Gwanda Municipality COE

Date: August 4, 2015
  • SHARE:


Fact file
Country Zimbabwe
Province/Region Matebeleland South
Baseline score 44
Post 2015 score (2018); (2020) (61-Bronze); (61-Bronze)
Population 20,227
Number of women councillors 1
Number of men councillors 9
Joined the COE programme 2015
Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme No
Anchored Hub and Spoke Programme (Year) Yes (2020)
Summit 2018;2020

Gwanda is a town in Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the province of Matabeleland South, one of the 10 administrative provinces in the country. The name Gwanda derives from the Ndebele word Kwanda. Gwanda’s largest and oldest suburb derives its name from that of a nearby hill known as Jahunda. It is located approximately 122 kilometres, by road, southeast of Bulawayo, the nearest large city. This location lies on the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road and railway. The town of Beitbridge, at Zimbabwe’s border with the Republic of South Africa, lies approximately 220 kilometres, further southeast.

Gwanda anchored the hub and spoke programme for gender mainstreaming in 2020; mentoring Matebeleland South province urban councils. The council is now a spoke council being mentored by Beitbridge Municipality.

Click here to read more about Gwanda’s 2018 institutional case study.

Read the 2020 local government SADCProtocol@Work summit report here.

  Empowering women, ending violence in Zimbabwe

 Click here to review COE Report card

Click here to view the council’s hub and spoke report

Comment on Gwanda Municipality COE

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *