Saturday, June 12, 2021

Articles

BSR: Good Governance – Public Goods and the Free-Rider Problem

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In this article, I borrow a concept from economics to make what I hope is a persuasive argument for why more of us should...

BSR: A State of Injustice

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Justitia in trouble Lady Justice is regarded as a universal symbol of justice. She holds balance scales in one hand and a sword in the...

BSR: Why Constitutional Literacy Matters

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If you take a group of 4 Zimbabweans, there is a high probability that at least 3 of them will be able to cite...

BSR: How the constitutional crisis could have been avoided

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The Government of Zimbabwe is the author of the current constitutional crisis where it is unclear how the dispute over Constitutional Amendment No. 2...

BSR Special: Explaining the historic High Court judgment

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The High Court of Zimbabwe today issued a historic judgment in which it declared that the Chief Justice ceased to hold office by operation...

BSR: The Chief Justice Who Refuses to Go

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The problem of clinging on to office used to be a monopoly of politicians. Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice has challenged and eclipsed the politicians. Chief...

BSR: Why Zimbabwe is Hurtling towards a Constitutional Crisis

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Zimbabwe is hurtling into a constitutional crisis with the two recent amendments to the national constitution. Amendment No. 2 has been hurried through at...

BSR: Why Amendment No. 2 Fails the Section 328 Test

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Inspired by Nature The Mimusa Pudica, also referred to as the sensitive plant, is quite a special plant. When touched by a foreign object, its...

BSR: Demolition Job – How the regime is unmaking the new constitution

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A dark day for constitutionalism Tuesday 20 April has been described by some as a “dark day” for constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. It was the day...

BSR: Independence – the cheque that continues to bounce

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Zimbabwe turns 41 on Sunday 18 April 2021. It will be the second independence anniversary during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means there is no...

BSR: When Electoral Reform Becomes Democratic Reversal

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Prologue: Reactionary Reforms Whenever people talk about elections in Zimbabwe, the next words are almost always ‘electoral reforms.’ Some even go so far as to...

Zimbabwe’s illegal constitutional amendment

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Although Zimbabwe's democracy has been comatose for a long time, today marks yet another setback. Zimbabwe's Senate voted to pass Constitutional Amendment (No. 1) Bill...

BSR: Constitutional Amendments – A Cocktail of Illegalities

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1. A month ago, on 25 February 2021, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe (hereafter “the Court”) issued an important judgment that largely went unnoticed....

BSR: An intersectional approach to the democratic struggle in Zimbabwe

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An Eclectic Mix When the MDC was formed in 1999, one of its most conspicuous features was that it was an eclectic mix of groups...

BSR – Political Reforms – What the MDC Alliance can do

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The challenge of problem-solving When you have spent a long time trying to solve a problem, you might reach a point where you start believing...