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Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Syllabus of the Subject: Southern African Development Community (SADC). Angola, Botswana

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. History of the Southern African Development Community
    2. Main institutions of the SADC
    3. SADC Treaty (1992)
  2. Economic Profile of the SADC Region: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  3. Strategic Plans of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  4. Economic Development
  5. Trade in the SADC region
    1. SADC Free Trade Agreement
    2. Trade Liberalisation
    3. Customs and Trade Facilitation
    4. Competition Policy
    5. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    6. Trade in Services
    7. SADC Trade Development Programme
  6. Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  7. Directorate of Trade, Industry, Finance, and Investment
  8. Integration Process in the Southern African Development Community
    1. Free-Trade Area (2008)
    2. Customs Union (2010)
    3. Common Market (2015)
    4. Monetary Union (2016)
    5. Single Currency (2018)
  9. Regional Economic Integration Support Programme
  10. Infrastructure and Services in the SADC Region
    1. Transport in the Southern African Development Community Region
    2. Maritime, ports, and inland waterways
    3. Corridors in the SADC region: Maputo Development Corridor, North-South, Dar es-Salaam Corridor, Beira, and Nacala Multimodal Corridor
    4. Information and communication technologies (ICT) and Telecommunications
    5. Tourism
    6. Food, agriculture, and natural resources
    7. Southern Africa Trade Hub
  11. Free Trade Agreements:
    1. European Union-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
    2. Agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    3. Preferential Trade Agreement with the MERCOSUR
    4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

The objectives of the subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims and the affiliated institutions of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries of the SADC and the areas of cooperation
  3. To analyse the economic integration process: Free-Trade Area, Customs Union, Common Market, Economic and Monetary Union, and Single Currency of the SADC
  4. To analyse the intra-SADC trade
  5. To know the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  6. To explore the SADC Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

Sample - Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Customs Union - Southern African Development Community (SADC)

The Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Economic Relations
  3. Courses: Business in Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates, Business)

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Communauté de développement de l’Afrique australe (SADC) Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Comunidad de Desarrollo del África Austral (SADC) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Comunidade para o Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC)

  1. Credits of the Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description: Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  1. The Comoros is a member of the Southern African Development Community since August 20, 2017.
  2. SADC was formed in 1992.
  3. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) headquarters are in Gaborone (Botswana).
  4. The Southern African Development Community Customs Union has not yet been established
  5. Only five Member States have signed the Southern African Customs Union: Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini (Swaziland)

The objectives of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are to:

  1. Reach the development and the economic growth in the Southern Africa region
  2. Alleviate poverty
  3. Improve the standard and quality of life of the Southern African people
  4. Support to the socially disadvantaged through the regional trade integration

The economy of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region:

  1. SADC Population: 277 million people
  2. Economic growth in the Southern African Development Community region remained robust in the last years
  3. Economic growth (averaged): 5.4%
  4. Services sectors: 50% of the SADC GDP.
  5. Industry: 32%.
  6. Total imports: 91,608 million dollars
  7. Total exports: 89,151 million dollars
  8. Top intra-SADC trade export products: petroleum, agricultural goods, electricity, and textile
  9. The main markets of the SADC products are the APEC Markets (45%), the European Union (27%), Intra-SADC (10%), and other African Countries (3%)
  10. Some economies of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region benefited from the international trade gains resulting from wave in commodity prices
  11. Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Eswatini (Swaziland)
  12. The Southern African Development Community region has been affected by reduction in international and cross-border financial flows (global crisis) and falling the real economic growth and foreign trade flows

All the SADC countries are predominantly Christian.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) belongs to the African Civilisation.

  1. Southern African Economic Area
  2. East African Economic Area
  3. Central African Economic Area

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Students of the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Botswana, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Lesotho, Mauritius, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Mauritius, Namibia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Namibia, the Seychelles, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Seychelles, South Africa, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade South Africa, Tanzania, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Tanzania, Zambia (Study Master Doctorate Business) Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Zimbabwe.

Trans-African corridors in the SADC region:

  1. Lobito Corridor
  2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  4. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  5. Lagos-Mombasa
  6. North-South Corridor
  7. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

Largest ports in the SADC region: Durban, Luanda, Maputo, Walvis Bay, Dar es-Salaam

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