Research Papers/Topics in History

Impact And Legacy Of The Matsanga Movement On The Eastern Highlands Of Zimbabwe: A Case Study Of Chipinge District 1976-1992

ABSTRACT This study seeks to establish the impact and legacy of the RENAMO war on Chipinge District which is located in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. The issue of landmines scattered around the area, boarded issues as well as the increasing number of refugees and refugee camps in Chipinge prompted this study. The research has looked at the incursions of the Matsanga into Chipinge and their impact on the area which include attack on infrastructure, property and the people. Memories ...

The zimbabwe liberation war veteran’s 1997 vetting process and its implications on former zpra combatants.

ABSTRACT The study purports to trace the continuity in the history of the marginalization of former ZPRA combatants paying particular focus to the 1997 vetting process. This endeavor was stimulated by the various vetting exercises have been repeated time and again in which ZPRA veterans have clamored over being constantly sidelined by a system targeted at former ZPRA combatants. The research therefore traces back to the veteran policy shortcomingsof the post Second Chimurenga and ho...

Child prostitution in shamva in zimbabwe (2000-2016).

ABSTRACT This research looks at the trends of Child Prostitution globally, in Africa, in Zimbabwe and in Shamva. It also focuses on the causes of child prostitution as the rate of child prostitution is increasing in Shamva day by day due to poverty, unemployment and violence and abuse. The effects of Child Prostitution and the intervention strategies used by the government as well as the Non-Governmental Organizations to curb child prostitution. Through the use of the information obtain...

A Precolonial History Of The Chuka Of Mount Kenya C.1400-L908

ABSTRACTThe major theme of this thesis is the growth and development ofthe ethnic group and the ethnic awareness of the Chuka people of ~1t.Kenya region. The thesis begins with the earliest recorded traditionswhich have been dated c. 1400. It traces the origins and migrations ofthe three cultural. and linguistic groups - Cushites, Paranilotes andBantu - which interacted and went into the Chuka amalgam. It demonstratesthat Chuka ethnicity which developed in the eighteenth and nineteenthcenturi...

Heritage And Allegiance: A History Of Njelele Sacred Place In Matobo Hills From The 1960s To The Present

ABSTRACT This thesis was an investigation into the conflicts at Njelele sacred place. There had been intense conflicts between various stakeholders over the control and management of the shrine from at least the 1960s to the present. This thesis therefore argue that even though there are many causes of conflicts at Njelele like quest for political control over the shrine, attempts by the post –colonial government to politicize the shrine, ethnicisation or tribalisation of the shrine, ...

The Situation Of Farm Workers In Marondera District In Zimbabwe After The Fast Track Land Reform Programme

Abstract This study is aimed at exploring the plight of farm workers in Marondera district in Zimbabwe (2000-2013). The study will focus on the how the fast track land reform programme intensified problems which farm workers have been experiencing, which dates back to the colonial period. The study will focus on how the working conditions and living conditions of farm workers after the fast track land reform programme, looking at the poor wages their given, lack of job security, poor an...

The Rhodesian Security Forces, Mujibhas and Chimbwidos in the Liberation Struggle of Zimbabwe (1960-1980)

ABSTRACT The study explores the plight of mujibas and chimbwidos who were guerrilla aides in the liberation struggle for Zimbabwe. That is to say the horrific experiences they encountered during the war and bringing out their untold stories. It contributes to the historiography of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle by focusing on the effects of violence on the mujibas and chimbwidos. The war which took place between ZANU and ZAPU against the Rhodesian Security Forces from the period of ...

The Implications Of Tokwe-Mukosi Dam On People‘S Welfare; The Case Of Chingwizi Transit Camp (2014-2016)

ABSTRACTThe construction of Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Chivi area resulted in the displacement of thousands of families from their home area to the Chingwizi Transit Camp in Mwenezi District. The idea of the dam construction started in 1998 but faced a lot of drawbacks due to financial strains the country had. In 2014 Chivi area received a lot of rainfall exceeding the average amount the area receives. This saw the area experiencing floods and thousands of families being displaced. The evacuation of...

Contract Farming And Its Impact On The Tobacco Farmers’ Livelihoods: A Case Study Of Karoi 2004-2014

ABSTRACTThe research sought to establish challenges associated with the achievement ofautomaticityat grade two level with the view to find possible strategies to circumvent theestablished challenges, consequently enhancing reading and school performance. Thestudy was necessitated by the fact that eleven subjects out of twelve in the ZimbabweanPrimary School Curriculum are done in English, for this reason the achievement ofautomaticity was considered paramount. The study was also necessitated ...

The History Of Prostitution In Beitbridge 1950-1979

ABSTRACTThe research examines the history of prostitution in colonial Beitbridge from 1950 to 1979. It discusses the coming of women to Beitbridge and the origins of prostitution. The intensification of colonialism forced men into migrant labor. This exposed women to rural poverty since they were left alone taking care of themselves as well as the children. The colonial state preferred male labor and women were denied access to urban life. Women migrated to the town as traders and a few lucky...

A study of the impact of religion on child welfare. The case of Johane Marange Sect in Mafararikwa Marange Bocha (2000-2018)

ABSTRACTReligion is a core component in the social, political and economic sphere of mankind. The impact of religion on child welfare has been underplayed, despite it being the opium of society. The Johane Marange apostolic sect has only gained the limelight for negative reasons, as it has been widely castigated for undermining the basic human rights of its members especially children .Several NGOs have found it difficult to work with the sect, which in reciprocation does not cooperate in the...

An Evaluation Of The Inclusive Education Policy In Zimbabwe. A Case Study Of Danhiko Secondary School In Epmafara District.

ABSTRACTThe research aimed at evaluating the inclusive education policy in Zimbabwe. In this study, Danhiko Secondary School was used as a case study. The growing rate of school dropouts has increased due to poor educational provision. Most schools in the country are struggling to offer inclusive education. The rate of dropouts and cases of discrimination in schools has also indicated more need for readdressing the educational policies and laws that supports the inclusive education. It is aga...

Women and urban agriculture from 1980-2017. A case study of gweru urban.

ABSTRACT This study is an analysis of the participation of women in urban agriculture in Gweru. The importance of urban agriculture has often been overlooked, thus this study sought to explain how urban has been important in sustaining livelihoods. Over the years urban agriculture has been increasing due to the socio-economic and political problems. The study examines urban agriculture and its contribution to the livelihoods of women urban farmers. The study seeks to highlight the reaso...

The Impact of Colonial Taxation System in Chirumanzu District From 1900- 1980.

Abstract The period between 1900-1980 witnessed effective occupation by the colonialists administration in Rhodesia. The colonial regime imposed potentate rule through their introduction of the colonial taxation system on black people in Chirumanzu district. The plight of black people in Chirumanzu district towards the impact of colonial taxes has been largely ignored by postcolonial historians. In this study l take perspective to primarily focus on how black people were exposed to deplo...

Dry City: A History Of Water Problems In Bulawayo, 1980-2014.’

AbstractBulawayo has struggled with water scarcity since its inception in 1894 and even after the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. The irony was that while the City of Bulawayo celebrated 120 years of existence in 2014, water scarcity challenges were still a living memory and a reality - a situation that has witnessed its residents living without water, the industries struggling without water and even the authorities’ witch hunting a more feasible and sustainable solution to end water shor...


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