COVID-19 and the Peasantry: Some Reflections from Zimbabwe

By Edmore Mwandiringana and Fadzai Chipato Introduction Covid -19 was declared a global pandemic on 30 January 2020 by the World Health Organization following the reports of about 10 000 mortality cases worldwide. Following the declaration, most countries put travel restrictions and lockdown measures to limit the spread of the virus. Among various precautionary measures,Continue reading “COVID-19 and the Peasantry: Some Reflections from Zimbabwe”

Covid-19 and socio-political struggles of the marginalized: A gendered analysis

 By Rejoice M. Chipuriro Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on 31  January 2020 and as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Following the consequential high fatalities experienced in China, Europe and now in the United States of America, there are mounting fears on theContinue reading “Covid-19 and socio-political struggles of the marginalized: A gendered analysis”

Intensified Assault of the Peasantry in Zimbabwe: Is there a Way Forward?

by George T. Mudimu, Freedom Mazwi, and Edmore Mwandiringana Introduction The month of February has been one of the most terrible months to Zimbabwe’s peasantry. Several policy moves and actions that directly and indirectly affect the peasantry have been meted on the peasantry without any due considerations of what will become of Zimbabwe’s bulging peasantry.Continue reading “Intensified Assault of the Peasantry in Zimbabwe: Is there a Way Forward?”

International Women’s Day 2020: Reflections and perspectives on women’s contributions

By Rejoice M. Chipuriro Introduction 2020 marks 109 years since the first International Women’s Day celebrations. The day is set aside to appreciate socio-economic and political contributions of women in society, which call for reflections on the status of women globally. This year’s celebrations centre on gender equality with the theme, ‘An equal world isContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2020: Reflections and perspectives on women’s contributions”

Celebrating International Women’s Day in rural Zimbabwe

By Patience Mashiri Introduction The International Women’s Day (IWD) comes on the backdrop of a plethora of challenges being faced by rural women in developing countries. Rural women bear the brunt of economic hardships, patriarchal cultural systems, gender violence and discrimination among other challenges. The discrimination against and sometimes total exclusion of women from participatingContinue reading “Celebrating International Women’s Day in rural Zimbabwe”

Mealie-meal subsidy: Short-term solution to food crisis?

Edmore Mwandiringana, George T. Mudimu and Freedom Mazwi Introduction In recent years and more specifically 2019, there has been more brutal for the suffering masses in Zimbabwe, with month-on-month inflation reaching a dramatic 38.7%. Compounding these economic pressures are adverse weather conditions characterised by low rainfall and the Cyclone Idai catastrophe, which stifled maize outputContinue reading “Mealie-meal subsidy: Short-term solution to food crisis?”