Article from ROAPE Volume 5 Number 11
Foreign Capital & the Reconstruction of Zimbabwe

Foreign Capital and the Reconstruction of Zimbabwe
Vol.5 No.11 (Spring 1978), pp62-83
The study picks out the dominant characteristics of the development of Rhodesia as a peripheral economy by foreign capital over the last eighty years. The significance of settler capital and the impact of UDI are assessed. The conclusions explain the importance attached by international capitalists to achieving a settlement in Rhodesia, in order to stabilise the whole region and to secure control of its valuable resources. The discussion also poses some of the options for the Zimbabwean struggle in terms of achieving genuine liberation.