Modern African historian Professor Heike Schmidt explains the hidden significance of the Springboks’ brief dance after their Rugby World Cup win, which was more than just a celebration of victory.
Business as usual: Zimbabwe in crisis
Unrest has broken out in Zimbabwe after fuel prices were doubled overnight, leaving many people unable to even afford the commute to work. Dr Heike Schmidt says this is business…Read More >
Zimbabwe’s Second Republic – What future?
Millions of Zimbabweans watched their new president Emmerson Mnangagwa deliver his inauguration speech on Sunday 26 August, and outline the plans for his ‘Second Republic’. Dr Heike Schmidt, Associate Professor…Read More >
Party preparations not halted by Zimbabwe’s court ruling
As ZANU-PF celebrate election victory in Zimbabwe once again, Modern African Historian Dr Heike Schmidt says there was never any doubt over the outcome, despite the opposition’s legal challenge to the election results….Read More >
12 years without an execution: Is Zimbabwe ready to abolish the death penalty?
Dr Mai Sato has just published a report examining Zimbabwean citizens’ attitudes towards the death penalty in their country which concludes that public opinion needn’t pose a barrier to its…Read More >