Monthly Archives: May 2014

Langa to appoint new Sports Commission board

The Herald By Eddie Chikamhi – Sports Reporter 30th May 2014 SPORT, Arts and Culture Minister Andrew Langa revealed yesterday that he will appoint a new Sports Commission board. The current board was appointed by former Sports Minister David Coltart and some of its members have been accused of pursuing a hidden agenda to destablise Zimbabwe […]

Lazarus Dokora Calms Nerves

Financial Gazette By Staff reporter 29th May 2014 AFTER introducing some sweeping changes in the education sector that won him friends and foes alike, Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Lazarus Dokora, this week moved to calm the nerves following rumours that teachers will, starting August, go unpaid during school holiday months. Dokora told the Financial […]

Heath Streak Academy opens

Newsday 24th May 2014 By Sport Reporter   THE Heath Streak Academy, run by the former senior national cricket team captain, will be officially opened in Bulawayo tomorrow. A member of the board of the academy, former Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart, says he is impressed with the effort that has been […]

Elections are a process, from one poll to the next

New Era Namibia By Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro  23 May 2014 “Electoral Integrity in Africa” was the subject of interrogation, and/or reflection at a panel discussion hosted by the Hans Seidel Foundation, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Nangof Trust last week in Windhoek. The discussion, moderated by IPPR Executive Director, Graham Hopwood, was […]

A report on a conference “Detecting and Deterring Electoral Fraud and Malpractices in Africa”

The Electoral Integrity Project By Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma of the Electoral Integrity Project, University of Sydney 19th May 2014 A conference “Detecting and Deterring Electoral Fraud and Malpractices in Africa” was held in Windhoek (Namibia) from 12 to 15 May.  The event was organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Institute for Public Policy Research and it […]

Namibian Electoral law reforms under scrutiny

New Era By Mathias Haufiku 17th May 2014   WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia  (ECN) is not impressed with lawmakers scrambling to amend the electoral law only during an election year. “For those of us who are believers in democracy and governance I must admit that changing laws in an election year is not […]

National Arts Council sets new party-pooper rules

SW Radio Africa By Nomalanga Moyo 16 May 2014 The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has set new requirements for international artists wishing to perform in the country. Under the new rules, promoters or event organisers wishing to bring in foreign artists should also submit police clearances for each individual artist, in addition to the […]

Electoral Commission of Nambia aims to produce clean Voters’ Roll

The Namibian 15th May 2014 By Ndanki  Kahiurika The Director of Elections, Paul Isaak, is confident that the Electoral Commission of Namibia will produce a clean voters’ roll this year. Speaking to The Namibian yesterday after the panel discussion on the Electoral Integrity in Africa held at the NamPower Convention Centre on Tuesday, Isaak said the […]

“Making Indigenisation Work”

Herald Opinion piece By Reason Wafawarova 15th May 2014 It is not hyperbole to suggest that Zimbabwe stands in a telling dilemma between classical liberalism and libertarian socialism. Some would argue that the real dilemma is between blatant liberal capitalism and state capitalism, but it is hard to contextualise the indigenisation policy within the confines […]