South Africa ‘fail’ environmental conservation test

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South Africa ‘fail’ environmental conservation test
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With only 1% for environmental conservation, it is clear that South Africa fail this test with flying colors. It can even lead to the country heading for an ecological disaster.

These damning facts are according to data announced by the compilers of the 2017 Best Countries Report. The report is compiled by experts from US News, the consulting firm Y & R’s BAV and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

South Africa is currently 38th out of 80 countries regarding, among other things, environmental protection, residents’ quality of life, access to education and transparent government and business practices.

The report states that if economic progress is not linked directly to environmental conservation and justice, the South African government will not succeed in keeping earlier promises to its citizens. For example, the ANC government will not succeed in ensuring a better quality of life and sustainable food provision to its citizens.

In addition to the 1% for environmental conservation, the country also gains 0.02% for confidence, 0.9% for citizens’ quality of life and 0.5% for leadership.

However, areas, where the country scored better, is 41% for religious freedom, 42% for bureaucracy, and the country boasts almost one distinction, and that is for corruption set at 74%.

Sweden is at the top of the list of countries that care most about the environment.

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