Monthly Archives: July 2009

Herald retracts false story about MDC

30 July 2009 The Herald HARARE -The Herald newspaper was at the weekend forced to eat humble pie and retract a story in which it accused MDC ministers of absconding from official duty during the COMESA summit held early this month in Victoria Falls. Nelson Chamisa: “We call for facts to be thoroughly checked.” The […]

Publish local books

The Herald 28 July 2009 GOVERNMENT has called for local authorship of books following a decline in the publications written and published in local languages. In a speech read on his behalf by Secretary for Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Dr Stephen Mahere at the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Indaba yesterday, […]

Committee wants ZANU PF officials charged

ZimOnline By Lizwe Sebata 27 July 2009 BULAWAYO – A special parliamentary committee leading Zimbabwe’s constitutional reforms wants top officials of President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF party prosecuted for disrupting a conference to discuss the reforms two weeks ago, one of the committee’s chairmen Douglas Mwonzora said at the weekend. Mwonzora, from Prime Minister Morgan […]

Biti behaved like Father Christmas, says teachers’ union

Zimbabwe Guardian By Ralph Mutema 27 July 2009 THE Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe has slammed Finance Minister Tendai Biti for failing to recognize the importance of teachers in his latest mid-term budget statement. In a statement released to the Zimbabwe Guardian PTUZ said they “feel highly disturbed that the Minister of Finance presented the […]

ZIBF in financial straits

Sunday Mail By Mtandazo Dube 26 July 2009 ALTHOUGH there has been a cash injection by the Culture Fund, this year’s Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF), which kicks off tomorrow and ends on Saturday, could still lack the glitz and glamour of yesteryear due to financial constraints. The money received from the Culture Fund, although […]

The See-Sawing Zimbabwean economy By Fortune-Galangwe 24 July 2009 The Zimbabwe economy is showing signs of life commensurately with the Prime Minister’s European trip which hit a brick wall where he met with European heads of state lobbying them for aid. The dollarization of the economy put an end to hyperinflation, artificial interest rates and unrealistic exchange rates. […]

Students Feel the Heat of Crumbling System

The Financial Gazette By Dumisani Ndlela 24 July 2009 Harare — HIGH school students received their results for the examinations they wrote in November last year just six weeks ago. A ministerial directive to government schools demanded that the children who had failed had to be withdrawn from school. Our Staff Reporter Dumisani Ndlela provides […]

Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai to Meet South Africa’s Zuma on Unity Government Breaches

VOA By Peta Thornycroft 23 July 2009 Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office and independent monitors are accusing President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF Party loyalists of hundreds of breaches of the political agreement that led to Zimbabwe’s inclusive government. The breaches are said to include the expulsion of several Movement for Democratic Change legislators from parliament. Officials […]

Teachers’ union bosses slam Biti & Mukonoweshuro

SW Radio Africa By Violet Gonda 22 July 2009 Eliphas Mukonoweshuro, the Minister for Public Service, announced on Tuesday an increase in allowances for civil servants starting this month. Teachers will see their allowances go from $100 a month to $145 (after bank charges and taxes) while doctors will receive $170. However, the salary increases […]

Zimbabwean Civil servants stranded

The Zimbabwe Telegraph By Getrude Gumede 21 July 2009 ZIMBABWE – BULAWAYO – Zimbabwean civil servants, mostly teachers were on Tuesday stranded at banks after failing to access salaries amid reports that the payday has been deferred to next week. By 8am, scores of teachers were seen queuing at banks in anticipation of withdrawing salaries […]