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February 2017

Export Processing Zones

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Export Processing Zone at Beitbridge

Ways of improving Zimbabwe’s export potential

  • One way of improving foreign trade was to introduce the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).
  • This is held annually in Bulawayo as a showcase for Zimbabwe’s products.
  • Zimbabwean companies also participate in trade fairs organized by other countries for example Zambia, […]

Informal Cross-border trade

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cross border buses at RoadPort.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade: Informal Cross-border trade

  • COMESA defines informal cross-border trade (ICBT) as a form of trade that is unrecorded in official statistics, and is carried out by small businesses in the region.
  • Informal cross border traders are vendors who travel to neighbouring […]

Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A vendor selling his wares

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe’s internal trade (domestic trade) is controlled by processing, manufacturing and marketing of agro-based products.
  • The flow of goods starts with the producer of raw materials, through to marketing boards, to manufacture, to wholesalers and retailers and […]

The benefits and problems facing SADC

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Some of the SADC staff.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The benefits and problems facing SADC

Benefits

  • The countries collectively from a large regional market.
  • Jointly, the countries have a diverse resources base. If exploited fully these would stimulate rapid economic growth within the region.
  • Bilateral trade between member states.
  • There are […]

The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

SADC Headquarters in South Africa.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  • Regional economic grouping can take the form of free trade areas, custom unions, common markets and economic unions.
  • Free trade areas: there are no trade barriers for the member states of the trade area. Member […]

Ways in which developing countries can improve trade

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Processed platinum fetches a higher price than raw platinum

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Ways in which developing countries can improve trade

Trade in developing countries such as Zimbabwe can be enhanced by:

  • Diversification of their economies, that is, by producing a variety of new value added manufactured goods.
  • Investing in human […]

Factors influencing world trade

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Trucks at the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Image credit BBC

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Factors influencing world trade

  • There are several factors that influence trade.
  • Some of these factors are:
  • National income

If a country’s income level (national income) increases by a higher percentage than those of other countries, […]

The Government System during the Federation

By | February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Federation’s Coat of Arms

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland:The Government System during the Federation

  • There were two departments of government, that is, the Territorial Governments and the Federal Government to separate the identities of the territories from that of the Federal State
  • Territorial Governments were […]