Friday, June 22, 2018
Zimbabwe has more than 10,000 rock art sites within its borders. Just what do we know about them? What is art? How best to define the term “art” is a subject of constant contention. Theodor Adorno, the German-born international sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and composer claimed in 1969 “It is self-evident that...
Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest National Park, turns 90 this week. Review the state of conservation before Hwange. The oldest National Park in the world was declared as such in 1778, consisting of the area surrounding Bogd Khan Uul Mountain, in Mongolia. Its natural beauty inspired the local Mongolian government of the Qing Dynasty...
The Zambezi River has recently been declared the oldest river in the world, celebrating its 280 millionth birthday, so was flowing 30 million years before the Triassic, when the first dinosaurs appeared. How can we say that? A small caveat… Geology is one of the most fascinating subjects in the world....
In Part 3 of the life of Robert Mugabe, we follow his career to the eve of the Lancaster House negotiations. Remind us of previous events. Cde Mugabe was arrested and imprisoned for making subversive statements and involvement with the struggle. While in Harare, he shared a prison cell with nationalists like...
The year 1997 was a pivotal one for Zimbabwe as many factors coalesced into crisis. This week we discuss “Black Friday”, the day when there was a sudden drop in the value of the Zimbabwe dollar in the official auction system followed by a dramatic fall in share prices. Set...
Borders define a nation. But who defined Zimbabwe’s 3000km-long boundaries? What is a border? A border is many things – a frontier, a margin, an edge. It defines belonging and at a national level, shapes identity and political consciousness. As such the demarcation of such an important facet of human life occupied...
Tawanda Musarurwa Bank loans are estimated to have increased to $3,8 billion last year from $3,69 billion, as the sector crept towards its highest level in loan book size post-dollarisation. The record of $4,01 billion was set in 2014. But is the economy really benefiting? An analysis of the numbers say: “Not...