Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chawira Academy puts Checheche on the map

The Standard  By Brian Nkiwane 31 December 2011  In the year 1999, a couple sat down in their bedroom to discuss their future. What the two agreed on was to start a sport academy which was going to put Checheche (a rural area in Chipinge) on the world map. They named the academy Chawira Sports […]

Who’s been Zimbabwe’s best and worst minister?

Newsday 31st December 2011 By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe has had more than its fair share of bad leaders. The contenders are power-hungry cliquests Ignatius Chombo, Nicholas Goche and Emmerson Mnangagwa; sleepers Stan Mudenge, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Didymus Mutasa; the partly hidden Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, Gorden Moyo, Welshman Ncube, Joseph Made, Sekai Holland, John Nkomo and Moses […]

Chamisa minister of the year

Daily News 30 December 2011 Information and Communication Technology (Development) minister, Nelson Chamisa joined the league of Zimbabwe’s finest performing ministers after he was adjudged to have performed the best during the 2011 year. According to the rating of government ministers’ performance in 2011 by the Daily News, Chamisa earned himself eight points for the […]

Cabinet Scorecard: How did the ministers fare?

Zimbabwe Independent 30th December 2011 AS the wobbly alliance of the inclusive government stumbles into 2012, there are concerns that the relative economic stability Zimbabweans have been experiencing will be short-lived if the three political parties continue with their endless squabbling. In 2011, parties in the inclusive government have bickered over anything from civil servants’ […]

How Cabinet Ministers performed

Daily News By Staff Writer   Thursday, 29 December 2011  HARARE – Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development minister, Nicholas Goche emerged as the worst performing minister in the inclusive government for the 2011 year, according to the rating of government ministers by the Daily News. Out of a rating of 10 points, Goche scored zero […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-25

4 hours in a Malawian fuel queue yesterday reminded me that for all our problems Zimbabwe has come a long way since 2008 – forward ever Zim #

Plight of deaf and dumb children in education

Manica Post By Liberty Dube 20 December 2011 So often deaf people are sidelined even by groups trying to reach out to people with disabilities because of the language barrier. Children living with deafness have been the most affected as it has affected their education. Most deaf adults in Zimbabwe today have poor literacy skills […]

One on one with David Coltart

Research Fellow Jessica Brown discusses religious influence in politics with Zimbabwean politician, human rights lawyer, and pro-democracy activist, David Coltart.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-18

Congrats to NZ for beating Aus- especially to Doug Bracewell who made his debut against #Zimbabwe in Byo. Puts Zim's performance in context! # Now its high time that the full #Australian cricket team came to play Zimbabwe in Zim or better still in Australia. Zim cricket is back! # Pouring with rain in Bulawayo […]

Students demand condoms

NewsDay By Ronald Moyo 17 December 2011 The Matabeleland Aids Council (MAC) surveys have revealed students in tertiary and secondary levels of education were in support of the idea of condom distribution in both high schools and tertiary institutions, an official has said. Speaking at a MAC strategic review programme, the council’s community capacity building […]