Monthly Archives: September 2014

We want action, not promises

The Standard Inside Sport with Michael Kariati 28th September 2014 There were huge celebrations in the sports family when it was announced that there would be a stand-alone Sports Ministry and Honourable Andrew Langa was to head that ministry. From Zambezi to Limpopo, the talk in the streets, in bars and in homes was that […]

Emotional send-off for Eric Bloch

Daily News By Jeffrey Muvundusi 25th September 2014 Renowned economic commentator Eric Bloch was laid to rest at the Jewish section of Athlone Cemetery in Northend suburb yesterday with tributes pouring in from various sectors. Mourners drawn from across the corporate world, political and religious divide converged to pay their last respects to Bloch. Notable […]

Zimbabwe: A nation of misplaced priorities

New Opinion piece By Moses Chamboko 25th September 2014 AN acceptable measure of civilisation is the way society takes care of its most vulnerable. Assuming this measure to be true, then this might explain why the majority of Africa, particularly Zimbabwe, remains stuck in abject poverty while the rest of the world is moving […]

Tribute to Eric Bloch

Southern Eye By Senator David Coltart 24th September 2014 The passing away of Eric Bloch marks a great loss not only to Bulawayo, but to the whole of Zimbabwe. I have no doubt that many others will speak and write about his professional competence and the great work he did in guiding Zimbabwean businesses through […]

Tributes for Eric Bloch flood social media

Daily News By Kudzai Chawafambira 25th September 2014 The death of prominent Bulawayo-based economist Eric Bloch has stunned the world and triggered an outpouring of grief and tributes on social media. The chartered accountant and newspaper columnist died at his Bulawayo home on Friday evening. He succumbed to cancer after a long battle with the […]

Eric Bloch dies

Southern Eye By Richard Muponde 22md September 2014 Prominent Bulawayo-based economic commentator Eric Bloch has died. He was 75. Bloch, who was a chartered accountant by profession, died at his Kumalo home on Saturday evening. According to his son Mark, the renowned economist and regular Zimbabwe Independent newspaper columnist died peacefully at around 7:30pm. “We […]

The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right! By C. M. Rubin 21st September 2014 “Globally, more than 6.5 billion mobile contracts exist today. If each person has two contracts, then mobile is already in the hands of around half the world.” — Gavin Dykes The latest Education Fast Forward debate (EFF11) focused on which elements we should consider when we create […]

Statement regarding the award of host city status of the 2014 ZONE VI Games to Bulawayo

Statement regarding the award of host city status of the 2014 ZONE VI Games to Bulawayo I have noted that the Herald and Chronicle have published a story today regarding what President Mugabe is reported to have said at the launch of the ZONE VI Games yesterday at State House in Harare. The Herald includes […]

‘We are ready’

Newsday By Henry Mhara 19th September 2014 THE government says it is ready to host the 6th edition of the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games which would be staged in Bulawayo from December 5-14 this year. This was said by Senior Minister of State in the Office of the President […]

Coltart: Improve Existing Schools Before Building New Ones

Voice of America By Sithandekile Mhlanga 15th September 2014 Former Education Minister David Coltart says contracting Chinese companies to build schools in the country constitutes a misallocation of funds. Educationists have expressed mixed feelings over the government’s plans to build more schools in the country to improve educational standards, with some welcoming the move, and […]