Land reform has always been closely tied to shifts in the wider political economy of countries.
When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn’t widely called a military coup. New research shows that’s exactly what it was.
Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
Genetic analysis has traced the evolutionary footsteps of modern humans all the way back to a prehistoric wetland that spanned parts of modern-day Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust (ZIHT) has planted the country’s first authorised hemp crop at a prison in Harare in the wake of the government legalising the production of industrial hemp. Hemp can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, textiles, and clothing.
The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living.
SA needs to end the denialism around xenophobia and engage in frank dialogue with its continental partners.
It remains to be seen how much longer the ‘old men syndrome’ will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Will Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa do what’s needed to finally free Zimbabweans from deprivation?