Zanu-PF
Long sidelined, now centre stage

Long sidelined, now centre stage

During Zimbabwe’s last general election in 2013 the 89-year-old candidate Robert Mugabe of Zanu-PF cruised to victory after securing 61.09% of the vote, while his main rival, 60-year-old Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC-T...

A downward spiral of public services

A downward spiral of public services

Vested political interests have made it impossible for Harare’s mayor to implement a business strategy he believed would turn around service delivery in the city Zimbabwe’s local government system was once considered...

The argument for appropriate decentralisation

The argument for appropriate decentralisation

Although often complicated by vested interests, decentralisation should be a two-way process between national government and local authorities In rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa’s most populous province, women...

Life beyond Mugabe?

Life beyond Mugabe?

Unhappiness between former liberation parties continues to bedevil Zimbabwean politics Zimbabwe has two main ethnic groups, the Shona and the Ndebele, as well as smaller groups such as the Tonga, Kalanga, Venda, Ndau...

Life beyond Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: splintering political parties Unhappiness between former liberation parties continues to bedevil Zimbabwean politics Zimbabwe has two main ethnic groups, the Shona and the Ndebele, as well as smaller groups...

Forwards, backwards

A law aimed at forcing local majority ownership of firms in Zimbabwe runs into economic reality and hardline nationalism at the same time The Zimbabwean government has bowed to pressure by effecting changes to its...