Paraffin

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2 mins read

Phillip Gadzikwa Mushangwe, better known by his stage name Paraffin, was a household name in the early 1990s for his starring role on the hit TV show “Paraffin”.

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The Mukadota Family

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4 mins read

The Mukadota Family is considered one of the best television shows to have been produced in Zimbabwe. The show aired hair the airwaves in 1982 and ended 1996 but not without leaving behind a legacy that still endures today.

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Cecil Rhodes: King of Diamonds

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Cecil John Rhodes (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was a British mining magnate, and politician in southern Africa. He was prime minister of Cape Colony (1890 – 1896) and organiser of the giant diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd.

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Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe advert (ca. 1995)

1 min read

With advertising now ever-stretched across social networks, TV ads just don’t seem anywhere near as amazing as they used to be. Not like this CBZ TV advert (circa. 1995) promoting the technology of the day, ‘new 4th generation technology automated teller

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More Time (ca. 1993)

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1 min read

Thandi is a teenager, ready for anything and ripe for love. She's flirting with womanhood and the township beckons. As her life spins out of control, Thandi has to learn that playing with love may mean toying with her life.

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Diamonds, Gold and Greed

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Zeinab Badawi travels to South Africa and Zimbabwe to see how southern Africans gradually came to grasp the destruction and suffering that would be inflicted upon them by white settlers.

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Economic War (ca 1986)

2 mins read

The Front-Line States are those that border South Africa. They are Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Angola. They are so named because they are on the front lines of the battle against apartheid.

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From Neharawa To Harare (ca. 1982)

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On the second anniversary of independence from Britain, Zimbabwe embarked on the process of renaming its cities, towns and streets, in an attempt to eradicate all symbols associated with the British colonialism and White minority rule.

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