Monthly Archives: October 2014

Coltart: Zimbabwe’s Education sector in Funding Crisis

The Zimbabwean 22nd October 2014 MDC Senator and former Minister of Education, David Coltart, spoke in London earlier this month at an event in support of the Budiriro Trust, a small charity which has been providing educational bursaries to Zimbabwean A level students since 1967. The Zimbabwean education system has everything going for it – […]

‘Bulawayo can be Zimbabwe’s sporting capital’

Daily News By Nash Mkokwayarira 19th December 2014 Former Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart believes Bulawayo can become Zimbabwe’s sporting capital by hosting a successful African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five Youth Games. The City of Kings will stage the Games from December 4 to 14 with government pouring […]

The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa

The Huffington Post By C.M. Rubin 19th October 2014 “Arguably the most dysfunctional education systems, especially public schools, are to be found in Africa. This is related to a bigger problem that is twofold: a washed away value system and lack of imagination.” — Sara Ruto The number of Ebola cases in Africa are […]

“Market Dr Joshua Nkomo’s house” : Coltart

Sunday News By Ngwele Dube 19th October 2014 Former Education, Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David Coltart has challenged the authorities to turn the late VP Joshua Nkomo’s house in Pelandaba into a tourist attraction ahead of the African Union Sports Council Region five under 20 Youth Games. Coltart, who was behind the move […]

Red carpet treatment for Coltart

The Chronicle 18th October 2014 By Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter The former Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart, will receive red carpet treatment during the official opening of the sixth African Union Sports Council Region Five Under-20 Games, for his unwavering stance to bring the Games to Bulawayo. The former Minister, […]

Mugabe ropes in Coltart

Zimbabwe Mail 18th October 2014 By Bukhosi Mangena President Robert Mugabe has roped in former Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, David Coltart to help administer the forthcoming AUSC Region V Under-20 Youth Games to be staged in Bulawayo in December. Coltart, who intensely lobbied for Bulawayo to host the games when he was […]

Williams dropped from Bangladesh tour

Newsday By Henry Mhara, Sports Reporter 17th October 2014 David Coltart has questioned Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)’s decision to drop all-rounder Sean Williams from the squad to tour Bangladesh with the former Sports minister even alleging racism in the selection process. The top batsman is one of the four players from the squad that played in […]

Cricket Racism Storm

The Herald By Robson Sharuko 17th October 2014 David Coltart, the former Sports Minister, dragged Zimbabwe Cricket into a raging racism storm yesterday when he accused the organisation of racial prejudice after all-rounder Sean Williams was left out of the national team’s tour of Bangladesh. Coltart used his Twitter and Facebook accounts to demand that […]

Social media, shuffering, shmiling, the Zimbabwean condition

Southern Eye 6th October 2014 By Shepherd Mpofu Mobile Phone and Internet penetration in Zimbabwe is encouraging to those cyber-optimists like me who see these as democratising tools. Yet one of the most challenging issues to think about in the current Zimbabwe is the way many people use social media in their daily lives. By […]