Monthly Archives: August 2012

‘No school fees increase’

NewsDay By Kupakwashe Makonye 31 August 2012 Education minister David Coltart has ordered all government schools not to effect any fee increases this coming term until after civil servants’ salaries have been reviewed. Coltart made the decree on Tuesday after the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) last month petitioned him to issue a government […]

Football indaba to be finally held

NewsDay 30 August 2012 Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart finally met Zifa president Cuthbert Dube yesterday and emphasised the need to conclude the match-fixing investigations and focus on football development. The meeting, according to a communiqué issued at the end by Sports and Recreation Commission Director General Charles Nhemachena, also resolved that […]

Zifa, Government meet

The Herald By Petros Kausiyo 30 August 2012 Government yesterday came face-to-face with the magnitude of financial challenges being faced by cash-strapped Zifa and acknowledged that the soccer mother body’s operations were being hamstrung by inadequate funding from the corporate world and the State. The Government, citing budgetary constraints, could however, not immediately commit themselves to […]

Light at the end of the Hockey tunnel

The Zimbabwean By Lisa Dube 29 August 2012 “The lack of suitable pitches meant we could not host any teams. The stadiums became unplayable since 2003. We have failed to compete at major international tournaments,” he said. The government through the Ministry of Sports, Art and Culture managed to refurbish Khumalo Hockey stadium in Bulawayo […]

Asiagate: Coltart meets Dube today

NewsDay By Henry Mhara 29 August 2012 Education, Sport, Art and Culture minister David Coltart will today meet with Zifa president Cuthbert Dube to discuss the raging Asiagate match-fixing scandal and other issues affecting the soccer mother body. Coltart has in the past accused Dube of ducking his ministry and the Sports and Recreation Commission […]

Scandal in Zimbabwe, Education funds used for football

Open Equal Free 28 August 2012 Zimbabwe’s Minister of Education, Youth, and Sport, David Coltart, has recently revealed that US $90,000 was diverted from the education budget to cover the Zimbabwe Football Association’s (ZIFA’s) lodging debts. The move was made while Minister Coltart was attending the Olympics, and he only heard of it upon his […]

Zimbabwe Hockey Gets Vote of Confidence

The Herald 28 August 2012 Zimbabwe got a vote of confidence from the Africa Hockey Federation to host the 2014 World League Hockey first round tournament. In a letter to the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart, the Africa Hockey Federation said they were in full support of the bid but need […]

Girl child dropout figures worrying – Senator Coltart

Sunday News 26 August-1 September 2012 The number of girls reportedly dropping out from school after the completion of their primary education has reached alarming levels and there is need for the Government to develop mechanisms that will effectively curb this trend, a Cabinet Minister has said. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-08-26

The massacre at Marikana via @Borainic Very interesting analysis # Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education #TED Amazing thoughts – need to apply this to Zim education! # My eight Olympic lessons: via @News24 And most of these lessons apply to #Zimbabwe as well # Highlanders (1) 1 Gunners 0 […]

Entrance tests: money-making venture

NewsDay By Problem Masau 25 August 2012 Most boarding schools in the country have continued running entrances tests as money-making ventures despite government warnings. Parents are complaining that the administrative costs charged by schools are exorbitant and the schools are inviting as many students as possible for a limited number of places. Most schools are […]