South Africa

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 13,730.33 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 57,779,622 HDI (2018): 0.70
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 92
Score: 47.6
Vulnerability 0.413
Readiness 0.366

The low vulnerability score and low readiness score of South Africa places it in the lower-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Relative to other countries, its current vulnerabilities are manageable but improvements in readiness will help it better adapt to future challenges. South Africa is the 80th least vulnerable country and the 81st least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ranking
72
73
73
74
73
70
69
71
73
70
71
72
79
81
79
84
85
87
82
86
88
84
91
92
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.413
Food
0.430
Projected change of cereal yields
0.839
Projected population change
0.261
Food import dependency
0.108
Rural population
0.363
Agriculture capacity
0.912
Child malnutrition
0.096
Water
0.343
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.295
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.424
Water dependency ratio
0.128
Dam capacity
0.866
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.447
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.364
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.665
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.061
Slum population
0.270
Medical staff
0.876
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.484
Projected change of biome distribution
0.600
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.074
Ecological footprint
0.309
Protected biome
0.397
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.522
Human Habitat
0.526
Projected change of warm periods
0.087
Projected change of flood hazard
0.609
Urban concentration
0.637
Age dependency ratio
0.523
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.464
Paved roads
0.837
Infrastructure
0.249
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.439
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.634
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.009
Electricity access
0.156
Disaster preparedness
-