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The Fall of the Mantle

The Educational Policy of the Rhodesia Front Government and Conflict in Zimbabwe

Prof. Dickson A. Mungazi

This study shows that the educational policy adopted by the Rhodesia Front Government that ruled Zimbabwe from 1962 to 1979 contributed significantly to the outbreak of the war of independence from 1966 to 1979. The Rhodesia Front was led by men of extreme political views that contributed to the creation of a national environment of major conflict between the RF and the Africans. In the RF's declaration of its major tenet, «No black majority government in a thousand years,» lay the seeds of a major national disaster which finally ended with the establishment of a black majority government in April 1980. The study is an account of how this happened.
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Gathering under the Mango Tree

Values in Traditional Culture in Africa

Prof. Dickson A. Mungazi

Gathering under the Mango Tree discusses how values have shaped the character of society and influenced the lives of Africans. The study addresses the topics of family structure, medicine, religion, government, jurisprudence, art forms, and socio-economic systems. The book also raises the issue of how Africans are caught between past and present values and concludes that Africa is at a cultural crossroad.
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Prof. Dickson A. Mungazi

This study shows that the problems of national development in Southern Africa (that part of Africa south of the Equator) are caused primarily by the absence of educational innovation. The steady decline of the economy, political conflict, and social disintegration are intimately related to the lack of innovation in education. The book begins by discussing the problems of contemporary Southern Africa as a legacy of the policies defined and pursued by the colonial governments. The unwillingness of the colonial governments to operate by democratic principles influenced their replacements, African leaders, who found it politically expedient to perpetuate this practice. This created the enormous problems that Southern Africa now faces. Educational innovation would help to resolve these problems.
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Colonial Agriculture for Africans

Emory Alvord's Policy in Zimbabwe

Prof. Dickson A. Mungazi and Kay L. Walker

The massive starvation that African nations experience from time to time occurs, as evidenced by this study, because of agricultural and educational policies formulated and implemented by the colonial governments during the nineteenth and half of the twentieth century. A study of any aspect of any colonial period reveals some disturbing realities that can be comprehended only in retrospect. The policy, contrary to the colonial government's, that Emory D. Alvord formulated and pursued regarding the agricultural development for Africans in colonial Zimbabwe from 1926 to 1950 is examined. The authors discuss the political environment that influenced his effort and the problems that he encountered.