Bafana Bafana have moved up five places to number 72 in the latest FIFA World Rankings, which were released on Wednesday.
The CAF rankings are headed by Cameroon, followed by Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Egypt, with the likes of Libya, Uganda and Gambia still ahead of South Africa.
In the overall rankings, Spain have maintained their dominance at the top, but the Netherlands have moved into second place, overtaking Germany, who drop to third.
Italy have also moved up one place to fourth at the expense of Brazil, who are fifth. England has overtaken Argentina to go sixth, while the top ten is rounded of by Croatia, Russia and then France.