Category Archives: Speeches

“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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA21S5okwM8] 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 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/stories/2011/3319626.htm?site=northcoast 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

Senator David Coltart’s Opening Speech at The Official Opening Of The Exhibition Of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture in China

It gives me a great sense of honour and pride to address this august gathering on the occasion of “African Cultures in Focus 2010” —Zimbabwe Culture Week and the Exhibition of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture, especially when this Exhibition of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture is held in a foreign land. At the outset however please would you […]

Speech by David Coltart

Remarks by the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, at the unveiling of the sponsorship programme of soccer development by the Federal Republic of Germany through the GTZ 9 June 2010 [Protocol List] Colleagues and friends in the Sport and Media fraternity I am glad to have you here this morning […]

Remarks by the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, at the unveiling of the sponsorship programme of soccer development by the Federal Republic of Germany through the GTZ

Remarks by Senator David Coltart Harare 9 June 2010 Your Excellency, Colleagues and friends in the Sport and Media fraternity I am glad to have you here this morning on the eve of the kick off of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in neighbouring South Africa. Sport in Zimbabwe is very diverse but ahead of […]

Speech by Senator David Coltart given to Konrad Adenhauer Foundation conference on “The first anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Inclusive Government”

Speech by Senator David Coltart regarding Education: Problems, Progress, Setbacks and the Way Ahead Harare 5 May 2010 I am grateful to the Konrad Adenhauer Foundation for organising this conference. I will be speaking this afternoon regarding the Education sector and will be analysing the problems I have faced, progress made, the setbacks, and then […]