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28 Nov 2013 Time is now for spatial and land use planning and re-building the land administration system in Zimbabwe
Introduction In this 10th of 12 articles I focus on the need to rebuild the land use planning system and how this how this will aid land administration. I have argued throughout the series of articles that the Government of Zimbabwe and the key...
Mandivamba Rukuni Story
26 Nov 2013 Time is now for spatial and land use planning and re-building the land administration system in Zimbabwe Sokwanele Biblio
12 Nov 2013 Rules of the Game: Land Tenure and the Commercialisation of Smallholder Agriculture
Summary The debate on land tenure has reached an impasse. A nationalist narrative based on the customary tenure system and state control over agricultural land has taken root. The purpose of this paper is to move the debate towards a more...
Dale Doré Story
12 Nov 2013 Rules of the Game: Land Tenure and the Commercialisation of Smallholder Agriculture Sokwanele Biblio
29 Oct 2013 An Incredible Election - SPT
Via Solidarity Peace Trust: The 2013 Zimbabwe elections were unilaterally proclaimed by President Robert Mugabe on June 13th. The proclamation was in contravention of both the new constitution and the Global Political Agreement (GPA). The other...
Sokwanele Blogs
09 Oct 2013 Are power outages linked to the election results?
Since the Pronouncement of President Robert Mugabe as the winner of the contested July 31 national election, there has been a huge increase in power outages.  They are occurring throughout the country, turning the nation into villages of total...
Tawanda Makusha Blogs
07 Oct 2013 The End of a Road: The 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe Sokwanele Biblio
07 Oct 2013 SPT Report - The End of a Road: The 2013 Elections in Zimbabwe
New report released: Solidarity Peace Trust: ‘It’s a paralyzing election result to every one, the future is bleak. They will continue to fill their bellies, while we suffers.’ [Old man, Lupane] ‘I am glad that ZANU PF has won – they have promised us...
Sokwanele Blogs
02 Oct 2013 Remaking History: Citizenship, Power, and the Recasting of Heroes and Villains
In a reworked narrative on nationalism, veterans were cast as the heroic liberators of the land from whites, seen as unreconstructed racists, and a former colonial power which was, twenty years after independence, portrayed more fervently than ever...
Dale Doré Story
02 Oct 2013 Remaking History: Citizenship, Power, and the Recasting of Heroes and Villains Sokwanele Biblio
30 Sep 2013 Who benefits from rates debt cancellation?
The cancelation of rates debts by ZANU(PF) does not benefit the already  burdened but indeed the very fat cats who owe  local authorities hundreds of thousands of money. I remember vividly an investigative report by one civic society organization...
Tawanda Makusha Blogs
24 Sep 2013 Mugabe’s not language of statesman or winner
The latest betrayal of the people of Zimbabwe by the African Union and the Southern Africa Development Community through their hasty and scandalous endorsement of the deeply flawed July 31 elections can only further entrench governance in Zimbabwe...
Nancy Forokah Blogs
19 Aug 2013 Nikuv judgment from Zambia’s Supreme Court delivered in 1996 Sokwanele Biblio
19 Aug 2013 Not credible: Zimbabwe's 2013 election results marred by fraud
Note to all: please contact info@sokwanele.com if you have information you would like us to include on the page. Zimbabwe has been praised for holding 'peaceful' elections on the 31 July this year, and it is true that the polls were calm in...
Sokwanele Story
17 Aug 2013 MDC-T withdraws its court challenge
The MDC-T has withdrawn its court challenge to Robert Mugabe's re-election and the results of the July 31 elections saying it will not receive a fair hearing. At the heart of the decision is the party's inability to mount a case because the evidence...
Sokwanele Blogs
13 Aug 2013 Let us stand up together!
People of Zimbabwe Simukai! Sukumani! Let us stand up together! If you have suffered because of Gukurahundi, The farm invasions, Murambatsvina, or Election violence; If you are religious and believe in doing God’s word; If you believe in the Rule...
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08 Aug 2013 Election Results Table: 2013 and 2008 (in Excel format) Sokwanele Biblio
08 Aug 2013 RFK Center questions legitimacy of newly elected government in Zimbabwe
Statement from the RFK Center: The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) questions the results of Zimbabwe’s July 31 election and the legitimacy of the newly elected government. On August 3, the Zimbabwe Electoral...
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07 Aug 2013 Post July 31 .... What's next?
By Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Director Macdonald Lewanika: Zimbabwe’s July 31 Election is receding into the rearview mirror for a lot of people, for some not fast enough, for others too slowly, but soon it will be a forgotten event, as people...
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06 Aug 2013 Zimbabwe now in league of its own
Zanu-PF’s latest fraudulent electoral victory brings Zimbabwe into a league of its own in terms of the dubious distinctions it holds continentally. In less than a year, when Robert Mugabe celebrates his next birthday, Zimbabwe will become the only...
Nancy Forokah Blogs
05 Aug 2013 Statement by the Government of Botswana on the 2013 Election in the Republic of Zimbabwe
(Gaborone 5th August 2013) - In its previous statement of the 1st August 2013 on the 2013 harmonised elections held in the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Government of Botswana stated that it was continuing to monitor the electoral process and would...
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05 Aug 2013 Does Africa care?
Africa will only begin to care if you and me as proud Zimbabweans can stand up now and be counted. President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa  Zuma extended his profound congratulations to Mugabe on his landslide victory in the recent elections. The African...
Vince Musewe Blogs
05 Aug 2013 Mourning the loss of hope and security in the wake of a shamelessly stolen election: what can we do?
I was ten years old when my two best friends were murdered. I can describe in forensic detail exactly what happened on the day I got the news. I was playing outside on an adult sized bicycle, propelling myself dangerously forward over homemade ramps...
Sokwanele Story
05 Aug 2013 Zimbabwe elections: deeply flawed says ACTSA
ACTSA Press Release: ACTSA welcomes the relatively peaceful conduct of the general elections held in Zimbabwe on 31 July 2013. However, a peaceful election does not make an election free and fair or credible and the election process appears to be...
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05 Aug 2013 Mourning the loss of hope and security in the wake of a shamelessly stolen election: what can we do?
I was ten years old when my two best friends were murdered. I can describe in forensic detail exactly what happened on the day I got the news. I was playing outside on an adult sized bicycle, propelling myself dangerously forward over homemade ramps...
Sokwanele Blogs
04 Aug 2013 It’s a nightmare...
For many the nightmarish prospect of enduring the next five years under a Zanu PF administration are just too galling to contemplate and nowhere is this more apparent than in the streets of Harare where posters of Mugabe and Tsvangirai remain...
Simon Moyo Blogs
04 Aug 2013 Post-election reactions
Zimbabweans are reacting to Zanu Pf’s electoral 'victory' differently. I have seen many people whose brains appear to have frozen, literally.  They had hoped the election would bring about the much needed change, and they have been shocked beyond...
MadZimbabwe Blogs
04 Aug 2013 Winds of change?
It was almost as if the weather was told to obstruct the voting process, since it was obvious that nothing else was going to stop Zimbabweans from casting their votes in this 2013 election. Early morning icy winds tried to freeze the cheerful mood...
BoboGogo Blogs
04 Aug 2013 Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of the EU on the elections in Zimbabwe
The European Union takes note of the announced results of elections in Zimbabwe and the assessments of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union. It would like to thank both organisations for the positive role they played in...
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03 Aug 2013 President Tsvangirai’s statement to the press after the MDC national council meeting, Harare, 3 August 2013
The MDC National Council met today and debated extensively on the election held on 31 July 2013. The National Council resolved: 1. The MDC totally rejects the 31 July elections on the basis of the process the absence of reforms 2. From the evidence...
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