Morning Mirror Edition 478 - 13/3/2012



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1) Editorial

THE LAWNMOWER GRAVEYARD

Oh my goodness, I just turned into First Worlder with one swoop of a dumpster !!

Yes it actually happened, I took my "almost new" lawnmower (well it was only three years old) callously, cruelly and without malice, and tossed it unceremoniously into the dump !!

Of course there was a mad scramble by the dumpster scavengers to get hold of it, but I turned my back mercilessly and let it go.

And what was wrong with it ? Burnt out? IS THAT ALL ? Such a simple problem, has the modern lawn mower repair company ever heard of REWINDING a motor ??

And where on earth was Bancroft Neil when I needed them?

Bancrofts have looked after my lawnmowers now for fifty years. They have loved them, tended them, repaired them, welded them, braised them, re-bladed them, refurbished them and rewound them.

Second to a wheel barrow, a lawn mower is good currency in Zimbabwe. If one is an enterprising gardener, he can mow the neighbour's lawn, lend out the lawn mower to the neighbour for a small fee, knowing full well that if something happens, Bancrofts will fix said lawn mower blindly and blithely !!

Ah yes these modern lawn mowers are just cheap plastic at any rate. Give me those good old ones made of metal that were hard, if not impossible to break. Heavy yes, but the lawn looked as though it had been thoroughly manicured indeed instead of having a number one crew cut !!

Zimbos just do not throw things away !! They fix them, they make a plan, nothing is ever wasted, and if a lawnmower eventually dies an ancient and venerable death, he is not tossed unceremoniously, he is kept for spares !!

Bancrofts is a lawn mower graveyard, there are probably lawnmowers there that came into the country in an ox wagon !!! There dead lawn mowers are treated with respect, not just tossed into a garbage dump !!



2) Notices and Event

GIRLS COLLEGE REUNION
DIARISE THIS !! There is a 30th Anniversary dinner dance at GC on the 20th of December at Girls College in Bulawayo.
Details later. PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY.

i - Buy Bazzar
Funday & Fete
Venue : OM S Sports Club
Date : 24th & 25th March 2012

STALLS AVAILABLE!
Contact : Narisa 0772 857 929 email : narisacornish@yahoo.com Time : 9am - 5pm

NOTICES AND EVENTS
Matabeleland Hockey Board - Press Release 1

After the refurbishment of the Khumalo Hockey Stadium and the successful hosting of the African Olympic Qualifiers the Matabeleland Hockey Board will be reviving the Easter Hockey Tournament - previously known as 'Jardav' - after a period of 8 years. The 'Jardav' tournament was successfully run on an annual basis and attracted many local and foreign teams, and showcased some highly competitive hockey. There are already 4 South African teams that have indicated they will be participating in the 2013 tournament.

The tournament will be held from 6th April to 9th April at the Khumalo Hockey Stadium in Bulawayo, and at present the teams that have confirmed - this list includes: B.A.C., Queens (Byo), Midlands (Gweru), Hippo Valley (Chiredzi), Sunrise, Enthusiasts (Hre), and an Invitational Masters team. It is hoped that more will register prior to the tournament. This tournament is for both men's and ladies' teams.

The KHS is a world class hockey stadium which had new turfs laid in August 2011, one of which boasts the latest in turf technology. Hockey in Zimbabwe finding its way back to a competitive level, and there are many promising young players as well as some wise old heads!!! The tournament promise to be lots of fun, will have some fantastic hockey and will go a long way to returning Bulawayo to its former sporting glory.

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH MINI BAZAAR

FRIDAY 30TH MARCH, 2012
@ 5PM
IN DRC HALL CNR GEO SILUNDIKA STREET /13TH AVENUE.
ON SALE TO EAT BOEREWORS ROLLS HAMBURGERS PANNEKOEK (PANCAKES) TEAS & COFFEE & CAKE COLD DRINKS

TO BUY MELKTERT KOEKSISTERS BACON CRAZY S DELICIOUS PORK PRODUCTS OUR FAMOUS HOMEMADE BOEREWORS HANDMADE CANDELABRA FOR THE INEVITABLE ZESA CUTS PLANTS & SUZIE S POTTING SOIL AND MORE. THERE WILL BE LIMITED TABLES AVAILABLE AT R 100 FOR OTHER PRODUCTS. PLEASE CONTACT LIZETTE ON 280725 TO BOOK.
PLEASE JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH US FOR SOME DELICIOUS TAKEAWAYS AND GOOD COMPANY. WE THANK OUR REGULAR SUPPORTERS AND WELCOME NEW ONES. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

BULAWAYO MOTORING CLUB
PROPOSED EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2012...KEEP THESE DATES FREE!

MARCH 24 MAIN CIRCUIT NATIONAL RACES INCLUDING BIKES
APRIL 28 SOUND OFF AND SPINNING AT THE FALL ROAD CIRCUIT
MAY 12 CLUBMAN RACES AND TRAINING DAY
MAY 26 PUBLIC DRAGS WITH A TWIST
JUNE 16 NATIONAL KARTING RACES
JULY 7 CLUBMAN RACING
JULY 28 SOUND OFF & CAR SHOW
AUGUST 25 PUBLIC DRAGS
SEPTEMBER 15 MAIN CIRCUIT NATIONAL RACES INCLUDING BIKES
OCTOBER 27 SOUND OFF AND SPINNING
DECEMBER 1 3 HOUR ENDURANCE RACE AND ONE HOUR BIKE DEMO
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND GET EVENT UPDATES @ BULAWAYO MOTORING CLUB COMMUNITY ENQUIRIES: 0712 609431

BULAWAYO MOTORING CLUB BRINGS YOU THE FIRST MAIN CIRCUIT NATIONAL RACING EVENT SINCE 2007 ON SATURDAY 24 MARCH AT THE FALL ROAD CIRCUIT IN BULAWAYO

RACES INCLUDE NATIONAL SALOON AND SPORTS CARS CLUBMAN RACES MOTORCYCLE RACES SUPERBIKE AND CLASSIC BIKE DEMOS HANDICAP RACES

COMPETITORS FROM HARARE AND BULAWAYO MAKING A FULL GRID
GATES OPEN AT 9 AM FOR PRACTICE RACES START AT 12 NOON WITH A FULL AFTERNOON OF RACING
THIS EVENT PROMISES TO BE FILLED WITH EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT GATE ENTRY $5 PER ADULT, CHILDREN U12 FREE FULL BAR AND CATERING NO COOLER BOXES PLEASE!

Khayelihle Children's Village Board of Directors,
the Fundraising Committee and the children of Khayelihle Children's Village (KCV) are kindly inviting you to their annual fundraising dinner dance on the 30th of March 2012 from 6:00pm till late, to help raise funds for the upkeep of children at the Village. Khayelihle Children's Village (KCV) is a non-profit making welfare organization (registration number W/O 3/94) that takes care of abandoned, vulnerable and orphaned children.

You are invited to;
i) Buy dinner tickets for the function to be held at the Bulawayo Club at $40-00 each, $70 for a couple or group booking for $350 for a table of ten. A cash bar will be available. There will also be lots of entertainment from the KCV children, Say Band and Siyaya Dance Group. ii) Donate items to be auctioned at the dinner or donate directly to Khayelihle Children's Village.
For more details, please contact Thembi on 09-76144 or 0772 581 851
Thanking you in anticipation.
Thembi Mbambo
DSR Officer

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The next meeting will be held on Sunday, 18th March,2O12, at the home of Edward Eves at 15 Heyman Road, Suburbs.
Time : 9.3Oam for 1Oam.
Speaker : Ken Blake on Poisonous Plants
Plants for sale and raffle New members welcome Please phone Dave on 23O899 or Maggi on 242235

FETE & FAMILY FUN DAY
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2012 BUSTERS SPORTS CLUB $25 PER STAND ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO BYO HELP NETWORK

LISA D : 0772 301 774 / lisadixon@hotmail.com LISA R : 242665 / sandown@yoafrica.com

For the very first time in Bulawayo a Vegetarian Mexican Food Workshop presented by the Art of Living. Demonstrations on how to prepare simple Mexican Food ie tacos, burritos, salsa, guacamole etc with ingredients available locally. Don't miss the very dynamic and entertaining Leena our MC for the afternoon, her wit and humour are guaranteed to keep you entertained. Recipe books and various goodies on sale. Date : 17th March 2012 at 3.30pm to 6 pm . Venue :HCC Hall Coghlan Ave, Khumalo.. Limited tickets available at Chippy's Fife Street.

The Art of Living is designed to making life a celebration. The heart of the workshop includes processes and deep insights into the nature of life and how to be happy. Participants find a profound personal transformation during these few days, taking with them valuable lessons in life. Numerous programmes are offered for personal development and for creating a healthy lifestyle. Simple breathing techniques, experiential processes all allow us to unfold the full potential of our mind, body and emotions. Date 23rd to 25th March 2012 Venue: Still Haven 18 Lawley Road, Suburbs.

23rd March Fri evening 6pm to 9.30pm - 24th March Sat afternoon 2.30pm to 6pm - 25th March Sun morning 9.00am to 2.00pm - Registration at Chippy's Fife Street.

FAMILY FUN DAY
IN AID OF BULAWAYO HELP NETWORK

THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!!! NOT TO BE MISSED
24TH MARCH 2012
BUSTERS SPORTS CLUB 10AM TILL LATE
ENTRANCE : - $5 / PER ADULT $5 / PER CHILD WHICH INCLUDES MOST EVENTS MUSIC BY GARY STANLEY GUEST APPEARANCE BY SA ARTIST THE LATEST IN KIDS ENTERTAINMENT FROM HARARE LOADS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY BLIND AUCTION AND RAFFLE - PRIZES LIKE NEVER BEFORE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A STALL PLEASE CONTACT
CHICKEN 0712 413 468 OR DAISY 0778 682 579

WELL KNOWN BULAWAYO LANDMARK IN NEED OF HELP

For 50 years Eskimo Hut has been a part of the Bulawayo scene . Generations have grown up visiting this popular and well known landmark for their Ice cream treats. It was for many years the hang out for teens and young adults who would gather in the car park and show off their latest wheels - Renault s, Cortina s and the like.
It prospered through the busy Trade Fair years when it served Pies, Hot Dogs and toasted sandwiches as well as its well known Ice cream.
It survived through the difficult economy and is still serving todays generation of customers. Even though there have been changes and upgrades over the past few years, Eskimo Hut has now been told to move on . They need support if they are to remain where they are so if you feel strongly enough that Bulawayo would not be the same if this landmark were to go or have fond memories of the way things were - then please email: colanne_eskimohut@hotmail.com

AMAZING AUTUMN
GARDEN CONCERT Music for all tastes!! Fundraiser Crime Awareness Bulawayo

31st March 2012
26 on Park Restaurant
From 6 pm - 10 pm

Tickets Pre-Booked US$ 8 per person At Door US$ 10 per person Pre-booked picnic baskets for sale at US$ 12 per head
All Tickets available from: 26 on Park Restaurant which is located at 26 Park Street, Suburbs From 1st March 2012

'Art in the Garden' at Pembroke Place,
31st March at 2pm. Join us for an afternoon of classy culture and entertainment. Entrance fee $1, refreshments will be available from the coffee shop whilst you browse amongst the talent artists we have! Exhibitors please contact Gardens and Events on 0773266997 or events@qualityservice.com to book your stand! Hurry as space is limited.

Friends of Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Partnership Trust has been engaged in partnering churches in training, development and relief projects throughout Zimbabwe. The Trust will hold a dedication service at West Hill Baptist Church London on Saturday the 21st April at 2pm. All those interested in finding out more about the supportive work of the trust are invited to join us from 2 - 4pm . for directions go to www.westhillbaptistchurch.org.uk Ray and Judy Pountney

ST PATRIC'S EVENING'

DATE: FRIDAY 16th MARCH 2012-03-11
TIME: 6.30pm FOR 7.00PM
MENU: IRESH STEW & DOM PEDRO

PRICE: US$ 10.00 PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED IN GREEN ( DRESS CODE OPTIONAL) TABLE BOOKINGS ACCEPTED TICKETS AT OLD MILTONIANS
CONTACT HELEN 239378 ALL WELCOME

PAB AND THE ACADEMY

FROZEN PLANET & DOWNTON ABBEY : SERIES 2 Thursdays 8 & 15 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m. These two outstanding series continue in March. "Frozen Planet" begins at 7.00 and "Downton Abbey " at 8.15 after a short interval Supper is available from 6.00 p.m. but must be booked in advance on 60684 / 67195 Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]

DONIZETTI: DON PASQUALE
Friday 9 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Don Pasquale was among the last of Donizetti s 66 operas and has been described as "the ripest" of his comic operas. The plot centres on an elderly bachelor who has decided to marry in order to spite his nephew Ernesto but Norina, the wife chosen for him, happens to be the woman Ernesto loves... Supper available during the interval Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

LIBOR NOVACEK (PIANO)
Tuesday, 13 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
Libor Novacek should need little introduction as this will be his fourth visit in recent years. He has performed in North, South and Central America, India, South Africa, Spain, France and Germany as well as extensively in his homeland, the Czech Republic, and in England. His recordings have been very well received and performances of Brahms and Liszt in particular hailed as rivaling the very best already available - and both composers feature in Libor s programme: Beethoven: Sonata No.3 in C major, Op.2, No.3 Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op.116 Janacek: On an Overgrown Path - Book 2 Liszt: Sonata in B minor "Youth blended with maturity: a mature artist in full control of his instrument and music" [Joseph McLellan, The Washington Post] Booking at the Academy. Admission: $10.00 / $5.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]

THE SONG OF THE CARNIVORES - WILD DOG
Thursday 22 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.15 p.m.
The third talk in the series is entitled: "Wild Dog - Dispelling the myth that they are cruel hunters that decimate wild prey populations". It will be given by Dr.Rosemary Groom, Leader of the Lowveld Wild Dog Project. Admission: Free

FROZEN PLANET - 6: THE LAST FRONTIER followed by
CLAUDIO ABBADO CONDUCTS RUSSIAN MUSIC
Thursday 22 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m. The last episode of "Frozen Planet" as shown on television is followed by a concert of Russian music conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Lucerne Festival in August, 2008. The programme includes: Tchaikovsky: The Tempest Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 Stravinsky: The Firebird - Concert Suite. "Gripping performances" (The Daily Telegraph). Supper available from 6.00 p.m. Admission: $3.00

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - BALLET
Friday 23 March in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. Carriages: 9.30 p.m.
Lewis Carroll's fantastical masterpiece is wonderfully captured in Christopher Wheeldon's brilliant imaginative new ballet. With Principal Dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, captivating designs by Bob Crowley and a lively and engaging new score by Joby Talbot, The Times described this commission for the Royal Ballet as "spectacular entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve". Supper available during the interval. Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Treasure Pleasures, supporting pensioners in stress.
These are some of our delightful and interesting items in the shop this week :

A truly outstanding donation of fabulous clothes has arrived! Size 34 -36. Beautiful silver cutlery sets. An exquisite set of miniature furniture for a dolls house. A Japanese coffee set. A large silver candle stick with 3 holders. A set of 12 golf clubs. A set of bowling woods in a case. A beautiful pair of silver goblets. A pair of silver egg cups. Lovely silver specimen vases. An unusual glass liqueur decanter with 6 matching glasses. A magnificent lead crystal square decanter. A pewter stein tankard - Coronation QE11 commemoration Original oil paintings : wildlife and scenery. Pictionary. A roulette game. A pair of ostrich eggs. A working hand spinning wheel with attachments.

We are delighted with the shoe horns donated, thank you! There was a lady who was looking for a set of teaspoons, well we have two sets now.
Thank you for your support. Our shop is looking really nice and we look forward to plenty of customers! Open only on Wednesday 11am to 4pm. Still Haven, 18 Lawley Road Suburbs. Entrance on 7th Street.

THE EIGHTH BULAWAYO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 May
There is a pre-festival dinner on the Tuesday evening, 22 May at the Bulawayo Club. This will be a substantial finger supper and courses will be interspersed with music from several of the musicians ending with a sing-along led by Leslie Howard who has a repertoire of over eight hundred songs and will be happy to take requests! Numbers will be limited for this event and tickets will be $25.00 including wine - not included in the season ticket.

The Festival itself will perhaps be the most ambitious yet. No fewer than twenty-one musicians will joining us from beyond our borders including (in order strictly alphabetical!) the Amici String Quartet, Juliette Bausor (flute), Sharon de Kock (violin), Coady Green (piano), Leigh Harrold (piano), Leslie Howard (piano), the Junior Odeion String Quartet, Mary King (mezzo-soprano/conductor), Njabulo Madlala (baritone), Piet Moolman (conductor), Alenka Ponjavic (soprano), Richard Sisson (piano, composer, conductor, etc!), Christopher Smith (piano), Morgan Szymanski (guitar) and Petroc Trelawny (narrator, interviewer).
There will be a great wealth of music on offer. As well as the dozen or so classical concerts there will be plenty of other music to enjoy including pop and gospel concerts, Indian music and dancing and an Africa Day Celebration. Three of the major highlights will be:
"Carmina Burana" with soloists, a choir of 150 plus
children s chorus, two pianos and seven or eight percussionists - early rehearsals suggest that this will be an event not easily forgotten! the first performance of a major commission from Richard Sisson, "The Song of the Carnivores", involving children from ten schools in both eastern and western suburbs as well as a host of instrumentalists and many of the professional musicians. Choirs are already working on the music all over Bulawayo and another memorable evening is guaranteed.
the final orchestral concert, a programme of three concertos plus "The Carnival of the Animals".
There will also be a concert devoted to music by Schubert, another to Mendelssohn, a celebration of Debussy (born 50 years ago this year), piano quintets by Dohnanyi, Fibich, Schumann and Shostakovich - and much more. One rather different event will be silent films with live accompaniment, including Laurel and Hardy s "Big Business" with Leslie Howard as pianist! Booking will open to the general public on Thursday 10 April and season tickets will cost $75.00. Booking for individual concerts will open on Monday 30 April.
Further details including the full provisional programme from Michael Bullivant at music@gatorzw.co.uk

TENDELE CRAFTS
River Estate
Cnr. 12th/Oak Ave.( Lookout for Lime green wall!) Suburbs
Lots of exciting new stock .

Lovely jewellery in traditional beads, trade beads, recycled paper beads. Great fun and reasonably priced. We now have a small picture gallery showcasing local talented artists and their interpretation of life in Zimbabwe. We are also building up a children s section of locally made items including T-shirts, unusual Paint-a-bag kits, bright animal egg cups ideal for Easter and other bright fun items. Also textiles, glassware, re-cycled aluminum ware, baskets, carvings, books, cards, wirework, hand painted pottery and much more.
Do pay us a visit and come and browse. Open weekdays 9am - 4pm. and Sat mornings.
Lynne and Martin Wilkins Cel : 0712 403 431 / 0772 355 882

BULAWAYO FLORAL GROUP.

Greetings to you all. Our next meeting will bee held at our usual venue, Church of Ascension, Hillside, at 2.30pm on Wednesday 4th April 2012. Bee warned! Bee there! Judy Ross will be joining us to give us a Bee Talk. We hope the hall will bee a-buzz with enthusiasm to hear all about these interesting little creatures and how important they are in our gardens.

Following on from the last meeting our exhibitors titles for this month are :- A Mass and/or vertical arrangement and 'Happy Easter.' Tea and coffee will bee served. Entrance by donation - free for pensioners.
Please come and join us for a relaxing and informative afternoon and have fun with flowers. See you there!

3) Roses And Raspberries
SUBURBS RESIDENTS,
I have been asked by most of the residents in Park Road, Oak Ave, Heyman Road, Duncan Road, Clark Road, Qualisa Complex to do a petition, for all to sign.
On Sunday 4th March 2012 from about 3.00 am. There was live music being played at B.A.C. 12th Ave. This continued till app 8.45 pm. from about 4.45 pm to 8.30 pm there were cars parked all along 12th Ave extension from the Bridge up to and passed Heyman Rd. The cars were parked 3-4 deep on both sides of the road. Also along Park Rd the cars were parked from between 1st Street to 4th Street also 3-4 deep. The mess that was to be seen on Park Rd on Monday was unbelievable, I was told by B.A.C. that they would do a clean up by Tuesday afternoon. They have not done a very good clean up exercise.
The Organization concerned B.A.C. are subject to the loss of their Liquor License for the infringement of the public peace and for being a public nuisance. I would also like to mention that on Saturday evening app 1.00am. on my return home after doing a patrol there was music being played at B.A.C. I am looking into what Liquor License the two bars have. As this is not acceptable in a residential area. I have also being asked by residents about the noise from the Centenary Park, Live shows and loud music.
If you would like to comment or sigh the petition please e-mail me on neighbourhood watch@netconnect.co.zw.
Many Thanks.
Ian Johnston. cell 0712215373 Chief Warden Suburbs Neighbourhood Watch.

4) Congratulations



5) Condolences/In Memorium/Wreath Funds

PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS FOR CONDOLENCE MESSAGES PLEASE TO EDITH DULY NURSING HOME edithduly@netconnect.co.zw

CONDOLENCES:

For all those who were connected in anyway with Matabeleland tennis, I am sure they will be very sad to learn of the death of Ann Murphy - wife to Phil and mother to Colleen and Sharon. Ann passed away peacefully on 29th February after suffering a heart attack a few days earlier. There was a memorial service for her today at the Methodist Church in Kloof - KwaZulu Natal.

Ann was very involved with Junior tennis in the 70 s / 80 s and managed both Matabeleland Junior teams and Rhodesian Junior Teams. She was also a very loyal member of Suburbs Tennis club along with Phil and youngest daughter Sharon who I think went on to represent Matabeleland at junior level.

I am sure there will be a lot of folk who will be very sad to learn of her passing and it is with great fondness that we remember her.

Thank You
Regards,
Maureen Brewis


6) Pets

Jack russell x foxy pups for sale $100 each 4 girls 1 boy. Call Sam on 0712922830

PUPPIES FOR SALE

Golden yellow male Labrador pups ready anytime after the 10th of March 2012. (Will be seven weeks old)Inoculated and de-wormed. Both parents registered, father hip and elbow dysplasion certificate as well as optigen test report. To approved homes only US$ 450.00 each. Free delivery to Bulawayo. 0714 311 040 or 0774 221 444

Margaret Bernard at Pet Hilton happy to accommodate your cat, dog, or horse, whenever needed. Bitches on heat catered for and supervised matings when required. Whelping also undertaken. Domestic obedience training given to dogs aged 1 year and above. Christopher on duty to beautify your dog. All breeds catered for.Kindly phone 242979 to book or make enquiries. Dip tank open Saturdays 8.30 - 11.30. Fee $2.

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. 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, 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 Thank you for keeping our shop going. We have a small selection of Rhodesiana Books, a small exquisite selection of Coffee table books, a small outboard motor and a lovely Viners stainless steel cutlery canteen
SHOP HOURS
MONDAY - 2PM - 3.45PM
TUESDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1.30PM - 3.15PM
WEDNESDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 2PM - 3.45PM
THURSDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1.30PM - 3.15PM
FRIDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1.30PM - 3.15PM
LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH 9AM - 10.45AM
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
We have a number of unclaimed dogs at the kennels, please contact Berry on 66578 if you have lost your dog. Also we have cats and kittens looking for good homes.

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

HELP US TO HELP ANIMALS by not buying puppies on the streets and at shopping centres. By doing so you are encouraging this awful trade as most puppies are smuggled across our borders with false papers. We have beautiful puppies looking for loving homes at our kennels. PLEASE give them a chance contact Berry on 66758/66593

MAKE A DATE FOR SUNDAY 27 MAY FOR OUR ANNUAL "SCRUFFS" DOG SHOW

7) Guardian Angels, Donations and Wish Lists

Donations needed for
Sir Humphrey Gibbs home for the intellectually handicapped.

Sir Humphrey Gibbs Home is not alone in needing and deserving some much needed help from the community. We are asking for donations of fabric or fabric offcuts and wool for the woman s workshop. The ladies love to make rag mats, patch blankets, pillows, laundry bags, and knitted jerseys, scarves etc. These in turn are sold to the public to bring in money to help in other areas. At the moment they are in desperate need of the fabric and wool needed to make these.

Please either drop your donations off at Sir Humphrey Gibbs Home Ludlow Hewitt Road, Khumalo North, or phone me to collect your donation.

A big thank you to the very kind people who have given cash donations recently. It has enabled us to purchase an urn and order a new stove for the kitchen. Cooking for the residents on fire outside will be a thing of the past. THANK YOU

Thanking you in advance Doris Robertson phone 242725 email paradise@yoafrica.com cell 077 2244855

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME THIS WEEK


8) Bulawayo News

Please note that the ZRP are authorized to deal with you as follows if you are seen driving and talking on your mobile phone at the same time:-

1. You will be asked to pull over;
2. You will have to drive to the nearest Police station and sign an admission of Guilt and a docket will be opened against you for breaking the law;
3. The Police will not lock you up once you sign the Guilt form but you will thereafter be
4. Summoned to go to court depending on the Magistrate you get on the day you can be fined starting at US$1500 to upwards of US$5000 and also if the Magistrate feels you need to be taught a lesson or made an example of you can also go to JAIL for a minimum of 2 weeks.
5. Please note there are NO SPOT FINES for this offence.
6. Do not attempt to pay your way out of this situation if you don't have a minimum of US$500 on you then you don't have enough you will be going to the Police Station anyway.

You are allowed to use a Hands Free Kit while driving.
This information has been given by a Reputable Legal Practitioner in Harare for your benefit and safety.


9) Gossip Column



10) Personal Column

Please could you let it be known that the Cancer Center will be open again every second Wednesday afternoon of the month for our drop in where any cancer patient is very welcome to join us for a cup of tea and chat. It is from 2.30pm .

I will also now be there every Tuesday morning from 9 t0 12 noon just to help any Cancer patient who needs a chat or a family member who is needing to talk and get their worries off their shoulders. Please feel free to pop in . should anyone not be able to make it for the morning could that person phone Ruth Fisher our Secretary Mon. to Friday between 9 and 12 to make an afternoon appointment, It is all voluntary the phone number for the office is 61158 or they can phone me on 0712407753.
Thanks again for all your help
Jean Clarke

Do you have a Alcohol or Drug problem (even over the counter drugs) there is help phone ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS or NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS on 0773 217277

ANY FELLOW ZIMBABWEANS ON HOLIDAY IN BRITAIN, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A WALK AROUND THE KIA OVAL, HOME OF THE ASHES, I WILL GLADLY TAKE YOU AROUND. I CAN BE CONTACTED AT bdleith@yahoo.co.uk OR YOU CAN TEXT ME/CALL ME ON 079 44895078. LOOK FORWARD TO SEING YOU SOON,
DARRYL

11) Gweru And Harare News



12) Wining, Dining and Coffee Shops

NEW ORLEANS & Banff coffee cafe

Good food & southern hospitality

Treat yourself and your taste buds to an evening of fine dining at the multi award winning New Orleans restaurant. In addition to our comprehensive menu, we offer new and exciting dishes on our weekly specials.
Our ever popular Coffee Cafe opens throughout the week for breakfasts, light lunches, gourmet sandwiches and tantalising home made cakes. Our Sunday lunch menu offers a selection of roasts, including leg of lamb, basted in honey and mint. Give us a try this weekend. We promise you won't be disappointed.
For reservations contact: 09 - 243176 or 09 - 243277. For other information relating to the hotel, restaurant or coffee cafe visit our website www.banfflodgehotel.com.

We look forward to welcoming you.

MAMMA SHWARMAZ

Juicy lamb, beef or chicken, filled into a light crispy pita with a choice of mouth watering sauces available from:
Date: Friday 17 February 2012
Time: 13: 30
Venue: Garden Restaurant
54 Park Road Suburbs Bulawayo 12th Avenue Extension
Contact; 0776 423 453 0772 383 289 0776 304 041
Shwarma - To - Go US$ 3.00 Shwarma eat in with chips and salad US$ 6.00

RIVER CAFE

The River Cafe is pleased to announce it is now open for scrumptious Sunday roast lunches and as of Monday 5 March we will be open every Monday for dinner.

Call Mike on 0712 367647 to make a reservation

Hey everyone - for all those single people living alone and too lazy to cook proper meals for themselves, I have found the answer. John Daines cooks and freezes delicious balanced meals for only $5 per meal. I wish I had found him months ago. He will take orders and can be contacted on 0772383810 or through the Art Grove Coffee Shop at the National Gallery, corner Main St and L Takawira. You will not be disappointed.
Jill Osborne

A few of the places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Arizona Spur Restaurant in the Holiday Inn
Banff Lodge Coffee cafe
Book and Bean caf at Bradfield Shopping Centre
Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club - Esigodini Road
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Friar Tucks
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street
Garden Resturant - 54 Park Rd
Golden Spur - Robert Mugabe Way
Granite Ridge - Matobo Hills
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Spur
Horizon Restaurant & Bar - Pioneer House, Fife Street
Hotel Rio
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Massimo's Genuine Italian Restaurant - Ascot Shopping Centre
Maxies - Ascot Shopping Centre
Mojo Bar, Lounge and Cafe (B.A.C)
Nemo's Resturant - Hillside Bowling Club
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pappas - Robert Mugabe Way
Parrot Lodge in Valeview Road, Riverside
River Cafe = 12th Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge and Cafe
The Berry - 22 Haddon Ave
The Bulawayo Club
The Melting Pot
Thee Coffee Shoppe
Wes and Janes - Pauling Road


and more !!

13) Catering and Food

POTATOES- POTATOES-POTATOES
Potato wholesaler, Good quality and high volumes available For more information phone 0775 826 721

NEED CATERING???

I am a professional caterer specialising in spits, whether it be sheep, pig, beef, warthog or whatever.
I can cater at your home or at an outside venue.
For further information please contact IAN JOHNSTON on 237240 or 0712 215373 or email jicsj@yoafrica,com

CAKES CAKES CAKES
- Black Forest Gateau, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Hawaiian Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Fruit Cake and Amarula Carrot Cake. Email me for price list. Contact Marina on 077-77 532 77 or email awesometastes@fastmail.co.uk

14) Accommodation Out Of Zimbabwe

OUR PLACE , SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION, LOUIS TRICHARDT
We offer Comfort, Tranquility and Affordability!
Directions: GPS S23/11/48.3 E29/51/48.9 -15 kilometres from Louis Trichardt on the N1 south, turn right into Airforce Base Road and 1km down, to Our Place signpost on the left. Bookings appreciated in advance
Landline: + 27 15 516 5706 Faxline: + 27 86 519 7435 Cell phone:+ 27 73 9390773 Email: ourplace@xpress.co.za

HOOPOE HAVEN GUEST HOUSE, FOURWAYS, JOHANNESBURG
Hoopoe Haven is a small and peaceful country guest house.
We are offering secure, affordable three star and AA highly recommended self-catering cottages and Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Fourways.
The guests staying at Hoopoe haven are amazed at friendly atmosphere and the size and quality of the lodge bed and breakfast accommodation, the self-catering cottages and the facilities of the guest house and lodge. It is a place in which you can actually enjoy yourself and make new friends. Being ex-Zimbabweans we welcome guests from Zimbabwe and Botswana
Our rates range from
Self-catering cottages per unit from R500 (sleeps 2). R750 (sleeps family of 2A + 2C), R980 (sleeps 4), R1100 (sleeps 6) B&B in lodge from R320 to R390 per person sharing (B&B) or R270 to R340 per person sharing (room only) Or single occupancy from R420 to R495 (B&B) or R370 to R450 (room only)

web site www.hoopoehavenlodge.co.za email jonesalan@hoopoehavenlodge.co.za cell +2783 314 0987

Ruther s Place, 97 Jorissen Street, Polokwane

Looking for affordable and safe self catering accommodation in Polokwane on your travels? Pat & Hylton would love to welcome you.
Offering three self catering fully furnished, serviced flats. -
Flat 1 - Double bed , en-suite shower/toilet, kitchenette.
Flat 2 - Double and Single bed. En-suite shower/toilet, kitchenette.
Flat 3 -Double and Single bed with space for mattress if needed. En-suite bath/shower, separate toilet, kitchenette.
TV in all flats. Tea/Coffee/rusks supplied in all flats. Secure parking with remote gate. Outside Jacuzzi/pool (not heated) in garden. Centrally located in Polokwane, close to all amenities, shopping centres, restaurants, medical centres. Close to Mall of the North and Makro . Electronic brochure available on request. Cot on request.
Contact: Pat on 083 225 3818 / Hylton on 082 658 2971 Pat (W) 015-2914722 E-mail: patr@polka.co.za / patr@finlay.co.za

ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE
?Biddy and Gerhard invite you to make yourself at home in their 'Affordable Self Catering Overnight Accommodation', situated in a beautiful secure garden. Ideally located for visitors to Polokwane, due to the close proximity of a bypass to the new 'Mall of the North'. All units have full DSTV , are Air- Conditioned and have Mini Bars for your comfort.??(Photo s available upon request)

Undercover parking and swimming pool available. Baby Stroller and camping cot available on request. Extra Mattress available on request.

Flat 'Melody' sleeps four. Queen bed in main bedroom with Shower and toilet en-suite and 2 single sleeper couches in lounge area. Fully equipped self catering kitchen. With oven+4 plate hob. Fridge-deepfreeze. Own courtyard and barbeque area. Very comfortable with upmarket d cor.
Flat 'Harmony' sleeps four. Fully equipped self catering kitchen. Mini stove, fridge-deepfreeze. Bath and shower. Own courtyard and barbeque area.

Unit ' Sleep and Go' one room has a queen bed and the other 2 twins. Common shower/toilet. Fridge/Microwave/coffee facilities in both rooms . Patio doors open on pool and braai area.

Where to find us:
13 Woodbush str. Ladanna Polokwane Close to Macro and Gateway International Airport, just off N1 - GPS Coordinates: S 23 52 35.1" E 029 27 22.2" website www.overnightpolokwane.co.za ?? ?Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure and looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay, book your accommodation with us!
Your Host: Biddy Fourie - 015 287 9761 (B) 015 293 2836 (H) (a/h) 082 410 7325 (cell) email : biddyf@absa.co.za

FOUR SEASONS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES, FOURWAYS, JOHANNESBURG

Sleeping from 2 to 8 pax per unit on a large property with ample parking within a secure country estate.
5 chalets in total.
Rates: Standard single: R 250 Standard double: R 400 Loerie Chalet: single R 350, double R 500 R 100 per additional person, children under 12: half price
We also offer budget accommodation Units are serviced daily, TV, pool. We are close to Broadacres Shopping Centre, Fourways Mall, Fourways Crossing, Cedar Square,
Montecasino, Northgate Shopping Centre with Coca-Cola Dome, Lanseria Airport, Fourways Hospital, Olivedale Hospital, Riverside Rehabilitation Centre.
Address: 34, Woburn Avenue, Chartwell North Estates, on Cedar Road, Fourways, 2055 Tel: 27 11 460 1948 Cell: 083 420 7779 E-mail: ebeck@absamail.co.za

15) Accomodation In Zimbabwe

ACCCOM IN ZIM
Have you ever been horse riding in the cool, lush, soft, green Chimanimani Mountains ? WELL FROG AND FERN ARE IN BUSINESS AGAIN. DEE AND JANE ARE BACK IN CHIMANIMANI SEE THEIR NEW WEBSITE
Phone 0775920440 www.thefrogandfern.com janedee2009@hotmail.com

THE IDEAL PLACE FOR A WEDDING OR CONFERENCES FOR N.G.O.S IN THE BINGA AREA
KULIZWE LODGE BINGA http://www.kulizwelodge.com/
Swimming pool, large outdoor conference facility ideal for NGO s. and weddings. A little paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba. Beautiful shady camp sites virtually on the edge of the lake. First class ablution and laundry facilities.
Also 6 very basic equipped fisherman s chalets, each sleeping 4 people. Phone +263 15 545 Phone +263 15 286 text message +263 773 666 243 e mail Kulizwe@iwayafrica.co.zw

Some places to stay in Zim:-

Frog And Fern In Chimanimani www.thefrogandfern.com
Kulizwe Lodge Binga - shores of Lake Kariba
Miombo Lodge Dete Situated Hwange National Park/Dete Rd
Sondela Lodge on Leopold Takawira Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge - luxury chalets & camp ground www.southerncomfortlodge.com
The Musketeers Lodge - 9km on the Matopos Road



16) Property and Real Estate

I am looking for a smart secure 3 bedroomed house in low density suburb. rentals should range from $350- $450. 0772434172

ACCOMMODATION
Reputable local company looking for 1 bedroom cottages to house international employees. Please kindly contact Lyn Steyn 09 - 460361/2 or 09 - 474547-9 lyn@claritycapital.com

RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
PROPERTIES FOR SALE. RESIDENTIAL. SUBURBS
*MAGNIFICENT - DOUBLE STOREY. Brick under slate, consisting of 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, prolific borehole, sparkling swimming pool, developed garden, tennis court. US$400,000
HILLSIDE
*GREAT LOCATION. Brick under slate 6 bedrooms (UPSTAIRS: 3 bedrooms with balconies and family bathroom. DOWNSTAIRS: 3 bedrooms, mes and family bathroom, 2 lounges, working borehole, gazebo, swimming pool, tennis court. US$250,000
KUMALO
*CHARMING FAMILY HOME. Brick under tile, 4 bedrooms, (master bedroom has a mes, and a dressing room), family bathroom, 2 lounges, working borehole, sparkling swimming pool, great security. US$210,000
BURNSIDE
*KOPJE SITE. Brick under IBR, 3 bedrooms, mes with shower, family bathroom, 3 lounges (1 sunken sun lounge), fitted kitchen with breakfast nook, drought resistant garden, sensor alarm system, on approximately 1,3 acres. US$180,000 neg.
PARKLANDS *BRICK UNDER TILE, 3 bedrooms with bic's, mes, family bathroom, dining-room, lounge with fireplace (bar in lounge), fitted kitchen with oven & hob, scullery, garage, functional borehole, established garden, razor fenced, walled and gated. US$90,000
BRADFIELD
*BRICK UNDER IRON. Single storey, semi-detatched, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, combined dining-room and lounge with fireplace, walled and gated. US$45,000 neg
MORNINGSIDE.
*BRICK UNDER IBR. 4 bedrooms, mes, family bathroom, dining- room, lounge with fireplace, sun lounge, walled and gated. OFFERS INVITED.
COMMERCIAL
CBD - CITY CENTRE. *BRICK UNDER IRON - Shop and 2 offices. US$300,000 WE HAVE MANY MORE, PLEASE COME IN AND SEE US AT 5A, 9TH AVENUE OR CALL: 74581- 3 AND SPEAK TO TAKURA, AARON, NIMISHA. OR SHAHID. *SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? CALL OUR DEDICATED TEAM.
COMMERCIAL RENTALS. We have offices and warehouses to let. For further details. Call Dagmar on 74581 - 3
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. *Do You Own PROPERTY? Need A Steady INCOME? Abandon you search. We have the ANSWER! RENT your PROPERTY out TODAY! WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT! RESIDENTIAL * COMMERCIAL* INDUSTRIAL, WITH HALF YEARLY INSPECTIONS. Contact us on 74581/2/3

For Sale.
Spacious 3 Bedroom Townhouse in Ilanda Gardens. Walled with electric fence in security complex. Immaculate condition. Furnished or unfurnished. Phone 245294 or cell 0712 214071.

To let: furnished annex apartment in Malindela, secure property on quiet road close to town. One double bedroom with bics, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/lounge, full maid service, wireless internet connection, dstv connection. $450pcm. All-inclusive price includes water and electricity. Contact Mike on either 244219 or (mobile) 0778487843.

Anita's Real Estate
802, 8th FLOOR FIDELITY LIFE BULAWAYO
*NEW ON MARKET*
CBD Modern office block consisting 5 offices, boardroom, walled, electric gate & fence, cottage $250 000.00 NEG.
Hillside 4 bedrooms, en suite, immaculate self contained cottage, b/hole, s/pool, garage, walled $115 000.00 NEG.
Hillside 5 b/rooms, all en suite, 5 lounges, established garden, b/hole, walled, electric gate POA.
Paddonhurst Single Semi Detached - B/T, 3 bedrooms, lounge with f/place, staff 'S, walled & gated $50 000.00 NEG.
Suburbs 'Golden Oldie' 4 bedrooms, en suite, underground wine cellar, solar heating system, cottage, b/hole, s/pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, walled, electric gate POA.
Contact: Anita - 0772 212 625/0712 323 362 Daphne-0772 307 176 09/64368 Email - are@mweb.co.zw

Fully Furnished Cottage
Fully Furnished 3 bedroomed cottage to let in Suburbs Own Entrance ,secure Carport Available from the 5th of March 2012 Please note cottage fully furnished !
Call: 0776 435 605 : 0773 000 263 : 09) 68929

To let: furnished annex apartment in Malindela, secure property on quiet road close to town. One double bedroom with bics, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/lounge, full maid service, wireless internet connection, dstv connection. $450pcm. All-inclusive price includes water and electricity. Contact Mike on either 244219 or (mobile) 0778487843.

TO LET:
RECENTLY REFURBISHED OFFICES ALONG ROBERT MUGABE WAY,4TH & 5TH AVENUE. 7 SUITES AVAILABLE
FOR SALE : RESIDENTIAL
FORTUNES GATE : 6 BEDROOMS , 2 LOUNGES, LARGE KITCHEN,SCULLERY ,DINING ROOM. 2 BEDROOMED COTTAGE,LOUNGE,KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. 2 BOREHOLES-45 000 LITRE WATER TANKS,SWIMMING POOL & EXCELLENT GARDEN. PROPERTY IS ON 3 ACRES. IDEAL FOR LODGE/GUESTHOUSE.
HILLSIDE : DOUBLE STOREY, 4 BEDROOMS,2 LOUNGES,STUDIO,GAMES ROOM,KITCHEN,BREAKFAST SNOKER, DINING ROOM, 2 BARS. 2 BEDROOMED COTTAGE,LOUNGE,KITCHEN AND BATHROOM / w/c.
FOR SALE : INDUSTRIAL
THORNGROVE INDUSTRIAL CHOICE OF 3 FACTORIES.
KELVIN NORTH.
WE HAVE LOTS OF PROPERTIES BOTH IN THE LOW AND HIGH DENSITY SUBURBS. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.
For details, contact: Ian- 0775 306 392/ 0712 871 455 ; Lloyd- 0777154091 or Munya-0773679052
Ian & Co. Real Estate (Registered Valuers, Estate Agents, Auctioneers & Property Managers), ground floor, 10 Westbourne suites, Josiah Tongogara, btwn 8 & 9th Ave (next to medical centre). Bulawayo. Tel. 2639 886626 2639 886256. Email: cyian@iwayafrica.co.zw

PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE
ROBERT ROOT & CO Property Consultants Deeply Rooted in Zimbabwe
With over 50 years experience in property sales and rentals
Clients seeking properties throughout Zimbabwe
Alison (Ali) Rees, Residential Director, will be in Bulawayo on Friday 16th March and welcomes Property Owners wishing an assessment for sales or rentals to make an appointment to discuss all your property requirements.
For an appointment please contact MARINA JACKSON Email : mjackson@gatorzw.com Cell : 0778 021 818

17) Vehicles

Mercedes C240 Sedan Year 2000 for sale. Partially rebuilt - to be completed or suitable for spares. Highest cash offer secures Contact 0772 250 126

2009 Opel Corsa Sports 1.8L Petrol Pick-Up
c/w Canopy and Well Lining, Acrylic Head Light Covers, CD and Radio. Bargain - Pristine condition - 19000 Kms - Owner leaving. $15000 Cash. Telephone 60107

VEHICLES WANTED
Wanting a good running tractor to buy with good tyres on. Please call Sean Van Staden 09 - 203717 0772 810 996

CARS FOR SALE
We bring vehicles on behalf of our clients, order your now. Commissionable sales at 5% on all you vehicles. We have the following in stock. 1. 3 x Bong Trucks $ 8, 500.00 neg 2. Nissan Blue Birds Shyle $ 7 500.00 neg 3. Mazda B2200 pick-up Diesel neat. One owner since new 104 000km genuine $ 8 500 neg 4. Mercedes Benz C200 Diesel 1986 clean $5 500.00 5. Mazda B2500 pick-up truck ex UK 2001 $12, 500.00 Please contact George 0772 809 117

18) Travel and Tours

Pomene Ridge
is situated on the idyllic Pomene Estuary in a remote part of the Mozambique coast between Vilanculos and Inhambane. There are six thatched beach lodges, each with three bedrooms (can sleep 6 people), an open plan kitchen and living area and toilet / shower. The lodges each have beautiful views of the sea and the estuary and it is less than a five minute walk to the beach. They are fully equipped for self catering including kitchenware, a Minus 40 fridge and a freezer, gas stove, all linen and towels (not beach towels). Each house has a generator but guests are required to provide their own fuel for this. Prices are $125/house/night in Peak season and $100/house/night for Off Peak Season. Please contact Shayle Duckworth on shayle_duckworth@yahoo.com for any bookings or queries.

GORGES LODGE EASTER SPECIAL
Pay for 2 nights and stay for 3! Valid from 6 - 10 April 2012
Phone 245051/243064 or email Co-ordinating Zimbabwe on gorges.reservations@coz.co.zw for more information

19) Computers And Electronics

22" LCD Flat screen T V s only US300.00
can be used as a P C Monitor
Contact George Boswell 3 Albermarle Road Bradfield Bulawayo Tel: 67088/882882 OPENING HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY 8A.M. TO 4.30P.M. CLOSED DURING 1P.M. - 2P.M.

20) Lifts Wanted And Offered

Lift Wanted: Lift wanted for lady from Joburg to Byo roundabout 17th, 18th March.
Ph: 246021 Don & Sheila kenzie@gatorzw.com

21) Seeking Friends

I am attempting to assist a concerned group in Cornwall to trace family of J.C.Atkinson, a Rhodesian who was a member of the RAF, and who was killed in an air crash in 1942. Details are given below. I shall be very grateful if you will circulate this to your members and associates, in the hope that contact may be made with any surviving members of his family.
Lewis Walter
Fish Hoek, Cape. indaba@rhodesia.com

n the late 70's I attended Stanley Primary School in Gweru and in my last two years my teacher was a Mrs Strachan (I don't think they are related to the photo people in Harare) she was Scottish with a rather broad Glaswegian accent and would often respond 'og I'. I think her husband worked on the railways, they moved to Bulawayo in 1979 or 1980, can't quite remember. Do you by any chance know of them and or their whereabouts? Mahendra Keshav Mahendra.Keshav@catholiccare.org

22) Situations Vacant

Mature lady seeks employment computer literate, debtors, creditors general office work, receipting,banking over 10 years experience. Contact .0772 747 266.

Mechanic seeks employment many years experience in light vehicles, Landrovers etc contact : 0778 681 437

Lady of 23 is seeking a job in Hotel Management. I have a Diploma in hotel management City & Guilds. I have worked over Seas in a restaurant, & in Zimbabwe. Would like the opportunity to be able to gain the experience in this industry am a fast learner.
Please call me on 0713 204 338

Mature lady seeks employment computer literate, debtors, creditors general office work, receipting,banking over 10 years experience.
Contact .0772 747 266.

Mature lady seeks employment computer literate, debtors, creditors general office work, receipting,banking over 10 years experience. Contact .0772 747 266.

Mechanic seeks employment many years experience in light vehicles, Landrovers etc contact : 0778 681 437

Mechanic seeks employment many years experience in light vehicles, Landrovers etc contact : 0778 681 437

VACANCIES
Events Co-ordinator Assistant: Permanent position available. Hospitality / Catering experience required. Please email enquiries or cv's, with references to mystique@yoafrica.com. Only serious takers please.

WANTED - EXPERIENCED TRAVEL CONSULTANT
Bulawayo travel agency is looking for a new member to join it s bustling team of highly experienced journey consultants.
Dynamic candidate should have solid work experience in the travel industry, be proficient in either Galileo or Amadeus CRS with IATA qualifications being an added bonus. Five day working week that offers competitive remuneration and company perks.
Email cover letter & resume to: michaelgnik@yahoo.co.uk

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
Lady seeking position as a child- minder or maid. Very trustworthy, good with children and pets. She is able to do all cleaning but does not cook. Can live in and is available immediately. Please contact: landline: 09 - 241938 Cell: 0774 567 429

SEEKING WORK Mature woman seeks position in catering or dressmaking industry, experienced in both, willing to try anything.
Phone Elsie 09-282900 or 0774-453371

SEEKING WORK Mature man, ex-signal technician (NRZ), conversant with electrical equipment. Workshop / warehouse experience. Computer literate. Prefer hands-on job, but will do anything. Available immediately (Byo).
Phone Alan, 077-3377365 or 09-282900

Housekeeper seeking employment. Has been working for 3 years, has experience in house cleaning only. Employers leaving. Please contact 0772 114 764 or 0735 252 145

An experienced Carer needed for Alzheimer Male Patient, 5.30pm to 7.30am. Traceable references required. Contact Jennie Edy on Tel. 242564 or 0772 384 020

23) Situations Wanted

Jester is a Certified and qualified Red Cross Nurse, Professional and compassionate with much experience and good References. Telephone Jester 0775198570

Mature person seeking position as Girl Friday / Receptionist To start immediately please call 0773 737 606

POSITION AVAILABLE:
LABORATORY MACHINE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN IN BULAWAYO
Please contact the following: Email: ashcomp@live.com Mobile: 0712 760 509

24) Business Opportunities



25) Services

SECURITY PEOPLE {Pvt}Ltd
CENTURION GATE MOTOR AGENTS * Gate and Garage Door Automation * Custom-Made Sliding Gates and Garage Doors * Centurion Gate Motors - D3,D5Evo, DTS & HANSA Motors * Intercoms and Video Intercoms & Remotes * Alarm Systems * Electric Fence,Game Fence & Farm Fencing * Screen Doors & Slam Locks * Palisade And Pool Fencing * Razor wire & Barbed Wire * CCTV and Sensors * All types of Gate Motor Repairs & Services * Anti-Theft Gate Motor Cages, Batteries,Gate wheels & key locks
Contacts::
Parkade Centre,Chrysolite House,6th Floor Tel:09-887714-5 Cell 0712 552 224 or 0772 803 067, 0772803091 - CALVIN email: s.people36@yahoo.co.uk OR securitypeople@cooltoad.com

Kings Auction Centre

we offer collections anywhere in Byo,valuations and onsite sales! We sell anything and everything,we sell twice weekly meaning fast payment! Collections are free to pensioners! We have waiting buyers for quality furniture! Call us today to book your collection and turn your unwanted goods into cash! Sell through the best Bulawayo s leading auction Kings Auction Centre! Ph 880058 141 fife st. "we lead others follow"

Finelist Investments (Pvt) Ltd

We are specialists in the following business Consultancy Services;

Shelf companies ( Over 220 names to choose from) Private Business Corporations (PBCs) Tax Clearance, Tax Returns , QPDs,Tax Planning and VAT Registrations Year- end Financial Statements Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Annual Returns, CR14 (Change of Directors) Share Capital Redenomination to US$ Trading licences eg for shops , security companies , liquor etc Payroll Preparation Project Proposals and Cash flows Moneylending shelf companies and license applications Vendor number and State Procurement Board Registrations. 2012 TAX CLEARANCES PROCESSING MICROFINANCE LOANS AND ORDER FINANCE FOR BUSINESSES ALSO AVAILABLE

Business Brokers - Are you buying or selling a business we link business buyers with Sellers and vice versa.We also link business people looking for joint ventures/partnerships and equity finance- We have a bakery business in our books for sale and small scale miners looking for investors/ partners - contact us for further details. Construction services -Renovations, walling , tilling, painting, extensions,durawalls , plumbing,electrical, paving,landscaping and new building structures.Also available for hire construction and mining equipment.

Contact us at at:-
Suite 203 second Floor Charter House Corner L. Takawira / Fort Street P.O. Box 3128, Bulawayo Tel:- 09-884777/8 Fax - 09 -884778 Cell - o772 850 705 Email - finelist@iwayafrica.co.zw, website - www.finelist.biz.tm

TECHNICAL SERVICES AFRICA (TSA)

Nematicides Fumigation Chemicals Fumigation Plastics & Equipment, Insecticides & Acaricides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Growth Regulants, Public Health Products.
Contact Casper Masvikeni and his team for all Agricultural Chemicals
ACOL HARARE, t/a TSA, 670 Leyland Road, New Ardbennie
Technical Services Africa (TSA) contact numbers are 0712604643, 0712605651, 0772765967, 04-2925306/13, 0772233037/8, 0772232440/1 - You could also add internal sales numbers for our 4 sales guys upstairs viz 0733422346 (Mapfumo) 0733422347 (Washington), 0733422348 (Jonathan), and 0733422349 (Joseph)
Email tsa@acolchem.co.zw

SECURITY PEOPLE {Pvt}Ltd
CENTURION GATE MOTOR AGENTS * Gate and Garage Door Automation * Custom-Made Sliding Gates and Garage Doors * Centurion Gate Motors - D3,D5 Evo, DTS & HANSA Motors * Intercoms and Video Intercoms & Remotes * Alarm Systems * Electric Fence,Game Fence & Farm Fencing * Screen Doors & Slam Locks * Palisade And Pool Fencing * Razor wire & Barbed Wire * CCTV and Sensors * All types of Gate Motor Repairs & Services * Anti-Theft Gate Motor Cages, Batteries,Gate wheels & key locks etc.
Contacts:: Parkade Centre,Chrysolite House,6th Floor Tel:09-887714-5 Cell 0712 552 224 or 0772 803 067, 0772803091 - CALVIN email: s.people36@yahoo.co.uk OR securitypeople@cooltoad.com

THATCHING
Are you thinking of putting up a thatch gazebo? Or tidying up your existing thatch.
We have been in the thatching business for over 25years
We build and thatch new structures As well as re-layer existing thatch And re-ridge and rebrush old thatch
Houses, Carports, Gazebos, etc.
Contact PARADISE GARDENS, the thatching specialists for you free no obligation Quotation. email paradise@yoafrica.com Graham 0712 402815 Doris 077 2244855

PUMP MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATIONS
Inexpensive Sterling and Elsumo submersible pumps and motors and booster pumps are available in Bulawayo. A full range of 230 V and 380 V models is held and quotes are available on request . Example prices are as follows: 230 V 0.55 Kw Sterling submersible motor pump, lead out cable, joint kit and control box 2000 litre per hour at 50 meter head price US$ 375.00 plus VAT 230 V 0.75 Kw Sterling submersible motor with lead out cable price US$ 195.00 plus VAT 230 V 0.75 Kw Sterling control box price US$ 30.00 plus VAT 230 V PKM 60 Booster pump 1000 litre per hour at 30 meter head price US$ 75.00 plus VAT Repairs and installations for all pump including Mono and Rod pumps. Borehole drilling and clean outs Free quotations and advice
09 - 75712 or telefax 63901 Email: pumpmain@zol.co.zw 0772 479 001 Keith 0772 254 137 Joe

PAINT WORLD IS MOVING !!!!

After having been in our present premises for 30 years in 9th Avenue/Robert Mugabe Way we wish to advise all our old and new customers we have decided to make a move, for much easier parking reasons (even shady trees) and bright new modern premises. We are moving to 14th Avenue just off George Silundika next door to the present Frontline Farming.
You can expect to get the same excellent service, specialist advice (we are one of the few outlets to have the Dulux Matchmaker 3 Tinting System) whereby we can mix up to 2000 colours in PVA or GLOSS.
MIKE WADDY still at the helm, with over 32 years experience. Our telephone numbers remain 64104/5 Cell 0773 870 868. We hope to re-open approximately 7th March, 2012.

CODE ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Security at its best
Gate automation and repairs complete gate motor installations, supply of gate motors, Centurion, D, D5 EVO, Gemini, Super 500, reliable gate motor repairs, remotes. Electrical fence Energizers, supply repairs and installations Wizard, Stingray, Stafix, Cathode, Merlin, Meps, Barret, Code etc incomparable quality repairs and services Fresh electric fencing installations, farm and game electric fence installations and repairs, Servicing of existing fences, intercoms :- video. multi-user systems , alarm systems, paving, walling and tiling . We have new stock of wireless intercoms Alarms ; shop, factory or house. New repairs and upgrade including power supply problems Please contact us on the following :
44 Shetland Drive Queenspark East Bulawayo
Cell 0772 870 201 Email: richardbingura@gmail.com

For all your building hardware supplies i.e cement, bricks, timber, nails, pit or river sand, galvanised and PVC gutters, window panes, putty, ceiling boards, galvanised flat sheets for flashing, window and door frames and many more.
Please contact us for a quote and we deliver to your door step. Jason 0772 312 320 or 09 - 226473 Emmanuel 0772 322 181 or 09 - 203209

GATEMAN
Agent for Centurion. Gate and Garage Door installations, automation, repairs and upgrades. Supplier of roller, shutter and sectional garage doors and motors.
Telephone Don Cremer 0773 284 909

ACOL CHEMICAL BULAWAYO AND HARARE
As bulk importers of chemicals, Acol Chemical is able to assure our customers of quality chemicals at the best possible prices.
Acol has a vast range of Chemicals, which include:
Hydrochloric Acid 30% (Pool Acid) 25kg Polycans
HTH (Calcium Hypochlorite) 70% 50kg and 5kg Polycans
Aluminium Sulphate 50kg Bags
Caustic Soda 25kg Bags
Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 30kg Polycans
Coconut DEA 5kg
Dodigen 5kg
NP6 5kg
NP9 5kg
Pine Oil 4kg
Sulphonic Acid 5kg
For these and any other of our vast range of chemicals please contact:
ACOL BULAWAYO, 37 Plumtree Road, Belmont.
Manfred Esof Ray Chiridza Dave Meggitt Tiffany Roberts Noel Edington Tel 09 470 481 / 5, Fax 09 470 486, Email acolbyo@acolchem.co.zw
ACOL HARARE, 670 Leyland Road, Ardbennie Land lines in Harare are 04 2925306/16.
292 5316 is the easiest to get through on. Switch board 0772 233 037/8 and 0772 232 440/1 Johnathan James 0733 422 348 Mapfumo Marerwa 0733 422 346
Ben Ajidah 0712 200 875 Dean Griffin 0772 324 765 Lisa Rheeder 0772 247 861 Precious Bara 0712 601 675 Email acolhre@acolchem.co.zw

PERKINS SEALS
For all your Oil Seals, Mechanical seals, "O" Rings & "O" Ring cord requirements.
Perkins Bulawayo Sales :- 09 - 79415 E Mail :- perkseal@mweb.co.zw 29 14th Avenue Bulawayo
Perkins Harare Sales :- 04 755440 / E Mail :- perkhre@mweb.co.zw Bay 1 32 Simon Mazorodze Rd. Harare For all your Oil Seals, Mechanical seals, "O" Rings & "O" Ring cord requirements.

LEATHERSEALS
5212A WAKEFIELD STREET BELMONT.
Telephone :- 09 - 880844 - 881074 Fax :- 09 - 78213 e mail address :- bancroft@mweb.co.zw
We are able to manufacture the following seals for your requirements :- Borehole cups Booster Pump High Pressure -- Hydralic Jacks / Pressure Rams Pneumatic Air Brake Boosters and Hat seals
Perkins Seals Harare stock a good range of Leather cups for Leather seals. DETAILS are :- Perkins Seals Bay 1 Simon Mazorodze Road Harare. Telephone :- 04 755440 / 749023. They are also able to take bulk orders for manufacture by Leatherseals in Bulawayo.

STAG FLUID SEALING
IN STOCK, GLAND PACKING, SHEET JOINTING, SEMI-METALLIC GASKETS, ASBESTOS ROPE &TAPE, CORK PRODUCTS,
FLEXOID.
112A J\TONGOGARA ST
885106\7 OR 0772 234539 & 0712 616418. BYO. HARARE,754662.

BANCROFT NEIL

BOREHOLE PUMP REPAIRS, INSTALLATIONS, WATER RETICULATION, WATER TANK INSTALLATION AND BOOSTER PUMPS WE CUT PVC PIPING TO YOUR SPECS ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER REPAIRS AND PROCUREMENT.

Call Mike howard or Obed Sithole at Bancroft Neil & Co el 880844 /46 0772260769 or 0712608724 We install and repair Borehole and Booster pumps. We also sell gas and Cadac products but not gas.

BANCROFT NEIL
5212A WAKEFIELD STREET Telephone :- 09 - 880844 / 881074 Fax :- 09 - 78213 e mail :- bancroft@mweb.co.zw
Contact us for all your Borehole Capacity Testing.
WE also do Electric Motor Rewinding.

26) Health And Beauty

Rati s Beauty Parlour situated at Berkley Place, 71 J. Tongogara, between 6th avenue and L. Takawira.
Pedicure $ 15.00 Nails $ 15.00 Massage $ 20.00 Facials $ 20.00
Call us for Appointment. 882898 / 0772 370 256 / 0712 761 616

ANTE NATAL CLASSES/ DOULA
If you re having your FIRST BABY and want to know all about pregnancy, LABOUR, delivery and post natal care I teach a set of 6 classes, each one covering a different topic.
I can also be with you when you re in labour and at DELIVERY to answer your questions and reassure you.
For any further information please contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on 466741/2 Mon to Fri 8 till midday Home landline 237240 or 0712 728350 or 0772 749749 Email address jicsj@yoafrica.com

SLIMMING GREEN COFFEE 1000 & LEPTIN COCOA

Did the spoils of the festive season spoil your waist line??? Get back on track with these tasty and healthy slimming beverages designed to suppress appetite, stop snacking and assist with fat burning and boosting metabolism! Each box contains 18 sachets - all you have to do is drink one every morning before breakfast! Choose between the Green Coffee and the Hot Cocoa. Also available are herbal slimming capsules, Milk tea and Dried Plums.
Please contact Neil Van on 0773 962 083

Mathilda at Highfield Pharmacy will ensure you professional manicure and beautiful acrylic nails. Call in at Mathilda, Highfield Pharmacy Ninth Ave, Robert Mugabe Street, Bulawayo. Telephone 67641.

27) Tuition



28) Miscellaneous For Sale

TENDELE CRAFTS
River Estate Cnr. 12th/Oak Ave.( Lookout for Lime green wall!) Suburbs
Lots of exciting new stock . Lovely jewellery in traditional beads, trade beads, recycled paper beads. Great fun and reasonably priced. We now have a small picture gallery showcasing local talented artists and their interpretation of life in Zimbabwe. We are also building up a children s section of locally made items including T-shirts, unusual Paint-a-bag kits, bright animal egg cups ideal for Easter and other bright fun items.
Also textiles, glassware, re-cycled aluminum ware, baskets, carvings, books, cards, wirework, hand painted pottery and much more.
Do pay us a visit and come and browse.
Open weekdays 9am - 4pm. and Sat mornings.
Lynne and Martin Wilkins Cel : 0712 403 431 / 0772 355 882

FOR SALE

DELTA HUT/TOOL SHED (CI) $100-00 MONARCH DOUBLE S/S LAUNDRY BASIN ON FRAME $180-00 CENTRE TABLE $50-00 SOLAR COOKER (CONVEX TYPE) $100-00 OAK BOOKCASE (1500x450x1400) $250-00 DOUBLE BASE AND MATTRESS LUXAIRE $200-00 BRASS HEADBOARD WITH SIDE TABLES ATTACHED $300-00 MAGIMIX FOOD PROCESSOR $50-00 NEW DINNER SERVICE HOME ESSENCE 20 PCE $60-00 SOLID TEAK 4 SIDE TABLES (NEW) 500x500x450 $45-00 EACH TEAK CHEST OF 4 DRAWERS (950x510x1060) $300-00 MIRROR MOUNTED ON WOODEN FRAME (1210x1170) $70-00

CELL NO. 0772365887

HOUSE HOLD GOODS FOR SALE
Antique Silk sofa 3 seater, 2 arm chairs scrolled arms mahogany carbriole legs - $ 1 000.00 Tapestry carved mahogany arm chairs x 2 - $ 500 Antique bow and claw display cabinet - $500.00 Aluminum cast garden chairs, table and 4 chairs - $ 400.00 Three piece Oak wall unit - $800.00 Barlow Gern Fridge 45 litre - $500.00
Please contact 0773 715 032 0772 436 979

FOR SALE
Hot Wax Depilator (waxing pot) $ 220.00 Samsung GT -S5230 Edge Touch Screen Cellphone next to new. Comes in a box plus charger $180.00 Play Station 3 Games Chronicles of Riddick, Cassault of Dark Athena $ 25.00 X-Men Wolverine, uncaged edition $35.00 Morris $ 500.00
Please contact: 0772 755 1156

Hey thought i will share with everyone, you can shop for different products in the comfort of your home, online. No need to go from shop to shop in this heat, all you need to do is get internet access and visit a website called www.cybermallzimbabwe.com. The website is still growing, if you want a product that is not there simply send them any email and they will soon get the products you are interested in. Also good for companies and individuals who want to market their products. Visit the website today and see for yourself:- www.cybermallzimbabwe.com.
by Skylar Shaanon - 0777987627
Nobukhosi Ncube nobukhosin@yahoo.com

TENDELE CRAFTS
River Estate Cnr. 12th/Oak Ave.( Lookout for Lime green wall!) Suburbs
Lots of exciting new stock . Lovely jewellery in traditional beads, trade beads, recycled paper beads. Great fun and reasonably priced. We now have a small picture gallery showcasing local talented artists and their interpretation of life in Zimbabwe. We are also building up a children s section of locally made items including T-shirts, unusual Paint-a-bag kits, bright animal egg cups ideal for Easter and other bright fun items. Also textiles, glassware, re-cycled aluminum ware, baskets, carvings, books, cards, wirework, hand painted pottery and much more. Do pay us a visit and come and browse. Open weekdays 9am - 4pm. and Sat mornings.
Lynne and Martin Wilkins Cel : 0712 403 431 / 0772 355 882

1 x trojan meridian gym $1 500 neg 1 x trojan bench press with bull bar $ weights (complete) $650 neg 1 x biabchi road bike with champagnolo record equipment $2 000 neg
please contact 0775 765 546 or 0773 249 049

STEELFORCE HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD

BE AWARE
In the Best interests of the public please be aware that a standard roll of Brickforce B1 or B2 is 20 meters. It has come to our attention that there are rolls currently on the market that do not meet this standard and fall well short of the minimum length of 20 meters. All of the Steelforce products on offer meet the international standards and are quality assured.
Our current prices for B1 and B2 are as follows:
500 rolls and above : US$2.25 incl VAT Less than 500 rolls : US$2.35 incl VAT ALL ROLLS ARE 20M LENGTHS !!!!!!!!!
CONTACT US AT: BULAWAYO : 9 Bilston Street, Donnington Tel : (09) 474675/6 Fax: (09) 470650 Email : sales@steelforce.co.zw
HARARE: 32 Birmingham Road, Southerton Tel : (04) 758814/6 Fax: (04) 758817 Email: sfharare@steelforce.co.zw

Washing machine "WHIRLPOOL" heavy duty toploader Leather & Oak Lounge suite (6 piece) Set Brass/glass coffee tables 2 X 10fin radiator type heaters T.V stand brass C.D tower stand Fish tank with accessories 2 sets wrought iron garden suites (round tables)
Contact 255794(BYO) for details

Exquisite, white imported wedding gown for hire, Size 32 - $ 150 Please contact 0775114761

HEWING WOODS
MANUFACTURERS OF CUSTOM, HANDMADE TEAK FURNITURE And
SUPPLIERS OF ROUGH SAWN TEAK QUALITY HAND CRAFTED TEAK FURNITURE MADE TO YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE AND TASTE SIT DOWN WITH JOHN HEWITT AND DESIGN YOUR OWN HAND CRAFTED TEAK FURNITURE Furniture for: Dining Rooms Lounge Hallways Bar Also available Custom made office furniture
Visit our Showroom at: 26 Wolverhampton Road Donnington Bulawayo Or Contact: Mark Spring: + 263 9 470242/0774 400 852 John Hewitt: + 263 9 470194/0773 254 462

29) Wanted To Buy

WANTED: Large size Slow Cooker (NOT a pressure cooker) in good condition. Please phone cell 0775103589

30) Clothing And Fashion

COSY WINTER GOWNS FOR LADIES HAVE JUST ARRIVED. AVAILABLE IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PASTEL SHADES - MUST HAVE FOR THIS WINTER. ALSO A SMALL QUANTITY OF WHITE TOWELING ROBES. VISIT US AT BODY BASICS, SHOP 26 ASCOT PIAZZA, BULAWAYO. CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK!

31) Boats and Fishing

BOAT FOR SALE
Bass Harrier hull (14 foot Made by Fibrecraft) fully decked and 90hp Mercury motor on trailer. Includes - 24 volt Evinrude bass motor - 4 blade stainless steel prop - spare aluminum prop - 2 x 25lt fuel tanks - 2 fish finders (dash and front) - brand new tyres on trailer - spare wheel and hub - 2 live wells, one front one back - bilge pump - live well fill and aerator pumps with control centre - rod box - navigational lights

Contact Marc +263-9-888463 (office hours) or Cell +263712643428 email: marcjones@matupula.co.zw

32) Decor And Home



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The problems we face today are there because...
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ZESA HOLDINGS (PVT) LTD
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information to our stakeholders on developments in the power sector. In the process we also hope to address some of the concerns that have recently been raised by some of our stakeholders on a number of issues.

1) Power Supply & Development
The problem with the power supply situation in Zimbabwe arises from the fact that the installed power generation capacity in the country is less than demand. The power system also suffered from the economic downturn over the last decade. The sub-economic tariffs that were charged during that time meant that the revenue that was generated was not enough to enable maintenance to be carried out at the level required to maintain a decent level of supply. The problem is made worse by the following factors:

a) 35% of that installed capacity is out of service due to age, maintenance, etc.
b) Power imports are limited as the shortage is regional in scale
c) The utilisation of electricity is largely inefficient in Zimbabwe
d) Inability and/or unwillingness to settle bills

In order to address the situation the following measures are being implemented:
Operational issues:
a) Refurbishment work is being carried out at Hwange Power station (HPS)
b) Refurbishment work is being carried out at the transmission and distribution system levels
c) An efficiency initiative will soon be implemented to replace inefficient incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent lighting
d) On the back of the tariff that was introduced in September 2011, maintenance work, which is now possible, is being implemented
e) Revenue collection is being accelerated

Developmental issues:
a) A consultant, Hatch, was appointed to finalise a feasibility study for HPS extension & Kariba Power Station extension and that has been successfully completed.
b) An Expression of Interest, to qualify prospective contractors for the development of the projects was completed successfully.
c) The pre-qualification of bidders was followed up by visiting banks in the prospective bidders' countries to verify issues of funding
d) Technical bids will shortly be sent out to pre-qualified contractors and thereafter appointment of successful contractors

It is our aim to reach financial closure on these development projects in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2012. This will ensure that by the end of 2015, the new plant will start to come on stream. The Ministry of energy & power Development, and the government at large, is providing invaluable guidance and support in this endeavour.

2) Billing

A lot of genuine complaints have been raised by our customers concerning the billing system. We are pleased to advise that the billing system has now been upgraded and now running live in Harare as from this month, after some test runs were made to our satisfaction. Barring any unforeseen aspects, we now have confidence that the billing woes will soon be behind us and customer anxiety in this area will be eliminated. The system is now being rolled out to other regions in the country. We have deliberately chosen a billing system with some modules that will be used when we migrate to prepaid metering and which will also remain to serve customers who will not be on prepaid metering.

3) Prepaid Metering

We recently concluded contract negotiations with successful bidders on the prepaid metering project. The installation will be done by the meter suppliers and this strategy is to ensure that the roll out takes place in the shortest possible time. The plan is to have the meters installed over a period of 18 months. We are also at the same time going to run a pilot project to test smart metering, with a view to employing this technology as part of our strategy towards establishing a smart grid, to address efficiency in electricity utilisation.

4) CFL lighting

The compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) program, which entails replacing inefficient incandescent lights, will soon be underway. We really welcome the debate that is taking place on whether the program should be embarked upon and whether, in view of the falling prices of CFLs, ZESA should finance it. Our position is that efficiency in utilisation of electricity is an integral part of the strategy to address the current power shortage. The investment in CFLs is attractive: we will be spending $7 million to 'generate' 150 MW, which roughly translates to about $50,000 per MW in capital, compared to $3 million per MW, on the expansion projects. In addition the quick turnaround of the project adds significantly to its attractiveness. We also believe that it is prudent for ZESA to finance the initial installation in order to quickly realise the benefit and help in alleviating the power shortage. We agree that there is need to have legislation in place to ban the inefficient incandescent and, together with the Ministry of energy & Power development, the issue is being addressed. We are however cognisant of the fact that the effectiveness of such legislation will only be achieved by its enactment in all the countries in the region. Implementing the legislation only in Zimbabwe without the cooperation of neighbouring countries will make it difficult to enforce it in Zimbabwe. Fortunately this position has been appreciated by all regional countries and a concerted effort is being worked out to enact this legislation in all SADC countries.

5) Revenue Collection

We have intensified our effort to collect outstanding bills, especially on the back of improved billing. The program is critical for sustaining operations and to maximise benefit from the tariff, including supporting the importation of electricity. There are prospects for increasing imports from new stations being developed in the region. We are in discussion with the concerned developers and we have to position ourselves as a credit worthy off taker to be able to tap from these new sources. We therefore urge all our customers to pay their bills on time and to bring their accounts up to date. We have availed to customers a facility to propose workable payment plans and this has helped a lot. Regrettably some customers have chosen either to ignore this facility or not to honour their payment plans, leaving us no option except to withdraw supply.

In conclusion, we need to highlight that we are very cognisant of the supportive role that electricity plays in an economy, and to express our commitment to supporting national programs for growing the economy of Zimbabwe, such as the Medium Term Plan (MTP). We do appreciate the anxiety amongst our customers concerning the supply situation; unfortunately it takes 4-5 years to build a power station and, a key prerequisite to be able to do so, is the need to have in place a cost reflective tariff, so that the projects are bankable. This has been the Achilles heel that made it impossible to build power stations in Zimbabwe for the last twenty years, when we needed to do so. Incidentally it is also one of the most critical elements required, to attract private sector investment in the power sector.

Please refer any questions to www.pr@zesa.net, and you may also visit our website at www.zesa.co.zw for daily generation statistics.

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