Members Meeting and AGM Update

The AGM is on Saturday 22 October 2016 2.00p.m. to 3.00p.m.St James’ Church Hall, 11 Prebend Street, London N1 8PF
This is open to BZS members and all interested in Zimbabwe. Members will also have recieved advance notification for the annual election and nomination of the Society Officers.

`Popcorn protests?´ The prospects for change in Zimbabwe
Saturday 22nd October 2016 3.15pm to 5.00pm (after the BZS AGM)
St James´s Church Hall, 11 Prebend Street, London N1 8PF

All members and friends of BZS are welcome – please share and pass on, thank you

Guest speakers
McDonald Lewanika, Department of Government, London School of Economics
Miles Tendi, Department of International Development, Oxford University
Na Ncube, Director, The Global Native

About our speakers

McDonald Lewanika, a Zimbabwean human rights and development practitioner, is currently researching
his doctorate on democracy and the state in Zimbabwe, in the Department of Government at the London
School of Economics.   He is the author, with Delta Milayo Ndou, of We The People: July 31 – Our
Version of Events, a study of the 2013 elections in Zimbabwe through the perceptions and
experiences of ordinary voters. McDonald has held senior positions in Zimbabwe in the Crisis
Coalition and the Students Solidarity Trust.

Miles Tendi is a Zimbabwean academic and writer who teaches Politics in the Oxford Department of
International Development (ODID), Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University.  He is a contributor to
the Guardian and has provided political commentary to a wide range of media.  Miles is the author
of Making History in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: Politics, Intellectuals and the Media (2010) and the
co-editor, with Jocelyn Alexander and JoAnn McGregor, of Politics, Patronage and the State in
Zimbabwe (2014). He is now writing a new book, Ashes and Fire: Life of Solomon Mujuru (Rex Nhongo),
which will be published in 2017.

Na Ncube is Zimbabwean and the director of The Global Native, a UK charity which seeks to unlock funds for social investment for a rural farming and development programme in Zimbabwe called
Turning Matabeleland Green. She is particularly interested in mobilising funds from the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK and elsewhere.  The Global Native also seeks to educate and influence policy for sustainable development. Na trained with PriceWaterhouse Coopers and held various finance positions in different organisations prior to obtaining a Masters in International Development and setting up The Global Native in 2009.  Na is a committed Christian and her faith shapes her activism.

More information from Pat Brickhill zimgekko@aol.com


Welcome to the Britain Zimbabwe Society

This is the developing word press site for the Britain Zimbabwe Society. The Britain Zimbabwe Society (BZS) was established after Zimbabwe’s Independence in 1980 to share information, promote friendship and facilitate networking between the two countries.

In addition BZS organises a BZS Research Day annually in June, to highlight research by academics on Zimbabwe both in that country and in the Diaspora. A Review with details of newly published books, economic reviews and articles of general interest, is published three times a year. Membership of the organisation provides access to BZS Information which promotes news and debate on the current situation in Zimbabwe and events linked to Zimbabwe. For further details on joining the BZS please consult the information on membership provided elsewhere on this site.


REFILE-UPDATE 3-U.N. gathering rejects southern African bids to trade ivory, rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Namibia and Zimbabwe failed
on Monday to convince a U.N. body that they should be allowed to
export elephant ivory, while Swaziland lost a bid to sell rhino
horn – moves they all argued would protect the animals rather
than endanger them.

Source: Reuters:Zimbabwe News