Monthly Archives: June 2009

MDC-T boycotts Cabinet

The Herald Herald Reporter 30 June 2009 MDC-T ministers boycotted yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, drawing a stinging rebuke from other members of the inclusive Government who saw the move as highly disrespectful and against the spirit of inclusivity. The Cabinet session, which was brought forward to yesterday, however, went ahead and dealt with all matters on […]

Positive response to constitution-making process

The Chronicle By Owen Gagare in Bulawayo and Dumisani Sibanda 29 June 2009 THE public has responded overwhelmingly to the constitution-making process with some organisations already presenting their own drafts of the supreme law of the land for consideration, an official has said. In an interview by telephone yesterday, the co-chairperson of the Parliamentary Select […]

Second term school fees waived

The Herald 29 June 2009 Tuition fees at State schools for the second term have been waived and pupils have to pay only the admission fees of US$5 for primary schools and US$10 for secondary schools plus levies agreed to by a majority of parents. In an interview last week, Education, Arts, Sport and Culture […]

Senator Coltart salutes Muzhingi for winning Comrades Marathon

The Herald 29 June 2009 THE Government has saluted long-distance runner Stephen Muzhingi for winning the Comrades Marathon in South Africa last month, writes Ellina Mhlanga. In his congratulatory speech, Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart said achievements being made by Zimbabwean sportsmen and women would play an important role in building a […]

Women petition for Parliamentary Select Committee representation

Sunday Mail Sunday Mail Reporter 28 June 2009 THE Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development and local women’s organisations are pushing for the Parliamentary Select Committee leading the crafting of a new Constitution to reserve a quota of positions on its sub-committees for women to ensure they are well represented during the process. […]

Exposing the Charlatans in PTUZ Leadership

The Standard Sundayview By Odrix Sithole Moyo Saturday, 27 June 2009 ALLEGATIONS by teachers against the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and its secretary general, Raymond Majongwe in particular have prompted me to respond. Studio7 aired a PTUZ meeting in Gweru where Majongwe was allegedly heckled. We were told that Majongwe and PTUZ had […]

Big storm brewing

The Financial Gazette By Njabulo Ncube, Political Editor 27 June 2009 PARTIES to the Global Political Agreement (GPA) that gave birth to the inclusive government are heading for collision over plans to have the Kariba Draft used as the working document in crafting a new constitution for Zimbabwe, The Financial Gazette can reveal. The contentious […]

Spare a thought for UZ

The Financial Gazette Financial Gazette Reporter 27 June 2009 WALTER Mzembi, then deputy water resources minister, told the nation last year that the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) was to sink boreholes at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to end a crippling water situation that has delayed the resumption of learning at the institution. Nearly […]

State Engages Publishers Over Textbook Provision

The Herald Herald Reporter 26 June 2009 Harare — GOVERNMENT has engaged publishers, printers and booksellers in a bid to map out strategies for the provision of adequate textbooks and other educational materials to the country’s primary and secondary schools. In a speech read on his behalf by his Deputy Lazarus Dokora at the Teaching […]

Teachers petition Govt over pay rise, working conditions

The Herald Herald Reporter 26 June 2009 A group of over 70 teachers marched in Harare on Wednesday and presented a petition to Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart, demanding an urgent address of their working conditions and salary as agreed at a June 10 meeting. The petition was served on Minister Coltart […]