e-Course: Doing Business in Zimbabwe

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and 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 Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Zimbabwe” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Zimbabwean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Zimbabwe
  3. To explore Zimbabwean trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Zimbabwean Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Zimbabwean Business People
  6. To develop a business plan for the Zimbabwean Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Zimbabwe” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Course: Business in Southern Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Zimbabwe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Zimbabue Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Zimbabue.

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Zimbabwe”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Higher Education programs adapted for Zimbabwean students

Example of the Online Course - Doing Business in Zimbabwe:
Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwean Businessman)

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Description of the Course / 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: 16.1 million 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. The main cities: Bulawayo, Mutare-Masvingo, and Gweru
  8. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1965

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

  1. Harare
  2. Bulawayo
  3. Transport and Logistics in Zimbabwe
  4. History of Zimbabwe

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Zimbabwe:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (75% of 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. The main import countries: South Africa and China
  8. Zimbabwean Natural resources: Coal, chromium, asbestos, gold, nickel, platinum, and diamonds
  9. The 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

Course: 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 (Course)

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, Master)

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 (Master Africa)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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