February 2017

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Reduction of Racial Barriers

By |2022-09-15T12:35:35+02:00February 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

First Street Salisbury

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Racial Barriers Reduction

  • Racial segregation was reduced especially in Southern Rhodesia
  • The Land Apportionment Act was revised allowing for a multi-racial university
  • African professionals in various fields were allowed to practice in Zimbabwe, e.g. Hebert Chitepo
  • Multi-racial clubs […]

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The Collapse of the Federation

By |2022-09-15T12:35:37+02:00February 28th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Dr Kenneth Kaunda, the first president of Zambia. Image credit newafricanmagazine.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: The Collapse of the Federation

  • The Federation was formally ended on 31 December 1963
  • One of the main reasons for its collapse was that it was formed without the native’s […]

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Road to the Federation

By |2022-09-15T12:35:41+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Sir Goddfrey Huggins/Lord Marlven.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Road to the Federation

  • From mid 1940s upwards, settlers began to like the idea of a union due to the economic and political reasons mentioned in the previous topics
  • Also Afrikaners (Boers) had started protesting so there […]

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The Government System during the Federation

By |2022-09-15T12:35:42+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Federation’s Coat of Arms

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland:The Government System during the Federation

  • There were two departments of government, that is, the Territorial Governments and the Federal Government to separate the identities of the territories from that of the Federal State
  • Territorial Governments were […]

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The Composition of the Federal Government

By |2022-09-15T12:35:43+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Lord Llewellin 1940

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Composition of the Federal Government

The Governor and Executive

  • The Governor General was the Head of Government and he represented the British Queen
  • He was appointed by the Queen and received order from the her or the King directly
  • The Governor General worked […]

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The Federal Assembly and Supreme Court

By |2022-09-15T12:35:43+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: The Federal Assembly and Supreme Court

  • It was the Parliament or Legislative body
  • The Parliament was to consist of 35 MPs and 26 represented whites, that is, 14 from Southern Rhodesia, 8 from Northern Rhodesia and […]

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The Federal Executive or Cabinet and Federal Civil Service

By |2022-09-15T12:35:44+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Parliament meeting in Zimbabwe image credit Newsday.co.zw

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland:The Federal Executive or Cabinet and Federal Civil Service

  • The Federal government had a cabinet that co-ordinated and directed its movements
  • Initially there were 5 cabinet ministers which later increased to 7 by 1958
  • The […]

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Economic Developments during the Federation

By |2022-09-15T12:35:44+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Kariba Dam was built during the Federation years

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Economic Developments during the Federation

  • The federal state attracted funding and capital for big investment programs such as the Kariba dam which was constructed by the Federation from 1955-1959
  • The dam wall construction […]

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Social Development in the Federation

By |2022-09-15T12:35:45+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

University of Rhodesia (now University of Zimbabwe)

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Social Development

Education

  • The University of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was opened in Salisbury in 1957 by the federal government
  • The university was multiracial as per the requirements of the partnership
  • It was a London University […]

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Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Health

By |2022-09-15T12:35:45+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Kwekwe General Hospital during the Rhodesian era

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Health

  • The Federal Government was responsible for public health
  • The Ministry of Health built hospitals that were well equipped with specialists and drugs in major cities
  • Rural clinics were also built with some being […]

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