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

  1. Introduction to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
    1. History of the Southern African Development Community
  2. Main institutions of the SADC
  3. SADC Treaty (1992)
  4. Economic Profile of the SADC Region: Angola, Botswana, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  5. Strategic Plans of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  6. Economic Development
  7. Trade in the SADC region
    1. Trade Liberalisation
    2. Customs and Trade Facilitation
    3. Competition Policy
    4. Non-Tariff Barrier
    5. Trade in Services
    6. SADC Trade Development Programme
  8. Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  9. Directorate of Trade, Industry, Finance, and Investment
  10. 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)
  11. Regional Economic Integration Support Programme
  12. 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
  13. Free Trade Agreements:
    1. Southern African Development Community-European Union economic partnership agreement (negotiation)
    2. Agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    3. Preferential Trade Agreement with the MERCOSUR
    4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims and 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 the 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)
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Online Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  2. eLearning Masters of Science (MSc): Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, BRICS Countries (South Africa), Economic Relations, Frontier Markets
  3. Courses: Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Learning materials in Online Higher Education 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) Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese Comunidade para o Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC)

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)”: 1.1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the e-learning Course / Subject - Southern African Development Community (SADC)
SADC Customs Union (Master Africa)





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Description of the Course / Subject (Online Learning): Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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

The Comoros is a member of the Southern African Development Community since August 20, 2017.

  1. The SADC was formed in 1992.
  2. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) headquarters are in Gaborone (Botswana).
  3. The Southern African Development Community Customs Union has not yet been established
  4. Only five Member States have signed the Southern African Customs Union: Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland

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

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

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. Service sectors: 50% of the SADC's 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. 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 the wave in commodity prices
  11. Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
  12. The Southern African Development Community region has been affected by the reduction in international and cross-border financial flows (global crisis) and falling 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

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

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

The largest ports in the SADC region: Durban, Luanda, Maputo, Walvis Bay, Dar Es Salaam

Samples - SADC

SADC Free-Trade Area

Transport in the Southern African Development Community Region

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

SADC Certificate of Origin

Online Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

SADC-European Union Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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