Zimbabwean teachers earn around US$400 per month, which ranks them among the lowest paid civil servants in the country. Tendai Makaripe DESPITE being rated highly across the region for their contribution to the country’s high literacy rate, Zimbabwean teachers in government institutions are still among the lowly-paid in the region. Zimbabwean teachers earn around US$400 per month, which ranks them among the lowest paid civil servants in the country. This is well below the breadline estimate of about US$540 according to the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe. The US$540 breadline applies to an average family of five. This is not the case with Zimbabwe’s neighbours In South Africa, for instance, the average annual salary for a high…