Monthly Archives: October 2011

Forcing Parents to Top Up Teachers’ Salaries Cannot Continue

IPS By Ignatius Banda 31 October 2011 BULAWAYO – As concerns deepen about the quality of education in Zimbabwe, parents can expect an indefinite extension of subsidising teacher salaries as the cash-strapped government struggles to meet the bloated civil service wage bill. Teacher incentives – a stipulated amount of usually between two to five dollars, […]

Things fall apart at Magamba Hockey Stadium

The Standard By Brian Nkiwane 30 October 2011 A vicious black dog and its litter of four puppies have found a new home at the crumbling Magamba Hockey Stadium in the capital. Once touted as the best hockey stadium on the continent, the multi-million dollar sports facility was built towards the 6th All Africa Games, […]

Zimbabwe to host 2012 African Women’s Championship

BBC News By Steve Vickers 30 October 2011 The Zimbabwe FA (Zifa) has accepted an offer from Caf to host the 2012 African Women’s Championship. Zifa will have to secure a government guarantee by the end of November. The offer was made by Caf following Zimbabwe’s successful hosting of the Cosafa Women’s Championship in July. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-30

Great meeting with #Apple folk in Paris today; "school boxes" will take iPods and education apps to the most remote schools in #Zimbabwe # Great meeting with #Apple folk in Paris today; "school boxes" will take iPads and education apps to the most remote schools in #Zimbabwe # I am so very very proud of […]

Ministry lobbies Government to build more schools in city

The Chronicle 28 October 2011 The Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture is lobbying the Government to build more schools in Bulawayo to reduce congestion at the city’s schools and improve the quality of education. In an interview on Tuesday, Bulawayo provincial education director Mr Dan Moyo said the city was in need of […]

Projectors to be introduced to Zimbabwe schools

ProjectorPoint By Joanne McCabe 28 October 2011 School children in rural areas of Zimbabwe are to benefit from projectors in their lessons, it has been revealed. Apple provided the country’s government, led by Robert Mugabe, with solar-powered iPad2 devices to help rural teaching establishments. The gadgets will rely on the sun to keep them going and […]

No, the Zimbabwe government and Apple are not in iPad joint venture

Zimbabwe Guardian 28 October 2011 Yesterday’s Newsday reported thаt thе Ministry οf Culture wіƖƖ bе working іn conjunction wіth Apple tο introduce solar powered iPads fοr rural schools.  Just reading through thе article, іt doesn’t take much tο see thіѕ іѕ nοt factually rіɡht. Thе article stems frοm a post mаԁе bу Culture Minister David Coltart οn […]

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Moves to Tax Teacher Incentives

VOA By Tatenda Gumbo and Jonga Kandemiiri  27 October 2011 Zimbabwe Teachers Association Chief Executive Officer Sifiso Ndlovu said ZIMRA has introduced a presumptive tax – i.e. based on estimated receipts – leading some teachers to press parents for incentive pay. The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is said to have begun to tax teacher incentives, which […]

Government, Apple in iPad joint venture

Newsday By Nqobile Bhebhe 27 October 2011 Government has entered into a joint venture with a leading global information technology company, Apple, to distribute solar-powered iPads to remote rural schools in Zimbabwe . The programme is part of efforts to reduce the digital divide between the rural and urban areas in the country. Education, Sport, […]

Rural kids to get expensive iPads

ZimEye 27 October 2011 Zimbabwe’s rural schools are set to receive expensive iPads for the delivery of education services, David Coltart, the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture has said. Coltart who is in Paris attending the 33rd UNESCO General Conference said Zimbabwe is collaborating with Apple in this groundbreaking use of technology to advance education in the most […]