February 2017

The role of service industries

By |2022-09-15T12:36:05+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Banks provide essential services.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: The role of service industries

  • A service industry is an industry which provides back-up to other sectors of the economy such as primary and secondary industries as well as to the people or labour force for them to function well.
  • They are […]

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Tourism Industry in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:36:05+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Tourism Industry in Zimbabwe

  • Tourism has been the world’s fastest growing industry due to a number of factors.
  • This growth has been taking place in both developed and developing countries although growth rates have been varying between countries.
  • The greatest […]

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The Effects of TNC in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:36:06+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Nestle Zimbabwe and the minister of education. Image credit nestle-ea.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: The Effects of TNC in Zimbabwe

  • TNC activities have both positive and negative effects to the economies and people of the host countries in which they operate.

The character and distribution of industry in Zimbabwe

  • The […]

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Multinational Companies in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:36:06+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: TNCs in Zimbabwe

  • Transnational corporations (TNCs) or multi-national companies (MNCs) are companies with economic operations in more than one country.
  • Some may have operation in one country but with diverse operations

Structural operations of TNCs

  • Anglo-American Corporation (AAC) is a TNC. […]

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Car assembling in Japan

By |2022-09-15T12:36:13+02:00February 16th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Car Making and Assembling Japan. Image credit cnn.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Industrial studies: Car assembling in Japan

  • Japan has one of the largest and most prominent car industries in the world
  • The country has been in the top 3 car manufacturing countries by number of cars made since the […]

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Industrial Relocation

By |2022-09-15T12:36:13+02:00February 16th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Industrial studies: Industrial Relocation

  • This is a situation where an industry which had been established in one area has to shift and locate in a new different area.
  • This may even involve trans-border location.
  • The industry has […]

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Willowvale Mazda Industry

By |2022-09-15T12:36:14+02:00February 16th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Willowvale Mazda Industry complex

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Industrial studies:Willowvale Mazda Industry

  • Willowvale Mazda Industry is part of the assembly industries

Assembly Industries

  • These are industries which bring together parts from different other industries to make a new product.
  • Examples include car assembly, bicycle manufacture, radio and TV making and the production […]

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Advantages of ZISCO’s current location

By |2022-09-15T12:36:14+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Iron and Steel Industry:Advantages of ZISCO’s current location

We are well aware that some information in this topic is outdated. It has been provided for exam preparation purposes.

  • The steel works known as Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO) (then […]

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Advantages of iron and steel industries

By |2022-09-15T12:36:15+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Iron and Steel Industry:Advantages of iron and steel industries

  • Many advantages accrue to a country as a result of establishing its own iron and steel works.

Industrial growth

  • Iron and steel works are themselves industries, so establishing more of these means industrial […]

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A case study of ZISCO

By |2022-09-15T12:36:15+02:00February 15th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A blast furnace at ZISCO steel company. Image credit media.glassdoor.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes:Iron and Steel Industry:A case study of ZISCO

  • This kind of industry is raw material based.

Raw materials required

  • Iron ore (Fe) is used to make pig iron or steel; scrap metal may be used in its place.
  • Limestone (CaCO3) […]

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