Monthly Archives: May 2010

Govt must act on school fees, levies

Sunday Mail 30 May 2010 By F. Madaya We greatly appreciate the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture’s efforts to reduce school fees in Government schools, but this should not end there. Schools now demand huge levies from parents. The minister is the one who regulates the conduct of both Government and private schools […]

Rebranding a nation By Neil Manthorp 30 May 2010 In many ways David Coltart is an unlikely hero. He’s certainly a reluctant one. All he does, he will tell you, is stick up for people who can’t stick up for themselves. That’s why he’s been a human rights lawyer for 30 years with a track record that […]

Coltart sings the anthem

Herald 29 May 2010 By Robson Sharuko THE historic tour of world football powerhouse Brazil to Zimbabwe next week and the visit by the Indian and Sri Lanka cricket teams for the Micromax Tri-Series are more than just landmark sporting events and provide the country with a massive opportunity to push forward its battle to […]

Exam registration closes

Herald 29 May 2010 Herald Reporter NOVEMBER public examination registration ended yesterday with Government reiterating there would be no reprieve for those who failed to pay on time. Registration for Ordinary and Advanced level exam papers is US$10 and US$20 respectively. There are fears that thousands of prospective candidates failed to beat the deadline and […]

The way some of these people behave, it just isn’t cricket

The Age Peter  Roebuck May 28, 2010 Not for a second should the cricket boards of Australia and New Zealand succumb to the reprehensible campaign under way behind the scenes at the International Cricket Council to block John Howard’s nomination as deputy president of the game’s governing body. Although this writer preferred Sir John Anderson, […]

Zim aim at India

Herald By Robson Sharuko in Bulawayo 28 May 2010 TO the casual observer the Micromax Trophy Tri-Series, which gets underway here at Queens this morning with Zimbabwe hosting India, is just another low-key cricket contest featuring a host nation trying to find a way back into the elite on the globe and two visiting opponents […]

Donor fatigue good for the media

Insiderzim 26 May 2010 I was baffled when I read the following headline on the internet: Donors Shun Zimbabwe Media Commission. The question that immediately came to my mind was: “Why would anyone expect donors to fund Zimbabwe’s Media Commission?” This was a government commission. Shouldn’t it be funded by the government? The fact that a […]

Zimbabwe students protest against high school fees

Zimbabwe Telegraph By Tapiwa Makore May 26, 2010 HARARE – The Zimbabwe National Students Union today joined the Zimbabwe High Schools Students Union (ZIHISSU)in protesting against the astronomically high fees being levied both in high schools and tertiary institutions. Addressing scores of students at the Ministry of Education Sports Arts and Culture head offices at […]

The movement for delayed change

New By Dinizulu Macaphulana 25th May 2010 THE line can be very thin between an astute political observer and a conspiracy theorist. It can even be thinner in a slippery and tricky scenario like the Zimbabwean political situation where prospects of democracy are as much in danger from the ruling tyrannical regime as they […]

Nation Celebrates 47 Years of African Unity

Herald 25 May 2010 Harare — President Mugabe will today light a symbolic flame to commemorate the African Year of Peace and Sport as part of Africa Day celebrations. In a statement yesterday, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Micheck Sibanda invited Ministers, senior Government officials, Members of Parliament, commissioners of all […]