South Africa: Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank (govindicators.org) provides data for South Africa from 1996 to 2014. The average value for South Africa during that period was -0.13 points with a minumum of -0.58 points in 1998 and a maximum of 0.2 points in 2007.
The index of Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government of South Africa will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others. Political stability rankings around the world. Create and download charts for South Africa Political stability and other indicators with the country comparator.