Course Business in Southern Africa

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E-Learning Course “Doing Business in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia)” (14 ECTS, e-learning, English)

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Six subjects compose the Course “Doing Business in East Africa”:

  1. The Economic Integration in Southern Africa
  2. Doing Business in the Southern African Countries (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland)
  3. The Southern African Business People
  4. Logistics in Southern Africa
    1. Trans-African Highways
    2. The largest Southern African Ports
  5. Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in Southern Africa
  6. Business Plan for the Southern African Markets

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Learning materials English or French Afrique Australe Portuguese Africa Austral Spanish Africa del Sur. The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in Southern Africa” (PDF)

We Trust in Africa

The main objective of the course “International Trade and Business in Southern Africa” is to provide an overview of the economy of the Southern African region and the business opportunities in order:

  1. To learn to do business in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Southern African region
  3. To analyse the international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) flows
  4. To understand the importance of the SADC (Southern African Development Community), the SACU (Southern African Customs Union) and the Tripartite COMESA-EAC-SADC
  5. To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Southern African markets
  6. To know the Trans-African corridors and the largest ports in the Southern African region
  7. To know the main Southern African Business Person
  8. To design a business plan for Southern Africa

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the Southern African Markets.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Course “Doing Business in Southern Africa” - Syllabus:

1- Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa.

The Southern African Economic Area (PDF) of the African Civilisation (1 ECTS).

Southern Africa Integration

There are two main economic communities in Southern Africa:

  1. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) (1.1 ECTS)
  2. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) (0.6 ECTS)

We must also consider the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) and the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

  1. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (2 ECTS)
  2. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (0.1 ECTS)

All the Southern African Countries belong both to the SADC and to the tripartite agreement.

Trade Agreements related to the Southern African markets

  1. The India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  2. The United States-Africa (AGOA)
  3. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  4. The Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  5. The Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
  6. The EU-South Africa Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement
  7. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU)-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement

2- Doing Business in the Southern African Countries.

The Southern African region consists of seven countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The economic engine in the region is South Africa (the second-largest African economy).

  1. Doing Business in Botswana (1 ECTS)
  2. Doing Business in Lesotho (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Namibia (1 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in South Africa (3 ECTS)
    1. H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
    2. Desmond Tutu
  5. Doing Business in Swaziland (0.5 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Zambia (1 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in Zimbabwe (1 ECTS)

3- Southern African Business People (0.5 ECTS).

  1. Cheryl Carolus
  2. Rapelang Rabana
  3. Cyril Ramaphosa
  4. Wendy Appelbaum
  5. Bridgette Radebe
  6. Irene Charnley
  7. Patrice Motsepe
  8. Divine Ndhlukula
  9. Strive Masiyiwa
  10. Sifiso Dabengwa
  11. Monica Katebe Musonda

4- Logistics in Southern Africa (0.7 ECTS).

4.1 Trans-African corridors:

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  3. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  4. North-South Corridor
  5. Lobito Corridor

4.2 The largest ports in Southern Africa

  1. The Port of Durban
  2. The Port of Walvis Bay

5- Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in Southern Africa (Summary).

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  6. India-Africa Forum
  7. China-Africa Forum

6- Business Plan for the Southern African Markets.

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  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in Southern Africa”: 14 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 546 Euros
  3. 20% discount for the African Students and 10% for the students from the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: three months

The course “Doing Business in Southern Africa” is studied...

  1. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets, and BRICS Countries
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa

The students who have taken this course (Doing Business in Southern Africa) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI (School of International Business).

Pedro Nonell, African Students

The course “International Trade and Business in Southern Africa” contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the respective Diploma inDoing Business in Southern Africa” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business

The course “Doing Business in Southern Africa” includes the Market Access Tool:
Southern African Market

The main religion in Southern Africa is Christianity.

The main business language is English.

Country
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Population (millions of people)
2
2,1
2,1
52,9
1.1
11,8
11,4
Area (square kilometres)
600,370
30,355
825,418
1,219,912
17,363
752,614
390,580

The SADC and COMESA countries analysed in...

  1. Central Africa: Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda
  2. East Africa: The Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda

African Students
EENI African Students

Samples - Course Business in Southern Africa

Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Patrice Motsepe South African Businessman

Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwean Businessman)

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

Port of Durban South Africa

Doing Business in Lesotho

Zambia Business

Doing Business in Namibia

Tibiyo Taka Ngwane Swaziland

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