Monthly Archives: August 2011

Zanu (PF) in cloud cuckoo land: Coltart

Zimbabwean By Vusimusi Bhebhe 31st August 2011 Zimbabwe’s Education Minister David Coltart has accused Zanu (PF) of living in cloud cuckoo land and refusing to accept the reality of an unfolding African people-led revolution that has seen unprecedented political change across the continent. Commenting on Zanu (PF)’s angry reaction to last week’s decision by Libyan […]

Life Under Challenging Regimes: Argentina and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Minister for Education, Sports, Culture and the Arts Senator David Coltart and Argentina’s former minister and presidential candidate, economist Ricardo Lopez Murphy speak with The Australian’s Paul Kelly.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No!" Macbeth on killing King Duncan – apposite to Zimbabwe? # "Out, damned spot! out, I say!Hell is murky! What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?" Lady Macbeth # Canst thou not minister to a […]

Footnotes to Africa History

The Australian The Sightgeist, by Jon Kudelka  27 August 2011 DAVID Coltart is one of the bravest men I’ve met. He is a senator from Zimbabwe — the only white man in Robert Mugabe’s cabinet — and he was in Australia recently as the guest of the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, where he […]

Teachers forced to support Zanu PF

Zimbabwean 26 August 2011 By Tony Saxon Teachers here are being forced to buy Zanu (PF) cards by war veterans, The Zimbabwean has learnt. Teachers at Gombakomba and Dangare schools in Zimunya district last week said that war veterans led by Robert Rufuse and Jonas Chitakatira were living in fear as they were forced to […]

Zimbabwe Rights Groups Say ZANU-PF Youth Militia Training in Secondary School

VOA 24 August 2011 By Jonga Kandemiiri Human rights defenders have called for the closure of the training base, but presidential aide Didymus Mutasa told a Harare newspaper that the youths are school leavers engaged in constructive activities. Zimbabwean human rights groups say about 200 members of the youth militia controlled by President Robert Mugabe’s […]

Untrained teachers run Matabeleland schools

Zimbabwean By Paul Ndlovu 23 August 2011 PTUZ Secretary General, Raymond Majongwe, said a recent survey showed that rural schools in the area faced a critical shortage of skilled teachers, and if urgent measures were not put in place education standards in the region would be comparable to nothing. “When we sent our teams to […]

Teacher incentives necessary

Zimbabwean By Paul Ndlovu 22 August 2011 Controversial teacher incentives look set to stay with Minister of Education David Coltart highlighting the role parents should play in their children’s education. Coltart admitted the incentives were controversial, but said the government could not presently afford to pay teachers a respectable salary. “It’s about management and commitment […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

Brian Vitori's figures today of 5 for 20 plus the 5 for 30 he got in his 1st ODI on Friday are the best figures for any bowler ever on debut # "Ministers plunder Government by buying luxury vehicles" See my statement on my Facebook page re this # Wrong to jump to conclusion […]

The future looks bright for Zimbabwe By Enoch Muchingo August 18, 2011 Zimbabwe Cricket has been guilty to an extent of a perception management exercise that has come at a cost Zimbabwe’s historic win over Bangladesh in their first Test match in six years was a rare dose of good news for the small African nation with great sporting potential. […]