Perils and Pitfalls – a film by Sydelle Willow Smith

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Tue, June 5 2012 » Diaspora, Human rights » No Comments

Paul Chizuze – Disappeared

A long established Zimbabwean human rights activist has been missing since 8 pm on Wednesday 8 February 2012. Over the last three decades, Paul has been either employed by, or active with, the Legal Resources Foundation, Amani Trust Matabeleland, The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, ZimRights, Churches in Bulawayo, CivNet, and Masakhaneni Trust. WHERE […]

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Mon, February 27 2012 » Human rights » 1 Comment

“Hard Times” Matabeleland: urban deindustrialization – and rural hunger

A pregnant woman stands in her empty kitchen, rural Gwanda, October 2011.

SPT Report Nationally, Zimbabwe is more food secure at the end of 2011 than it has been for several years. However, parts of Zimbabwe suffered serious crop failure earlier this year and a million people are still predicted to need supplementary feeding. In Gwanda, Matabeleland South, the authors found that almost half of households indicated […]

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Wed, November 2 2011 » Human rights, Reports » No Comments

SPT-Zimbabwe Update No.2. March 2011: The Silencing of the Bones

Over the last few days, I have watched, listened to, and read with growing horror and dismay, about events unfolding in Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe, where human remains are currently being hauled out of mine shafts by completely unqualified individuals. I have examined with great sadness, photographs of dishevelled piles of skulls, long bones and other […]

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Thu, March 24 2011 » Conflict resolution, History, Human rights, Zimbabwe Update » 1 Comment

The Changing Politics of Matebeleland since 1980

Signing of the Unity Accord

by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni – Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of South Africa Introduction I think the best way to understand the present day manifestations and character of Matebeleland politics is to situate them properly historically and politically within the broader terrain of the development of the idea of Zimbabwe and the […]

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Thu, February 24 2011 » History, Human rights, Zimbabwe Review » 5 Comments