January 2023

Military Commanders of the BSAC Forces

By |2022-09-15T12:36:24+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Alan Wilson

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:Military Commanders of the BSAC Forces

  • Allan Wilson
  • Captain Barrow
  • Captain Lendy
  • Captain Raaf
  • Colonel Gold Adams
  • Major Forbes
  • Major Heanry

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The First Chimurenga

By |2022-09-15T12:36:24+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Nehanda hero of the First Chimurenga

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The First Chimurenga

Causes

  • The Ndebele and the Shona lost their independence after the Pioneer Column settled in Zimbabwe
  • The new settler did not recognize the political structures that were already existing in Zimbabwe
  • The Shona people were considered weak […]

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Reasons why Zimbabwe was colonised

By |2022-09-15T12:39:57+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cecil John Rhodes. Image credit MediaWiki

Cecil John Rhodes. Image credit MediaWiki ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Colonisation of Zimbabwe:Reasons why Zimbabwe was colonized
  • There were several reasons why Zimbabwe was turned into a colony by the BSAC
  • Some these reasons include:
  • In order for Cecil John Rhodes to fulfill his Cape […]

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Problems faced by ZISCO

By |2022-09-15T12:36:14+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The now defunct ZISCO steel. Image credit Newsday.co.zw

ZISCO Steel ceased operations in 2016

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Iron and Steel Industry:Problems faced by ZISCO

  • Old machineryZISCO has 4 blast furnaces of which only Blast Furnace No. 3 has been operating at near capacity.
  • The others due to […]

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The names of British nationals who helped Rhodes to colonize Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:39:56+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Leander Starr Johnson. Image credit museumsyndicate.com

Leander Starr Johnson. Image credit museumsyndicate.com ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Colonisation of Zimbabwe:The names of British nationals who helped Rhodes to colonize Zimbabwe
  • The following people helped Cecil John Rhodes to colonize Zimbabwe:
  • Charles Rudd
  • Francis Thompson
  • Rochford Maguire
  • Major Frank Wilson
  • Fredrick Selous
  • Allan Wilson
  • Leander Starr Johnson
  • John Smith Moffat
  • Reverend […]

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The First Chimurenga: The Ndebele Uprising

By |2022-09-15T12:36:18+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Drawing of Ndebele army dancing. Image credit plus.google.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The First Chimurenga: The Ndebele Uprisings

    • The battle began in March 1896 when the British initiated the Jameson raid.
    • The Ndebele killed many British soldiers by end of March
    • The Ndebele also killed farm and mine Shona workers who […]

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A List of the treaties signed by Lobengula and the whites in the 19th century

By |2022-09-15T12:39:56+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The British Explorer Thomas Baines who signed the Baines concession. Image credit artexpertwebsite.com

The British Explorer Thomas Baines who signed the Baines concession. Image credit artexpertwebsite.comZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Colonisation of Zimbabwe:A List of the treaties signed by Lobengula and the whites in the 19th century

  • The following treaties were signed by […]

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The First Chimurenga: Shona Uprising

By |2022-09-15T12:36:19+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Nehanda(left) and Kaguvi(right) Heroes of the First Chimurenga

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Colonisation of Zimbabwe: Shona Uprisings

  • It surprised the settlers because they thought the Shona had welcomed colonialism as it protected them from raids by the Ndebele
  • The Shona were also seen as weak, disunited and having no organized society
  • […]


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The whites involved in the signing of treaties and concessions in Zimbabwe between 1850 and 1891

By |2022-09-15T12:39:55+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Piet Grobbler was one of the whites that signed a treaty with Lobengula. image credit boostdam.net

Piet Grobbler was one of the whites that signed a treaty with Lobengula. image credit boostdam.net ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Colonisation of Zimbabwe:The whites involved in the signing of treaties and concessions in Zimbabwe […]

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First Chimurenga: Why were the Ndebele and Shona Defeated?

By |2022-09-15T12:36:17+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

First Chimurenga prisoners

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The First Chimurenga: Why were the Ndebele and Shona Defeated?

  • There were an estimate 188 injuries and 450 deaths among Europeans and 8000 deaths among Africans
  • They were defeated because they had inferior weapons
  • The whites had dynamites, maxim guns and powders whilst […]

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