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Business in South Africa (BRICS) Johannesburg

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Syllabus of the Subject

South Africa: second African Economy. Ports (Foreign Trade). Patrice Motsepe

  1. Introduction to South Africa (Southern Africa)
    1. H.E. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (former Chairperson of the African Union)
    2. Desmond Tutu
  2. South African Economy
    1. Economic Profile of the South African provinces
  3. Foreign Trade of South Africa
    1. Economic relationships with Africa, Asia, Europe, and America
    2. BRICS Countries
  4. Business and investing opportunities in South Africa
  5. Investment in South Africa
  6. Case Study
    1. South African Automotive Industry
    2. State-owned enterprises
    3. BPO
    4. Shoprite (African largest food retailer)
    5. Off-shoring
  7. Access to the South African Market
  8. Business Plan for South Africa

South African Businessman.

  1. Patrice Motsepe
  2. Cheryl Carolus
  3. Bridgette Radebe
  4. Rapelang Rabana
  5. Wendy Appelbaum
  6. Irene Charnley
  7. Cyril Ramaphosa

Patrice Motsepe. South African Businessman. Richest men in South Africa. Mining

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in South Africa” are the following:

  1. To analyze the South African Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in South Africa
  3. To explore the South African trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the South African Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the South African Businessman
  6. To develop a business plan for the South African Market

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

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

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

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

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

Masters adapted to the South Africa, Masters, International Business Trade South African Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Afrique du Sud Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Africa do Sul Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Sudáfrica.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in South Africa”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in South Africa.

The Republic of South Africa is the second-largest African economy and a BRICS country.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

Transport in South Africa
  1. South African Ports (Durban, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town)
  2. Trans-African corridors:
    1. North-South Corridor
    2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
    3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor

Port of Durban (South Africa). Gateway to Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

South African Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. South Africa 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. India-SACU Agreement
    2. EFTA-SACU Agreement
    3. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement
    4. MERCOSUR-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  6. Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  7. AGOA Africa-United States
  8. Trade Agreements with Cameroon and Malawi
  9. EU-South Africa Agreement
  10. BRICS Countries

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. BIC
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
  8. Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM / IATA)

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

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Africa-India Cooperation
  7. Africa-BRICS
  8. BADEA
  9. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  10. Africa-South America Summit
  11. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. WB
  2. WTO
  3. UN
  4. IMF
  5. OECD (Key Partner)

  1. South Africa has a population of 55 million people.
    1. 79% are classified as African, 9.6% as Whites, 8.9% as colored, and 2.5% are people from India and Asia
  2. Area of South Africa: 1,221,037 km²
  3. South African Capital: Pretoria (Executive power), Bloemfontein (judicial power), and Cape Town (legislative)
  4. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa (957,441 people)
  5. Largest cities: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and Ekurhuleni
  6. Borders of South Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Lesotho
  7. Official languages of South Africa (11): Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga

Shoprite Africa largest food retailer

More information about South Africa (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in South Africa:

  1. Almost 80% of the South African people are Christians
    1. Catholicism
    2. Protestants (30 million, 68% of the population, Methodists: 4 million)
    3. Anglicans
  2. African Traditional Religions

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

South Africa belongs to the Southern African Economic Area.

South Africa Enterprises

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

South Africa: The economic growth engine in the Southern Africa region.

  1. South Africa is one of the most promising emerging markets (BRICS countries), and the second African Economy after Nigeria
  2. Not only South Africa is a significant emerging economy, but is also the gateway to the other Southern African Markets
  3. South Africa is a highly developed country with good infrastructures and a good climate for the foreign direct investment
  4. There are significant business opportunities in South Africa
  5. South Africa is one of the BRICS Countries (Brazil, India, and South Africa)
  6. The Republic of South Africa is the second economic powerhouse of Africa
  7. The economy of South Africa has been growing since September 1999
  8. South Africa is leading the industrial production, mineral production and electricity in Africa

South Africa is the first African car-maker (76% of the total African production).

  1. The Business Process Outsourcing is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in South Africa. The Call centre industry employs 54 000 call centre agents
  2. The South African manufacturing sector is the most developed in Africa
  3. The Motor vehicle industry in South Africa accounts for 10% of the manufacturing exports
  4. State-owned companies have a critical function in the economy
  5. The South Africa Stock Exchange ranks among the top 20 in the World
  6. Legal Framework of South Africa is well-developed
  7. The Republic of South Africa has a modern and efficient infrastructure
  8. Many multinational companies are established in the country to export products and services to the Southern African region
  9. The Black Economic Empowerment is a policy instrument intended at broadening the economic base of South Africa, further stimulating the economic growth and creating jobs while eradicating the poverty
  10. The United States is the largest trading partner of South Africa (is a beneficiary of AGOA)

The largest South African Ports:

  1. Port of Durban
  2. Richards Bay
  3. Port of East London
  4. Ngqura
  5. Port Elizabeth
  6. Mossel Bay
  7. Cape Town
  8. Saldanha

Nearest foreign ports:

Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia).

  1. Via Trans-Orange Corridor: Northern Cape, Upington
  2. Via Trans-Kalahari Corridor: Gauteng, Johannesburg, and Pretoria

The Port of Maputo (Mozambique) is located to 120 kilometers of the frontier. Access to Limpopo, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga (Maputo Development Corridor), Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

Cheryl Carolus, South African Businesswoman

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