Articles tagged 'andrew langa'

Mugabe fires minister Langa 18 September 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday sacked Sport and Recreation minister Andrew Langa from his Cabinet, his spokesperson said. Langa was shown the door and replaced by Mberengwa East Zanu PF National Assembly member Makhosini Hlongwane, who had just been appointed minister without portf...
Ball now in Andrew Langa's court 28 March 2015 HARARE - Sports minister Andrew Langa assured the nation this past week that he was now taking a leading role in ensuring Zifa's debt with former Zimbabwe national football team coach Valinhos is paid. Zimbabwe made all the wrong headlines a fortnight ago when world football governing body Fif...
Govt insincere on sport 18 March 2015 HARARE - The greatest shame Zimbabwe's sport has suffered from is lack of commitment from government. To be blunt, they just don't care. They would rather pour thousands of dollars into a once-off football match than put up a budget to sustain the needs of a national team. They would rat...
... as Munetsi quits boxing board 2 December 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Boxing Board of Control (ZNBBC) secretary Gilbert Munetsi yesterday tendered in his resignation after growing frustrated by the a lack of commitment from the Ministry of Sport. Munesti came close to calling Spots Minister Andrew Langa “incompetent” saying his failure...
We're ready: Langa 14 November 2014 HARARE - Sport Minister Andrew Langa says government has so far availed over 10 million dollars for the refurbishment of facilities for the African Union Sports Council Region Five Under-20 Youth Games that kick of next month. At least 1600 athletes are expected to descend on Bulawayo for the ...
Arts, culture sector dead 19 October 2014 HARARE - While Zimbabwean artists have always advocated for their own full ministry, the creation of the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture seemed to have quieted them for a while as they accessed its impact on their sector. Now in its second year, artists say the ministry has not helped impr...
Cont's big fight with Arts minister Langa 14 October 2014 HARARE - Controversial playwright and writer Cont Mhlanga’s big fight with Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa continues after he last week embarrassed the minister who was on a tour of Amakhosi Arts Centre where he is director.    Langa got a rude awakening from Mhlanga after the minister’...
'Langa sleeping on the job' 10 August 2014 BULAWAYO - Last week 44 visitors coming for a cultural exchange programme of “Umoja-The Flying Carpet” from three countries, two of which are members of Sadc and AU, that is South Africa and Mozambique were deported at entry because they did not have police clearances from their countries as per ...
National cultural policy, language council on cards 30 July 2014 HARARE - Government is in the process of establishing a  national cultural policy and setting up a language council with the mandate to protect the right of creators to their intellectual property, a Cabinet minister has said. In a speech read on his behalf during the Zimbabwe International Bo...
Wake up, Mr Sports Minister! 6 June 2014 HARARE – Last November, I penned this column, reproduced word-for-word below, questioning Sports Minister Andrew Langa and his deputy Tabitha Kanengoni-Malinga’s priorities and understanding of sports, especially a shock budget of $46 million for the little-known Zone Six Youth Games at a time tw...
Zim Asset ignores arts, sport, culture 13 January 2014 HARARE - The minister responsible for sport, arts and culture, Andrew Langa should in the first 24 months of his office source for funds to invest in the arts sector because the money he was recently allocated by the ministry of Finance can only fund his staff’s pay slips. Bulawayo playwright ...
Sports minister apologies to Warriors 1 January 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe football team yesterday got a morale booster ahead of next month’s African Nations Championship (Chan) after an apologetic Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa, revealed his ministry has secured $88 000 for the team. Player discontentment has rocked the Warri...
Concern over Sports ministry's objectives 23 November 2013 HARARE - Parliamentarians have expressed concern over the ministry of sports' initiative to spend $46 million for next year's Zone VI Youth Games at a time there are other pressing issues bedevilling major sports in Zimbabwe. Speaking on Thursday during a portfolio committee meeting to familia...
Revise your priorities, Cde Minister! 10 November 2013 HARARE – Sports is a specialised area, and as such those appointed to be in charge of sports ministries throughout the world are mostly sportsmen of sorts themselves – whether by previous participation, lifelong interest or perhaps just a deep knowledge of the major sports.  In an era of late ...
Artistes take minister to task 10 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Andrew Langa, Sports, Arts and Culture minister, disappointed Bulawayo artistes when he allegedly failed to articulate plans for the arts industry during next year's Zone Six Youth Games. Langa addressed his ministry's plans for the sports extravaganza but said very little about the...
Is our sport in the right hands? 9 November 2013 HARARE - The Daily News has maintained a deliberate editorial stance, focused on service delivery in a country where political leaders are used to putting themselves first ahead of the populace. As a national newspaper, this stand is in line with our national responsibility as a patriotic peop...
Langa challenges arts sector to be innovative 17 October 2013 HARARE - Newly-appointed minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa says government alone cannot solve the challenges being faced by the arts sector. Langa, who was appointed by President Robert Mugabe to head the ministry, made the admission during a stakeholders' breakfast meeting hel...