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Southern African Economic Area

Syllabus of the Subject: Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation, Master, Doctorate)

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Economic Profile of the Southern African Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  3. Businesspeople of the Southern African Economic Area
  4. Christianity in the Southern African Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Southern African Economic Area with the other African Economic Areas (West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Maghrebian)
  6. Interactions of the Southern African Economic Area with the other economic areas
  7. Logistics in Southern Africa
  8. Economic Organisations related to the Southern African Economic Area

The objectives of the Subject “Southern African Economic Area” are the following:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Southern African Economic Area
  2. To know the economic profile of the Southern African Countries
  3. To understand the influence of Christianity and the African Traditional Religions on the Southern African Economic Area
  4. To understand the economic integration process in the Southern African Economic Area
  5. To analyse the main businesspeople
  6. To explore the economic relationships with the others economic areas of other civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic organisations related to the Southern African Economic Area
The Subject “Southern African Economic Area” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Business in Southern Africa, Christianity & Business
  2. Doctorates: Ethics, Religions & Business, African Business, World Trade
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Economic Relations

Students, Online Master in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Southern African Students: Botswana, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Botswana, Lesotho, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Lesotho, Namibia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Namibia, South Africa, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade South Africa, Swaziland, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Swaziland, Zambia (Study Master Doctorate Business) Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Zimbabwe.

Why study “Christianity, Ethics and Business”?

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Africa Austral Study, Master in International Business in French Afrique Australe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese África Austral).

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Southern African Economic Area”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Subject: Southern African Economic Area

The Southern African Economic Area consists of seven countries: "Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

International Trade and Business in Southern Africa

  1. English is the main language in the Southern African region besides local languages
  2. The largest economic engine of Southern Africa is South Africa, the second African Economy
  3. The main religions in Southern Africa are Christianity and the African Traditional Religions
  4. The largest ports in Southern Africa are the Port of Durban and Port of Walvis Bay
  5. Trans-African corridors across Southern Africa are Cairo-Gaborone Corridor, Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor, Lobito Corridor, Beira-Lobito Corridor, and North-South Corridor, Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
Country (Capital)
South Africa (Pretoria)
Botswana (Gaborone)
Lesotho (Maseru)
Zambia (Lusaka)
Zimbabwe (Harare)
Namibia (Windhoek)
Swaziland (Mbabane)
Area (square kilometres)
1,221,037
581,730
30,355
752,618
390,580
825,615
17,363
Population (million people)
54
2,1
1,9
14,3
12
2,3
1
Patrice Motsepe. South African Businessman. Richest men in South Africa. Mining

Personalities and Businesspeople of Southern Africa: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Patrice Motsepe, Bridgette Radebe, Irene Charnley, Sifiso Dabengwa, Wendy Appelbaum, Monica Katebe Musonda, Strive Masiyiwa, Cyril Ramaphosa, Cheryl Carolus, Rapelang Rabana, and Divine Ndhlukula

In Southern Africa there are several Regional Economic Communities:

Southern Africa Integration (Master, Doctorate)

  1. All the Southern African Countries belong to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and therefore are members of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Tripartite Agreement)
  2. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland are members of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  3. Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  4. Zimbabwe and South Africa have a trade agreement
  5. Zambia is a member of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

Tripartite member countries
Members COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

All the Southern African Countries are members of the African Development Bank, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), African Union (UA), and Economic Commission for Africa (CEA).

Interactions of the Southern African Economic Area with the other civilisations

  1. Lesotho and Zambia are beneficiaries of the Generalised System of Preferences (SPG) of the EU
  2. The European Union has free trade agreements with South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are members of the Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership of the European Union (EU)
  4. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has a trade agreement with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  5. All the Southern African Countries, except Zimbabwe, are beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of the United States
  6. The MERCOSUR has a trade agreement with the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  7. South Africa is a member of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  8. India has an agreement with the Southern African Customs Union
  9. The COMESA Countries are members of the COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  10. All the Southern African Countries are beneficiaries of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), Afro-Arab Cooperation, Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA), Africa-Turkey Partnership, and the Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)

Samples

Southern African Customs Union (SACU, Master)

Tibiyo Taka Ngwane Swaziland

Cheryl Carolus (South African Businesswoman)

H.E. PhD Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa)

Foreign Trade and Business in Namibia

Sifiso Dabengwa. Zimbabwean Businessman (Master, Zimbabwe) Director of MTN Group (largest African telecom)

Shoprite Africa largest food retailer

Maritime Transportation Course: Port of Walvis Bay Namibia

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