The Council Executive

Dr Zefania Jaravaza


Dr Zefania Jaravaza was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Nyanga Rural District Council with effect from 1 April 2004.He has a wealth of more than 30years ' experience in development, implementation and management of projects in both rural and urban areas of Zimbabwe.In recognition of his selfless contribution and service to the people of Nyanga district,Dr Jaravaza was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters in September 2018.

Dr Jaravaza is a holder of a Msc in Rural and Urban Plannining and a Bsc in Social Work obtained in 1987 and 1985 respectively from the University of Zimbabwe.

Before he joined Council,Dr Jaravaza was the District Facilitator of the South East Dry Areas Dvelopment Programme (SEDAP) for Buhera,Makoni,Mutare and Nyanga from 1999 to December 2003.The Programme operated under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Settlement.

From 1996 to 1998, he worked for ENDA Zimbabwe as aTraining and Development Manager. In addition ,Dr Jaravaza served for five(5)years as a senior Lecturer at the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management (ZIPAM) from 1991 to 1996.He also briefly worked for Help Age Zimbabwe from 1990 to 1991 and from 1985 to 1990,he worked in the Department of Physical Planning as a Town Planning Officer. He is married and a father of four children and has four grandchildren.

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Our entire team is committed to the success of each and every project. We are proud of the outstanding effort that each Nyanga RDC employee contributes.