Victor Muchineripi Gwande

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Victor is currently a final-year PhD Student, working towards completion of his thesis entitled Organised Secondary Industry and the State in Zimbabwe, 1939-1979, wherein he examines the relationship between the state, industrialists, and other economic and business interest groups over the industrialisation of colonial Zimbabwe.

He also holds a BA (Hons) Economic History from the University of Zimbabwe (2010) and an MA Africa Studies (with a Distinction) from the University of the Free State (2015). His research interests are in business and economic history, Southern African history, youth, politics, governance and democracy issues. He also has a personal interest in trade-union movements and labour relations, and has published in regional and international journals.


with Sylvester Dombo, ‘Gateway to national economic and social development? An analysis of the uses and abuses of the Zimbabwe national youth service in relation to the African youth charter’, Commonwealth Youth and Development, 14, 1 (2016), 65 – 77.

'By whatever means necessary! Surviving in Post 2000 Zimbabwe', African Historical Review, 49, 1 (2017), 93-107.

'Settler Colonialism and Secondary Industry: Southern Rhodesia before and after UDI', African Economic History, 45, 2 (2017), 85-112, with Ian Phimister, .

‘Federation, Factories and Foreign Capital: Economic Growth in Southern Rhodesia, 1953-1956’, International Journal of African Historical Studies, (forthcoming, 2018).

Book Review: 'Jan Theron, Solidarity Road: The story of a trade union in the ending of apartheid, Auckland Park: Jacana Media, 2016', African Historical Review, 49, 1 (2017).

Book Review: ‘The Politics and Economics of Decolonisation in Africa: The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation’, by Andrew Cohen, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45, 6 (2017).


UFS Merit Award for graduating with Distinction


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