Mandipa Ndlovu, Urban Governance and Bulawayo's Political Economy in Independent Zimbabwe

Mandipa Ndlovu's PhD project is entitled ‘Urban Governance and Bulawayo's Political Economy in Independent Zimbabwe’. Unpacking nuanced metanarratives from 1980-present, the project interlinks the legacies, realities and futures of industrial development to civil-military relations which underpin counter-urbanisation trends and policies in Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Locating this discussion within the current precarity of Zimbabwe’s young working-age population, Mandipa seeks to expose avenues towards sustainable socio-political, as well as economic futures for this demographic.

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External supervisors: 
Dr George Hamandishe Karekwaivanane, Centre for African Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Project status: 
Ongoing
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