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Doing Business in Zimbabwe

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Zimbabwe. Harare.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)
    1. History of Zimbabwe
  2. Doing Business in Harare
  3. Zimbabwean Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Zimbabwe
  5. Customs: Zimbabwe Revenue Authority
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe
    1. Agriculture
    2. Manufacturing
    3. Mining
    4. Tourism
    5. Energy
    6. Water and Sanitation
    7. Information and Communication Technology
    8. Finance and insurance
    9. Services
  7. Case Study: Zimbabwean business people
    1. Divine Ndhlukula
    2. Sifiso Dabengwa
    3. Strive Masiyiwa
    4. Makomo Resources
  8. Access to the Zimbabwean Market
  9. Business Plan for Zimbabwe

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Zimbabwe” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Zimbabwean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Zimbabwe
  3. To explore Zimbabwe's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Zimbabwe's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Zimbabwean Business People
  6. To develop a business plan for the Zimbabwean Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Zimbabwe” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Course: Southern Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Course learning materials in English or French Zimbabwe Portuguese Zimbabue Spanish Zimbabue.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Zimbabwe”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Recommendations for the Zimbabwean students

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Zimbabwe:
Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwean Businessman)

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Zimbabwe).

The Republic of Zimbabwe: a landlocked country with huge mineral resources (copper, nickel, gold)

  1. Borders of Zimbabwe: Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Botswana
  2. Zimbabwean Population: 12 millions of people
  3. Area: 390,580 square kilometres
  4. Official language of Zimbabwe: English
  5. Local Languages: Shona and Ndebele
  6. Capital of Zimbabwe: Harare
  7. Main cities: Bulawayo, Mutare-Masvingo, and Gweru

Religions in Zimbabwe:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (75% of the Zimbabweans)

Zimbabwe belongs to the Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Economic Profile of Zimbabwe:

  1. Zimbabwean GDP growth: 5,6 %
  2. Inflation: 3.9%
  3. Zimbabwean Currency: Dollar and ZAR (Rand)
  4. Top Zimbabwean export products: platinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, and clothing
  5. Top Zimbabwean imports products: machinery, transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, fuels, and food products
  6. The largest export markets: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Botswana, and China
  7. Main import countries: South Africa and China
  8. Zimbabwean Natural resources: Coal, chromium, asbestos, gold, nickel, platinum, and diamonds
  9. Main Zimbabwean economic sector: mining industry (copper, nickel, gold)

Customs Clearance Procedures in Zimbabwe

The Nearest Ports:

  1. Port of Durban (South Africa). Distance Port of Durban-Harare: 1.674 kilometres
  2. Port of Maputo (Mozambique)
  3. Access to the Port of Lobito (Angola)
  4. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia). Via Trans-Caprivi Corridor Livingstone

Doing Business in Zimbabwe

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  3. North-South Corridor

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Preferential Access of Zimbabwe.

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
  4. COMESA-US Trade Agreement
  5. Zimbabwe is not eligible for the AGOA
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  7. Bilateral Trade Agreements with China, India, Canada, Malawi, and Japan

Sifiso Dabengwa Zimbabwean Businessman

Zimbabwe is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  6. Forum India-Africa-Zimbabwe
  7. Forum China-Africa-Zimbabwe
  8. World Trade Organisation
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. World Custom Organisation
  11. World Bank (WB),

Samples - Business in Zimbabwe

Divine Ndhlukula (Zimbabwean Businesswoman)

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Lobito-Beira Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9)

North-South Corridor (Africa)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)



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