Monthly Archives: August 2009

Speech : Christian Education in Zimbabwe

Speech given at the opening of a conference on Christian Education at Gateway School, Harare Monday 31st August 2009 By Senator David Coltart Introduction I am grateful for the invitation to open this conference. Although I am a lawyer, not an educationalist, I have been involved in Christian education in Zimbabwe since 1986 when the […]

Govt Preference for Foreign Companies Raises Eyebrows

The Standard 29 August 2009 By Jennifer Dube PLANS by government to give a contract to print textbooks worth US$25 million to foreign companies have raised eyebrows. Sources said the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and other donors pledged the money for the One- Child-One-Text-Book campaign to benefit Zimbabwe’s school children. The campaign is meant […]

Zim teachers call for strike

Zimonline 29 August 2009 By Patricia Mpofu HARARE – Zimbabwe’s teachers on Friday called for a nationwide strike starting next Tuesday until government meets their demands for improved salaries and allowances, throwing into disarray efforts by the country’s power-sharing government to revive public education. Tendai Chikowore – president of the largest of two unions representing […]

Constitution-making under threat

The Herald 28 August 2009 By Hebert Zharare THE country’s constitution-making process is under threat as it emerged yesterday that major donors are pumping millions of dollars into operations of civic organisations running parallel programmes, while shunning Parliament’s Select Committee — a bona fide body mandated to carry out the task. Highly placed sources disclosed […]

Zimbabwe needs $1bln to ‘stabilise’ education: minister

New Zimbabwe.Com 26th August 2009 ZIMBABWE needs US$1 billion to “stabilise” the education sector, according to Education Minister David Coltart. “By stabilising, what I mean by that is just establishing a basic education for our children,” Coltart said in an interview. The minister, who assumed his post in February, has been praised for his efforts […]

Soccer Supporters Association Hail Government

The Herald Collin Matiza 26 August 2009 Harare — THE Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association have given their thumbs up to the Government following its decision to bankroll the staging of the 2009 Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup later this year. The Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart, revealed on Monday that the […]

Zifa to Set Up Cosafa Committee

The Herald Collin Matiza 26 August 2009 Harare — ZIFA will soon put in place a local organising committee that will help in the running of the 2009 Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup to be staged in this country in October. Wellington Nyatanga, the Zifa president, told The Herald yesterday that they were now looking at […]

Government OKs COSAFA tournament

New 25th August 2009 By Nkanyiso Moyo ZIMBABWE will host the COSAFA tournament in October after the Ministry of Finance agreed to release US$1 million for the event. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority will contribute US$100,000 for the 14-nation event that is expected to be staged at Rufaro Stadium in Harare and Barbourfields in Bulawayo. […]

US$1m set aside for COSAFA hosting

Newsnet Tuesday 25 August 2009 Following days of uncertainty over the fate of the country’s hosting of the COSAFA tournament, government has announced that the regional soccer showpiece will indeed take place in the country. Following days of uncertainty over the fate of the country’s hosting of the COSAFA tournament, government has announced that the […]

It’s no longer about Zanu PF or MDC, but about Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Guardian Comment By Philip Murombedzi Monday 24 August 2009 WHEN President Robert Mugabe shared a platform with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in February, the world was astonished and amazed by the show of unity, discourse and advancement taking place. But when the new Cabinet was sworn in on the grounds of State House, jaws […]