Bank tier 1 capital reached 439 ZAR bil in 2018 in South Africa, according to the National Central Bank. This is 3.55 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank tier 1 capital in South Africa reached an all time high of 439 ZAR bil in 2018 and an all time low of 174 ZAR bil in 2008. When compared to South Africa's main peers, bank tier 1 capital in Botswana amounted to 0.008 BWP bil, 1.81 LSL bil in Lesotho, 14.1 NAD bil in Namibia and 2.72 SZL bil in Swaziland in 2018.
South Africa has been ranked 37th within the group of 101 countries we follow in terms of bank tier 1 capital, 13 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Tier 1 capital is the core measure of a bank's financial strength from a regulator's point of view.