Webinar: Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction

Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 13:00 (CAT)

Join PLAAS for a webinar on “Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction” featuring Professor Brian Raftopolous (Research Fellow in the International Studies Group, University of the Free State), Jestina Mukoko (director, Zimbabwe Peace Project), and Dr Toendepi Shonhe (Thabo Mbeki School of Public and International Affairs). The webinar will be presented by Dr Phillan Zamchiya.

In the academic world, the long duree Zimbabwe crisis has been polarised. On one hand, it has been constructed as a post-colonial project necessary to address racial imbalances in land and resource ownership and to ward off sanctions and a ‘regime change agenda’ from the Western powers. On the other side, it is analysed as an authoritarian, militarised and violent project characterised by anti-democratic politics, the breakdown of the rule of law, corruption and gross human rights violations. Is this divide narrowing and a solution in sight following the recent land policies, human rights violations and responses from South Africa, the African Union and the wider international community?

Questions for discussion include:

  • What is the nature of the Zimbabwean crisis?
  • How is the crisis manifesting in the current context?
  • What can South Africa, the region and international community do?

Tune in on Thursday, 20 August 2020 at:

  • 11:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • 12:00 West Africa Time (WAT)
  • 13:00 Central Africa Time (CAT)
  • 14:00 East Africa Time (EAT)

Watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNpZ2yGtGQ4 Or click below to view it.