Politics of Personality: Zimbabwe's Achilles Heel.

  • Posted on: 13 April 2017
  • By: tino

Evan Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe from exile on the 11th of February 2017. His return caused a lot of hullabaloo on social media networks with mixed reactions being expressed. Some were happy, whilst others were confused as to why he would come back after all he had been through. A majority of the comments however were expressing their bitterness over him having left in the first place, particularly at such crucial time when his movement, #thisflag was at its peak in terms of impact and support. They felt let down by him leaving.  

Vehicle to Achieve Gender Parity Exists, The Political Will Needs Encouragement

  • Posted on: 3 March 2017
  • By: admin

The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) stands with the women of Zimbabwe and the rest of the world to commemorate International Women’s Day. This is a day to celebrate the achievements of women socially, economically, politically and culturally, whether in a personal or professional capacity, whether officially recognised or not. 

Embracing the spirit of Antigone in modern day defiance

  • Posted on: 18 January 2017
  • By: admin

A story is told in Greek mythology of a young woman named Antigone. After her brothers’ struggle for power they are both killed in battle. King Creon makes a decree that one of them, Polynices, should not be mourned or buried whilst the other would get a state funeral. The failure to be buried had implications for Polynices as it meant he could not proceed to the underworld, angering the gods. 

The Flag

  • Posted on: 9 September 2016
  • By: admin

The flag is a symbol of our national pride - a flamboyant 5 coloured piece of garment with green, yellow, red, black and white respectively, with each colour reflecting a symbolic meaning that the Zimbabwean populace is familiar with.. The flag is a symbol of our national identity which supposedly defines a ‘true Zimbabwean citizen.’

A wandering into the disengagement of the state from its citizens

  • Posted on: 30 March 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

More than other dimensions of governance, state-citizen engagement is a fundamental ingredient of a working governance system. It facilitates communication between the two, mutual understandings of the needs, priorities, and the challenges faced by each side. Where the state maintains the effective participation of citizens in governance processes, funding decisions, policies, and infrastructural development programs implemented by the government have a better chance of accurately addressing the realities of the people.

The Legacy We Want To Leave Behind!

  • Posted on: 11 September 2015
  • By: admin

Have you ever wondered why some problems persist and don’t seem to go away? Then there is that inner voice that asks uncomfortable questions. You try to subdue it, but it persists. Why are there some issues that we just can’t or don’t seem to want to talk about. Even in our homes, it appears standard practice to sweep some dirt under the carpet, literally.

At some point we have to quieten the voice that asks the uncomfortable questions about what is going on?