The Ridgeway Hotel

The Ridgeway Hotel

Lusaka

The Ridgeway Hotel began construction in 1952 in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia. The interiors were designed by Terence Conan (working under Dennis Lennon). It was officially opened in 1953.

During the 1970’s the hotel suffered fierce competition from the Taj Pamodzi Hotel that had opened opposite it. Richard Chanter arrived in 1979 and undertook steps to revitalise the hotel. He was able to secure the hosting of the 1979 Commonwealth Conference.

During the 1980’s it focused on establishing a closer market with local Zambians and concentrating on providing the best entertainment. The hotel hosted functions such as the Show Society Annual Dinner of 1982 where Kenneth Kaunda and Prince Phillip were in attendance. By the mid 80’s it had a regular weekly radio show, a highly successful football team on the verge of a place in the Zambian super league and regular TV shows at Christmas and Easter.

In 2008, the hotel was re-modeled and is now known as the Southern Run Ridgeway Hotel.

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Postcards: Valentines & Sons Ltd – The Ridgeway Hotel

Valentines & Sons Ltd

The Ridgeway Hotel

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3The Ridgeway Hotel, Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia
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World Vision

World Vision

Harare/Bulawayo

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. They serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

World Vision began operating in Rhodesia in 1973, working from bordering countries to provide life-saving support to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the Liberation Struggle.

After independence in 1980, programming shifted towards work in institutions such as Mathew Rusike, Chinyaradzo Children’s home, Copota School of the blind and Manhinga villages for the orphans among others that were taking care of orphaned children. Propelled by these preceding experiences the organisation switched to long-term development programming.

During the mid 1980’s, World Vision adopted a long-term programming model frequently referred to as Community Development Projects (CDPs). These were clustered village development projects often characterised by some funding from Support Offices (SOs) that covered small community projects. Operations were largely centralized, with World Vision support staff based in Harare and Bulawayo.

In the early 1990’s World Vision moved to the large scale development programmes commonly known as Area Development Programmes (ADPs). Since the adoption of the ADPs the following older clusters have since transitioned Sengwe ADP (Chiredzi District), Chihoko (Mt. Darwin District), Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP District) and Inkosikazi ADP (Bubi District).

With the political and economic crisis of 1999-2009, interventions increased significantly to meet the growing humanitarian needs, peaking with the cholera outbreak and food security crisis of 2008-09, during which time as many as 1,900 staff served 3 million Zimbabweans with food rations, Water & Sanitation services, health care provision, educational and micro-finance support.

Over the years World Vision has transitioned to large-scale community development programmes designed to address community needs with a specific focus on children, using participatory planning approaches and ensuring sustainability.

Today, World Vision is the largest humanitarian organisation in Zimbabwe, operating relief and development projects across the country benefitting more than one million people.

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Postcards: G. B. & Co. – Type IVA – No.s 200-209 SI (Colour) – Greetings

G. Budricks & Co

No.s 200-209 SI – Type IVA (Colour) – Greetings

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
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202 SI
203 SI
204 SI
205 SI
206 SIVictoria Falls30/11/1908
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208 SI
209 SI
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Caps Printing Ltd: Zambia in the Sun – KZ Series

Caps Printing Ltd

Zambia in the Sun – KZ Series

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
KZ1Elephant in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia.
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KZ5Wildlife abounds in Zambia.23/08/1969
KZ6Makishi Dancers at Livingstone, Zambia.00/07/1967
KZ7Rainbow's End, Victoria Falls, Zambia
KZ8Ndgaa fisherman, Mpulungu, Zambia.27/03/1967
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KZ11Canoeing in sight of the Victoria Falls, Zambia.
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Meijer Wormerveer: Zambia in the Sun

Meijer Wormerveer

Zambia in the Sun

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
N/ALusaka Cathedral, Zambia
N/AEarly morning fishing, Kasaba Bay, Zambia22/07/1968
N/ASunrise over the Victoria Falls, Zambia13/07/1968
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Postcards: Senefelder – Zambia in the Sun

Senefelder

Zambia in the Sun

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
N/ALusaka Cathedral, Zambia13/02/1974
N/ASunrise over the Victoria Falls, Zambia07/10/1971
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Postcards: Senefelder – Zambia in the Sun – Inter-Continental Hotel

Senefelder

Zambia in the Sun – Inter-Continental Hotel

No.sDescription.Earliest PMK Date
N/AHotel Inter-Continental, Lusaka, Zambia11/08/1972
N/AHotel Inter-Continental, Lusaka, Zambia19/06/1972
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