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Zim: Only US dollars can buy education

HARARE: Zimbabwean teachers ignored the start of the new school term on 27 January, 2009 and remained on strike, demanding the payment of their salaries in US dollars.

28 Jan 2009

ZIMBABWE: School's really out

HARARE: The collapse of Zimbabwe's education system, once heralded as sub-Saharan Africa's finest, is being compared to a situation usually experienced by countries at war.

20 Oct 2008

Zimbabwe: Schools turn children away

Harare: Rather than encouraging enrollment, schools in Zimbabwe are asking children not to report for lessons.

26 Sep 2008

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship students announced

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka, Zambia, wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela. Her dream was realised on Tuesday, 4 March 2008, as she, along with 23 students from across the continent, sat next to him to receive her Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

By Gabi Khumalo 6 Mar 2008

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007

Swaziland hopes to reverse the skills flight

The haemorrhage of skilled and educated people from both the public and private sectors in Swaziland, which is already facing a chronic shortage of capacity, will continue unabated unless lucrative jobs start keeping people at home, a government survey has found.

16 Aug 2007