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Can South Africa help find a way out of Zimbabwe’s on-going crises?

I don’t know how many times this blog has commented on the worsening economic and political...

‘The land is the economy, the economy is the land’, but does this include young people?

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Lockdown politics: reflections from Zimbabwe

Another very severe lockdown was imposed on 2 January, with strict movement restrictions...

Unequal land, unequal societies

The report adopts a new methodology for exploring land inequalities, taking account not just of patterns...

Women and young people in Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 economy

I had another catch-up with colleagues in Zimbabwe recently, reflecting on the COVID-19 situation and its...

Land reform in Matabeleland: the challenges of living in a harsh, variable environment

The land reform story in Matabeleland has been under-researched, but now there are some new findings...

The return of fortress conservation: why excluding people means biodiversity conservation will fail

International donors have sponsored the training of game rangers...

“Know your epidemic”: Reflections from Zimbabwe

“Know your epidemic, act on its politics” was a lesson learned in the HIV/AIDS pandemic....

Innovation in the pandemic: an update from Zimbabwe

I  had the latest long discussion on responses to COVID-19 in our rural study areas across the...

Still debating land tenure reform in Zimbabwe

As part of the on-going discussions about Zimbabwe’s new land policy, land tenure is a central concern....

Who are the commercial farmers? A history of Mvurwi area, Zimbabwe

For some the answer to who are the commercial farmers in Zimbabwe is obvious. The image...

20 years after Zimbabwe’s land reform: what does the future hold?

This concluding blog is, therefore, a very preliminary reflection on the changes that we have observed...

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