Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ministers force Biti rethink on recruitment

New By Lindie Whiz 29 September 2010 FINANCE Minister Tendai Biti has been forced to break his pledge to freeze government recruitment after Education Minister David Coltart and his Public Service counterpart Elphas Mukonoweshuro complained the move was crippling their departments. Biti announced an indefinite civil service wage cap in April while also ordering […]

Law needed to police schools

Herald 29 September 2010 By Stephen Mpofu THE poor in this country probably wonder if the law is such an ass that it bays at them in laughter while they wrestle with challenges that appear intractable. Gap-mouthed parents ask why for instance, the “law” dozes off while their children are shut out of school for […]

Coltart tweets backing for ZC over Scotland move

New 28 September 2010 SPORTS Minister David Coltart has taken to Twitter to give full backing to Zimbabwe Cricket’s unexpected decision to offer Scotland a pass to the final of the International Cricket Council’s Intercontinental Cup. Scotland faced elimination after pulling out their fixture against a Zimbabwe XI in Harare following intervention by the […]

Upright and True – Eveline High School’s 100th Anniversary

Morning Mirror By Margie Kriel 28 September 2010 Eveline High School in Bulawayo celebrated its Centenary on Friday 24 September 2010. The fabled quadrangle was filled to overflowing with students, staff, guests, and old girls, and there was even a giant birthday cake for the occasion. Senator David Coltart Minister of Education was the guest […]

Ministry U-turn on temp teachers

Newsday By Fortune Moyo 28 September 2010 The Public Service Commission (PSC) has given the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture the green light to hire 19 732 temporary teachers this term following a Cabinet decision to that effect last week. Earlier last month the PSC had ordered the ministry to stop hiring temporary […]

MDC M coalition with ZAPU?

Standard By Nqaba Matshazi Sunday, 26 September 2010 MDC-M and the revived Zapu are engaged in behind-the-scenes talks in the hope of coming up with a coalition leading up to elections, which are likely to be held next year, a high-level source revealed last week. On the other hand the source ruled out unity with the faction […]

Rural schools struggling

Sunday News 26 September 2010 Sunday News Reporter POOR infrastructure is affecting academic performance at rural primary schools with some of them struggling to produce a single pupil who records passes in Grade Seven examinations. In an interview with the Sunday News, the headmistress of Lake Alice Primary School in Lupane District, Mrs Sibongile Songolo, […]

Where a little cricket is just the ticket to keep the Irish happy

The Irish Times By Bill Corcoran 24 September 2010 HARARE LETTER: Ireland’s experience as a divided country played a role in convincing its cricketers to travel to Zimbabwe IT WAS bound to happen, I suppose, given all the hoopla around whether the Irish cricket team would be safe and secure after they took the decision […]

PPC donates textbooks

Chronicle 24 September 2010 By Chronicle Correspondent Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) yesterday donated textbooks and 600 chairs worth more than US$100 000 to Portland Primary, Colleen Bawn Primary and High schools. Portland Primary received 129 chairs while Colleen Bawn Primary received 248 chairs and 215 chairs were handed over to Colleen Bawn High School. Handing […]

Coltart, Biti, PSC seek way forward on temporary teachers

Newsday By Fortune Moyo 23 September 2010 Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart is engaged in talks with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Finance ministry over the renewal of contracts for temporary teachers countrywide. It is almost a month into the third term and most temporary teachers had their contracts terminated […]