Course Business in Southern Africa

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E-Learning Course “Doing Business in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia)”

Doing Business in Southern Africa

Programme structure “Business in Southern Africa” (14 ECTS, e-learning)

  1. Integration in Southern Africa
  2. Doing Business in Southern African countries (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland)
  3. Southern African Businesspeople
  4. Logistics in Southern Africa
      - Trans-African Highways
      - Largest Southern African ports
  5. Other regional institutions and 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 region's economy and 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 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) in Southern Africa.
  6. To know the Trans-African corridors and the largest ports in the Southern African region.
  7. To know the main Southern African businessperson
  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 Integration in Southern Africa.

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

Southern Africa Integration

There are two main economic communities in Southern Africa:

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC) (1.1 ECTS)
  2. 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. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (2 ECTS)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (0.1 ECTS)

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

2- Doing Business in 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 (Africa's second-largest 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)
  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 Businesspeople (0.5 ECTS).

  1. H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  2. Cheryl Carolus
  3. Rapelang Rabana
  4. Cyril Ramaphosa
  5. Wendy Appelbaum
  6. Bridgette Radebe
  7. Irene Charnley
  8. Patrice Motsepe
  9. Divine Ndhlukula
  10. Strive Masiyiwa
  11. Sifiso Dabengwa
  12. 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 Largest ports in Southern Africa

  1. Port of Durban
  2. Port of Walvis Bay

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

  1. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  2. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  3. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  7. African Union (AU)
  8. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  9. Forum India-Africa
  10. Forum China-Africa
  11. Cotonou Agreement
  12. Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)

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 African students and 10% for students from the African Diaspora.
  4. Duration: three months

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

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

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

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 their respective “Diploma Doing 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 “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.

South Africa
Population (millions of people)
Area (square kilometres)

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, 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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