The South African passport has slipped from 53rd place to 56th in a year — and by 21 places behind its best ranking in 2007/2008 — in the latest Henley Passport Index.

The index ( is a ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa‚ based on data from the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and research by Henley...

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