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Business in Botswana, Gaborone, Diamonds



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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign trade and Economy of Botswana. Diamonds, Mining


  1. Introduction to Botswana (Southern Africa)
  2. Economy of Botswana
  3. Key Economic Sectors:
    1. Glass
    2. Leather
    3. Pharmaceutical
    4. Mining
    5. Beef
  4. International Trade of Botswana
  5. Investment in Botswana
  6. Case Study:
    1. Debswana (Diamonds)
    2. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
  7. Access to the market
  8. Business Plan for Botswana


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Botswana” are the following:

  1. To analyze the economy and foreign trade of Botswana
  2. To know the business opportunities in Botswana
  3. To explore the trade relations of Botswana with the country of the student
  4. To know the Trade Agreements of Botswana
  5. To examine the company profiles in Botswana
  6. To develop a business plan for Botswana

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Botswana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Botsuana Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Botsuana.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Botswana”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

Masters adapted to Botswana, Masters, International Business Trade Batswana Students.

International Trade and Business in Botswana

Botswana: Diamonds (1/3 of the GDP). A landlocked African Country.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


African Economic Integration


Market Access - Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements and Preferential Access of Botswana:

  1. Botswana and the Southern African Economic Area
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. EU-SADC Agreement
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  4. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    1. MERCOSUR-SACU Agreement
    2. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement
    3. EFTA-SACU Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  6. Africa-EU Partnership
  7. AGOA (U.S.)
  8. Malawi-Botswana Trade Agreement
  9. India-Botswana Agreement
  10. Arab Bank for Africa (BADEA)
  11. ICGLR - Guest Member

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. African Development Bank
  4. China-Africa Cooperation
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Africa-Asia Partnership
  9. Africa-Korea Partnership
  10. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  11. Africa-South America Summit

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. IMF
  4. WTO


  1. Botswana is advantageously situated in the heart of the Southern Africa region 200 million people)
  2. Botswana shares borders with Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa
  3. The population of Botswana (2.3 million people) is growing 3.5% annually
  4. Setswana and English are the main spoken languages in Botswana
  5. Batswana Capital: Gaborone
  6. Batswana Area: 581,730 km²
  7. Botswana is a unitary parliamentary republic
  8. Independence of Botswana from the UK: 1966
  9. Currency of Botswana: Pula

More information about Botswana (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Botswana

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity is the most prevailing belief system in Botswana (80% of the population)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Botswana belongs to the Southern African Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Economy of Botswana:

  1. The Economy of the Republic of Botswana is still dependent on the mining sector, particularly diamonds
  2. Botswana has achieved an impressive economic efficiency over the past decades
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (Economic Report on Africa), places to Botswana in the lead of other five African Countries that have made largest progress in developing policies that promotes the economic growth, with the objective of the poverty reduction
  4. The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority, is an autonomous private organization created with the aim to promote and facilitate the establishment of export-oriented companies
  5. The policies of the Government of Botswana include strategies that maximize the productivity and add value to the economy throughout increasing the foreign direct investment flows by an attractive and transparent fiscal and operating environment
  6. Debswana Diamond Company is a sole partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers Centenary AG
  7. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation was created in 1980 to supply, develop, work and manage the national and international telecommunications services. The Botswana Government holds 100% of the Corporation

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Trade Agreements of Botswana:

Botswana is a member of the Southern African development Community - an international trade Organization, which gives access to a potential market of 200 million people-, the Southern African Development Community has its headquarters in Gaborone.

Botswana has preferential access to the EU through the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and to the U.S. through the AGOA.

Botswana is also a member of the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU): South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini). The SACU is negotiating several trade agreements with other countries and regions.

The SACU is also negotiating Trade Agreements with the EFTA, MERCOSUR, India, and China.



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