Lausanne - Shakes Mashaba's Bafana Bafana charges have moved up one place in the latest FIFA rankings.
Belgium remained at the top while Argentina, Spain, Germany and Chile complete the top five.
With the leading nations not having played international football in 2016, the standings remained largely unchanged, the most notable difference being Turkey entering the top 20 at the expense of Ivory Coast.
Top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings:
73. South Africa
Top 10 in the latest CAF rankings:
1. Ivory Coast
2. Cape Verde Islands
15. South Africa