• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Prior to Oct. 1923 Southern Rhodesia, like Northern Rhodesia, was under the administration of the British South Africa Co. In Oct. 1922 Southern Rhodesia voted in favour of responsible government. On 12 Sept. 1923 the country was formally annexed to His Majesty’s Dominions, and on 1 Oct. 1923 government was established under a governor, assisted by an executive council, and a legislature, with the status of a self-governing colony. For the history of the period 1961–1979 including the period of unilateral declaration of independence see The Statesman‘s Year-Book, 1980–81, pp. 1623–25. Rhodesia (Southern Rhodesia) became the Republic of Zimbabwe on 18 April 1980.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Central Statistical Office, PO Box 8063, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe, originated in 1927 as the Southern Rhodesian Government Statistical Bureau. Ten years later its name was changed to Department ot Statistics, and in 1948 it assumed its present title when it took over responsibility for certain Northern Rhodesian and Nyasaland statistics (which it relinquished in Dec. 1963 on the dissolution of the Federation). It publishes Monthly-Digest of Statistics. Google Scholar
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  5. Keppel-Jones, A., Rhodes and Rhodesia: The While Conquest of Zimbabwe. 1884–1902. Univ. of Natal Press, 1983Google Scholar
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  9. Morris-Jones, W. H.,(ed.) from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. London, 1980Google Scholar
  10. Nkomo, J., Nkomo: The Story of My Life. London, 1984Google Scholar
  11. O’Meara, P., Rhodesia: Racial Conflict or Co-Existence. Cornell Univ. Press, 1975Google Scholar
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  13. Schatzberg, M.G., The Political Economy of Zimbabwe. New York, 1984Google Scholar
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