February 2017

Resistance of Economic Exploitation by Natives in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:35:54+02:00February 21st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

An early image of Africa Unity Square.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969:Resistance of Economic Exploitation by Natives

  • Exploitation of peasants and worker was greatly resented
  • Peasants and workers usually used passive resistance against white settlers
  • They used methods such as refusing to offer labour in mines, factories and farms
  • […]


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The Pass Laws in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:35:54+02:00February 21st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A Rhodesian police officer talking to a black motorists. Image credit ebay.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969:The Pass Laws

  • They were initiated in 1896 to control the movement of native men to towns
  • From 1902 men over 14 years of age were to register at the pass office to […]

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Health in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:35:56+02:00February 21st, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Bulawayo City Hospital. Image credit Tony Ward.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969:Health in Rhodesia

  • Health standards for the workers were very poor
  • Workers in mines could easily be injured or get killed in accidents
  • Mine workers were not given adequate protective clothing resulting in many work-related injuries
  • Africans also […]

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Parastatals established during the Rhodesian era

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

GMB was one of the parastatals established during the Rhodesia era. Image credit newsday.co.zw

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969:Parastatals established during the Rhodesian era

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Living Conditions in Urban Areas in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:36:01+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The streets of Salisbury (Harare) circa 1910

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: Living Conditions in Urban Areas in Rhodesia

  • Rapid population growth in urban areas led to deterioration of living condition in urban areas
  • Urban workers either lived in compounds provided by their employers or in locations that were […]

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Towns and Secondary Industry in Rhodesia

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

Salisbury (Harare) in 1910

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: Towns and Secondary Industry

  • Blacks had not been allowed in whites locations and this was protected by the Urban Location Ordinance of 1892
  • The developments in mining, agriculture and transport encouraged growth and establishment of towns, such as Bulawayo, Salisbury, […]

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Mining in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:36:03+02:00February 18th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Early settlers were promised mineral rights

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: Mining in Rhodesia

  • From the start, Zimbabwe was colonized because settlers wanted to find the Second Rand
  • The terms of the Rudd Concession emphasized more on mining
  • Whites involved in the occupation of Zimbabwe were each promised a […]

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Education in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:36:04+02:00February 18th, 2017|O Level History Notes|

St Georges college in Harare. Image credit youtube.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: Education

  • In 1907 the Native Education Ordinance was passed which facilitated the creation of boarding missionary schools for Africans
  • African were mainly educated on industrial education
  • Orderlies and agricultural demonstrators were the only ones trained whilst […]

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Methods used to Recruit Labour in Rhodesia

By |2022-09-15T12:36:07+02:00February 17th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Slaves toiling. Image credit stockton.edu

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969: Methods used to Recruit Labour

  • The settlers used force to get labour at first chibharo, slave or forced labour
  • They forced local chiefs to supply able bodied men
  • Policemen would raid villages and force all able bodied men to […]

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