THE GAUTENG GRAND PRIX!
HeeHoo and I were in S.A. recently, ambling casually towards our car after a most successful shopping trip (I love shopping at Cresta Shopping Centre in Northcliffe!)
Correction - I was ambling contentedly, but HeeHoo was mumbling grumpily about my inordinate ability to shop, saying disparaging things about the parcels he was carrying. Of course I totally ignored him !! Nothing has changed in our shopping trips for 45 years!!
Suddenly a tremendous commotion broke out in the basement garage!! At least 17 motor bikes roared into life and sped deafeningly past us in a furious wave!! It reminded me of the start of the Moto GPs that HeeHoo watches avidly.
Either that or the 'Ton-Up Boys' were heading off on their travels or possibly a bank heist maybe even an insurrection or bikers warfare (I have a very fertile imagination!!)
Each bike had a large carrier box on the back and we realised, with some relief, that it was in fact the Checkers Sixty60 crew shooting off en masse to deliver their goods in the area, within sixty minutes as promised!!
Since Covid, deliveries of food and produce has increased exponentially, none more so that in South Africa. Every food outlet now has a plethora of delivery bikes lined up outside their premises, waiting for orders of pizzas, curries, burgers and fries!!
Woe betide you if you are in the vicinity of a Pizza Inn when the rugby starts..
One door closes and another opens. Covid wrought many difficulties, thousands of folk suddenly were out of work, but just as quickly, thousands of people found jobs!!
Delivery - the new way to shop, the new way to dine, and suddenly thousands of people were employed, thousands of motor bikes and bikes were purchased, and a strange new lifestyle emerged for countless people worldwide.
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4TH OCTOBER 2023
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Hair Days continued
Had to reply to your Hair Days item. You never mentioned the days of large clusters of curls on top of one's head, which were stuffed with panties of socks each night with a scarf over and you hoped the style would survive the night!! I used to wash my hair at nit and sleep with a headful of spiky pink curlers, how I ever slept I do not know.
As the years galloped on and kiddies came, fancy hairdo's became a thing of the past, however one did become very close to ones hairdresser, then as retirement loomed the hairdresser retired and the hunt was one for a new one. I have a complete classic here in Umkomaas, her name is Venus, her salon is right on the beach, you lie at the basin having a wash and the view is spectacular you could well believe you were on Santorini. Venus is in love with anything Polynesian, so her decor is very Bali. She is 70 but still working, her conversation is a mixture of Afrikaans and English, which she switches about with abandon. Don't go to Venus if you just want a quick cut, it is more like a morning event, with her stopping to greet the fishermen or divers who pass her door, rushing out to pat a passing dog, handing out food to beggars an passing on the local skinner. She is one of a kind and I just love my monthly visits.
2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
Tragically killed in Bulawayo on Saturday.
Deepest sympathy to Pauline, Mark and little Harper.
The Memorial service for Esme Scott will be held at Southern Comfort Lodge on Friday at 15.30.
Please could you pass my condolences on to Lorimer Scott - his Mum and Dad were well known to us and Esme always a good friend and we rented our premises from her our last offices as Tuckey agencies in the very long ago.
She will be well missed by him and also all her other friends I am sure.
Well remembered by me and sending loving thoughts.
4) Notices and Events
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: email@example.com
THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. HAPPY VALLEY SERIES 2
The second series comes to a breath-taking conclusion but some things are left open-ended for a third series that will be shown early in the New Year!
- The action comes to a head with a deadly, gripping game of bluff - and once again, Sally Wainwright has created a tender tragedy that will freeze your blood. [The Guardian]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER AT 7.00 P.M. FILM PREMIERE: 'HIDDEN WITHIN' DIRECTED BY DANNY LASKER
A young woman returns home to Zimbabwe to visit her ill father. A string of local disappearances reveal a frightening secret he's been hiding.
Filmed in Bulawayo, the production features a top-class cast with Cape Town-based actress Anja Taljaard, veteran Lionel Strasky and actor and photographer Arthur Falko.
Tickets: US$10.00 - available from: Cozim office at Deja Vu restaurant Picassos at Zonkiziswe Bonsa Spar at Hillside Greenvale at Bradfield Still Haven in Suburbs Fazak Orange Elephant Wholesale Beef at Ascot shopping centre Raji Hassamal uniforms (Fife St., opp. City Hall)
THURSDAYS 12 & 19 OCTOBER THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 'the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years' and, since it's 42 years since Hitchhiker's Guide appeared on television it seemed a good time to show it at the Academy.
Arthur Dent wakes up one morning to find that a big, yellow bulldozer is trying to destroy his house to make way for a bypass. Twelve minutes later, a big yellow spaceship shows up to destroy planet Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass. One of few apocalyptic stories where the world is blown up in the first few minutes! Luckily, Arthur's friend Ford Prefect turns out to be an alien and not from Guildford after all, a field researcher for The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Together they hitch a lift on board a Vogon constructor ship, and with the help of their guide, a Babel fish and of course a towel, they set off to explore the universe together..
- I've always felt the television incarnation of Hitchhiker's should be better appreciated. [AV Club]
- Douglas Adams' tale of a wayward Earthling cast into the world of space travel is so great that even its third-best version - after the original radio play and Adams' series of novels - is a classic. [Rolling Stone]
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable series. In fact it's arguably the most remarkable series ever to come out of the British Broadcasting Corporation. [Den of Geek]
- Just brilliant. Follows the book as close as it is possible unlike the horrible movie of 2005. [Rotten Tomatoes]
Admission: $2.00 [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. THE BRENT BIRCKHEAD QUARTET - N.B. TO BE CONFIRMED
Saxophonist Brent Birckhead is a 'riveting' improviser (New York Times), award-winning soloist, bandleader and composer with a drive for creative risk and deep respect for legacy. While studying at Howard University, he won Downbeat magazine's Student Music Award for best blues/pop/rock soloist. His playing demonstrates an impressive mastery of styles - funk, r & b, and go-go in addition to mainstream jazz - honed in major D.C. groups like the Bohemian Caverns Orchestra and the Chuck Brown Band. Birckhead has performed and toured with a starry roster of legendary artists, and recent appearances with his band have included stops at prestigious venues including the Blue Note, Hollywood Bowl, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Billboard Tokyo and Osaka.
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. ROCKET MAN
Paramount Pictures calls Rocketman: 'An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.' The film tells Elton John's life story, beginning with his early years in Pinner, Middlesex, as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music. The biopic also touches on his influential and enduring musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse and acceptance of his sexual orientation.
- Rocketman ramps the camp up to 11, throws on some sequinned spectacles, and sparks fireworks of pure joy in glitzy song-and-dance routines. [Sight & Sound]
- Rocketman manages to be campy and yet sincere, serious and yet ridiculous, profound and yet silly, and quite wonderful. Just like Elton himself. [Chicago Sun-Times
- There may be a showbiz biopic to come that matches Rocketman for wit, energy, charm, candour and shameless exuberance. But I think it's gonna be a long, long time. [London Evening Standard]
- Pure Elton and pure pleasure. [Metro UK]
- It finds strength in texture, beauty in sadness, and an inspired finale in a crackpot arrangement of one of the singer's greatest hits. [The Times]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
- Thursday 26 October Invictus
- Thursday 2 November NZARA-HUNGER - a film by Klara Ana Rosa
- Friday 3 November Christine Nyoni in Concert
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
5A, 9TH AVENUE, BULAWAYO
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
HILLCREST: The house has 2 bedrooms with built in cupboards, lounge/dining room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, and separate toilet. There is also a garage, staff quarters, and swimming pool, with the 1270sm property walled and gated. Price USD95 000-00
LOCHVIEW: A Brick-under-asbestos house with 3 bedrooms, family bathroom with shower, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, dining room, lounge with fireplace, front veranda, solar geyser and lights. The property also has a cottage with bathroom, lounge and bedroom. Staff toilet, double carport, fenced on one side, walled on one side and gated. Just under an acre. Price: USD70 000-00
MONTGOMERY: A large 20-acre plot in Montgomery ideal for agriculture or for an educational establishment. The property has a typical farming style house with a well-kept garden. It has 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, main ensuite, 2 lounges, dining room, study, fitted kitchen, scullery, pantry, and veranda, with a solar geyser. The property also has a workshop with 2 carports, an unfinished one-bedroom cottage, another one-bedroom cottage, 2 storerooms, 2 buildings with dog kennels which could be used as chicken runs or holding larger animals, 13 staff quarters, 3 water reservoirs, 2 boreholes, 4 water tanks, 2 fish ponds, a goat kraal, pig sties, and a drip irrigation Orange orchard. The property is fenced and gated. Price USD350 000-00
TOWN HOUSE TO LET
FAMONA: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Rent USD600-00, available 1st October 2023.
FLAT TO LET
SAUERSTOWN: 3 bedrooms, Rent USD350-00, immediate occupation.
OFFICES TO LET
BRADFIELD:3 offices, Rent USD600-00
ESIGODINI:3 offices, Rent USD235-00
BULAWAYO CBD: 2 offices, immediate occupation
CLOSE TO CBD: Multiple offices to let, prices range from USD350-00 to USD700-00. Immediate occupation.
We have properties for sale in Bulawayo, Harare, Beitbridge, Binga, Hwange, Mlibizi, Mutare, Redcliff, and Plumtree. High/ low density, residential, commercial, and holiday homes. US$85000-US$250000. For these, and other properties for sale, Phone (029) 2274581/3 (Landline)Call: Probity: 0782119972/ Bryan: 0772238431 Email: probity@rodor.Co.Zw Visit Us On Our Website: www.rodorproperties.co.zw
VALUATIONS AND ESTIMATES
Want to sell We can assist you with an estimation of the value of your property. We are registered with the Valuer's Council of Zimbabwe, and offer a complete and efficient service of property Valuation for any purpose. For Valuations, phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), or email firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com Or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter.
Residential, commercial properties for rent. For more information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting list, you are invited to contact us on (029)2274581/3 (landline), e- mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit our offices at 5a 9thavenue , between Robert Mugabe way and Josiah Tongogara avenue
HOURS OF BUSINESS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8AM -4.30PM
WE NEED PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND TO RENT FOR REGISTERED BUYERS AND TENANTS. ALL VIEWERS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A MEMBER OF OUR STAFF.
12) Accommodation in South Africa
12b) Accommodation in Botswana
13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
Mature lady 58
Able to work under pressure with minimum supervision. Keen to learn new skills in a short space of time.
'O' Levels, Computer Literacy in Pastel Version 4, Microsoft Programs and Pitman Diploma in Secretarial Studies including Accounting Level 4, First Class.
Experienced Receptionist, Typist and Accounts Clerk. Also Acting P.A.(Secretary).
Available on the following contact details: Calls-0773 935 738. Whattsup
0719 476 038.
Accounts Clerk Required
Bulawayo Company requires experienced Accounts Clerk
Pastel and Excel knowledge required
Bookkeeping experience necessary
Young vibrant lady aged 29 years old open minded and keen to learn.
Qualified Biochemist with 6 years post graduation work in quality control. Also has a passion for baking and willing to help in a cafe or hotel plus ready to try clerical work as well. Please contact:
Call or whatsapp 0777 999 562
SEEKING DOMESTIC EMPLOYMENT
Capable, energetic lady with experience, available for housekeeping, child minding, gardening if necessary.
References available. Whatsapp
Louisa Ncube - 078 904 7034
An exceptional man is seeking employment.
Worked In the funeral industry as a consultant 2003 up to 2023.
Driver Class 4
Eloquent, energetic, capable and charismatic.
Eager to learn and venture in different field eg Tourism and hospitality.
Toulon Furniture Company
Quality custom made furniture for all budgets and lifestyles. Items
include but are not limited to Patio set, Garden Furniture, Restaurant
Tables and Chairs, Wine Racks, Bird Boxes
We do anything in up-cycled pallet and pine timber.
Mobile: 0774 884 216 Lawton Mwedziwendira
0774 095 035 Tabby Simon
Looking for Worksuits
Durable, strong, reflective worksuits and all workwear, made to order by Mrs Gwidzima in Suburbs.
Telephone Langton on 0712924694
30 TON RIG FOR HIRE
Ever wondered if you really need Human Resources department full time
.Worried about hiring permanent employees for a temporary job
Are you still a relatively small business and you wondering how you will navigate the human capital at a limited cost.
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We basically deal with all your administration issues as you focus on productivity.
For more information contact us on app and calls +263774 316 769
Phuthin Glass and Aluminium
Specialists of :
email - Phuthinv@gmail.com
Telephone +263 785 376 240 or +263 716 274 093
Excellent service from this firm where 'Outstanding is the new Normal'
WATER DELIVERIES BULAWAYO
5000 litres $50
2000 litres $30
1000 litres $20
Free Delivery within 10 km radius.
Contact Stanley on 0775378930
+63 77 856 4567
Cleedon will come to the privacy of your home in Bulawayo and cut and style your hair.
Ladies and Gentlemen - Seven days a week.
For all your plumbing and building jobs.
New installation and repairs call Rob on 0772230551
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
Adrian Bolze is back in business!!
He and his expert staff are ready to assist you with all tree felling and maintenance requirements.
Mobile +263 71 240 4987
For your borehole drilling and installations call us today and let us help you bring clean and safe water to your door step whatsapp and calls 0713931076 /0779495398
ANTE NATAL CLASSES AND BABY VACCINATIONS
I teach a set of 4 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners. These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
(I work part time at my BABY CLINIC doing vaccinations and growth monitoring :-)
Appointments are essential.
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on 0292466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or 0292237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
22) Health And Beauty
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26) Clothing And Fashion
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JILL'S SUPER ORGANIC COMPOST
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EXCELLENT FOR POTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWER BEDS, SEEDLINGS AND LAWNS.
WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 07784955 99
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