FROM ASHES TO DIAMONDS
When my Mom died we scattered her ashes in the Garden of Remembrance but when Dad died in Namibia the crematorium presented us with his ashes in a fancy mukwa casket. We scattered most of his ashes in the Matopos secreting a bottle of champagne up his favourite kopje and toasting his life with the yellow billed kites.
For years the mukwa casket glared at us remonstratively from the mantle piece until I redecorated the lounge and the casket did not fit into the decor so it was banished to the kitchen shelf next to the tinned fruit but in front of the jellies.
The mukwa casket is handsome mind you but you can go on the internet and order your Human (and Pet) Urns by Rays of Joy who make to order stained Glass Human and Pet Cremation Urns in elegant colours, designer urns or the off the shelf variety. The Companion Urn is a double decker urn specially for loved ones who wish to be together immortally.
Many folk wish their ashes to be scattered in various places which have special meaning in their lives and if you have always been keen on the sea you can visit the Eternal Reefs web site which offers you burial at sea.
An Eternal Reef combines a cremation urn, ash scattering and a burial at sea into one meaningful permanent environmental tribute to life.
Most archeologists believe that cremation was invented during the stone age, about 3000 BCE. 1 It was most likely first used in Europe or the Near East. It became the most common method of disposing of bodies by 800 BCE in Greece, and 600 BCE in Rome. However, other societies had other methods:
in ancient Israel, sepulchers (tombs or vaults) were used for burial; cremation was shunned.
The body was exposed to the air of the tomb and simply decomposed.
the early Christian church also rejected cremation, partly because of its association with Pagan societies of Greece and Rome. Christians buried their dead in graves or in catacombs (underground vaults). in ancient Egypt, bodies were embalmed.
in ancient China, they were buried.
When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the followers of other religions were exiled or exterminated, burial became the only method of disposing of bodies throughout Europe.
An Italian, Professor Brunetti, developed the first modern cremation chamber in the 1870's. This triggered a movement towards cremation in Europe and North America, which has continued to the present day. In 1886, the Roman Catholic Church officially banned cremations. Church members as recently as World War II were excommunicated for arranging them. The Eastern Orthodox ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople stated in 1961 that "There is no formal Orthodox rule against cremation, but there is a heavy weight of custom and sentiment in favor of Christian burial"
However their are now more modern thoughts entering the burial versus cremation arena.
A company called Gentle Jane in the USA offers snapfreezing of either your bod or your DNA so that you can be recreated in the not so far distant future when the secrets to eternal youth have been found.
The SnapFreezer is a patented technique for the fast freezing of biological samples, biopsies, bodies or suspensions. This unique technique brings a definitive solution for long term stability of your frozen samples for guaranteed results in morphology, histology and molecular biology.
So its not just science fiction, its nearly here !!
But just when you thought being snapfrozen was the newest way to enter the afterlife, and American Company has gone one better offering everyone the chance to return as a rock !!
A very expensive rock mind you. Life Gem situated in Chicago has come up with the idea of turning the carbon found in cremated ashes into diamonds. So rather than visiting loved ones in a cemetery or scattering their ashes at sea or in the Matopos, or keeping them in an urn behind the jellies, relatives can now wear their loved ones set into a ring.
Created diamonds aren't new. Gem quality diamonds have been synthesized in the lab for awhile now and are showing up in many sales catalogs. But a company called LifeGem has come up with a unique twist on diamond creation. They create gemstones from carbon that's captured during the cremation of human remains.
It's not a process that will appeal to everyone, but the company is finding that an increasing number of people opt in to the program in order to leave family members a lasting memento, one that's beautiful and one they can wear all the time.
Carbon released during cremation is captured as a dark powder, then heated to produce graphite. The graphite is sent to a lab where it is synthesized into fancy colored diamonds (clear versions will be available soon). LifeGem recommends you use their cremation process for best results, but the company says it can often retrieve enough carbon to make diamonds from previously cremated remains.
Dozens of stones can be made from one individual. The size selection is currently 0.25 to 1.3 carats, but the company plans to offer larger diamonds soon.
Nature takes millions of years to form diamonds but Life Gem takes two months. Life Gems process to turning dead into diamonds requires oxygen levels to be controlled during cremation to prevent carbon in the body from being converted to carbon dioxide. Once completed a stone can then be turned into a ring or a pendant. And because so little of the deceased is required to make a stone relatives can also receive an urn containing ashes.
Skeptical LifeGem claims to have an "open door" policy, allowing you to inspect many aspects of their tracking system. The system follows all remains throughout the entire process, from cremation to faceting. They also offer a more advanced type of system that uses internal markers to track remains.
Pets Too Yes, the company will produce diamonds from your pet's remains.
LifeGem says that its overall quality target is to produce gems at the VVS clarity level (very, very slightly included; very, very slightly imperfect).
It's definitely not for everyone, but LifeGem has indeed come up with a unique memorial option.
Cremation will be the way that I choose to depart this life, hopefully my offspring will not want me decorating their fingers as a diamond !! and the thought of a coffin and a dark hole in the ground is too scary for words but a lot of people more pretentious than I have greater plans for their afterlife.
And if you feel that you would really rather not opt for burial or cremation, like Walt Disney you can opt for cryogenics !!
Cryonics is the use of cryogenic (very low) temperatures to preserve recently deceased human beings with hopes they may be revived at some later date.
The most advanced procedure is called "vitrification". In vitrification more than 60% of the water inside cells is replaced by a mixture of cryoprotectant (antifreeze) compounds so that tissue does not freeze during cooling. Instead, below a temperature of -130 degrees Celsius, the tissue becomes a rigid glass with no ice crystal damage. Chemistry is stopped, and tissue is stable essentially indefinitely.
There are 46 folk currently lying in state in a cryogenic crypt right at this moment waiting for better days !!
Not for me wanting to be preserved for ever in a cryogenic state, can you imagine what this poor world will be like in a few years time Its bad enough already, who on earth would want to come back to life later on and inherit all the problems that we are busy creating right now !!
Come & get "FREE Cleft Lip & Palate Operations" for children @ Sally Mugabe - Harare Hospital.
Screening starts Sunday 4 Sept @8am. Bring relevant records.
Nozizwe Mother of Nations
Third Term is loading in Zimbabwe and we are once again finding ourselves having to hit the ground running , this term we now have over 300 more orphans and underprivileged kids in desperate need of school fees in the rural areas and towns around Zimbabwe , previously these kids were usually chased out of school for non payment of fees on the first week of school. Some well wishers and organisations have kindly helped us and paid for some of the kids tuition and arrears over time but due to budget constraints cannot commit to long term payments for these poor kids.
It has also come to our attention that a lot more girls are dropping out of schools which is really heartbreaking as some take on roles as mothers to younger siblings... to keep food on the table.
We would love to keep helping these orphans to stay in school , in the coming terms their fees now range from 17000 per child to 22500 RTGS approximately 22 to 30 US per child per term in some schools, factoring in possible increases and exam fees .
If anyone would like to sponsor some orphans in rural communities for the coming terms please get in touch, some of these kids are being looked after by elderly grandparents who cannot even afford one US dollar.
Let come together and keep these kids in school.
Together we can make a difference
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2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
JANE BURDON (ex Bulawayo)
Passed away in Bletchley (UK) on the 12th of August 2022. She would have turned 100 this year.
What a privilege to have been your daughter and to have you as my rock and mentor. Dad, thank you for being the kindest, most selfless person and the very best Dad in the world. Now at peace.
Frank Matthew Stipinovich passed away unexpectedly on the 17th of August in Cape town. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He loved the bush, beach, baking and woodwork. He loved with his whole heart and had a smile that filled a room. He will be greatly missed.
Frank Matthew Stipinovich passed away suddenly in Cape Town, sadly missed by his siblings, Angelo, Nic, Mary, Anne and Johnny.
May he rest in peace.
3) Notices and Events
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: email@example.com
The Academy's new term begins on Monday 12 September and lessons may be arranged with immediate effect. Further details from the office or 60684/67195
Supper will be available before DVD showings but orders for evening meals must be placed in advance. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org - or phone 0774 004 449 / 0771 048 995
THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. CONCERT: GENARO PEREIRA (PIANO)
Genaro Pereira will be remembered for his previous, very successful appearances in Bulawayo. What is not so well-known is that he has also been a very generous benefactor to the Academy - indeed, without his assistance, it would have been very difficult for it to survive the Covid pandemic. And all the proceeds from this concert will be shared between the Mater Dei Hospital and the Academy so we are hoping for a good turn-out - and that some might perhaps be prepared to donate more than the very modest ticket price which is designed to make the concert accessible to all. Genaro has chosen a generous and demanding programme:
Liszt: Trois Etudes de Concert
Schumann: Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor
Further details will follow but please make a note of the date now and encourage as many as possible to support this concert!
Admission: US$5.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Carriages: 8.45 p.m.
The much-anticipated cinematic return of Downton Abbey reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa.
Downton Abbey: A New Era was as satisfying a filmgoing experience as I can remember. [Slate]
Just what the doctor ordered, bringing with it a warm sense of kindness and optimism. [Observer]
This is simply a perfect movie production. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will hope it never ends. [Kaplan vs. Kaplan]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. MASSENET: MANON - BALLET Carriages: 8.40 p.m.
Get swept up in the romantic tragedy of Manon, a breath-taking journey of love, decadence and passion. In eighteenth century Paris, a world where extravagant riches and abject poverty exist side by side, the young, beautiful and naive Manon is caught in-between. She falls in love with a penniless student, but is lured into becoming the mistress of a rich gentleman
Manon has become one the Royal Ballet's signature works since its creation by Kenneth MacMillan in 1974. This typically sumptuous production is designed by Nicholas Georgiadis and stars Tamara Rojo in the title role with Carlos Acosta as Des Grieux.
From giddiness to despair, triumph to regret, this Manon is searingly powerful. [The Guardian]
A dramatic, thrilling, affecting show that's highly recommended if you love ballet - and at least as much so if not. [Daily Telegraph]
It has to be the most demanding choreography ever for the leading dancers. Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta completely immersed themselves in their characters... absolutely breath taking [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
Thursday 22 September The Phantom of the Open [sic!]
Friday 23 September Europakonzert
Thursday 29 September Water for Elephants
Friday 30 September Puccini: La Rondine
5) Roses And Raspberries
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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
HOUSES FOR SALE
HILLCREST - NEW LISTING: 3 Bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom,
KILLARNEY - $82,000 On 1 acre, 3 bedroomed tiled family home, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, fenced, walled and gated.
FORTUNES GATE - $220,000 Situated in quiet neighbourhood. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus separate cottage, 3garages with pit, tiple carport, solar geyser and much more.
HILLSIDE - Excellent locality, close to Hillside Dams. Quiet area. 3 bedroomed home on 4800m Stand $120,000.
FLAT FOR SALES
One bedroomed flat in the Central Business District $37,000.
Bedsitter - $35,000
TOWN HOUSE - $80,000 (negotiable) Two bedrooms, lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, complex borehole.
PLOTS & STANDS: FOR SALE
GUMTREE - 40 Hectares with cottage, 2 boreholes, 2 water tanks, seasonal dam, and more. Full details on enquiry $240,000
CLAREMONT: $155,000. Undeveloped stand of 5.8 Hectares, with stunning views.
Must be seen to be appreciated.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
Central Business District - On large stand. Ideal for offices, plenty of parking - $200,000
OUT OF BULAWAYO - PROPERTIES FOR SALE
We have properties for sale in BeitBridge, Binga, Harare, Hwange, Mlibizi, Mutare, Redcliff, and Plumtree.
High/Low density, residential, commercial and holiday homes. $85,000-$250,000. Full details on enquiry
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline),
Kelvin 0773 366 207, Bryan 0772238431, Probity 0782119972, email mailto:email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on Property Book
We are registered with the VALUERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE, and offer a complete
and efficient service of Property Valuation for any purpose.
For Valuations, phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), 0772238431, or email
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Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing
suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter.
Venue for hire: For all your corporate events / reunions / awards /
weddings / training/ launches / year end graduations. Visit us at Rodor Properties,
5a, 9th Avenue for a quote for about - term hire of venue.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TO LET
HILLSIDE: 3 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, dining room, bathroom with toilet, separate toilet, walled and gated: US$600 Available November.
RANGEMORE 15km from Bulawayo City Centre. Plot 12.5 acres to let. 2 functional boreholes, solar geyser, fitted kitchen: US$550 negotiable Available Immediately
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TO LET.
CBD - WAREHOUSE : Kitchen, storeroom, loading bay, ablutions and borehole water.
Available Immediate - US$850
CBD - Sizes range 84m to 285m : Monthly from US$360 to US$660 per month.
Terms and Conditions Apply.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WANTED
Factory/warehouse/offices, for waiting tenants
If you can assist kindly contact us on 2274581
For 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),
mailto: mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our offices at 5A 9th Avenue, between Robert Mugabe Way and Josiah Tongogara Avenue. Hours of Business: Monday to Fridays: 8am - 4.30pm
Saturdays: 8am - 11am
WE NEED PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND TO RENT.
FOR REGISTERED BUYERS AND TENANTS
PROPERTY FOR SALE
Dewpoint Properties PBC - Estate Agency [EAC2022480]
Unit 6, 1st Floor, Saint Georges Building, 10th Ave/JMN Nkomo St, Bulawayo
Now listing... List your property with us today...
SUBURBS [TOP LISTING: excellent location; price reduced; great home;
great investment] (US$150,000.00): Executive home, beautiful lounge
with un-fitted bar area; second family lounge; dining room; four
bedrooms (beautiful main bedroom with en suite and dressing area)...
COMMERCIAL-CBD(US$260,000.00): For Doctors Practice or Corporate
Offices, busy area...
View Kumalo property on our website...
Want to BUY or SELL, call or email today...
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BRAND NEW RENTAL - HOPEVILLE VILLAGE
Professional Couple/Small family wanted for rental of brand new 3 Bedroom House,
main en-suite with walk in wardrobe, brick under tile roofing,
open plan kitchen, dining and living area, double lock-up garage,
modern finishes, solar powered, walled and gated.
Contact: 0777802121/0773661284 (Strictly No Calls, Whatsapp Only)
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
Brand New (haven't been used) Lenovo Core i3 laptop complete with original laptop bag. USD 420
Samsung Galaxy A series phone 128g storage and 4G Ram. USD 220
Because of high pressured job, what'sApp ONLY.
Nicci 0716 116 435
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
FASHA TRADING (PVT) LTD VACANCIES
Fasha Trading (PVT) LTD is inviting candidates to apply for the following posts
1) MOTOR MECHANIC
Interested candidates should possess at least class 2 in auto mechanic
2) ASSISTANT AUTO ELECTRICIAN
Interested personnel should be a holder of at least Class 2 certificate of auto electrics
Degree in accounting
For the advertised positions candidates should have at least a minimum of 1 year of experience in the field.
Interested candidates are advised to submit CVs and applications for the posts not later than the 12th of August 2022. Applications should be submitted to email@example.com. Please indicate the post you are applying for in your application.
C.A.D Operator required for Polygon, Gerber or Lectra.
Ability to digitise/grade/mark.
Experience in ladies wear an advantage.
Position Required soonest.
Contact Mr. K. Ndlovu on +263 292 465571/81 +263 77 389 0919
Customs Clearing Clerk
Duties & Responsibilities
Classifying tariffs & advising Supervisor the appropriate duties.
Capturing data and registering Bills of Entry.
Writing of reports weekly.
Updating relevant stakeholders on their customs cases.
Attending to all ZIMRA queries and
liaising with ZIMRA on ASYCUDA
Invoicing of other extra charges incurred after clearance at the border
100% quoting of clients and follow ups.
Qualifications & Experience
Diploma in Customs Legislation and Procedures or any other relevant qualifications
At least 1 year experience with traceable reference.
Computer literacy: Excel and ZIMRA ASYCUDA.
Good analytical and report writing skills.
Email CVS to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in email@example.com.
I am a 30 year old single mom seeking employment as a sales rep, marketing officer, receptionist , cashier or secretary.
I have 6 O levels Maths and English inclusive..I have a certificate in Sales and Marketing Management with Byo Poly.
I am currently in my final year studying for Business Management and Information Technique.
For calls 0779028746
Mature lady, hard-worker. Able to work under pressure with minimum
supervision. Computer literate, 6 O levels and Pitman Diploma in
Secretarial Studies. Please contact 0719 476 038
Well spoken lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / child-minder.
Able to do basic cooking. Stay out preferred. Please contact 0774 776
360 or 0714 565 086
Mature lady well spoken lady seeks employment as a
housekeeper/childminder. She is able to do basic cooking and baking.
Very good with children, able to help with the elderly as well.
Available to start immediately, stay out preferred. Please contact
07723 598 971
Mature, hardworking lady seeks employment as a nurse aide / caregiver.
Has years of experience with one on one nursing with patients. Has
worked at Queen Mary and has references available. Willing to do day
or night duty. Please contact 0771 012 498
I am a lady aged 35 seeking care work in Bulawayo, preferably house calls for the elderly or to take care of children.
I am a certified nurse aide from St Johns. Please contact me on 0773216899
I am a lady aged 35 seeking care work in Bulawayo, preferably house calls for the elderly or to take care of children.
I am a certified nurse aide from St Johns. Please contact me on 0773216899
Mature class 1 driver(retested) with more than 5 year experience
Mature lady ,aged 60 years of age with many years of experience in the
Secretarial /Administration field seeks a suitable position. Holder of
a class 4 Drivers licence. Available to start work immediately.
Mature, friendly lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / childminder. Able to look after children and your precious pets. Live out preferred and able to start immediately. Please contact 0777 101 903 (call or app) or 0773 886 410
I am 42 yrs and a holder of a clean class 1 drivers licence experience in both local and cross border my contact is 0712359715
Ricky the Repairman
Ricky came to our house today for some home handyman work. Fast, efficient and totally professional.
Tiling, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and the rest!!
Call Ricky on 0778691097 or
Expert Rose Pruning Service annually in Bulawayo, tried and trusted.
Whatsapp 0776105842 or call 071263269
BOREHOLE AND WATER SERVICES
For all domestic, industrial and farming water installations, please contact
Bancroft and Neil Water for an efficient and professional service. Our products
include, Borehole drilling, Pump installation, Pump repairs, Capacity testing,
Spares, and Bulk water delivery.
Contact: Vusumuzi Sinyoka on 0772775136, or Wonder Chikware on 0773490818.
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 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 can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
2 leather briefcases with combination locks $75 each. One similar to pilot's briefcase
Panasonic answering machine $50
Panasonic fax machine UF S2 $50
Sunbeam waffle iron used once $25
Tap re seater $25
Oak leather fireside bellows $25
4 way wheel spanner new $10
Bath tap mixer used $15
Lamp shade oblong hanging $25
Canteen cutlery incomplete with numerous other pieces of mixed cutlery $25
ORIGINAL WATCH, at a giveaway price...
Hardly Used, Almost New:
Emporio Armani Original Men's Classic Dress Watch, this men's classic
dress watch from Emporio Armani features solid stainless steel
construction with a polished finish, and is a great choice for
everyday wear. The black dial has silver hands and roman numerals, and
a seconds sub-dial is included for a classic look. The watch is fitted
with a polished stainless steel link bracelet that opens with a
push-button butterfly clasp. Water resistant.
ORIGINAL ARMANI BRAND: high quality, excellent expensive gift...
PICTURES ON REQUEST...
Asking Price USD: US$100.00, or ZWL equivalent...
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
JILL'S SUPER ORGANIC COMPOST
99% WEED FREE
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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