February 2017

Problems faced by ZISCO

By |2017-02-15T12:06:00+02:00February 15th, 2017|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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Establishment of Colonial Political Structure after Ndebele-Shona Uprisings

By |2017-02-15T11:32:16+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cecil John Rhodes

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:Establishment of Colonial Political Structure after Ndebele-Shona Uprisings

  • The British government had to prevent Rhodes’ from controlling Rhodesia alone so they established a Order-in-Council
  • The Rhodesian Order-in-Council was established in 1898
  • The land issue was a major political concern the Council dealt with
  • In […]

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The Jameson Raid of 1893

By |2017-02-15T11:25:09+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Boer fighters during the Anglo-Boer War.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Colonisation of Zimbabwe:The Jameson Raid of 1893

  • The British wanted to enforce their rule on Transvaal , Boer colony
  • Their reasons for this were that they were complaining that Uitlanders (foreigners mostly British) were being ill-treated by the Boers
  • The […]

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First Chimurenga: The Role of Religion in the Ndebele – Shona uprisings (1896-7)

By |2017-02-15T11:06:17+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Kaguvi and Nehanda Heroes of the First Chimurenga

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The First Chimurenga: The Role of Religion in the Ndebele – Shona uprisings (1896-7)

  • It is believed that the BSAC exaggerated the role played by religious leaders
  • They blamed them for using supernatural methods
  • The religious leaders worked […]

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First Chimurenga: Results of the Ndebele-Shona Uprisings

By |2017-02-15T11:15:37+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The railway line reached Salisbury(Harare)

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Colonisation of Zimbabwe: Results of the Ndebele-Shona Uprisings

  • The defeat of the Ndebele and Shona led to the total colonization of Zimbabwe and the Europeans firmly settled
  • Many Shona chiefs were killed during the first Chimurenga
  • The whites replaced these chief […]

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First Chimurenga: Why were the Ndebele and Shona Defeated?

By |2017-02-15T10:53:22+02:00February 15th, 2017|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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The First Chimurenga: The Ndebele Uprising

By |2017-02-15T05:01:21+02:00February 15th, 2017|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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Religious leaders who were involved in the First Chimurenga

By |2017-02-15T04:55:39+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Kaguvi and Nehanda Heroes of the First Chimurenga

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Colonistion of Zimbabwe: Religious leaders who were involved in the First Chimurenga

  • Kaguvi
  • Bonda
  • Chifamba
  • Mabwani
  • Mkwati
  • Siginyamatshe
  • Nehanda

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The First Chimurenga: Shona Uprising

By |2017-02-15T04:47:25+02:00February 15th, 2017|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 First Chimurenga

By |2017-02-15T10:25:57+02:00February 11th, 2017|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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