Monthly Archives: March 2010

Action Alert! Stand up for Owen Maseko: Message from Nhimbe Trust (Zimbabwe)

Art Moves Africa By Josh Nyapimbi 30 March 2010 BAF/ATERIAL NETWORK ZIMBABWE Owen Maseko the Chairperson of the Visual Association of Bulawayo (VAB) and a member of the Bulawayo Arts Forum (BAF) was remanded in custody yesterday after being arrested last Friday for organizing an exhibition on the Gukurahundi atrocities. Maseko was showcasing pictures […]

Government is to set up 20 schools of excellence

Chronicle Chronicle reporter 29 March 2010 The government has selected 20 schools which will be rehabilitated and turned into centres of excellence in an effort to improve the country’s education standards, a Cabinet Minister said. The schools were drawn from all the country’s 10 provinces under a programme which it is hoped may be funded […]

Coltart tackles Zimsec crisis

The Standard By Kholwani Nyathi 28 March 2010 ZIMBABWE School Examinations (Zimsec) directors have allegedly launched a witch-hunt targeting employees after information was leaked that the exams body is bleeding because of mismanagement, corruption and nepotism. This comes amid indications Education, Sport and Culture Minister David Coltart has brought in an independent expert to clean […]

Well that’s our country – Notes from Bulawayo

The Standard By Judith Todd 28 March 2010 Just on 11 this morning Vote Thebe, Acting Director of Bulawayo’s National Gallery, rings to ask me to come straight down to his place although he wouldn’t be around. He has accompanied police to the Charge Office and an exhibition, which had opened at the Gallery Thursday, […]

Not all MPs can make good Cabinet ministers

Chronicle By Busani Ncube and Discent Bajila 27 March 2010 Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai recently made an interesting revelation about the status of our political leadership. Addressing his party supporters at Glamis Stadium in Harare in his capacity as the president of MDC-T, he said about his councillors: “Vamwe venyu makange musina kana boots, nhasi […]

The Letter To Auckland

The Herald By Robson Sharuko 27th March 2010 DAVID COLTART, the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, is a devoted fan of Scottish football giants Glasgow Celtic — that massive team from Parkhead that has about 10 million fans across the world. He is old enough to have been a witness of his team’s […]

Zimbabwe Celebrities Dinner Dance 2010- Impressive Guest List

The Zimbo Jam 26 March 2010 Director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Mr Elvas Mari, talked about the relaunching of the Artists Development Fund at the Celebrities Dinner Dance held at the Crowne Plaza Monomotapa in Harare, 25th March 2010. The fund which collapsed due to inflation several years ago will be supported […]

The rot within 26 March 2010 One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.” (Antoine de Saint ) Recently I attended a mass public opinion seminar with the guest speakers being Hon minister David Coltart, […]

Welcome comeback

Mail and Guardian By Neil Manthorp Comment March 26 2010 Zimbabwe Cricket deserved to be criticised during the 2000s and it was. Such was the decay in administration and performance that no place on the international stage could be justified. The decision to withdraw from Test cricket was wisely taken — and in the nick […]

Celebrity dinner!

The Herald By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka 26 March 2010 From big names in music to the hot faces of the small screens, from businesspeople to top Government officials, all walked on the red carpet rolled out at the Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel for the Celebrity Dinner Dance on Thursday night. Given the glitter and the glamour […]