South Africa has dropped four places in the global index of African governance due to concerns about the rule of law, transparency, corruption and human rights.
Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s 2009 Index of African Governance puts Mauritius tops the list as the best governed country in Africa, a position the island state has held since the index was started two years ago.
South Africa ranks 9th, dropping from 5th place last year, while its neighbouring state, Botswana, remains in fourth position.
The index ranks all 53 African countries according to performance in safety and security, rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.
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