Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

Blog – The Zimbabwean public have a right to know about the situation at Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam

Blog By David Coltart 11th February 2014 A top South African based specialist dam engineer has studied the photographs of Tokwe Mukorsi and has made these remarks. They are very technical but do convey the seriousness of the situation: “Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam is a concrete faced rockfill, or “CFRD”. This dam type comprises a rockfill embankment, […]

Blog – What is Zimbabwe Cricket’s stance regarding the ICC plans to concentrate power in the so called big 3 of Cricket?

Blog By Senator David Coltart 7th February 2014 I am very concerned about what is happening in the ICC and the vote which will take place tomorrow in Singapore which may affect the future of Zimbabwe Cricket. The big 3 (finance wise that is) in world cricket India, Australia and England have proposed a new system […]

Mounting sceptism over freeing of airwaves

The Zimbabwe Independent 24th January 2014 By Paidamoyo Muzulu Government will issue 25 radio licences in the next two months amid fears that only the applications of those affiliated to Zanu PF will be successful, further tightening the party’s stranglehold on the airwaves in the countdown to 2018 general elections. The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe […]

Senator David Coltart Blog – Zimbabwe’s diamond deposits must be exploited efficiently, honestly and in the national interest

Senator David Coltart Blog By David Coltart 9th December 2013 We have been told for some time now that the alluvial deposits of diamonds at Marange are fast running out which has now been confirmed by the following article in today’s copy of the Herald. Zimbabwe’s diamond deposits in Marange have been allocated under the […]

David Coltart’s Blog – THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS LIES IN OUR PEOPLE

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 […]

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 […]