Monthly Archives: November 2013


THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS LIES IN OUR PEOPLE – ALL OUR PEOPLE By David Coltart 26 November 2013 Nathaniel Manheru was a real treat this morning in Saturday’s Herald. I will give you a few classic quotes: First of all it is entitled “Zimbabwe: Victory without a party” which actually says it all. But […]

Teacher Incentives Create Rift

The Financial Gazette By Theoppy Ncube 21 November 2013 BULAWAYO —— Incentives, which have served some teachers very well, and others not so well, have become a highly charged and divisive issue among the local teaching fraternity. Because of the resultant contention, the incentives have increasingly been viewed as unnecessary by teachers’ unions who feel that […]

Government owes $79 million in unpaid education bills

SW Radio By Tererai Karimakwenda 19 November 2013 It has been revealed that government owes about $15 million in secondary school fees for students supported under the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) and an additional $64 million is owed to tertiary institutions in the country, according to the NewsDay newspaper. The report said Parliamentary Portfolio […]

Government undecided over teacher incentives

News Day By Wonai Masvingise 18 November 2013 GOVERNMENT has not yet decided on whether to retain or scrap teachers’ incentives as the issue hinged on new civil servants’ salary perks likely to be unveiled soon, NewsDay has learnt. Education minister Lazarus Dokora yesterday told NewsDay that it was too early to speculate about teachers’ […]

Speech to Whitestone School Prize Giving Night – “Choices”

Speech by Senator David Coltart Whitestone School, Bulawayo 15th November 2013   Chairman of the Board, Mr Mbongeni Mkwananzi, Headmaster, Mr Frik de Beer, Deputy Head Mrs Les Ogden, Teaching staff, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,   Thank you for inviting me to speak tonight. The Coltart family has had a very happy association […]

Mugabe, Pamire testify in Gwindi case

The Chronicle By Sikhumbuzo Moyo 14 November 2013 FORMER Zifa presidents Leo Mugabe and Vincent Pamire on Monday appeared before the Zifa disciplinary committee as key witnesses for Harare City chairman Leslie Gwindi. The firebrand former Premier Soccer League and Dynamos secretary-general is facing charges of bringing the game of football into disrepute. Gwindi, who challenged […]

Mayhem at Matopos National Park

Southern Eye By Njabulo Ncube 10 November 2013 TWO rhinos at Matopos National Park were discovered killed with their horns hacked off by suspected poachers as renewed attacks against the endangered species sparked outrage from environmentalists still smarting from the cyanide poisoning of elephants in the Hwange National Park. The two rhinos, one estimated at […]

David Coltart’s Blog – God works for the good

By David Coltart 8 November 2013 One of my favourite verses of Scripture, especially in times of trouble, is Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”. Sometimes when things appear to be going badly, […]

Why do mission schools always do better than others?

The Zimbabwean By Nelson Sibanda 6 November 2013 As secondary school public examinations get underway, debate about what makes mission and some government boarding schools perform better than council and some government day institutions, has gathered momentum. The performance gap between these schools continues to widen with each public examination, forcing parents and other stakeholders […]

Boxing, wrestling board opens liaison offices

The Sunday News By Sunday News Reporter 6 November 2013 THE Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board has come up with provincial liaison offices that would be manned by selected individuals throughout the country’s nine provinces. Lorraine Muringi, the board’s vice-chairperson, said they had already appointed Gabriel Moyo as liaison officer for Bulawayo and that […]