e-Course: Doing Business in South Africa

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in South Africa. South African Businessman.

  1. Introduction to South Africa (Southern Africa)
    1. H.E. PhD Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (former Chairperson of the African Union)
    2. Desmond Tutu
  2. South African Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of South Africa
  4. South African Ports (Durban, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town)
  5. Economic relationships with Africa, Asia, Europe, and America
  6. Economic Profile of the South African provinces
  7. Doing Business in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria
  8. Business and investing opportunities in South Africa
  9. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  10. Case Study
    1. South African Automotive Industry
    2. State-owned enterprises
    3. Business Process Outsourcing
    4. Shoprite (Africa's largest food retailer)
    5. Off-shoring
  11. Access to the South African Market
  12. Business Plan for South Africa

South African Business People.

  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 Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of South Africa” are the following:

  1. To analyse the South African Economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of South Africa
  3. To explore South African trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know 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
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in South Africa” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: Africa, BRICS Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for South African Students

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Afrique du Sud Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Africa do Sul Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Sudáfrica

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

Patrice Motsepe South African Businessman (Course)





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Description of the Course / Subject (Doing Business in South Africa).

  1. South Africa has a population of 55 million people. 79% are classified as African, 9.6% as whites, 8.9% as coloured, and 2.5% are people from India and Asia
  2. Area: 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. Borders of South Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho
  6. Official languages of South Africa (11): Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga

More information: South Africa (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Johannesburg
  2. Pretoria
  3. Bloemfontein
  4. Durban
  5. Ekurhuleni
  6. Provinces of South Africa
  7. Transport and Logistics in South Africa

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in South Africa:

  1. Almost 80% of South African 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).

Shoprite Africa largest food retailer

Economy of South Africa.

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

The first African car-maker (76% of total African production).

  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 other Southern African Markets
  3. South Africa is a highly developed country with good infrastructures and a good climate for 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 economic powerhouse of Africa.
  7. The economy of South Africa has been growing since September 1999.
  8. South Africa is the leading the industrial production, mineral production and electricity in the African continent
  9. Business Process Outsourcing is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in South Africa. The Call centre industry employs 54 000 call centre agents
  10. The South African manufacturing sector is the most developed in Africa
  11. The motor vehicle industry in South Africa accounts for 10% of the manufacturing exports of the country
  12. The State-owned companies have a critical function in the economy
  13. The South Africa Stock Exchange ranks among the top 20 in the World.
  14. The Legal Framework of South Africa is well-developed
  15. The Republic of South Africa has a modern and efficient infrastructure
  16. Many multinational companies are established in the country to export products and services to the Southern African region
  17. The Black Economic Empowerment is a policy instrument intended at broadening the economic base of South Africa, further stimulating economic growth and creating jobs while eradicating poverty
  18. The United States is the largest trading partner of South Africa (is a beneficiary of AGOA)

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

Cheryl Carolus (South African Businesswoman)

South Africa has preferential access to

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    1. FTA with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    2. India (Preferential Trade Agreement) - SACU
  4. AGOA (the United States)
  5. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  6. Trade Agreements with Cameroon and Malawi
  7. EU-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement

European Union-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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

Trans-African corridors:

  1. North-South Corridor
  2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor

Port of Durban, South Africa (Course)

The largest South African Ports:

  1. The Port of Durban
  2. Richards Bay
  3. The 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.

Online Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

e-Course: Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Business in Durban (South Africa)
Durban Business

South Africa is a member of:

  1. New Partnership for Africa's Development
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. African Development Bank
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Africa-BRICS
  6. India-Africa Forum
  7. China-Africa Forum
  8. OECD anti-corruption measures
  9. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  10. World Bank (WB)
  11. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  12. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Samples - Business in South Africa

South Africa Enterprises

Cyril Ramaphosa (South African Businessman, Course)

Southern African Customs Union (SACU, Master)

Bridgette Radebe South African Businesswoman (Course)

Rapelang Rabana South African Businesswoman (Course)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade (Master)

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA (Master)

Irene Charnley South Africa

Desmond Tutu Anglican

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