Lausanne - Belgium continue to hold off Argentina and Spain at the top of FIFA's latest world rankings while Bafana Bafana move up three places released on Thursday.
World champions Germany sit fourth while Italy move up one rung to 14th above the Netherlands in the only movement in the top 20.
Bafana have a chance to better their position when they face Cameroon at the end of the month in a two-legged African Cup of Nations qualifier.
The first match will be played at Stade Omnisports de Limbe on Saturday, March 26 at 16:30 (SA time).
On Tuesday, March 29 is when the Indomitable Lions will travel to Durban for second encounter
Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings:
70. South Africa
Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings:
1. Cape Verde Islands
2. Cote d'Ivoire
14. South Africa