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Red Tape Risk: Who in the G20 Is Cutting It?

By Eric Roston - 2013-11-15T15:08:34Z

Photograph by Jens Goerlich

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South Africa

2014 Rank: 41
Change From 2013 Rank: None

South Africa scores well across several metrics, including building permitting, tax policy, credit information systems and investor protections -- for which it ranks 10th overall. 

Doing Business shows that South Africa could use reform to reduce regulatory obstacles to trade and electricity connections. It's ranked 106th out of 189 countries in ease of cross-border trade, for the time, cost and paperwork involved. Left: Cape Town.

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