Morning Mirror Edition 315 - 8/9/2009




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1) Editorial
A HAIRBRUSH AWAY FROM SANITY !

A girl always has time to think when a girl is drying her hair !!

After all it is a daily chore with my fine hair, and it is only during power cuts that I have to resort to yesterday's hair !!

During an idle moment, I worked out that I must have spent three thousand nine hundred and thirty three hours recurring drying my hair during my life time !!

Hair always plays a big part in a Girl's life ....... Mum had fiery red hair like her sister Corynne and the Morton twins were always noticeable at Chaplin School and in the various towns where Grandfather "Stomp" Morton was Mine Manager.

Mum taught me a thing or two about hair i.e. hair brushes need to be washed every Sunday !! (Yawn) That must go into the Jilly Cooper Look Alike Book I am writing called "Life's Too Short!)

But remember in THOSE days, we did not wash out hair every day, we probably washed it just once a week. When I was young Mother would go to the hairdresser every week on a Friday, come rain or shine ! The only time she had her hair washed was by the stylist and she would spend an euphoric hour reading women's magazines under the hair dryer (remember those awful hooded jobs that blew holes in your scalp and burnt your hairline !!) Eeek.

The very worst were those hair rollers, they were actually metal as we were born before plastic was invented I think. !! The stylist (who was also your greatest friend and indeed confidant ) would take a giant spike and stick it through one of the tiny holes in each roller, normally straight into the scalp !!

One always had to mindful of one's stylist as she /he had many items of torture at their disposal if not showered with chocloates and gifts !

Those perm rollers and lotion was a killer, that bathing cap with holes in that they used to use to prepare highlights was an excruciating weapon and they would burn, believe me they would burn - those nasty metal rollers.

We did not have one of the nifty hand-held hair dryers used nowadays, if one did not go to the hairdresser, one put ones' own rollers in laboriously, although it was generally a two person affair, and then one would sit in the sun and wait for the hair to dry... Now that is just like watching paint dry, but then life was a lot more relaxed in those days.

Mum bought me an actual HOOD dryer for my sixteenth birthday, but it had a wobbly pole which made it lean to the side, so a stiff neck always ensued after those laborious hair drying sessions.

Hair styles have changed much over my particular many years ... being on TV a lot, I had to attend the hair dresser a lot, and two of my dearest friends were Roy and Raymond Brassington, who also became famous in those days and who could style a mean hair style !!

My worst style was not the Dusty Springfield style nor the Cher style but that Audrey Hepburn style where one carried around a giant bouquet of curls on the top of ones head.

That was painful, all those pins and clips stuck into your head, sometimes a "hairpiece" (today called an "extension" ) would be stuck in for more volume, and that hair style had to last one for a number of days.

My friend Avril would wrap toilet paper round her curls on retiring to bed,but she was not married in those days !

Each curl was individually and with great intricacy curled and fixed securely enough to even withstand a rock and roll session !!
Those hair extensions were a bit dodgy, if it was real human hair, whose hair was it once upon a time ?? They did not have imitation hair in those days .... Unfortunately we did not inherit Mum's beautiful red mop, and dull mousey brown is easy to match !
I remember with great fondness Darryl McNeilage who was one of the top stylists, the beautiful Pia, and Yvonne from Mona Lis aamongst many great and colourful characters.

Another awful product of the good old bad old days was hair spray "Lacquer" it was disgusting, the smell could anesthetize one for hours but it sure "Stuck like crazy" nothing, not even a tornado, could unstick those curls once "lacquer" had been liberally applied.

We went through some torrid hair experiences like the "teazing" or back combing stage .... now this particular cult would result in your hair taking on a torpedo shape, a la Helen whogeemaflab, it was great for small people, as with a teazed hairdo and those platform shoes we used to wear, we could aspire to greater heights quite successfully. !

But back to washing the hair brushes, every week on a Sunday (yawn) Mother would carefully and painfully remove every single loose hair from the hair brush and then carefully and painfully, take the clump of hair out to the garden "to help the birds make their nests " ...

HeeHoo has his favourite hairbrush that he values inordinately. It is plastic with stiff bristles and although I have bought him brushes from all over the world, nothing quite satisfies his head of hair like his old plastic brush. It is so old and has actually broken into three pieces and I have to hide it from the chambermaid if we stay in a posh hotel......

But life was easy in those days, a girl probably only had one brush and one comb - nowadays one has to have several round brushes in different sizes and if one's hair is washed every single day, surely the brushes do not need to be washed every Sunday Mother Dear ??

2) Notices

People of Bulawayo

It's time to say Thank You

On 16 May 09 over 1000 people gathered together to clean our city

The City Of Kings

The day was a day of unity and pride, when our citizens of all ages toiled to clean, sweep and remove the rubbish choking our streets. There were those who came to give of their time and energy, there were also those who contributed money and goods to help the clean up.

Thanks go to so many and these include :
Acol Chemicals + Art of Living +Agri Auctions + Allberry Family + AON Zimbabwe + Automation Business Forms + Ascot Coffee Shop + Mr Brad Beale + Mrs Val Bell + Mr Norman Bourne + Mr and Mrs Anthony Brownlee Walker + Biddulphs Removals + Blue Apple Designs + Pastor Noel Scott + Bulawayo City Council + Bonsa + Bulawayo Publicity Association + Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association + Bulawayo Art Gallery + Bruce Caddick + Carrolls Cars + Di Charsley + The Chronicle + Colour World + Conolly and Co + Colbro Transport + Cotton Waste _ Dr P. Chanabhai + Chematek + Cheetah Operations + Christian Brothers College + Mrs Ceri Cox + C.T. Bolts + Creative Concept + Dabane Trust + Directory Publishers + Drillwell + Dominican Convent + Mr B.K. Doolabh + Dunlop Zimbabwe + Duration Gold + Mr and Mrs Craig Edy + EATC College + Emmand + Eveline High School + Farm Fresh + Femina Garments + Frogs + Forster Irrigation + Fibrecraft + Fawcett Security + Mr R. Fayaya + Gameskin Products + C. Gauche + Girls' College + Girls" College Security Guards + Gees Fruit and Vegetables + Halsted Brothers + Harvest House International + Help Germany + Mr Bruce Hoatson + Hunyani Printopak + Mrs Jeanette Johnstone + J.K. Motors + Kango + Mr Johnny Karasava + Kershelmar Dairies + Mrs Jenny Keene-Young + Mr Steve Keefer + KG. IV School + Kingstons + Mr and Mrs Rick Kriel + Mr and Mrs Mike Lander + Mrs Shelley Lasker + Leeside Supermarket + Lobels Bread + J. Mann + Manhattan + Masiyepambile School + MARS + Megasteel + Milton Schools + Moresteel + MDC Men + MDC Ladies + Mine Machines + Montrose School + Mr B.L. Moyo + Mr W.T. Moyo + Mrs G. Mpofu + Mzilikazi Ward 8 + Nampak + Natpac + National Blankets + National Cleaners + C.H. Naake + Northlea School + Sister Dot Page + Paint World + Paroan Vista + V. Peretti + Peta Construction + Petra High School + Picassos' + Plus Two + Miss Sjaan Posthumus + Mr Ian Pugh + Mark and Tracey Querl and Family + Mr Shane Raafe + Rainbow Hotel + The Rock Church + Ref Air + Rodor Properties + Mrs Les Ross + Rossall Mining + Rotary South of Bulawayo South + Mr and Mrs Tony Rowland + Mr Sibanda + Senatar Transport + Sidi's Agencies + Mr and Mrs Howard Sellick + Soccer Teams + Mrs Sally Simpson + Solomon's Supermarket + Mr and Mrs Ray Smithwick + Spar - Morningside + Mr Steve Sweetman + Stationery Express + Streak Family _ Te Honourable Mayor Moyo + Timberland + Mr Peter Tipler + TM Ascot + Townsend School + T.C.Z. + Treger Group + Turbo Tech + Unicef + Unicem + Wacky Snacks + Wholesome Beef Butchery + Mr Peter Watson + Mr Greg Watson + Willsgrove + Whitestone Team + Mr Gordon Whiley + Woodlands Garage + Windemere Football Club + Youth Alliance + Mr Angus York + Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust Zim Kids + Zim Hosiery + Zimplow

These people of all ages came from schools, businesses, churches, NGO's, The Bulawayo City Council and many other organisations to make sure that we WORK TOGETHER to take the first step in bringing back dignity to our City. Since the clean up day our team have been distributing cleaning implements to schools and other organisations, in the Khumalo Constituency working towards our ongoing clean up efforts.

The day was a day to celebrate. Now its time for all of us to start the journey for all Bulawayo's people to take ownership of the city in which we live. Taking pride at home, at school or at work begins with YOU

Senator David Coltart, Khumalo Constituency thanks the proud citizens of the Bulawayo Community for making our city beautiful again.

Please see the full thank you advert in the Bulawayo Chronicle on Friday 12 September.

FUN QUIZ - 11 September 09 for GARDEN PARK GUEST HOUSE.

Bring a team of 4-6 people to Bulawayo Country Club at 6 for 6:30pm on 11 September for a night of trivia, music, riddles, puzzles, fun and food.

HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 or 6 rounds of questions that you answer as a team. Dinner is served after the 3rd round and Marion is offering delicious Fish and Chips or Chicken and Chips - with the standard pub menu also available. During/ after dinner there will be an auction with items including a beautiful painting by local artist Claire Thomas. (Remembering that all proceeds from the evening go to residents of Garden Park Guest house, we are appealing for donations for the auction and prizes.)

The Bulawayo Country Club facilities include a full bar and secure play area for the kids.

This event is normally well attended so please be sure to book your team in advance as space is limited.

To book a team, make a donation or with any questions, please contact Kirsty Fletcher on 011 630 591 or 487407 or email on kirstyfl@mweb.co.zw.

Watch this space !!

Keep 19 September free !!

WATCH OUT FOR CBC SDC for a Murder Mystery evening to held on 19th September 09. details to follow



Sunday 13th September- Girls' College Mini Triathlon From 7.30 am Starting at Girls' College. Swimming, running and cycling. Individual and team events. Sunday Stroll. contact

Saturday 19th September.
Bulawayo Power Boat Club
Ncema Dam Bike Ride- enjoy a weekend at the dam and get some exercise in too! More details to follow.

Saturday 31st October
Keep this weekend free for an extreme triathlon challenge at Ncema Dam

Saturday 28th November
Open Water Training Mile at Ncema Dam. Details to follow

Notice is hereby given that The Barbara Burrell Home for the Aged Blind will hold their Annual General Meeting on 29th September 09 at 5.15pm.
The meeting will be held at the Barbara Burrell Centre in Sarah Bain Avenue, Ilanda, Bulawayo. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.



BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
for the first time this year..... CAN U SING????? if yes - please enter...

KARAOKE EVENING

HOSTED BY FRANK REYNOLDS 8000 SONGS TO CHOOSE FROM COME SHOW US YOUR SINGING TALENT PRIZES TO BE ONE FOR THE BEST MALE/ FEMALE SINGER OF THE EVENING. AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
IVY LEAGUE SATURDAY NITE 19TH SEPT 09
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT SHARON ; 0913111891

Friday 11th September
- Hornung Park Construction Party
For the development of 'Mosaics' Wear you hard hats!
Music by Gary Stanley with Brad Cunningham (Cunning Brad) Late License - Cover Charge - No Under 18

Saturday 3rd October
Clint & Co Concert
Bulawayo Amphitheatre
For more information on ticket sales contact Gary Stanley 011 410 915 / 244043

Bulawayo Power Boat Club
is holding a 24 hour Barbel Competition from "noon till noon",
on 17th & 18th October 09
at Lower Ncema Dam. Captains meeting at 10am on Saturday. Club & Competition Entrance Adults @ SAR60.00 each, Children U12 @ SAR30.00 each. Lots of Prizes to be won.
Camping facilities, full Bar & Catering available.

Bulawayo Power Boat Club
are holding an all day / night Guy Fawkes celebration
on 7th November 09
at Lower Ncema Dam. Entrance Adults @ SAR100.00 each, Children U12 @ SAR50.00 each. Day events include Water-polo, Paint Ball, Kids treasure hunt. Evening events include Fire-dancers, Fireworks display & Disco. Camping facilities, full Bar & Catering available.

SUMMER FUN TRIATHLON

Please have a look at this fun event that is taking place on the 13th September...at Girls College. The events that will take place are for all ages from primary scholars to the adults... Lots of Team and Individual events will take place. More details will follow.

Looks like great fun!

SWIM 400 M RUN 3.2 KM RIDE 10 KM

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

INNSIDER LIFESTYLE EXPO 09
10 and 11 October 09
10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wild Geese Lodge , Harare

Here's the show to find out about how to enhance your lifestyle - places to stay , places to wine and dine at and places to buy goods and services.

Fun & Interest for all - includes a craft fair , full bar and catering , prizes and entertainment all day .

For more info - contact Maureen on info@innsofzimbabwe.co.zw or view our website - www.innsofzimbabwe.co.zw

"Fine Things from the City of Kings"

Showcasing the very best of Zimbabwean art, craft, design, food and hospitality. Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of September at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, cnr Main Street/Leopold Takawira Avenue.
Brought to you by The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Afrodizziac and the Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo in conjunction with The Art Grove and The lounge.

? 'Enjoy the Exclusive Evening', Friday 11th September 09, from 5.00pm until.... Join us at our opening evening to preview and acquire fine things to grace your home from the City of Kings. Come and browse in the delightful surroundings of the National Gallery among Zimbabwe's finest art, crafts, textiles, books, ceramics, beadwork, jewellery and other treasures in a relaxing atmosphere. Live music to delight the ear and fine food and drink to excite the palate.

Entry by Ticket only: USD10 or ZAR80 Tickets available from Afrodizziac, Alliance Francaise and the NGZ.
'Meet at the Morning Market', Saturday 12th September 09, from 9.00am to 2.00pm. The place to be on Saturday 12 September is the National Gallery in Bulawayo for Zimbabwe's finest finest art, crafts, textiles, books, ceramics, beadwork, jewellery and other gems. Enjoy the work on display, enjoy the entertainment, enjoy the refreshments, enjoy meeting friends and making new ones. Take a treasure home from the talented artists and artisans of the City of Kings & visit our own street Gallery of Zimbabwe's freshest new talent.
Entrance fees: USD1 or ZAR10 (free for kids!) (all proceeds go to charity)
For more information, please contact: Sam Jacobs on 245 087 or 011 413 474 Jane Taylor 011 211 031 or email thesafaricollection@yoafrica.com Fabien Invernizzi on 250 245 or email afbyo@yoafrica.com

IVY LEAGUE
WE ARE STILL OPEN..
EVERY WED & FRI NITES..
SOME SATURDAYS TOO!! GOOD MUSIC - GOOD PEOPLE SPECIALS EVERY WEEK.. COME & ENJOY.... "the place where good people meet"

Umtali High Centenary Celebrations

You are invited

Umtali High Centenary Celebration Reunions

Anyone with an affiliation with Umtali/Mutare is invited to attend the Centenary Reunion events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Umtali High School.
Although the first school opened in Old Umtali in 1895 with 12 students, 1909 is recognised as the start of Umtali High. It was this year that the two church run high schools amalgamated to form the Umtali High School as a government institution.
The planned Umtali High Centenary Celebration Reunions are as follows:
Brisbane, Australia Saturday 12 September 09 - contact Ray Thorne mr.cheese@bigpond.com
London, England Saturday 12 September 09 - contact Adrienne Chapman dawntaylor957@btinternet.com
Cape Town, South Africa 6pm Friday 2 October 09 - Contact Cynthia McLachlan cdm@worldonline.co.za
Auckland, New Zealand Saturday 3 October 09 - Contact Malcolm & Alice Davidson jasdrama@xtra.co.nz
Pretoria, South Africa Saturday 10 October 09 - contact George & Vanessa Galanakis vanessa@galaway.co.za
South Eastern USA Venue and date to be announced - Contact Will Fleshman wfleshman@cfl.rr.com
Durban, South Africa Sunday 1 November 09 - Contact Roy Hendry hendryba@telkomsa.net
Port Elizabeth, South Africa Venue and date to be announced - Contact Trevor Walton trevorwalton44@hotmail.com
Harare, Zimbabwe Saturday 19 December 09 - Contact Briv Baxter brivbax@hotmail.com

Please distribute this invitation to anyone you know who may be interested. The Celebration Reunions are not limited to UBHS and UGHS ex-pupils but open to anyone who has a connection with Umtali/Mutare. If you wish to organise a Reunion in your neck of the woods please contact Ray Thorne at mr.cheese@bigpond.com so the event details can be publicised via the Old Borderer website and Umtali Facebook Groups.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF BULAWAYO SOUTH
WILL BE HOLDING THEIR POPULAR

CAR BOOT SALE
ON SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER IN THE CAR PARK OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME. COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN AND CELEBRATION OF EDITH DULY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY
FOR SPACE BOOKINGS AND DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT ROTARIANS: LESLEY WILLIAMS - 246414 (EVENINGS) OR LEILA HUNT - 3022 (MORNINGS)



Musketeers Lodge
is holding a "Summer Fair" on Sat 3rd October 09
Stands available at R100 per table. Please confirm table booking by 25 Sept 09 So should you want to display/sell your wonderful goodies please contact Erica 011215454/246343 or email erica@netconnect.co.zw

Come join us at our "Summer Fair" for a fun filled day for the whole family!!!! With a wide variety of interesting stalls. Jumping Castle and entertainment for the kids! Food available from our restaurant for those who develop the munchies! Venue: Musketeers Lodge, 42 Annabel Drive Eloana, Byo. Date: Sat 3rd October 09 Time: From 10.00 am Entrance Fee: R for Adults and R10 for Children. Enquiries: Contact Erica 011 215454 or 246343 email:erica@netconnect.co.zw

Annual gathering of The Witches & Warlocks to celebrate Halloween!!!!
Sat 31st October 09 at Musketeers Lodge.
42 Annabel Drive, Eloana Byo.
Time: 7.30pm till well after witching hour Cost: R100 per person including dinner. Limited tickets available so BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!!! Come dressed accordingly if you wish (Prize for best dressed) Let your imagination run wild!!! Tel: Erica 011 215454 or 246343 email: erica@netconnect.co.zw



Brides ......Brides ....... Brides

"Decor with a difference"

Will be hosting Bulawayo's First ever

Wedding Expo
Date : 26th September 09
Venue : 54 Park Road, Suburbs
Time : 4:00 pm
Entrance Fee : R30
There will be a variety of exhibitors that will meet all your needs i.e Music D.J's, Jewelry, Wedding Albums,Cake decorators and many more. At 6 pm there will be a Wedding Dress fashion show of bridal gowns for sale as well as for hiring.
This event is not to be missed by all..........
DONNINGTON PRACTICAL PISTOL CLUB cnr Coghlan Ave and Cecil Ave Anyone wishing to participate in Bulawayo's first Wedding expo, Please contact Barbara on 2311 or Cell 0912211570 or Keri 0912255024 or Paula 011415762.

Please also note, that the national ZIM OPEN will be held at D.P.P.C.
on the 19th and th September entry forms are now available. For subs enquiries and /or competition details please contact Dave scallywags@netconnect or Tara tara@umvutcha.co.zw



PATRICK MANN CORPORATE GOLF DAY

BULAWAYO COUNTRY CLUB WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 09

T BOXES AND GREENS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADVERTISING. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC BY GARY STANLEY, GREAT FOOD BY MARION AND A REALLY FUN NIGHT TO BE HAD. PLEASE ORGANISE YOUR 4 BALLS ASAP TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AS THERE IS A LIMITED FIELD. COMPANIES INTERESTED IN SPONSORING ON THIS DAY PLEASE CONTACT WAYNE WILLIAMS ON 011402830 / 0912308065

PAB and the Academy

Thursday 10 September : Lunchtime Talk Richard Hartnack: Choral Music. Room 25 at 1.10 p.m.

Friday 11 September. Minkus: La Bayad re - Ballet
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a supper interval. Carriages: 9.45 p.m. "La Bayad re ('The Temple Dancer') finds Petipa at his peak and his invention throughout is constantly and engagingly fresh. Not only does he create dance movements that are graceful and sparklingly athletic for the principal dancers but the corps de ballet are given superb ensembles, like the spectacular Appearance of the Shades in Act II.. The dancing in this Covent Garden production is superlative with Altynai Asylmuratova ravishing as Nikiya and Darcey Bussell a particularly seductive Gamzatti. The corps de ballet are eye-catchingly graceful and elegantly precise.' [The Penguin Guide]
Mikhail Baryshnikov commented on the Act II Kingdom of Shades scene that it is "one of the great, if not the greatest, classical works in the history of ballet. It is Petipa's idea of life in the beyond... Poetically it is unmatched in the classical repertory." Admission: US$3.00 / R25.00. Free to members.
Dinner is available to order and, as the ballet takes place "in the India of legend", to complement it there will be an Indian menu for the evening: chicken skewers (chicken breast marinated in tumeric and lemon and herb)'; chicken curry and rice, served with Indian condiments (tomato and onion salsa, cucumber and yoghurt salsa and, of course, a chilli salsa for those who like it hot); fresh fruit salad and ice-cream. Cost US$10.00, bookings to the Academy (60684/67195) or to music@gatorzw.co.uk no later than lunchtime on Thursday 10 September.

Thursday 17 September : Lunchtime Talk
Richard Hartnack: Tchaikovsky - 1. Room 25 at 1.10 p.m.

Thursday 24 September : Lunchtime Talk
Peter Rollason. Room 25 at 1.10 p.m.

Friday 25 September: Verdi: A da
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a supper interval. Carriages: 10.15 p.m. "Recorded live at the Met in October 1988, James Levine's powerful and starrily cast DVD brings a grandly traditional staging.. The sets and costumes are so lavish that the unveiling of the Triumphal Scene in Act II prompts enthusiastic applause. Placido Domingo sings superbly throughout, a believable hero, and Aprile Millo's poise as well as her power are impressive, not least in the Nile Scene. Dolora Zajick is a vibrant, powerful Amneris and Sherrill Milnes is a magnificent Amonasro. Luxury casting brings Paata Burchuladze as Ramfis and Levine is in his element, drawing warm and dramatic playing from his formidable team." [The Penguin Guide] Tickets: US$3.00/R25.00, free to members. Dinner is available to order, details from the Academy nearer the time.

In association with the Alliance Fran aise de Bulawayo
Tuesday 29 September. French Cello/Accordion Duo
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
'Fran ois Salque is a major personality in the worlds of the cello and chamber music and the young accordionist Vincent Peirani has already appeared throughout the world with many of the great figures of jazz. Their sensibility, their creativity and their exceptional virtuosity have been recognised by a number of international awards. This concert will be an invitation to a journey in the world of improvisation and of music without frontiers, personal and staggering, inspired by different traditions.' The programme will include: The Song of the Birds (traditional Catalan melody); David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody; Jocelyn Mienniel: Baikal; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Samuel Strouk: Yiddish; Vincent Peirani: Suite; St phane Grappelli: Medley Booking at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music from Monday 14 September. Tickets: US$5.00/R40.00, free to members.

Friday 9 October. Gilbert & Sullivan: Patience
Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. There will be a supper interval. Carriages: 9.45 p.m. Patience is perhaps one of the less well-known G&S operas but the satire on Oscar Wilde is just as amusing today as it was more than a century ago. The aesthetic poet Bunthone loves Patience, the milkmaid, who rejects him but meanwhile he has captured the hearts of every other maiden in the village. When amorous army officers arrive to be spurned by these love-sick maidens and the idyllic poet Grosvenor proposes to Patience, all manner of Gilbertian complications ensue. This Australian Opera production is traditional in style and features the late Heather Begg as the cello-playing Lady Jane amongst "a cast that simply could not be bettered." [Sydney Morning Herald] Tickets: US$3.00/R25.00, free to members. Dinner is available to order, details from the Academy nearer the time.

Tuesday 13 October. Coady Green (piano)
Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m. Coady Green will be well remembered in Bulawayo for his appearances in last year's festival and we are delighted to welcome him back with a very generous programme that includes: Beethoven: Fantasy Op 77; Schubert: Sonata A major D664; Liszt: Pens e des morts, Miserere apr s Palestrina and Fun railles; Haydn: Adagio in F major, Hob.XVII:9 and Variations in F minor, Hob XVII:6; Mendelssohn: Three Etudes Op 104b; Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No.1 Booking at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music from Monday 28 September. Tickets: US$5.00/R40.00, free to members.

Thereafter operas and ballets (provisional dates):
Friday 23 October: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Friday 6 November: Liszt: Mayerling - ballet
Friday November: Rossini: The Thieving Magpie
Friday 27 November: Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Friday 4 December: Singing in the Rain
Friday 11 December: Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
Friday 18 December: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker [Bolshoi production]
Friday 1 January 10: Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

3) ROSES AND RASPBERRIES
Further to Jane's comments re Mater Dei Hospital.

I have within the last month had the misfortune to attend the Emergency Ward at Mater Dei on two occassions; once in the very very early hours of the morning and the other about 7 am. On both occassions with an acute asthma attack. The treatment and attention I received from the duty doctors and emergency staff was outstanding on each time. On the second visit Sister Zulu was on duty. I fully agree with JANE'S comments.

Unlike JANE, I was hospitalised on both occassions direct from the emergency ward. The service, attention, care, and professionalism from the nursing staff was outstanding. They can only be congratulated. Mater Dei also has to be one of the cleanest hospitals I have ever seen. There seem to be too many people who think that medical services are only available in South Africa.

Keep it up Mater Dei.
Peter Wood

ROSES TO MERILYN WHO TAKES HER TRUCK EVERY WEEKEND, AND WITH A GANG OF VOLUNTEERS, CLEANS UP THE SHOPPING CENTRES AND UGLY AREAS IN THE DOUGLASDALE, HILLSIDE AND BURNSIDE AREAS.

THANK YOU MERILYN FROM THE CITIZENS OF BULAWAYO

The Lions Club of Matopos wishes to thank everyone who participated at their Spring Fair. We hope you enjoyed yourselves. Whilst the buying public was a bit thin on the ground it seems that the general concensus is that we all try again. We will certainly look into this and at ways to improve things.

Also many thanks for all Toys for Joy donations.Especially to Jackie who has sent a parcel from across the ocean.
God Bless you all.



'Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree'

Quotation from a poem by Joyce Kilmer 1888 - 1918

IN THE DEMISE OF TREES

They've felled at least eighteen trees near us.
Trees in their prime
Flowering time
Providing birds, wasps and bees
With nectar from the flowering trees.
When at their best
At time of nest
A time of need
With fledglings to feed.
The glossy starlings have left us
Red-winged and wattled too.
No longer their fluting cries greet us
As round and about they flew.
Utterly confused and dejected
They fled to pastures new.
Who is to pay for this destruction
The instigators of this crime?

Surely those who made their complaints
Who aired their views without thought
And left us all distraught.
Not us, who had no say
Who were given no chance to say nay.
Sticky shoes indeed! Carpets ruined!

Surely shoes left at entrance door Left no mark on any floor.
For such a short time those flowers bloom.
Why cause their doom
When they supply such bounty
To bright sunbirds jeweled beauty.
In summer's heat trees gave abundant shade
Flowers beneath them never fade.
They gave us oxygen, gave their share
To our life-giving, necessary air.
And now when summer's hottest heat
Upon those flats relentless beat
Fans will be the order of the day

(Hopefully no cuts. No buts
!)
And residents will pay
More for electricity
Why your simplicity?
Can't you look ahead
To the hot days instead.
All your flowers will fade
Plants wither and die
A sigh!
A drought is predicted this season
All the more reason
For El Nino's on its way.
New plantings will battle to survive the heat
And its relentless beat.
Water scarce? The desert's on its way?
You've aided its' cause
Without pause.
A little more thought and application
Would save a nasty situation.
And why at this time when money is tight
Expediting our plight.
This most unnecessary expense
It just does not make any sense.
What more can we say
Good day. The deed is done.
We're overcome
In every way.

But wait! The trees will have their revenge
For their roots will decompose and decay
And white ants underground have full sway.
The ground level will subside.
And cracks open wide.
Far more than is evident today
For it's been known before
That in drought years of yore
The water table fell
Ground sub-sided pell-mell.
Cracks in houses became worse
Demanding greater strain on the purse.
So why didn't you think of these taxes
Before applying your axes?
We will forever miss those trees
And the breezes disturbing their leaves.
Their silhouettes against the evening sky
Those delicate tracery of lines.
God's work of beauty defines
To the human eye.
Oh why, why, why
Did you deprive
Their need to survive?
They could still be alive
Dear God, why?

And now please clean up this mess
And save us further from distress
Adding to our consternation
At this needless desolation.

T.H. August 09

S P C A - GOLF DAY :

The new date for this event at Bulawayo County Club has now been confirmed as
Saturday, 31st October. (A special thank you to Bulawayo Country Club for re-scheduling)

All registered golfers are invited - courtesy of the course applies. Fabulous prize table - and still growing! R40 competition fee (and only local Green Fees) Live music after prize-giving for players, partners, families and friends Grocery hamper raffles A la carte menu available

Thank you to all sponsors to-date:
Raphael Chitrin/Trade Wholesales; Femina Garments; Alan Jensen; Pete Alexander/Kichen Wholesalers; Ian Ireland; Todd Van Breda/Genus Electronics; Phil & Julie Drazdik, Cotton Waste Co.; John Oswald,/United Spring; Dave Loxton; Fats 'n Shay/MOTHS; R&R Lewis; Sean Shoultz/Soap Shop; Harrisons
If you would like to contribute or assist, please contact : Ro Harrison : 284685 / 011 636980 petro@mweb.co.zw
Bobbie (Barbara) Ford : 011 873782 (or leave message at S.M. Pools)
Julie / Phil Drazdik : 251057/011 603850

4) CONGRATULATIONS

John & Wallis Sullivan are very pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Anna Therese Wallis Sullivan.
Sophie and Mike welcomed Anna into the world on Friday 4th September at 12:57pm, in London. She weighed 3,4kgs and an unbiased grandfather observes that, "She is truly beautiful." Granny Wallis is delighted and sees all sorts of confidence and other characteristics from the photographs. 'Le Chaim!' To Life!

5) CONDOLENCES/ IN MEMORIUM/ WREATH FUNDS

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Judy and family on the passing of Mike.
Mary Chennells (ex Matopos)

GARY SIBTHORPE - tragically killed in a car accident in Bulawayo on 04/09/09. My deepest sympathy to the family, may the Lord strengthen you all at this time of your bereavement.
Leslie, Maureen, Theo, Darryn, Toya and Hammer (NZ)



WINIFRED GERTRUDE SALTER

Win passed away peacefully on 28th August, 09 at Edith Duly. Lovingly remembered by Anne and Mark and their families.
Memorial service to be held on Monday 13th September, 09 at 10.00 am at Farleys Chapel.



The memorial service for Mike Phillipson will be on Tuesday the 8th September at 3.30 pm at the Church of Ascension Leander Ave

Leslie Clark, Lithographer, of Bradfield and Hillside Bulawayo, and latterly of Harrogate England passed into the presence of his Lord on Tuesday 25th August 09.
Much loved husband and sorely missed by Lettie, of 50 Knaresborough Rd Harrogate HG2 7LU England. Loving Father and Grandpa of Keith, Michael, Ian and their families, deeply saddened by their loss.
Our loss is heavens gain



HAWXBY - Blanche, passed away peacefully in the early hours on Sunday the 30 August. She will be sadly missed by John, Yvonne, and Ve, grand children Garth and Ali, Lauren, Graham and Joanna, and great-grand children Sav and Tyla.
HAWXBY - Blanche, our deepest sympathy at your loss. Love Jenny and Gordon,Fiona, Stephen Daniel and Clair.

FICK - Molly

Deepest sympathy to Peter, Kevin, Les and their families on the sad passing of a wonderfully caring, cheerful, patient and considerate friend, wise counsel and piano teacher. She will always be in our thoughts.

Pete & Brenda (nee Moir) Shout
E mail: sandmaster@ananzi.co.za



6) PETS

I have 2 rotty X Boerbul male pups who need loving homes they are 8 weeks old and had their 1st inoculation.
phone on 242301 or 011615 728



FOR SALE
Adorable foxy puppies for sale. (3 males and 3 females.) US$100 each. Will be ready with first inoculations done on 5th of October 09.
Please call (h) 230459/ 0912 453165 /0912418167 or business 461668/474429 or 011 3388 or email mailto:parsie@yoafrica.com parsie@yoafrica.com

"Margaret Bernard at Pet Hilton
happy to accommodate your pet whenever you need. Bitches on heat catered for and supervised matings when required. Christopher on duty to beautify your dog - shampoo, dip, and brush, or clip. All breeds welcome. Phone 242979 to book or make enquiries Dip tank open Saturday mornings 8.30 - 11.30 - Fee R10 per dog."

Five very cute 1/2-Dalmatian X 1/4- border collies looking for loving homes (4 males, 1 female). Short hair, black heads, torsos and straight tails; white feet and tummies with spots. Absolutely delightful characters, very affectionate.
First parvo injections and de-worming were administered at 6 weeks (born 25 June 09). Fully weaned, and in excellent condition. Free to good, well-secured homes, prepared for a minimum 15-year commitment!
Puppies born and raised on farm in Beitbridge, but photos of each puppy can be emailed on request. Can be delivered to Bulawayo.
Email Vanessa at dbristow@limpopo.co.za
SA cell +27 83 285 0064 Zim cell 011 230 708

7) BULAWAYO NEWS

"PROSPERITY" HEALTH

There are many people (in Byo and around the country) that have been badly burnt by Prosperity Health medical aid. Despite accepting 2009 subs Prosperity has failed to pay out many of its Zimbabwean members' legitimate claims. This has not only resulted in many people being left significantly out of pocket but also being black-listed with SA medical institutions - and therefore UNABLE to register on other medical aid schemes! A group of Zimbabwean members have decided to do something about it. We are not going to let them get away with what amounts to daylight robbery and we are therefore going public with our grievances (in several different ways). Please could anyone who has a Prosperity story that they would like to tell send a SHORT SUMMARY to the email address below. Or please just send the following (to add to our growing list!): Member name, Membership number, Amount paid in subs for 2009, and total amount owed by Prosperity, i.e the amount Prosperity agreed is owing by them.

Please send your information urgently to cards@africansally.co.zw

WELL DONE PAULA DAKIN

Paula Dakin, one of our up & coming riders, has been invited to compete in the FEI (Equestrian) World Challenge to be held later in the year in Santiago, Chile. Paula's invitation comes on the strength of her winning the Zimbabwe competition & coming 3rd in the zonal competition. She competed against riders from the Southern African region; some 60 odd competitors.Paula will compete on borrowed horses, as will all the finalists. Paula has been a stalwart of the local branch of the Horse Society & competes on a regular basis all round the country, & in South Africa. Paula is the first Bulawayan to have achieved this honour! Well done Paula

FUND RAISING NEEDED THOUGH BY SOME KIND EQUESTRIAN LOVERS
PAULAS BACKGROUND
I was born in Bulawayo, and went to school at Whitestone and Girls College.
I started riding when I was 13 years old at Greyville Equestrian Centre with the late Vivian Vassilieff. My parents purchased my first pony from her called Miss Minx, and I went to my first Pony Club show with this pony and came home with four trophies. I completed all my Pony Club tests and passed my 'A' test in 02; I was the last candidate to do this exam in Zimbabwe. This test was extensive, being tested by a vet and other officials. I then left Greyville and went to Balenci Park which was run by Cindy Gaines-Burrill, I must have been 16 years old at the time. I then purchased my first 'horse' called Ballynakill, and then I got The Wineman, who I still have to this day. The Wineman won me many trophies; my first big win was in 01 when we won 'Horse of the Year' here in Bulawayo. He also won again in 03. In 05 The Wineman won National Champion in Harare, and also Most Points at Nationals the same year. My other horse 'Legionnaire' won 'Horse of the Year' in 07 and 09, and also won National Champion in 06 and 08, he also won most points 06 & 08. The Wineman and Legionnaire and also American Dry have all won trophies at Trade Fair, Horse of the Year shows. Legionnaire won the Victor Ludorum at Easter Festival Johannesburg, in 08 in his grade. I have ridden in the team at the Easter Festival in Johannesburg for the past three years, the first year we won, the second year came third and this year we won again. I have ridden in Lusaka, Gaborone, Johannesburg and Nairobi. I went to ride in Kenya in 06 and rode 4 different horses, I went with two other Zimbabwe girls, and we had a great time and all came home with rosettes. My horse Legionnaire and I won my place to go to Santiago de Chile in November this year to ride in the World FEI show jumping finals. FEI stands for Federation Equestrian International. This is a once in a lifetime achievement for me. I have to date raised my airfare, my trainer Penny Crockarts airfare, the hotel costs and am still trying to raise everyday living money, about US$1000.
I would appreciate any assistance towards my final target.
PAULA DAKIN dakin@gatorzw.co.uk

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME THIS MONTH

KARIN AND CRAIG BAILEY
BOTS/ZIM CHRISTIAN MISSION
GEES FRUIT & VEG
L HOWARD
KERSHELMAR
MR. FRASER
KEY SERVICES


CARPET CLEANER NEEDED URGENTLY

PLEASE E MAIL magskriel@mac.com



Greetings one and all, I know how you all have been waiting for this addition, The fishing season has started and the colanders all come into play now, with events that will hopefully help you the fisherman and your community in these trying times.

FISHING NEWS.
The Bass Bulawayo monthly League is really hotting up and things are getting (TUFFY), the 2 time winner of the Bass Bulawayo Winter Tournament Kevin Taylor has raced to the top of pack coming from 3rd place and dropping Neville Ford to a Silent 4th, Shaun Ford up from 6th place into 3rd and Don Youngman sitting quietly in 2nd place, with the next League been fished on the 12th and 13th Sep at Inyankuni Dam the Boy's will be casting for Taylor's place, in the Ladies section Maureen Parker is well ahead of 2nd place lady Cheri Muller and Maureen is 9th overall in the league standings, the Junior front runner is Amanda Adlam with Travis James in 2nd place, Here are the top ten.
1) Kevin Taylor 19.50kg
2) Don Youngman 16.46kg
3) Shaun Ford 14.94kg
4) Neville Ford 14.85kg
5) Marc DeVilliers 8.79kg
6) David Watridge 4.96kg
7) Kevin Rae 3.37kg
8) Etienne De Villiers 3.29kg
9) Maureen Parker (L) 3.07kg
10) Ian Rae 3.02kg

Watch this space for results of next League.
The Bass fishing has come on at Mayfair dam and at Mananda dam in the last few weeks, with the spawning unfortunately the Bass are the targets, Please guy's limit your catch, these fish need to bread, with the water levels dropping Bass have a hard enough time making nests that will succeed, without us plucking them off the nest, CATCH AND RELEASE. The Bream will start to feed now that the warmer weather is moving in and believe me there are going to be very big Nilo's caught this year, Remember after the first rain's the Rendali's will be out and the flying ant hunt is on, the Barbel fishing was also good at Mananda, As Joe and Vic Ireland caught good Bass and Barbel in the B.L.T.C monthly this last weekend.

FISHING EVENTS
All boats are off to the River this weekend for the Western all Species, I think entries are still open if you are interested contact The Tile Warehouse for more info.
Bulawayo Angling Society are holding CATCH FOR CASH the one day Comp is on the 26th September at Inyankuni Friday night is Captains meeting fishing starts at 6.00am to 5.00pm If there is a TIE, a fish off from 6.00am to 9.00am on Sunday. How it works is ONLY THE BIG ONE COUNTS, yes only bring your biggest fish, no need to carry more, put the rest back and bring 1fish to the scales, this will be a fun weekend for all the family, for more info contact Shaun or Neville Ford at Matabeleland Tyres 77237 ENTER NOW. Inyankuni will be open to Competitors only for that weekend.

Mat Bass Classic is on over the 26th and 27th of September at Mayfair Dam all the so called heavies will be fishing for top places and the Dam is Closed to non competitors. So if you not in the Classic and you not going to Catch for Cash go to Shashani or Mananda for the weekend.

Cheers
Neville Ford



I am a PhD student of English linguistics at university of Zurich, Switzerland. In my thesis I want to investigate the variety of English spoken by white Zimbabweans (Rhodesians). I am particularly interested in white Zimbabweans who have relocated to Britain. I was wondering if you could advise me where I could contact the members of the white Zimbabwean community living in Britain. I would like to carry out interviews with them focusing on the variety of English spoken by them and include the findings into my PhD thesis.

I would be very grateful if you could give me some advice in this matter, or point me in the right direction.

I look forward to hearing from you
Best regards
Lenka Ulzega lenka.ulzega@gmail.com

The Rotaract Club of Belmont
will be holding its Presidential Induction at the Bulawayo Golf Club Functions Room
on Saturday the 5th of September 09
from 4 - 6 P.M. Tickets are available at US$7 or 70 South African Rand. Included in the cost of tickets is a meal, a cash bar will be available. For more details contact Rotaractor Elton Mugwena on 011643464

THE HAVEN
Please could we appeal to the ever-generous Bulawayo public to assist us with donations of old clothing. We are particularly in need of clothing and toys for babies and young children. The ladies who seek refuge with us are often accompanied by their children and usually arrive with only the clothing on their backs.
Please contact June on 250249 or 0912237923 to arrange collection.

7A) GOSSIP COLUMN



8) GWERU AND HARARE NEWS



9) WINING AND DINING

New Orleans specials, join us for our Monday Night Combo Menu, for R100-00 per person. We are offering :-

Platter for 2

4 Spicy Garlic Prawns, 5 Tempura battered Calamari rings, 4 Sticky Ribs, 2 Empanadas, chips, dipping sauces and vegetable skewers
Platter for 4
8 Spicy Garlic Prawns, 10 Tempura battered Calamari rings, 8 Sticky Ribs, 4 Spicy chicken wings, 4 beef skewers, chips, dipping sauces and vegetable skewers

*SEAFOOD *SEAFOOD *SEAFOOD

MARION HAS AN EXCITING NEW SEAFOOD MENU TO OFFER AT BULAWAYO COUNTRY CLUB IN ADDITION TO THE SNACK AND GRILL MENU.

PLATTERS OF PRAWNS, CALAMARI, BATTERED HAKE & MUSSELS IN A GARLIC AND WHITE WINE SAUCE COST AS LITTLE AS R130 AND COMBOS RANGE FROM R50. ALL SEAFOOD DISHES ARE SERVED WITH CHIPS OR RICE, SIDE SALAD AND TARTARE SAUCE, LEMON GARLIC BUTTER AND CHILLIS.

THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS UP TO 9PM AND SUNDAYS 4PM AND WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE TAKEAWAYS TO THOSE WHO DON'T WANT THE SCHLEP OF DRIVING IN TOWN. COME AND ENJOY THE WARM ATMOSPHERE OF THE NEWLY DECORATED DINING AREA, AN EXCITING WINE MENU IS ALSO ON OFFER AS WELL AS A WARM FIREPLACE AND GOOD MUSIC. WE ALSO STILL HAVE OUR TRADITIONAL SUNDAY ROASTS WITH PUDDINGS ON OFFER FOR R80 WHERE YOU CAN EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE
FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT MARION ON 0912351073 / 011608754 OR THE CLUB ON 289677

GOLDEN SPUR STEAK RANCH

DISCOUNT... DISCOUNT... DISCOUNT... FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ONLY WE ARE OFFERING A 15% DISCOUNT ON YOUR TOTAL BILL ....INCLUDING DRINKS !!!!!!!

YOUR HOSTS .....VIAN, ANGIE AND LAURA INVITE YOU TO TRY OUR FANTASTIC MEALS.......

85 ROBERT MUGABE WAY (BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH AVENUE), BULAWAYO EXCELLENT FOOD AT COMPETITIVE PRICES : OPENING TIMES : LUNCH : MONDAY TO FRIDAY 12 noon TO 2 pm DINNER : MONDAY TO SATURDAY 6pm TO 9pm CLOSED SUNDAYS. DON'T FEEL LIKE COOKING ? TRY OUR DELICIOUS RANGE OF TAKEAWAYS !! WE ALSO CATER FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS AT OUR PREMISES. TEL : 70318

THE NESBITT CASTLE AND THE STABLE WINERY

Proudly Presents A TASTE OF THE CAPE

A festival of fine Cape Wines, Cheeses & Cuisine
Saturday the 12th September 09
from 12 noon onwards
at The Nesbitt Castle, 6 Percy Avenue, Hillside
Tickets US $30 Includes wine tasting from 12pm to 3pm (cash bar from 3pm) and delicious fare of the Cape Tickets available from the Nesbitt Castle or Nikki Day Andre at The Nesbitt Castle - 011 404 304 / 282726 Nikki Day - 011 709 900 / 67449 Email reservations@nesbittcastle.co.zw REGRET NO UNDER 18

Wes and Jane's

A new restaurant in Suburbs!
Pre-opening lunches and dinners available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by reservation Come and join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
Please call: 230094 to make your booking.



FONDUE FONDUE FONDUE FONDUE FONDUE FONDUE!!!!!
Something new in Bulawayo!

Eat as much as you like for only R100.

To book, please call Lauren Gouma on 011 7508 Trav Nortje on 0912515140 or 78526 Open : Wednesday to Sunday - 7pm onwards!

Address #11 22nd Ave Famona Bulawayo

Delicious Vegetable pickle and chappaties made to order.

Phone Ameira 67641 or 63782.

10) ACCOMMODATION OUT OF ZIMBABWE

We are situated ten mins from Heathrow Airport in a large roomy detached house with 5 double rooms, each with their own washbasin, and TV. Main room has superking bed, basin and own shower. There is a separate studio-type flat with TV, recliner, dining table and own entrance. A lovely old English dining room, big comfy lounge with Sky+, and beautiful maintained front and rear gardens. There is ample parking in front. Upon request, airport transfers, and there are excellent bus and train links.

Rates per night are between 35 and 40 and hearty breakfasts between 3 and 5.

Please refer to M.M issue no. 328 for more detail. We can be contacted for bookings at heathrowbb@aol.com We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE



Traveling through Polokwane (Peitersburg)
to do a bit of shopping and need somewhere to stay?
Granny cottage available in quiet residential area - secure parking sleeps 6 people comfortably, close to all the main shops, like Game, Trade Centre, Savanna Shopping Mall Limpopo Shopping Mall. Adults R100 and children R75.
For more information, please contact Mr and Mrs Van Vuuren in Polokwane on (015) 298 8700 or bakina@mweb.co.za or Bernita in Bulawayo on 883498 or 883916.

Traveling through Polokwane (Pietersburg)
and need somewhere to stay? CLIVIA INN GUESTHOUSE -newly built self-catering -rooms with en-suite bathrooms available at competitive prices. Close to main shopping centers and Medi-clinics. Secure parking.R350 per room for two people. R50 per child extra sharing with parents.Enjoy and relax in our beautiful garden.

Contact us: Erna : 083 2925 122 / Hettie 082 3356 722 or e-mail: cliviainnplk@gmail.com or Phone/fax 015 2977 395. Website:www.cliviainn.co.za

11a) ACCOMMODATION Zimbabwe

SONDELA GUESTHOUSE
BED AND BREAKFAST

Sondela Guesthouse- Bed and Breakfast is ideally located on Leopold Takawira Avenue, just 3km from the city centre in Bulawayo. Sondela is a stylish converted home laid out in a beautiful tranquil scenic garden, personalized and catering to your every need with the highest quality of service available.

Accommodation:
3 Bedrooms-equipped with ceiling fans 1 Twin Bedroom- Suitable as a family room 1 Executive Suite- en suite, DSTV, air conditioned All four rooms are serviced by a single bathroom & separate toilet.
Facilities:
DSTV in lounge Equipped Gym and Sauna Swimming Pool Library Full Sized Snooker Table-for the experienced player In House Cash Bar Catering: Full English Breakfast- accompanied by Juices and a bottomless pot of Coffee or tea Dinners -Upon request and separately charged
OTHER SERVICES:
Airport Transfers - can be arranged upon request and charged separately Rates: US$ 90.00 - Executive Suite US$ 70.00 - Double US$ 50.00 - Single CONTACT DETAILS: Telephone: 09-239338 Mobile: 023 310 152 0912 321 131 E-mail: sondela@netconnect.co.zw

THE CHIMANIMANI HOTEL IS STILL GOING STRONG,

A DELIGHTFUL TRANSPORTATION INTO YESTERYEAR !!

MOST PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN UP TRYING THEIR PHONE NUMBERS BECAUSE THE LINES TO CHIMANIMANI HOTEL ARE SO ERRATIC, BUT HERE IS A CELL PHONE NUMBER FOR YOU

0913 2 163

Lebonka:
Lebonka Lodge, Marula is operational again!! Lovely thatched chalets with a waterside setting.
Please call Vikki on 09-281122 office hours or email westsaf@mweb.co.zw for bookings and queries

KULIZWE LODGE BINGA

A little paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba. 8 basic equipped fishermans chalets, each sleeping 4 people. Swimming pool, large outdoor conference facility ideal for NGO's.
e mail kulizwe@mweb.co.zw or phone +263 15 545 or +263 15 286 or +260976644743

11b) Houses / Flats / Business Premises For Sale And To Rent

We are a young couple looking for a 2 bedroomed Flat or 2 bedroomed House to rent. Reasonable rent. Please contact Mr. D. Branken on 0912 985 865 Or Miss Walters on 47 61/7 between 8 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, Cell: 0912 424 437, Home: after-hours 78790



Bilcro Investments Pvt Ltd Masvingo
Are looking for a warehouse to rent in the Bulawayo area.Preferably near a bus terminus. contact details are : Nick Norman cell 0912388742 LL 039 262185\264515

TO LET :

BENTLEY PLACE GROUND FLOOR 3 BEDROOM FLAT. SECURE WITH PARKING.

US$500 PRE MONTH

TELEPHONE : MERV HERSCOVITZ - 75547 OR 011 46417

HOUSE FOR SALE; SUBURBS

Double story, 3 large bedrooms with built in cupboards. Separate toilet, bathroom, shower. Lounge with jetmaster, well fitted kitchen, scullery, pantry. Lots of extra features. Outside cottage/bedsit. Excellent borehole. Now further reduced for quick sale. Price guide US$1 ,000

Phone 242725 or 091 2244855 or email paradise@yoafrica.com



HOUSE FOR SALE; MANNINGDALE

3 bedroom house on small plot on the outskirts of Bulawayo. Lots of extras for people who entertain a lot. Pool, bar area, summerhouse. Needs some TLC. Ideal for DIY enthusiast. Price guide US$55,000

Phone 242725 or 091 2244855 or email paradise@yoafrica.com



HOUSE FOR SALE; BRADFIELD

2 1/2 bedroom semi, with balcony. Needs attention, Price guide US$40,000

Phone 242725 or 091 2244855 or email paradise@yoafrica.com



Ex pats joining a prestigious NGO in urgent need of a large house in a good location in Harare.

lrumble@gmail.com

HOUSE / COTTAGE WANTED

Single mom of two, is in desperate need of a house/cottage to rent. Preferably two bedrooms, with a garden, or a house that needs some t.l.c. in lieu of rent. Occupation would be immediate, if possible. Please contact Candace on 0912981305 or 09-70367 (w)

Contact our new and energetic team to assist you with your property needs. We have a huge portfolio, something for everyone.

BURNSIDE:

This BUT property is set on an acre with loads of potential. Domestic quarters are tucked away and the whole property is enclosed by wall and is electric gated. It is a solid 3 bedroom, all with built in cupboards, main bedroom has ensuite and sunroom/study. The property is walled and electric gated. The lounge and dining room overlook a spacious garden and swimming pool that needs a bit of work. PRICE US$ 80 000.00 negotiable as owners need to sell urgently! Please call for appointment to view.

BURNSIDE:
Looking for a space, this property is 2.5 acres with a seasonal stream running through, a getaway in town. All this with a 3 bedroom thatched cottage, with braai area. Just needs some TLC to give it the charm it deserves. Only 25 000 GBP
SUBURBS: This property is not to be missed. A home with business license, held in company shares. Beautiful low maintenance, well established tropical garden, with swimming pool, double lock up garage, domestic quarters and storeroom. This restored oldie has lounge combined dining room overlooking the pool and entertainment area. Strip floors, steel pressed ceiling are all featured in the 3 bedrooms, the main bedroom is not only air conditioned but has a lovely ensuite with a patio. Load to see, please call for viewing. Call John Pocock & Co Tel: 70753 Georgie 091 2 550 531 Maria 091 2 301 057

"Christian doctor and family (2 children) are looking for a house in Bulawayo to rent and care for. We are best contacted on email; tash@rolbyo.org and we can also be reached on 0912410463"

HOUSE / COTTAGE WANTED

Single mom of two, is in desperate need of a house/cottage to rent. Preferably two bedrooms, with a garden, or a house that needs some t.l.c. in lieu of rent. Occupation would be immediate, if possible. Please contact Candace on 0912981305 or 09-70367 (w)



we are a small Christian family looking for a house to rent with a reasonable rent or to house sit in the following area Montrose,Famona,Morning Side,Bellevue,South World,Newton West, Green Hill,BG.
Please contact Tawanda on 09-79962 during working Hours or cell 0912 787 671 ,0913 510 951or email sinothandondlovu@yahoo.com or mzirat@yahoo.com.

12) VEHICLES

FOR SALE

HONDA JAZZ 03 Mileage 104000 Very good condition Economical & Spacious US$9900

Phone 240946 / 0913218784

VEHICLE FOR SALE:, IMMACULATE VEHICLE, 01 HYUNDAI SONATA H-MATIC, SILVER SEDAN, PETROL,AUTOMATIC , FULL HOUSE, 126 000 KMS.
CONTACT: 0912 303 779

FOR SALE; VEHICLES; NISSAN 2.7, DOUBLE CAB, 1999, CANOPY, TURBO, ALARM, LONG RANGE FUEL TANK, NEW TYRES, RUNNING BOARDS, TINTED WINDOWS, AIRCON, POWER STEERING, 5 MAG WHEELS, RUBBERISED LOAD BIN. OFFERS ?
CONTACT; 0912 412 806.

CARAVAN WANTED - GOOD CONDITION
TEL : 2428 / 76394 CELL : 0912896752



FOR SALE

BASS AND RIVER BOAT: 15 foot Derringer with 75 Mariner, complete with Fish Finder and swivel seats on high speed trailer with covers and spare wheel. H C O secures.
Contact L Edwards on 011 637723 or (09) 281213.

YAMAHA XT250 OFF ROAD SCRAMBLER: Excellent runner, Ideal farm bike. H C O secures. (Sale did not go through, please call again if you were disappointed last week.)
Contact L Edwards 011 637723 or (09) 281213

VEHICLES FOR SALE

1997 Mazda B2500 Pick Up, with Canopy. Only two owners and in good all round condition

1995 Toyota Sprinter (Corolla). Only two owners and in good all round condition

Please telephone 244004 before 9.00 am, any day - thank you

For Sale

Landcruiser Diesel 45 series Call 09-473391 or 011 630 553

(12) Vehicles for sale Honda Odyssey 00 model; Metallic Blue, new shape; Beige leather interior;Triptronic gearbox seven seater, excellent condition; very recent import, must see
Toyota Dyna, 00 model, 5B engine 3500cc, excellent condition
Mazda MPV 1999 model, seven seater, petrol, very recent import, excellent condition
contact : Craig - 0912 340 841 or Charlean - 0913 380 3 Bulawayo

VEHICLE FOR SALE :
(BACK ON MARKET DUE CANCELLED SALE) HYUNDAI ELANTRA, 1995 MODEL. RED, ONE OWNER, GOOD CONDITION. AIRCON/HEATER; RADIO/TAPE; CENTRAL LOCKING; DETACHABLE STEERING WHEEL; BACK DE-MISTER; GOOD BOOT SPACE; US$3,000 + VAT - INCLUDES SPARES, INC NEW WINDSCREEN TELS 284685 / 0912 303013

'For Sale: -

1.Mitsubishi 3 Door Pajero 2.8L Intercooler Turbo 1994. 125 000KM's US$ 7 000.00.
2.Mazda B1800 S/C Diesel 1996. US$ 4 000.00
3.Ford Bantam 1300, 1996. US$ 3 0.00
4.Mazda 626 Willovale ass, 1992, 68 000km's USD 3 700.00
5.Mazda B2.2 D/C SDX, 1997. US$ 8 000.00


5% discount if any 2 Taken. 10% discount if all 5 Taken. 0912233416/011616235'

VEHICLE FOR SALE:, IMMACULATE VEHICLE, 01 HYUNDAI SONATA H-MATIC, SILVER SEDAN, PETROL,AUTOMATIC , FULL HOUSE, 126 000 KMS. CONTACT: 0912 303 7

Vehicles for sale

Toyota Dyna, Honda Odyssey 00 model 00 model, Metallic Blue, new shape 2 tonne, Beige leather interior 5B 3500cc Triptronic gearbox seven seater, excellent condition very recent import, must see

Mazda MPV 1999 seven seater petrol, very recent import excellent condition
contact : Craig - 0912 340 841 or Charlean - 0913 380 3

TOYOTA VIGO D4D 3 LITRE 07

CAB & A HALF

DIESEL WITH LONG RANGE TANK

LEATHER INTERIOR GOLD IN COLOUR 35,500 KM PRICE US$25,000.00 NEG
TEL THINUS 011 9 908 OR 60372 TILL 4 PM

NISSAN WOLF DOUBLE CAB 3,0 turbo diesel 4x4 with long range tank and canopy. White with 179000 on the clock. Excellent condition used almost entirely on tar. R180000.
Phone Joe Langlois 09 250247 or 011 602691



DAI ICHI AUTO

02 TOYOTA CAMRY LOW MILEAGE US$15000 NEGOTIABLE

00 VOLVO S80 US$1 00 NEGOTIABLE

00 MERCEDES E280 SILVER US$14000 NEGOTIABLE 01 HONDA CIVIC US$10000 NEGOTIABLE 1996 316i BMW RED US$5000 00 MITSUBISHI CHARIOT US$7000 NEW TOYOYTA HILUX 2.5 DIESEL US$26000 NEW TOYOTA HILUX 2.0 PETROL US$24000 NEW 1.4i OPEL CORSA US$15000 NEW TOYOTA HILUX 3.0 DIESEL 4x4 WITH CANOPY AND OTHER EXTRAS FULL HOUSE US$60000 ABOVE NEW CARS COME WITH FULL WARRANTY HILUX'S COME WITH SERVICE PLAN
CONTACT (09) 62281 / 011631827

13) LIFTS WANTED AND OFFERED



14) SEEKING FRIENDS

My birth certificate tells me I was born at the Sister Roux Nursing Home in Bulawayo April 16, 1944. Assumptions told me I should look for this important (to me) Nursing Home on a list of - first - Bulawayo Hospitals...and then - second - on a list of Zimbabwean Nursing Homes/Hospitals. All to no avail. Apparently I was not born! Leastways not in a Sister Roux nursing home (hospital). And subsequently I have searched everywhere for some mention of the nursing home or even Sister Roux herself. Mystery? How can it be. But then this was Rhodesia then, and Zimbabwe now so I guess anything is possible. Not wanting to give up, I searched and then someone suggested I contact your group, your newspaper and...more importantly YOU.

Can you shed any light on the missing Sister Roux, the missing Sister Roux Nursing Home and, any records, photographs etc of the disappearing centre. Or, can you tell me it never existed in the first place. In which case...who am I?

Love to know

Kind regards
Graham R. King grayking@telkomsa.net

15) SITUATIONS VACANT/ WANTED

RETIRED ARMY OFFICER SEEKS EMPLOYMENT AS A SECURITY OFFICER, STORES CONTROLLER, OR DRIVER.

WOULD CONSIDER A POSITION IN ZIMBABWE OR SOTUH AFRICA.

TELEPHONE ALBERT 011 716 332

SITUATIONS VACANT

Cook/Gardener for farm Gwanda.

Top wage right person. Traceable references only.

Tel. 011- 9787 Clark

23 year old mature lady, just completed her honors degree in banking, looking for a job from October onwards. Contact 0913 473 481.

Female , aged 25 with a BCom degree( specialized in Entrepreneurship) looking for employment in a company with a graduate trainee programme, or in an emerging business that presents opportunities for growth and development. Holds a clean drivers license, and has access to the use of a vehicle. For more information and detailed CV
call 0912254503

Experienced driver available

Class two drivers license, defensive driving course, contact 011 924 843 or 09 231110

Position wanted as a receptionist/bookkeeper

I have experience working with Pastel, Balina Payroll, VAT returns, NSSA, NEC & PAYE. I would prefer a job in town. I am looking for either full time or part time.
Please contact me on 214989 or cell 0912 354 545



Retired "hands on" engineer with nearly 40 yrs experience in mining and sugar environments looking for something constructive and rewarding to pass the time, can only play so much golf a week! Anything considered, short to medium term contracts or full time. Currently residing in Bulawayo, prepared to travel but not relocate. No problem with spending large periods of time away from home.

Can be contacted on:-

Cell 0912 301 013 Land line 09 284685

Au-Pair: mature lady/driver available fro children, elderly, companion. Live in preferred long term
0921 314 577 or 5856



Situations Wanted

Mature lady recently returned from South Africa seeks position in commercial environment. 30 Years experience, counter sales, secretarial and systems. Computer literate. PA to various Managing Directors. Traceable references.
Willing to try anything that provides a challenge. Please contact Mrs Y.Watridge Byo 242438 or cell 0912 311963.



Vacancy:

Private Lodge situated in a quiet suburb near town is looking for someone to start up their own gym using our already established gym setup, doing personalized or possibly individual work and classes.
Plenty of protected parking and private entrance available. Sauna and swimming pool also on hand.
For more info please contact Paul via e-mail: jewels@netconnect.co.zw

MRS DHLAMINI IS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT ON A SATURDAY, SHE HAS REFERENCES. TELEPHONE 252111 AND ASK FOR EXTENSION 114 MRS DHLAMINI.

Hi, I am a young energetic 27 year old professional guy who has been living and working in the UK for the last 7 years. I am now returning back to Africa, as that is where I want to be. I have about 4.5 years experience in recruitment from Marketing and Recruitment to Payroll and the financial side of the industry. I also have experience in inventory control and sales, so l am open to prospects along those lines too.
Below is a brief account of my working history in the UK, if you would like my full CV, please contact me at the address below. I am looking for employment anywhere in Africa -Mozambique, Zambia, SA, Zim, Tanzania, Bots.

l am currently doing public sector recruitment, recruiting teachers for schools. Previously I held the position of marketing consultant securing contracts in the hotel industry, farming, and food processing sectors.

karlfick007@googlemail.com or waynestansaf@netconnect.co.zw



Position wanted as a receptionist/bookkeeper

I have experience working with Pastel, Balina Payroll, VAT returns, NSSA, NEC & PAYE. I would prefer a job in town. I am looking for either full time or part time.
Please contact me on 214989 or cell 0912 354 545

16) SERVICES

FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS, ELECTRICAL,TILING, PAINTING, BUILDING REPAIRS, PLUMBING, WHATEVER
CALL 241687 OR 0913380884 SPEAK TO MIKE WHENEVER



ALL REFRIGERATION NEEDS MET!

For all your refrigeration and Air Conditioning needs from small domestic fridges, deep freezers, cold rooms, freezer rooms, air conditioners and car air con's please contact K.P. Refrigeration :

Contact Numbers: 091 2 368 926 or 09 244279

Contact E-mail: paul.kurt72@yahoo.com

For Quality and Professional Repairs and Painting of both Industrial and Do mestic Buildings. If you want an expensive cheap job phone the Fly by nites

When you want a quality job 2C phone LONG TERM BUILDERS.

Repairs: Gutters Repaired or replaced as the need may be. Roof Leaks stopped. Window Glazing. Ceiling repairs

Painting: Domestic Residences. Industrial Buildings and Factories. Preperation of all surfaces needing painting. Roof Painting. Brick work. Woodwork.
Tiling and Paving: Driveways done with paving bricks and key blocks. Wall tiling. Floor Tiling. Both Ceramic and Vinyl We do supply Paving Key Blocks for your drive ways: Prices on request: Phon e Bigboy on 0912 893056 CONSTRUCTION: Building of Houses Bills of Quantities Estimates Quotations House Re-furbishments Extensions Please note 2C we do charge for B.o.Q.
ELECTRICALS Industrial Installations Wiring of Houses All Electrical Repairs
We do guarantee our workmanship Please note: We do charge for Bills of Quantities
Reference: Mr. Jim Davidson of John Pocock: Mrs. Brenda Conradie of Ilanda Bulawayo Phone Rob.on Bulawayo 244491 ONLY BETWEEN 08:00A.M. AND 12:00 P.M or 091 2312 608 or Bigboy on 0912 893056 anytime of day.

General House/Factory Maintenance. Bathroom Vogue. You have tried others,now try the the experts in Bathroom installations,Bath and Basin re- enameling,tiling,painting,plumbing,electrical,carpentry and general repairs.
Tel: 09 68741/ 09 66537 or Sean 0912 323 138 or Dion 0912 216 998.



2. VEHICLE FOR SALE : (BACK ON MARKET DUE CANCELLED SALE) HYUNDAI ELANTRA, 1995 MODEL. RED, ONE OWNER, GOOD CONDITION. AIRCON/HEATER; RADIO/TAPE; CENTRAL LOCKING; DETACHABLE STEERING WHEEL; BACK DE-MISTER; GOOD BOOT SPACE; US$3,000 + VAT - INCLUDES SPARES, INC NEW WINDSCREEN TELS 284685 / 0912 303013

NOTICE : Don't Purchase or Renew your Medical Insurance Cover until you've read this!

FACT: MULTIMED can save you money

If you are about to purchase or renew your medical insurance, or if you have a combination of local Medical Aid together with an International policy, please be advised that MULTIMED can offer you similar or better cover for less premium. MULTIMED offers a wide range of cover, from Emergency & Hospital only to our comprehensive package which includes dental, maternity, GP consultations, drugs, and many others.

For MULTIMED quotations, please contact our Bulawayo Agents, Dwala Insurance Services, on 230708 or e mail us on dstephens@netconnect.co.zw or alocke@netconnect.co.zw Or alternatively pop in to their office situated at 63 Heyman Rd, Suburbs, Bulawayo and Des or Audrey will give you a full run down of the products available.

General House/Factory Maintenance.
Bathroom Vogue. You have tried others,now try the the experts in Bathroom installations,Bath and Basin re- enameling,tiling,painting,plumbing,electrical,carpentry and general repairs. Tel: 09 68741/ 09 66537 or Sean 0912 323 138 or Dion 0912 216 998.

17) HEALTH AND BEAUTY

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED :
AND IT'S TIME TO FIT THORNY TOES, SPLIT NAILS AND HORNY FEET ETC INTO SUMMER SANDALS!! FULL PEDICURE AND FOOT MASSAGE (BASED ON FOOT REFLEXOLOGY PRINCIPLES) IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME AND AT YOUR CONVENIENCE : FULL SESSION (45MINS/1 HOUR) R60 PHONE ROWENA ON 284685 TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

Try REFLEXOLOGY , REIKI or INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

for relaxation, increased energy & restoring your body to a healthy balance.

R100 for an hour treatment. Children half an hour and half price.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE. PHONE JANE DAUTH ON 240626 FOR APPOINTMENTS.

Krista Clinic of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy

With years service to Bulawayo the Krista Clinic offers assistance to restore well-being and relief from stress and disease.

For appointment Phone 242378

18) TUITION

English lessons offered from the beginning classes to A Level by qualified and experienced teacher.
Phone Cynthia Taylor 242321 Thank you very much. Take care Cynthia.

19) MISCELLANEOUS

Wanting a SPIT done, whether it be Beef, Lamb, Pork and sometimes Wart Hog, contact Ian Johnston for expert advice on cell 011 215373, or 237240. e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

Need ADVICE and HELP planning a WEDDING / BIRTHDAY / CELEBRATION? IAN JOHNSTON is the very knowledgeable person to assist you.

For further details call IAN JOHNSTON on 237240 or 011 215 373

e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

ANTE NATAL CLASSES

If you are PREGNANT and want to know all about pregnancy, LABOUR and what to do with your NEWBORN BABY look no further. I offer a PROFESSIONAL COURSE of 6 classes giving you LOTS of information that you'll need to know and answer your queries.

I offer a CONDENSED COURSE for "out of townwers" or women who have transport problems.

I can also be your "BIRTH ATTENDANT" / "DOULA" and be with you in hospital while you're in labour helping you to BREATHE, PANT and PUSH properly. Please contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (H) 237240 or 011 728 350 or 0912749749 or (W) 474277 or 466741 - 8 am to midday e-mail jicsjohnston@zol.co.zw

BEWARE
Thugs, swindlers, thieves, wanna be hoods and gangsters
BEWARE
THERE'S A NEW BULLY ON THE BLOCK READY AND WAITING TO KICK YOUR ASSETS WITH RAPID ARMED RESPONSE REACTION .... YEP ITS STAAL SECURITY SERVICES (PVT) LTD PHONE 0912851 009 AND SPEAK TO JOHN. for all your tough Security tasks such as Personal Protection Security (Body Guards) Supervised Security Guards Commercial and Domestic. Installation and servicing of CCTV Cameras and Auxiliaries. Access Control Equipment, Commercial and Domestic. Private Investigations and debt recovery. Factory, Office and Home Lock Down Closures all law abiding and security challenged customers are asked to call John Staal on 0912 851 009 any time nite or day for your protection costs.

Land line 230138

DAY OLD CHICKS FOR SALE

PREPAYMENT REQUIRED. DELAY OF 5 DAYS FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

DEREK ON 01 679 694

GUMPOLES GALORE

CCA or Creosote quality pressure treated imported from South Africa, sold at local prices.

For further information on sizes etc. and prices please phone: Doris 091 2244855 or Graham 011 402815 or email us at paradise@yoafrica.com

Paradise Gardens, your Thatching Specialists

FOR SALE :

METAL LATHE - US $ 4500.00 VERTICAL MILLING MACHINE - US $ 3500.00 11 PIECE SOLID OAK DINNING ROOM SUITE - US $ 1800.00

All the above are in immaculate condition and prices are negotiable.

Contact : 241219

PLANT SALE

Summer is on its way, the weavers are nesting high so good rains expected, now is the time to get stuck into those gardens. Great selection of plants at slashed prices, come and look Sat 12 September 6 Inverleith Drive Burnside 9am - 4pm for more details contact Debbie 243846 / 0912708432

Fertilizer MOP

40 x 50kg MOP ( Standard) $900.00 /ton

Contact Martha Tel 09 62716 Email martha@bulawayoseedcentre.co.zw

FOR SALE

LADIES MIGLIO WRIST WATCH .SWAROWSKI CRYSTAL DIAL WITH GREEN CROC LEATHER STRAP

LADIES FUBU WRIST WATCH SQUARE STAINLESS STEEL FACE WITH BROWN LEATHER STRAP

BOTH AS NEW FOR URGENT SALE TEL 0912 842 779

KNITTING MACHINE - Manual, double bed with instruction manual and many patterns. ZAR1700.00 Contact Sue on suemax@netconnect.co.zw or phone 09 242987 / 011 217061

Bembesi Air Services
Caaz Air Operator License 021

Offering bespoke air charter services locally and to destinations throughout Southern Africa

The only commercially registered and comprehensively insured air charter company based in Bulawayo

In operation for over years Experienced Instrument Rated Commercial Pilots Competitive rates from $1.70 per km flown Privately guided flying safaris, cargo transfer, hunter charters with concessions to weaponry, special 'empty leg' offers, scenic pleasure flights, lodge transfers, aerial photography charters with the most flexible time schedule and routing offered! For detailed quotations contact Deon or Colin on: Tel: (09) 61189 / 69559 / 888790 Mobile: 0912 239 729 Email: cba@netconnect.co.zw

CARING IN THE UK
CORINIUM CARE is an independent agency arranging twenty-four hour care for the elderly and infirm in their own homes in the UK. We expect carers to look after our clients with the same compassion as they would a member of their own family by helping them perform the activities of daily living. The degree of care depends very much on individual circumstances and carers are given detailed information before agreeing to accept a position. The daily rate ranges between 65.00 and 95.00 and travel expenses are paid by the client.

Before being registered as carers with our agency applicants are required to undergo a 5 day in- house induction and training course supported by an in-house ongoing training programme advising carers on all aspects of the job within the confines of the client's home. We provide round the clock support and guidance should any problems arise whilst on an assignment.

Requirements are:- British/EU Passport or Right of Abode/Ancestral Visa Qualities needed:- Caring relies on your attitude and ability to be compassionate, patient and understanding. Certain qualities make a better carer, ie. Flexibility, cheerfulness and a good sense of humour.

Should you wish to apply/need additional information, contact:- Jenny Osborne Tel:- (04) 850271 or Cell:- 0912 324 333 or Email: jenny@corinium.co.zw

Better Prices than South Africa
Office Swivel Chairs - Executive US$ 155.00 and Economy US$ 45.00 New Design Computer Desks US$ 195.00
Large crank-up Garden Umbrellas with Granite Stands US$ 150
Rechargeable LED Lanterns - amazing 150 hours between charges US$
Infrared Sauna - 2 left at old price
Furniture and Kitchens manufactured

Contact Terence on 09-473391 or 011 630 553 or call in at 7 Ironbridge Road, Donnington to view

SUMMERTIME
Treat yourself to lovely summer wear; 3/4 jeans, shorts Bootleg jeans, skinny jeans in purple, grey, yellow and black. T shirts, Tops in exciting colors Skirts, dresses, shoes & Tights, also available. Contact 0913 376815, 09240390

TAG LEISURE & LOGOWEAR TROUSERS SHIRTS JACKETS VESTS SHORTS OVERALLS IN MOSS, OLIVE & KHAKI ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. FOR LADIES & GENTS
CONTACT; email ronney_reid@yahoo.com Cell; +263 912 684850, +263 913 376815, +263 9 240390

THE OSBORNE AUCTIONEERS

' THE OLDEST AUCTION HOUSE IN TOWN' And Why?? Because we are Honest, Friendly and Reliable We would like to advise all our valid customers that we are having our auction sales on Fridays from 9am. We are no longer having commission sales and all good will be sold on auction. We have also moved to new premises and we are now situated at 25/27 Josiah Chinamano Rd (Old London Rd) between Cairns' foods and Fence Africa opposite Superbake. So if you are leaving and want your household sold OR MOVING BACK INTO BULAWAYO, please come in and see us. We have a wide range of goods from vehicles, furniture, clothing, machinery and building materials, we sell it all! We are also offering a Photocopying service.
For more information please contact The Osborne Auctioneers on 64256 / 7

EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE Bulldozer Grader Excavator JCB For the best rates in town to do reliable and efficient earthmoving. You will not be disappointed. Please contact Messias on cell number 0912842164 or e-mail belfilsta@yoafrica.com

The following is a list of ORIGINAL dvd's for sale (at R 100.00 each) : Please phone Byo 247074

GENERAL DVD'S Big Bend it like Beckham BOXED SET OF 3 - Bride & Prejudice / Jersey Girl / Bruce Almighty (R250.00) Bulletproof Monk Calendar Girls Constantine Da Vinci Code, The Eight Below Erin Brockovich Hair Spray Hidalgo Meet Joe Black Oliver Twist BOXED SET OF 6 - Oprah Winfrey (R250.00) Road to Perdition Scent of a Woman Secret Garden, The Shall we Dance? Space Cowboys Spy Game The Devil wears Prada Who Framed Roger Rabbit You, Me & Dupree BOXED SET OF 4 - Back to the Future 1, 2, 3, & 4 (R 250.00)

WALT DISNEY CLASSICS Bambi Bazil the Great Mouse Detective Black Cauldron, The Fun & Fancy Free Hercules Hunchback of Notre Dame Lion King Melody Time Oliver and Company Oliver Twist Pete's Dragon Pocahontas Rescuers Down Under, The Rescuers, The Tarzan

OTHER CARTOONS Atlantis Happy Feet Sinbad Thumbelina Madagasgar
MUSICAL MOVIES Flashdance High School Musical Oliver! - The Musical (x 2 copies)
MUSIC CONCERTS / PERFORMANCES Alanis Morrisette - jagged Little Pill Live Anastasia - Live At Last Anastasia - The Video Collection Il Divo - Live at the Greek Theatre Tina Turner - Celebrate Moby - Go, the very best of. NATURE PROGRAMMES March of the penguins OTHER Englands Greatest Ever The Art of Sugarcarft - Basics BOXED SET OF 4 - The Art of Sugarcarft (great for a cake-icing pro) (R250.00) NON-ORIGINAL DVD'S Corpse's Bride, The Madagascar (these 2 are R50.00 each)

King's Auction Centre
will sell your unwanted goods. Please bring us your furniture, household appliances, antiques and collectibles, smalls (china, books, kitchen appliances, tools, toys etc), cars, boats, caravans, office equipment - in fact we are able to sell almost anything. We collect (free from Garden Park and Coronation Cottages). We do on-site sales if you are downsizing your business We sell your excess stock We do on-site house sales if you are relocating. We sell weekly. We pay cash. We are located at 141A Fife Street (between 14th and 15th Avenues). Telephone 70316 or 880058/126/918..

King's Equestrian Centre. We are offering : - riding lessons for any age group - livery - Free manure. Bring your own sacks and labour, and help yourself to as much as you want. Telephone Samantha on 0912723061 for details.

Novels wanted. John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, John Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Ian Rankin Danielle Steel, Wilbur Smith etc etc. Cash paid. Contact us at 141 Fife Street (between 14th and 15th Avenues) or telephone 70316 or 880058/126/918.

Do you need assistance or advice on any HR and industrial relations issues? I have over 30 years experience gained in Zimbabwe, South Africa, East Africa, the Middle East, the UK and India. I have worked for local companies, as well as both British and American multinationals. Phone Andrew King on 880993 for a confidential discussion.

FOR SALE :

Sony Playstation 3 - 60GB hard drive, backwards compatible, 2 wireless controls, 4 games ( Fifa 09, Grand Theft Auto 4 etc... ). Price : R 7000 or USD 875 Contact : Marcel - 011-619-159 or e-mail : asmaraco@mweb.co.zw

Second-Hand Household Items for Sale

Toshiba Laptop

-Dual Core processor -100 GB Harddrive -DVD Burner -15.4" Widescreen -Windows Vista Business

USD380.00 PlayStation 2 -Chipped -Two Controllers -Memory Card - Games USD250.00 Dinning Room Suite -As New!!!!!!! -Solid Oak -Large Table -Exquisite Unique Design -Matching Double Height Corner Cabinet -Must be seen!!!!! USD1500.00 Sideboard -Solid Oak -Stunning Piece of Furniture -Three Drawer and Three Compartment USD650.00 Contact 0912 239 729 or cba@netconnect.co.zw for details.

PRINTED THEME CAKES
Do you fancy a birthday cake with a difference? What about having your little ones picture digitally printed on the cake. Any image for that matter, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Ben 10, Transformers, Fairytopia, whatever you want. I can provide you with a delicious moist chocolate or vanilla cake iced with a digital print on a special edible paper. Treat your little one to something new and special, they will absolutely love it.

For birthdays, weddings, anniversary, 21st, Baby shower, Mothers or Fathers day, Valentines, Easter Christmas or your Company Logo, any occasion.

Call Maryanne 011 407 301, 252201



To our valued Customers Workshop Tools for Mining, Engineering & Farming - - - - - - Lubrication Equipment - Air Tools - Socket/Spanner Sets - Compressors - Bottle Jacks - Bench Vices - Power Tools - Pedestal Drill - Bench Grinder - Chain Blocks - Welders - 10t Body Repair Kit - Multimeters MacTech 5tray Tool Boxes 5tray 71pce. "Economy" Tool Box Kit or 5tray 101pce. "Mechanics" Tool Box Kit

Vehicle Auto Testers & Specialized Tools Fuel Injection Pressure Tester Kits - Petrol Compression Testers - Diesel Compression Testers - Universal Radiator Compression Testers - Cylinder Leaking Tester Kit - Engine Timing Lights - Battery Chargers - Valve Spring Compressors + Pliers - Piston Ring Compressors + Honers - Ball Joint Seperators + Removers - Brake Caliper Spreader - Hyd 10ton Gear Puller + Tyre Inflators

Contact us on Tel : (MacTech Mining Services - the ToolBoys) for Kennedy Industrial Tooling, Hawkins, Trisco & Edison 09 - 280576 or Freddy 091 222 7359 or E-mail: mactech@gator.co.zw

Also: Nokia Dual Sim Card Phones with TV, Touch Screen Mens 9carat Gold Bracelet - weight 69g

LIQUOR SUPPLIES 1 Ironbridge Road Donnington Bulawayo

For all your liquor requirements under one roof.

NEW ARRIVALS:

WINES KWV CHENIN BLANC @ R40 PER 750ML BOTTLE KWV CHARDONNAY @ R40 PER 750ML BOTTLE KWV SAUV BLANC @ R40 PER 750ML BOTTLE KWV PINOTAGE @ R60 PER 750ML BOTTLE KWV CABERNET SAUV @ R60 PER 750ML BOTTLE KWV ROODERBERG @ R60 PER 750ML BOTTLE CASTLE/HANSA/BLACK LABEL/WINDHOEK/MILLERS HUNTERS GOLD/ HUNTERS DRY/ SAVANNA PLUS ASSORTMENT OF SPIRITS AND MUCH MORE Trading Hours Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm Contact : Tel: 470384 / 470386 ASH : 011 7 117 CAROL :011 416 958 TERRY :091 2 368 212

ELECTRICAL GATES & SERVICES SYSTEMS

The Strength, The Quality, The Service: Centurion Sliding Gate Operations That's the difference Automatic Gates and Manual Designs available intercoms, commax and Korcom Imported D5, D3, A5, A10 gate motors from Centurion, remotes smart, nova, classic and Sentriw. we also have Sate motors in stock electrical Fence and Razow wire, Alrams Garage doors and Burgalr and closure We have Gate Motors and Intercoms in stock We also do back-up services and repairs for all gates and other security systems and give guarantee to all New Instalations. We look forward to solvng your security. An excellent product is one thing, Quality support and services is another thing. We are dedicated to service and custom design. Spares available for remotes, intercoms and PC Boards for all types of gate motors 12v batteries, Hansa, Came and enturion, CP87, CP80, Double Swing. SAME DAY SERVICE P O Box 6151 Morningside Bulawayo Please contact EDWARD PIWA 0912 105 490 011 346 140 011 566 160 0192 857 047 0912 987 792 023 316 853

REFUSE REMOVAL

Weekly or fortnightly Refuse Collection from residential and business premises at affordable prices.

We look forward to your support and in return we will perform our level best to keep our homes & city clean.

Enquiries: Maria Austin: 286155 or 0912266476 Joshua Ruzani: 011 528839 FAKE CURRENCY DETECTOR PENS: A simple line drawn on the note tells you if the note is GENUINE OR FAKE. Something EVERYONE should carry. Price Rand 50 Minimum order four. Telephone: 286155 or 286194

TEAK FURNITURE
- BAOBAB INDUSTRIES - SOLID HAND-MADE TEAK PRODUCTS FOR 18 YEARS WIDE RANGE FOR THE HOME, HOTELS & LODGES CUSTOM DESIGNS FROM YOUR PICTURES OR DRAWINGS NEW OUTDOOR RANGE OF ENTERTAINMENT FURNITURE FACTORY PRICES TO THE PUBLIC! - BIG SAVINGS VIEW OUR AVAILABLE STOCK AT BEST PRICES
WEB SITE: www.africateak.com E-MAIL: baobab@yoafrica.com

CONTACT: GARY DEYSEL, BRIAN SINCLAIR, GAIL TOMMY +263 9 60319 +263 9 881592 +263 9 76523 +263 11 1138 PLEASE NOTE: MR. PETER MARUME (011 643 465) NO LONGER REPRESENTS BAOBAB IND.

CARAVAN WANTED - GOOD CONDITION TEL : 2428 / 76394 CELL : 0912896752

19) TIDBITS


MEETING OF ABUZ ACTION COMMITTEE (CHAIRMAN T.SCHULTZ AND CEO L.MLILO) WITH TRAFFIC CO-ORDINATOR SUPERINTENDENT S.DUBE AND TRAFFIC PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER SERGEANT NKALA AT SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE ON THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 08 AT 2PM.

CONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS-ROBOTS NOT WORKING

Supt Dube was advised that some ABUZ members were fined for proceeding through robots that were not working. We raised a concern about the difficulty experienced by motorists in determining if robots at an intersection are working in all directions. There are instances where robots work in one direction only. This is dangerous and is a recipe for a serious accident; it would also be difficult to apportion blame. Cognizance was taken, that the current situation is caused by ZESA load-shedding, faults, and City Councils inability to currently maintain the robots. In view of this, we suggested that we approach the City Council to switch off robots at intersections where only some lights are working, and to erect signs stating 'robots not working' This should be maintained until City Council can afford to repair the same. Supt Dube supported this suggestion

Supt Dube confirms the following.

Where robots are not working, the public should treat this intersection as a controlled one, and as such they must approach the intersection with care and proceed to give way to traffic on their right. It is noted that many Zimbabwean motorists are adopting the South African road rule, where motorist at the intersection first, have the right of way. This is not correct, and is in contravention Zimbabwean road traffic laws. Please take note of this.

Traffic details should not fine or detain any body, if they follow the foregoing. Supt Dube will advise his staff of the same.

SPOT FINES.

Supt Dube does not agree with the statement contained in the recent Jag Alert circulated to ABUZ members which stated there is no such thing as spot fines. He states that spot fines are indeed legal. However it was pointed out to him that some of the traffic details are not acting in accordance with laid down procedure. For avoidance of doubt, Superintendent Dube has confirmed the following to be the correct procedure:

For minor traffic offences that do not require Court proceedings and attract a fine only.

If you are stopped by the traffic police on suspicion that you have violated a minor traffic law, as referred to above, the police detail is entitled to invite you to pay a spot fine there and then. If you agree that you have violated the traffic law or if you do not want to go to the bother of appearing in Court, you may pay this spot fine.

However you have a right to not to pay the spot fine for reasons that might include the fact that you do not have the cash on you. In instances such as this, the traffic detail is obliged to issue you with a Form 265. This form will allow you to pay the fine within seven days of receipt of the same or you can opt to defend yourself in Court. 'The choice is yours'

The traffic detail does not have the right to intimidate you in any manner. The traffic detail does not have the right to arrest you, should you opt to go to Court, or if you wish to pay

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the fine within the stipulated period.

IN-BUILT REFLECTORS.

Under the National Schedule of Traffic Deposit Fines, failure to display a red rear reflector and or a white front reflector (all 35mm in diameter), attracts a fine of USD 10 for each offence. Modern cars have built in reflectors and therefore do comply with the law. Supt Dube concurred that there is a need to educate his officers on this issue.

COMMUNICATIION

It has been agreed that there is an ongoing need to for constructive communications between the police and the public. ABUZ will endeavor to support the initiative and so will Supt Dube. It has also been agreed that if any of ABUZ members feel they are being treated unfairly and unlawfully, in the context of the issues raised herein, then they should immediately phone Lucky on his land line or cell phone. He will in turn contact Supt Dube or his second in charge, they have promised to look into the matter there and then and to take whatever action is required.

Ted Schultz
Chairman of the Action Committee


SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES Thank you to the wonderful people of Bulawayo for all the goods which have been donated, however our shelves are looking bare again. Please keep bringing all your unwanted goods. All money taken at the shop goes directly to running our kennels. There is enormous pressure on the kennels and clinic in these difficult times and every little bit helps such a lot. We take anything such as books, magazines, bottles, plastic bottles, HTH bottles, records, patterns, ornaments, pictures, picture frames, cutlery, crockery, newspapers, costume jewellry, used cards, electrical appliances dead or alive, clothing, games, games equipment, jam jars, in fact anything you do not want we can make use of. We are situated between 14th and 15th Avenues, Robert Mugabe Way. Tel 69814, shop hours 9am -12pm and 2pm - 4pm except Monday mornings, and last Saturday of the month 9am - 10.45am Thank you for keeping our shop going. Why not pop in and browse. We have bottles of coloured bath salts and bath salts and soap in packs and lovely framed pictures. We have an urgent appeal from our kennels for old newspapers.

If you have lost your pet please call the SPCA kennels. If you see an animal in distress please call the SPCA kennels. All too often we find animals run over and injured when a simple call to the SPCA could save their lives. Tel: 66578/66593

Clinic hours as follows:
Monday and Friday 9.30am - 1 pm 2pm - 4 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 12 noon
Wednesday Vaccinations only


The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others.
-- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin


TO THE FREETHS AND THE CAMPBELLS AND THE TIPLERS

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope ... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
--Robert F. Kennedy




PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MIRROR CAN ONLY DEAL WITH E MAIL QUERIES, PLEASE DO NOT PHONE IN YOUR ADVERTS AND QUERIES... ONLY E-MAILS WILL BE CONSIDERED
ADVERTISERS !!
Do you need to advertise? Are you struggling to get hold of cash? Would you like to help Edith Duly Nursing Home? Then please give Leila a call on 203022 or 205825 as we have a number of needs that you may be able to assist us with, in lieu of cash donations Thank you to the wonderful public of Bulawayo for their ongoing kindness and support. email - magskriel@mac. com for information on how to place your advert."