Monthly Archives: July 2010

U Tube link to David Coltart’s interview on BBC Hardtalk originally aired on 20 July 2010

U Tube 29 July 2010 Stephen Sackur asks David Coltart the hard questions on what the GPA has done for Zimbabwe. (There are 3 parts to the interview on Youtube) BBC Hard Talk on Zimbabwe 1of3 Interview of David Coltart, Zimbabwean cabinet minister. Cut and paste this link:

Building a Jerusalem in Zimbabwe’s green and pleasant land

The Guardian By David Smith 29 July 2010 Place names, schools, eloquent oratories and, of course, cricket can make Zimbabwe seem the most English of African countries High tea and cakes to the strains of a grand piano. Rooms with names such as Balmoral, Edinburgh, Windsor, Mirabelle and Edward & Connaught. An oak-panelled grill that […]

The Commonwealth and Africa

Business Day by Kaye Whiteman 29 July 2010 At the risk of readers muttering ‘there he goes again”, I find myself making a case for another look at the Commonwealth and its works, even though I wrote extensively last November on the Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). If I return to the topic it is […]

School curriculums overhaul on cards

The Herald by Herald Reporter 29 July 2010 The Government will soon overhaul school curriculums to meet key recommendations of the 1999 Nziramasanga Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Education, a Cabinet minister has said. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart said this at Tuesday’s unveiling of the new Zimsec board in Harare. “We […]

McCully Has NZ$2855 Dinner With IRB 29 July 2010 By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, July 29 NZPA – Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully could have scored points with the International Rugby Board after an extravagant $2855 dinner. Credit card statements released today from April 1 to June 30 show more $2800 was charged on the staff credit card […]

Coltart appoints new Zimsec board

Herald 28 July 2010 Herald Reporter Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart has announced a new 18-member Zimbabwe School Examinations Council board as part of efforts to revamp operations at the body. He retained three members from the old board. The new board is chaired by Solusi University Vice Chancellor Professor Norman Maphosa […]

Breaking down borders in an effort to learn 28 July 2010 By Sandy Neil Traquair House is inviting you to travel beyond borders and explore the world’s small nation cultures at the new international arts festival Borders, Books and Bikes on August 14 and 15. Writers, thinkers and artists from Palestine, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Kurdistan and Sierra Leone will join storytellers from Scotland […]

Cricket turns over a new leaf

Zimbabwean By Farirayi Kahwemba 28 July 2010 HARARE – After more than a decade of decline, characterized by allegations of maladministration on the part of Zimbabwe Cricket’s (ZC) top brass and dismal performances on the international stage by the national team, cricket is now slowly but surely finding its feet. (Picture: Henry Olonga believes that Mugabe […]

Students get exam lifeline

Newsday By Staff Writer July 28 2010 The delicate inclusive government has made a sympathetic undertaking to pay examination fees for at least 15 000 underprivileged students countrywide who failed to register for the forthcoming Ordinary and Advanced Level final exams with the Zimbabwe Examination School Council (Zimsec). The compassionate gesture follows failure by thousands […]

More students fail Shona than Maths

New By Staff reporter 26 July 2010 More A’ Level students fail Shona than Maths, Physics and Economics, a report commissioned by the Ministry of Education reveals. In 2007, only 47 percent of students passed Shona, dropping to 43 percent in 2008 compared to 77 percent and 80 percent for Physics, 58 percent and […]