South Africa’s performance in the World Bank, Doing Business Index

World Bank, Doing business in a more transparent world, Doing Business Report 2013

South Africa sees a slight decline in its performance this year. This is a result not so much of the country performing worse, it is a result of some other countries moving up the ranking ladder by improving doing business conditions at a faster pace than South Africa. 
This year’s report notes that among the 50 economies with the biggest improvements since 2005 (a third) are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Analysis [PDF, 85Kb]