March 2017

Possible measures to solve the energy crisis in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:34:31+02:00March 27th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cahora Bassa Dama Mozambique.Image credit zambezitraveller.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Energy:The energy crisis in Zimbabwe:Measures

Measures have been put in place to try to resolve the energy crisis in Zimbabwe. These include:

  • Imports of electricity from countries overproducing it for example from South Africa through the Insukamini interconnector near […]

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Natural Resources: Water shortages

By |2022-09-15T12:34:56+02:00March 11th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A boy carrying water during 2016 water shortage in Zimbabwe. Image credit ibtimes.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Water:Water shortages

Water supply shortages both at household and national level could be reduced by:

  • Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient, available water resources to meet water needs within a region.
  • […]


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Zimbabwe’s main water sources

By |2022-09-15T12:34:58+02:00March 9th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Zambezi river. Image credit worldbank.org

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Water: Zimbabwe’s main water sources

  • Zimbabwe’s main water sources indicate that most of the country’s major dams are either in the Lowveld or Highveld where suitable dam sites are found.
  • Lake Mutirikwi is one of the largest inland […]

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Uses of coniferous forests

By |2022-09-15T12:35:05+02:00March 8th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Timber from coniferous trees. Image credit thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Uses of coniferous forests

  • Coniferous forests have also suffered more or less the same fate as the rainforests.
  • The loss to deforestation has however, been limited by better management styles and their quick maturing characteristic.
  • Coniferous softwoods […]

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Zimbabwean forests: Mopani Savanna woodland

By |2022-09-15T12:35:19+02:00March 5th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mopane trees in Matebeland Zimbabwe. Image credit flickr.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Natural Resources: Forestry: Zimbabwean forests: Mopani Savanna woodland

  • Also known as mopane
  • This type of woodland is mainly confined to parts of the middle and Lowveld, between 400 and 900 metres above sea level.
  • Rainfall decreases as one […]

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Zimbabwe’s forests

By |2022-09-15T12:35:20+02:00March 5th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Msasa trees in spring. Image credit flickr.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes:Natural Resources: Renewable Resources: Zimbabwe’s forests

  • Zimbabwe’s natural vegetation is generally described as savanna woodland.
  • This means that the vegetation consists mainly of tall grass and scattered trees.
  • The density of trees varies from place to place depending on various […]

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February 2017

Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:35:39+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A vendor selling his wares

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe’s internal trade (domestic trade) is controlled by processing, manufacturing and marketing of agro-based products.
  • The flow of goods starts with the producer of raw materials, through to marketing boards, to manufacture, to wholesalers and retailers and […]

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The benefits and problems facing SADC

By |2022-09-15T12:35:39+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Some of the SADC staff.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The benefits and problems facing SADC

Benefits

  • The countries collectively from a large regional market.
  • Jointly, the countries have a diverse resources base. If exploited fully these would stimulate rapid economic growth within the region.
  • Bilateral trade between member states.
  • There are […]

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

By |2022-09-15T12:35:40+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

SADC Headquarters in South Africa.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  • Regional economic grouping can take the form of free trade areas, custom unions, common markets and economic unions.
  • Free trade areas: there are no trade barriers for the member states of the trade area. Member […]

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Factors influencing world trade

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

Trucks at the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Image credit BBC

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Factors influencing world trade

  • There are several factors that influence trade.
  • Some of these factors are:
  • National income

If a country’s income level (national income) increases by a higher percentage than those of other countries, […]


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