Monthly Archives: November 2011

Top honours for Brendan Taylor

New Zimbabwe 30 November 2011 Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been named Cricketer of the Year at the annual CBZ Bank Zimbabwe Cricket Awards 2011. Taylor, named captain in June, also scooped the Croco Motors Batsman of the Year award, while Keegan Meth was named the South African Airways Bowler of the Year. Taylor played […]

Taylor salutes teammates

Newsday By Daniel Nhakaniso 29 November 2011 National cricket team captain Brendan Taylor — who walked away with two awards at the annual CBZ Cricket Awards on monday night — dedicated the accolades to his teammates. The high-scoring Taylor shone during the year under review with outstanding performances since taking over the captaincy from Elton […]

Zimbabwe parents and teachers express growing anger

SW Radio Africa By Alex Bell 29 November 2011 The education sector is witnessing growing anger from both parents of school learners and Zimbabwe’s teachers, because of rising school fees and stagnant salaries. Some parents have expressed their anger to the media about proposed fee increases, which could be as high as 25%. Reports have […]

Zimbabwe schools seek large tuition increases; many parents angered

VOA By Gibbs Dube 28 November 2011 Education Minister David Coltart said parents and school development associations usually agree on fee rises before submitting them to the government for approval. A number of Zimbabwean state-run and private primary and secondary schools have asked the Ministry of Education for permission to increase tuition fees and levies […]

Schools warned over entrance tests

The Herald By Wenceslaus Murape  28 November 2011  Schools have been warned against inviting unlimited prospective pupils for Form One entrance tests to compete for very  few places. This follows complaints from parents who are accusing boarding schools of using entrance tests for fundraising. Some schools are reportedly charging up to US$55 per pupil, up […]

Senator Coltart: The hardworking minister

Sunday News By Stanford Chiwanga 27 November 2011 The Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, is without doubt a newsmaker, not because he ruthlessly uses the media to promote his political career but because of his hard-working nature and commitment to reversing the decay in the education sector. When Senator Coltart […]

Coltart not suitable for arts and culture – Mzembi

Sunday News 27 November Tourism and Hospitality Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi has said it was unfair for the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC-N) to burden Senator David Coltart with running the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, as he has very little knowledge of the cultural discipline of the portfolio because of his background. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-27

Methinks Australia need to take note of Zimbabwe's run chase against New Zealand – 168 runs needed with 7 wickets remaining should be easy # There is nothing quite like a #Zimbabwean thunderstorm, especially after weeks of blazing hot weather. Zimbabwe at its most glorious. # Now you see why Bulawayo is such a good […]

2011 great year for education, but…

The Standard By Jennifer Dube 27 November 2011 The year 2011 was the best teaching year in a long time, although more still needs to be done to make education more accessible in the country, Education minister David Coltart said last week. Coltart said unlike in other recent years, there were less strikes this year, […]

Cont Mhlanga attacks Matabeleland Ministers

Bulawayo 24 News By Sehlule Zondo 27 November 2011 Renowned playwright and artist Continueloving Mhlanga of Amakhosi Township Square in Bulawayo has lambasted Cabinet Ministers from Matabeleland region accusing them of having a hand in marginalizing the arts sector. In an interview, Umalume – as Mhlanga is affectionately called in the arts sector said, “I […]