Monthly Archives: Oct 2009

Power of the mighty dollar lures rebel nation back to international arena

Sydney Morning Herald By Jesse Hogan October 31, 2009 Zimbabwe is preparing to return from cricket’s wilderness, writes Jesse Hogan in Nagpur. Zimbabwe’s cricketing credibility has plunged during the past five years, but the nation’s long-time cricketing chief insists the nation is on the road to recovery. Rifts dominated by race and politics are the […]

Cricket SA enter an unwise alliance

The Natal Witness 31 Oct 2009 By Peter Roebuck CRICKET South Africa ought not to be in such a rush to accommodate its neighbour across the Limpopo. Camaraderie can be taken too far. Indeed, it already has been. Not so many years ago, the late Percy Sonn, then the leading light at CSA and one […]

Education in the 21st century: a Zimbabwean perspective

Speech to the 56th Congress of Liberal International By Senator David Coltart Cairo 30th October 2009 Introduction When I last attended a meeting of Liberal International held in Dakar, Senegal, in October 2003 I never imagined that I would be speaking to you all today on the topic “Education in the 21st century”. In that […]

UN torture investigator refused entry to Zimbabwe

Guardian.co.uk By David Smith in Johannesburg Thursday 29 October 2009 The United Nations torture investigator said today he would recommend action against Zimbabwe after he was detained on arrival at Harare airport and deported. Manfred Nowak, the UN special rapporteur on torture, said he had been invited by the prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, and wanted […]

Change opens door for Zimbabwe cricket

NZ Sport AAP October 28, 2009 Zimbabwe’s cricket chairman Peter Chingoka grudgingly admits the dilution of dictator Robert Mugabe’s powerbase has helped set the game back on the path towards good health in his country. And he believes Zimbabwe is now on course to resume cricket contact with Australia after a five-year break. Still barred […]

Abuse of school fees to be reduced

The Zimbabwean Written by Staff Reporter Wednesday, 28 October 2009 BULAWAYO – The ministry if Education, Sports and Culture is set to introduce a new instrument aimed at curbing the rampant abuse of school funds. David Coltart said the new piece of legislation would encourage parents to pay fees and other levies without fear that […]

Government to plug loopholes on misuse of school levies

Sunday News 25 October 2009 Sunday News reporter Government is working on legal instruments to plug loopholes that are causing misuse of school levies and the recently introduced teachers incentives, a Cabinet minister has announced. The Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart was responding to enquiries last week from Sunday News […]

Sexual Abuse Scandal Hits Bulawayo Primary School

The Standard By Nqobani Ndlovu 25 October 2009 BULAWAYO — At least 106 orphans at a local primary school with 366 pupils have been sexually abused. And 15 of these children have tested positive for HIV after they were raped by close relatives, a yet to be released documentary has revealed. The pupils at Lockview […]

Thousands of Teachers cry foul over unpaid salaries

The Standard By Caiphas Chimhete 25 October 2009 THOUSANDS of school teachers who rejoined the profession following the dollarisation of the economy in February are still to receive their salaries, almost nine months after they were readmitted. Teachers who spoke to The Standard last week said they were living in poverty and were contemplating quitting […]

Dull Warriors Await Real Test

Zimbabwe Independent 23 October 2009 HAVING progressed to the quarter-finals of the Cosafa Senior Challenge competition via the backdoor, the Zimbabwe national football team will be first to admit that they still await their first real test of the campaign. Lesotho gave the Warriors a scare on Monday but could only eke out a two-all […]

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