Doing Business in Botswana (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana - Gaborone.

  1. Introduction to Botswana (Southern Africa)
  2. Economy of Botswana
  3. Key Economic Sectors:
    1. Glass
    2. Leather
    3. Pharmaceutical
    4. Mining
    5. Beef
  4. International Trade of Botswana
  5. Doing Business in Gaborone
  6. Transport and Logistics in Botswana
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Botswana
  8. Case Study:
    1. Debswana (Diamonds)
    2. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
  9. Access to Botswana's market
  10. Business Plan for Botswana
  11. History of Botswana

The objectives of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana” are the following:

  1. To analyse the economy and foreign trade of Botswana
  2. To know the business opportunities in Botswana
  3. To explore Botswana's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Botswana Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the company profiles in Botswana
  6. To develop a business plan for Botswana's market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Botswana” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Global Trade
  2. Masters: African Business, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Botswana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Botsuana Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Botsuana

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Higher Education programs adapted to Batswana Students.

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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Botswana).

Botswana: Diamonds (1/3 of GDP). A landlocked African Country.

The Republic of Botswana:

  1. Botswana is advantageously situated in the heart of the Southern Africa region (200 million people)
  2. Botswana shares borders with Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa
  3. The population of Botswana (2.3 million people) is growing 3.5% annually
  4. Setswana and English are the main spoken languages in the Republic of Botswana
  5. Batswana Capital: Gaborone (230,000)
  6. Batswana Area: 581,730 square kilometres
  7. Botswana is a unitary parliamentary republic
  8. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1966
  9. Currency of Botswana: Pula

More information about Botswana (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Botswana

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity is the most prevailing belief system in Botswana (80% of the population)

Botswana belongs to Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Southern African Customs Union (SACU, Master)

Economy of Botswana:

  1. The Economy of the Republic of Botswana is still dependent on the mining sector, particularly diamonds
  2. Botswana has achieved an impressive economic efficiency over the past decades
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (Economic Report on Africa), places the Republic of Botswana in the lead of other five African Countries that have made largest progress in developing policies that promotes the economic growth, with the objective of reduce poverty
  4. The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority, is an autonomous private organisation created with the aim to promote and make easy the establishment of export-oriented companies
  5. The Government's policies of Botswana include strategies that maximise productivity and add value to the economy throughout increasing  Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows by an attractive and transparent fiscal and operating environment, and enhance marketing products of Botswana through coordinated export promotion
  6. Debswana Diamond Company is a sole partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers Centenary AG.
  7. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation was created in 1980 to supply, develop, work and manage national and international telecommunications services. The Botswana Government holds 100% of the Corporation

Nearest Ports:

  1. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia) via the Trans-Kalahari Corridor: Gaborone, Lobatse
  2. Port of Durban (South Africa)
  3. Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Trans-African corridors:

  1. North-South Corridor
  2. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Preferential Access of Botswana:

The Republic of Botswana has preferential access to the European Union through the Cotonou Agreement and to the United States through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Botswana is also a member of the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU): South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland). The Southern Africa Customs Union is negotiating several trade agreements with other regions.

The Southern Africa Customs Union is also negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), MERCOSUR, India, and the People's Republic of China. Botswana is also a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (negotiation)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  4. Forum India-Botswana. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  5. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  7. Malawi-Botswana Trade Agreement

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Botswana is a member of:

The Republic of Botswana is a member of the Southern African development Community - an international trade organisation, which gives access to a potential market of 200 million people-, the Southern African Development Community has its headquarters in Gaborone.

  1. Forum India-Botswana
  2. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  6. Africa (Botswana)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  7. Forum Africa (Botswana)-India and China
  8. Africa (Botswana)-BRICS
  9. Africa (Botswana)-South America Summit
  10. Strategic partnerships: Africa-Korea, Turkey, Japan,
  11. Afro-Arab Cooperation

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

North-South Corridor (Master Africa)

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