• The Fountain: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
    Vol 1 No 1 (2017)

    The Fountain is a biannual interdisciplinary journal published by the Catholic University of Zimbabwe. The complex nature of the problems encountered in the world today requires scientific enquiry from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The Fountain therefore seeks to provide a platform for debate and the sharing of research results from various subjects.

  • Cover page Special Issue on Covid-19 The Fountain Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies: Special Issue on COVID-19
    Vol 4 No 1 (2020)

    The current Covid – 19 pandemic appears to be unprecedented in several respects on the back of two major convergences, namely; a) obtaining technological advancements and b) polarities in global relations.
    The ease and speed of global travel means that epidemic diseases could easily evolve into pandemics owing to technologically enhanced human mobility. A communicable disease originating in any one country could now easily spread to other countries in a short space of time. The Covid-19 pandemic has amply demonstrated this. Similarly, advances in communication and information transmission systems mean that information can move quickly across the world. Anyone with a basic gadget such as a smart phone, can now easily access non-classified information at the touch of a screen. What is known in one area, easily becomes common knowledge. The internet has generated a novel culture of news and information consumption on a scale never seen before.
    In the same vein, the possibilities of what humans can do to themselves and to others using the latest cutting-edge technology generate real fears of possible unethical uses of such knowledge. Consequently, suspicions are raised of new forms of quiet warfare that leave no footprints in the sand. The articles in this issue of the Fountain Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (FJIS) do relate to these issues but move beyond them to underscore the preeminent, basic human instincts of collective survival, even though the context remains Zimbabwean.

  • FJIS Cover Page The Fountain: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
    Vol 2 No 1 (2018)

    The Fountain is a biannual interdisciplinary journal published by the Catholic University of Zimbabwe. The complex nature of the problems encountered in the world today requires scientific enquiry from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The Fountain therefore seeks to provide a platform for debate and the sharing of research results from various subjects.

  • FJIS 3(1)2019 Special Issue on Cyclone Idai: Perspectives on Climate Change and Development in light of Cyclone Idai, March 2019
    Vol 3 No 1 (2019)

    This special issue of The Fountain Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies – FJIS, Volume 3, Issue No. 1 of 2019 is dedicated to all those who were affected by Cyclone Idai, and its victims. This climate change related natural disaster is arguably the most significant event of 2019 in the southern African region. Many would wish to forget it quickly. This is understandable given the devastation the cyclone wrought on people’s lives, property, wild life and the natural habitat. But forgetting it quickly would rob the region of lessons to be learnt and new survival strategies to be crafted for the future. Cyclone Idai was related to climate change, which according to many scientists is now a real threat to human livelihoods. Focusing on this theme in this issue of The Fountain is relevant to the extent that the negative effects of climate change are now widely felt in many parts of the world and call for radical innovations in human behavior, habits and technology to ensure human survival.