Goal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

10 / 12

targets with data available for at least one indicator

28 / 23

indicators with data available for South Africa


indicator coverage for Goal 16 in South Africa


South Africa currently has data on these targets for Goal 16 in their national policies.

Target 16.1 

Reduce Violence Everywhere

4/4 covered

Target 16.2 

Protect Children from Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking and Violence

3/3 covered

Target 16.3 

Promote the Rule of Law and Access to Justice for All

2/2 covered

Target 16.4 

Combat Organized Crime and Illicit Financial and Arms Flows

1/2 covered

Target 16.5 

Reduce Corruption and Bribery

1/2 covered

Target 16.6 

Effective, Accountable and Transparent Institutions

0/2 covered

Target 16.7 

Responsive, Inclusive and Representative Decision-Making

1/2 covered

Target 16.8 

Full Participation of Developing Countries in Global Governance

1/1 covered

Target 16.9 

Universal Legal Identity and Birth Registration

1/1 covered

Target 16.10 

Ensure Public Access to Information and Protect Fundamental Freedoms

1/2 covered

Target 16.a 

Strong Institutions to Prevent Violence, Terrorism and Crime

1/1 covered

Target 16.b 

Promote and Enforce Non-Discriminatory Laws

0/1 covered

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Explore the Goal 16 in the context of South Africa through the latest related policies.

Prevention & Combating Corrupt Activities Act (No. 12 of 2004)


White Paper on Remand & Detention Management in South Africa


Report on Violence Against Women & Children for 2018


White Paper on Policing 2016


2019 SDG Country Report