Figure 14: GDP Composition by Sector, 2019
Figure 15: Agriculture Output in South Africa (ZAR Billion/%), 2015-2020f
Figure 16: Industrial Output in South Africa (ZAR Trillion/%), 2015-2020f
Figure 17: ServicesOutput in South Africa (ZAR Trillion/%), 2015-2020f
Figure18:External Trade of South Africa (US$ Billion), 2015-2019
Figure 19:Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based Inflation in South Africa, 2015-2024f
Figure 20:Unemployment Rate in South Africa (%), 2015-2024f
Figure 21: Composition by Religion, 2015
Figure 22:Total Expenditure on Health (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2008-2018
Figure 23:Total Expenditure on Education (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2008-2018
Figure 24:Total Expenditure on R&D (US$ Billion/% of GDP), 2008-2018
Figure 25: Internet Users (Millions), 2014-2019
Figure 26:Carbon Dioxide Emissions in South Africa (Million Tons/%), 2011-2019
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