Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009: What they said

New 30 December 2009 2009 was an historic year for Zimbabwe with the formation of a power sharing government – ending almost three decades of President Robert Mugabe’s uninterrupted rule. Predictably, politicians had a lot to say. Here is a selection of some of the year’s Quotable Quotes: “Citizens by colonisation; seizing land from […]

How the GNU Ministers Fared

Zimbabwe Independent By Paul Nyakazeya and Faith Zaba 18 December 2009 THE Zimbabwe Independent looks at how ministers fared during the year while operating on shoestring budgets, among other negative factors. Below is our assessment of the performances of some of the ministers. Tendai Biti — Minister of Finance Will be remembered for his wars […]

Ghastly reality of Mugabe’s education legacy

The Zimbabwean By Cathy Buckle 15 December 2009 One youngster, whose education I have been helping with since she was five years old, has just written her O Level’s and looking back on her schooling is a horrible nightmare and something no child should have to go through. In 2000 when she was 7 years […]

Minister reaches out to diaspora via teleconference

SW Radio Africa By Lance Guma 14 December 2009 Education Minister David Coltart this weekend broke new ground by engaging Zimbabweans in the diaspora via a teleconference call. The teleconference was organized by the Council for Zimbabwe, a United States based group working to ‘serve the humanitarian and development needs of Zimbabwe by leveraging the […]

Heads roll at Zimsec By Moses Muchemwa December 13, 2009 Harare – The Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture David Coltart is set to restructure the Zimsec Board to improve its functionality. Coltart said the move was aimed at improving the functional viability of the examination body characterised by numerous shortcomings and challenges that crippled the smooth […]

England move out of the fog for Test series

BBC 12 December 2009 So after eight days of preparation in East London, England’s cricketers head back to Johannesburg ready for Wednesday’s eagerly anticipated opening Test at nearby Centurion Park. Although the quality of practice in the warm-up games was debatable, playing a moderate South African Invitational side on a slow pitch, to be honest […]

Muckraker: Zanu PF milks World Cup visit dry

Zimbabwe Independent Muckraker 4 December 2009 SO, there are now 27 items to be adjudicated by the South African mediators, as distinct from the eight that dominated the agenda a few weeks ago in Mozambique. Muckraker doesn’t want to get bogged down here in all these issues. Suffice it to say many could be dealt […]