Monthly Archives: February 2011

We need a bit more self belief: Senator David Coltart Monday, 28 February 2011 Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, the honourable Senator David Coltart, joined the national cricket team on Sunday where the team is preparing for its second group A match against Canada in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Zimbabwe lost to defending champions Australia by 91 runs in […]

MDC ministers under spotlight

Financial Gazette Monday, 28 February 2011 By Clemence Manyukwe, Political Editor THE swearing in of ministers from both formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) two years ago was greeted with much expectation as Zimbabweans basked in the hope that new brooms sweep clean, a year after President Robert Mugabe had described his cabinet […]

Zimbabwe Teachers to Boycott Classes over mounting Militia violence

VOA By Patience Rusere Washington  28 February 2011 Union president Takavafira Zhou said that due to a rise in violence against teachers by ZANU-PF youth militia and war veterans, teachers are fed up and have decided to take action The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe has resolved to boycott classes at any school where teachers […]

Support Education Sector – Coltart

Herald 28 February 2011 GOVERNMENT prescribed school fees of US$10 per term for primary schools is US$63 less than the cost of educating a pupil, a Cabinet Minister has said. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart said there was need to support the education sector to ensure that the high standards that were […]

Andy Flower – England’s head coach speaks on his England duties

The Telegraph – Calcutta By Lokendra Pratap Sahi 27 February 2011 Bangalore: England’s head coach (or Team Director) Andy Flower, a former captain of Zimbabwe, spoke to The Telegraph for almost an hour at the Royal Gardenia on Saturday. The Q&A specific to the India-England match was published on Sunday. Excerpts from the rest […]

Castle comes handy

Herald 26 February 2011 By Augustine Hwata THE domestic Premiership transformed itself into the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League yesterday after a marriage made in heaven with Delta Beverages that will run over three years and is worth about US$2 million in prize money. Delta Beverages will pour US$600 000 in cash into the Premiership […]

“Zimbabwe Cricket is still suspect despite a number of welcome improvements in the coaching structure”

The Telegraph By Simon Briggs 25 February 2011 The return of Zimbabwe to the international cricket stage has been a public relations triumph for its coalition government. “Cricket is a microcosm of Zimbabwe,” said David Coltart, the minister for education, sport, arts and culture. If true, this would suggest that racial tolerance and responsible governance […]

Teachers forced to join Zanu PF

Radio VOP Friday, 25 February 2011 GUTU – Teachers here are being forced to buy Zanu (PF) membership cards by war veterans led by controversial leader Jabulani Sibanda (Pictured), the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said. “I went to see for myself after teachers came to our provincial office in Masvingo crying for […]

Photojournalism gives voice to the voiceless

Zimbabwean Written by Sizani Weza Thursday, 24 February 2011 Harare – The exhibition, ‘Giving a Voice to the Voiceless,’ featuring images by international award winning photojournalist Ed Kashi opened on Tuesday, February 22, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. (Pictured: Ambassador Ray with Minister Coltart) The exhibition, which runs until March 23, features striking images […]

Coltart seeks to protect teachers

Daily News By Chengetayi Zvauya, Staff Writer Thursday, 24 February 2011 HARARE – Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart, has put in motion plans to protect teachers from political harassment during elections. Coltart told Parliament on Wednesday that he was working on a document that will be presented to Cabinet, outlining the […]