EENI Global Business School
Business in South Africa, Johannesburg

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in South Africa. South African Businessman

  1. Introduction to South Africa (Southern Africa)
    1. H.E. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (former Chairperson of the African Union)
    2. Desmond Tutu
  2. Doing Business in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and Ekurhuleni
  3. South African Economy
    1. Economic Profile of the South African provinces
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of South Africa
    1. Economic relationships with Africa, Asia, Europe, and America
    2. BRICS Countries
  5. Business and investing opportunities in South Africa
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in South Africa
  7. Case Study
    1. South African Automotive Industry
    2. State-owned enterprises
    3. Business Process Outsourcing
    4. Shoprite (African largest food retailer)
    5. Off-shoring
  8. Access to the South African Market
  9. Business Plan for South Africa
Transport and Logistics in South Africa
  1. South African Ports (Durban, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town)
  2. Trans-African corridors:
    1. North-South Corridor
    2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
    3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor

South African Businessman.

  1. Patrice Motsepe
  2. Cheryl Carolus
  3. Bridgette Radebe
  4. Rapelang Rabana
  5. Wendy Appelbaum
  6. Irene Charnley
  7. Cyril Ramaphosa

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of South Africa” are the following:

  1. To analyse the South African Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of South Africa
  3. To explore the South African trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the South African Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of the South African Businessman
  6. To develop a business plan for the South African Market

Patrice Motsepe. South African Businessman. Richest men in South Africa. Mining

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Africa” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the South Africa, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade South African Students

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  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Africa”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks




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Description (Doing Business in South Africa).

The Republic of South Africa is the second-largest African economy and a BRICS country.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Port of Durban (South Africa). Gateway to Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland), Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (Maritime Transport Course)

Shoprite Africa largest food retailer

South Africa

  1. South Africa has a population of 55 million people.
    1. 79% are classified as African, 9.6% as Whites, 8.9% as Coloured, and 2.5% are people from India and Asia
    2. Bantu
  2. Area of South Africa: 1,221,037 square kilometres
  3. South African Capital: Pretoria (Executive power), Bloemfontein (judicial power), and Cape Town (legislative)
  4. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa (957,441 people)
  5. Largest cities: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Durban, and Ekurhuleni
  6. Borders of South Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland), and Lesotho
  7. Official languages of South Africa (11): Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga

More information about South Africa (EENI African Portal).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Main religions in South Africa:

  1. Almost 80% of the South African people are Christians
    1. Catholicism
    2. Protestants (30 million, 68% of the population, Methodists: 4 million)
    3. Anglicans
  2. African Traditional Religions

South Africa belongs to the Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

South Africa Enterprises

Economy of South Africa.

  1. South Africa is one of the most promising emerging markets (BRICS countries), and the second African Economy after Nigeria
  2. Not only South Africa is a significant emerging economy, but is also the gateway to the other Southern African Markets
  3. South Africa is a highly developed country with good infrastructures and a good climate for the foreign direct investment (FDI)
  4. There are significant business opportunities in South Africa
  5. South Africa is one of the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)
  6. The Republic of South Africa is the second economic powerhouse of Africa.
  7. The economy of South Africa has been growing since September 1999.
  8. South Africa is leading the industrial production, mineral production and electricity in Africa

South Africa is the first African car-maker (76% of the total African production).

  1. The Business Process Outsourcing is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in South Africa. The Call centre industry employs 54 000 call centre agents
  2. The South African manufacturing sector is the most developed in Africa
  3. The Motor vehicle industry in South Africa accounts for 10% of the manufacturing exports
  4. State-owned companies have a critical function in the economy
  5. The South Africa Stock Exchange ranks among the top 20 in the World.
  6. Legal Framework of South Africa is well-developed
  7. The Republic of South Africa has a modern and efficient infrastructure
  8. Many multinational companies are established in the country to export products and services to the Southern African region
  9. The Black Economic Empowerment is a policy instrument intended at broadening the economic base of South Africa, further stimulating the economic growth and creating jobs while eradicating the poverty
  10. The United States is the largest trading partner of South Africa (is a beneficiary of AGOA)

South Africa: The economic growth engine in the Southern Africa region.

The largest South African Ports:

  1. Port of Durban
  2. Richards Bay
  3. Port of East London
  4. Ngqura
  5. Port Elizabeth
  6. Mossel Bay
  7. Cape Town
  8. Saldanha

Nearest foreign ports:

Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia).

  1. Via Trans-Orange Corridor: Northern Cape, Upington
  2. Via Trans-Kalahari Corridor: Gauteng, Johannesburg, and Pretoria

The Port of Maputo (Mozambique) is located to 120 kilometres of the frontier. Access to Limpopo, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga (Maputo Development Corridor), Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

Cheryl Carolus, South African Businesswoman (Doctorate, Master)

Master/ Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Ports of Mozambique: Maputo, Nacala, and Beira (Maritime Transport Course Master)

Business in Durban (South Africa)
Durban Business

Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini (Swaziland)

Bridget Radebe (South African Businesswoman): the first black mining entrepreneur (South Africa, Master)

Rapelang Rabana South African Businesswoman (Course Master)

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

Irene Charnley, South African Businesswoman, Smile Telecommunications (South Africa, Master)

Desmond Tutu Anglican

European Union-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement

H.E. PhD Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa) Former Chairperson of the African Union

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