Whilst white children enjoyed a classical British schooling, Africans were initially offered only primary and trade education. After 1945 secondary schooling became available to Africans but Mugabe's generation educated themselves mainly through correspondence schools.
Education remained segregated until 1979.
Peter Chingoka was the first black Rhodesian to make his name in cricket, thanks to a privileged upbringing as one of the few non-whites to attend Rhodesian private schools Hartmann House and St George's College.
His greatest cricketing achievement was his appointment as captain of the South African African XI in the Gillette Cup knockout competition of 1975-76 and 1976-77. He has since pursued a career in cricket administration.
Van der Merwe is the butt of many South African jokes, in the same way that Paddy is the butt of Irish jokes. Many of them have questionable racial elements, but here are a couple that draw their humour elsewhere:
The Land Apportionment Act of 1930 was a milestone in Rhodesian history. It was the first attempt in Southern Africa to segregate Africans and Europeans.
51% of the land was set aside for a few thousand white settlers. The indigenous people were prohibited from owning and occupying lands in these white commercial farming areas.
Only black Rhodesians could buy land in the African Purchase Areas. The remainder of the land, the Indigenous Reserve areas, became known as Tribal Trust Lands.
Nyaminyami is an ancestral spirit for the people of the Zambezi Valley. He has the body of a snake and the head of a fish. No one knows how big he is as he is never fully seen.