Category Archives: Speeches

“Restoring excellence to Zimbabwe’s education sector” – Opening address by Senator David Coltart at CHIZ 2017 AGM

CHIZ AGM 2017 Pathway to Progress: People, Passion and Purpose Victoria Falls – 5th June 2017 Opening address by Senator David Coltart Introduction I can’t tell you how delighted I am that I’ve been given an opportunity to speak to you today. It is almost 4 years since my office as Minister of Education ended. […]

“Let us not become weary in doing good” – The 2017 Petra Address by Senator David Coltart

The 2017 Petra Address Given on Founders Day 23rd May 2017 at Petra Primary School By Senator David Coltart “Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Just over 31 years ago on 12 March 1986 at the annual […]

Beyond Borders Scotland – Harare Blues – a conversation between Petina Gappah and David Coltart

Beyond Borders Scotland uTube 28th August 2016

Remarks by Ambassador William Mark Bellamy made at CATO Institute, Washington regarding Senator David Coltart’s new book “The Struggle Cotninues”

CATO Institute Speech by Ambassador William Mark Bellamy 25 April 2016 Remarks by Ambassador (ret) William M. Bellamy at a panel discussion with David Coltart on his book The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe, The Cato Institute, Washington DC, April 25, 2016 I am very honored to be here today. I first […]

“Democratic Elections and Election Fraud in Africa – A Zimbabwean perspective with continental implications”

Speech given at a Conference on 
Democratic Elections and Risk of fraud in Africa by Senator David Coltart Brussels 1st April 2014 “The State is an instrument in the hands of the ruling class, used to break the resistance of the adversaries of that class” Joseph Stalin 1924 I was part of an international team […]

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 […]

Speech given at African Brains Conference

African Brains Conference Speech given by David Coltart 6 October 2012 [Link to video of speech:] Senator David Coltart — Minister of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture, Zimbabwe speaking on Education for Employment, Developing Skills for Vocation at the Innovation Africa Summit – 5th-7th October 2012 at the Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. Supported by […]

Eulogy of Eileen Sawyer

Eulogy given at Our Lady of the Wayside, Pendennis Road, Mountpleasant By David Coltart 21 August 2012 I am deeply honoured to speak today. Eileen was a dear friend but more importantly one of the finest Africans this continent has produced. It will be difficult for me to improve on the superb tributes published this […]

The Kingdom of God is forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it

ABC Radio BigIdeas 18 September 2011   The Centre for Independent Studies 2011 Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom with David Coltart. Have critical mistakes, if not sins, been committed by some countries in the west in the formulation of their foreign policy since the Second World War? Zimbabwean Senator David Coltart fears that […]

Senator David Coltart speech at African Ministers of Education Conference in Morocco

Senator David Coltart U Tube speech 12 July 2011