Rhokana Corporation Ltd

Rhokana Corporation Ltd

Kitwe

 

In March 1931, the Rhodesian branch of the Anglo-American Company changed its name to Rhokana Corporation Ltd. They established the Rhokana Corporation to manage
Nkana mine.

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Norman Carr’s Wilderness Trails

Norman Carr’s Wilderness Trails

Norman Joseph Carr, MBE (19 July 1912 – 1 April 1997) was a British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa. He was influential in setting up National Parks in Malawi (Nyasaland), Zambia and Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) in the 1950s and 1960s. Carr was a man ahead of his time; during the era when safari was a track-and-hunt tradition, Norman Carr broke the mould and created conservation-based tourism.

In Zambia, his vision of Conservation through Tourism led him to set up the country’s first safari company, Norman Carr Safaris, with a focus on local employment and empowerment. He is widely regarded as the pioneer of walking safaris as part of non-consumptive tourism (photography safaris) in Africa.

In 1950 he petitioned Senior Chief Nsefu – Paramount Chief of the Kunda people in the Luangwa Valley – to set aside a portion of tribal land as a Game Reserve and built the first game viewing camp open to the public in Northern Rhodesia. Proceeds from this went back to the community and eco-tourism in Africa was born. His dream was to secure the future of this unique wilderness by ensuring that the local population would benefit through conservation of the wildlife and habitat of the Luangwa Valley. This led to the birth of Norman Carr Safaris, which operates 5 camps in the South Luangwa Valley. Carr’s legacy continues throughout Zambia as he inspired the next generation of conservationists, including Chris Liebenberg who founded Chongwe Safaris.

Carr helped establish the Rhino Trust in the 1970’s (now under the WWF), helped return two lion cubs (Big Boy & Little Boy) to the wild, and provided wildlife education to local children in the South Luangwa Valley through the Kapani School Project, which has been running since 1986.

Postcards

References

Internment Camps: Southern Rhodesia – Hartley Temporary Camp

Southern Rhodesia

Hartley Temporary Camp

 

The declaration of war against Germany on 3 September 1939 by Britain triggered off the internment process, as the former was accompanied by a proclamation, whose message was repeated in the colonies newspapers: Warning all enemy subjects within the colonies to register details of their birth, passport and property owned, surrender all arms, ammunition and yourself to the Member-in-Charge of the nearest police station.

Following this announcement, internment on the African continent proceeded apace. In Tanganyika, 4 000 Germans in the Iringa region, were quickly rounded up and dispatched to the Union of South Africa. Their women and children were destined for Southern Rhodesia.

On the night of 3-4 September, the Department of Ministry of Justice and Defence,
through the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and army, moved swiftly on all ‘Starred Germans’, capturing 508 who were then gathered at Chikurubi Prison. After a few days interrogation, many were released on parole leaving 52 men and a woman under restriction. These were moved to a temporary holding camp and former primary school in Hartley, 100 kilometres west of the Salisbury, where they were joined by 64 aliens from
Northern Rhodesia.

At this time, the first selected site in Salisbury, east of KG VI Barracks, was still under construction. It became ready on 12 October, when it was opened as Internment Camp No. 1 (General).

Markings

Covers

Contributors
  • Keith Harrop

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British Empire Service League

British Empire Service League

Bulawayo

The British Empire Service League (BESL) was originally formed in Rhodesia in 1918 as Comrades of the Great War. The BESL was also present in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The league, established by Lord Haig in the Dominions, was a counterpart of the Royal British Legion that was established in 1921 to support Service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Maison Lentin Ltd

Maison Lentin Ltd

Kitwe

 

Maison Lentin Ltd (Lentin Jewellers) was a jeweller, watchmaker, engraver and optician. During the 1960’s they were the sole agent in the Copperbelt for Omega, Monarch and Coronet watches.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Aerogrammes of British Central Africa

Aerogrammes of British Central Africa

This listing will deal with the special printed forms used in the three countries of British Central Africa as a means of providing an inexpensive air mail service using a custom designed air letter form. It is not confined to postal stationery (that is stationery produced bearing an imprinted valid postage stamp and sold by or on behalf of a postal authority) but will include air letter sheets and aerogrammes issued without an imprinted stamp, provided there is evidence of the use of that form of air letter sheet or aerogrammes in one or more of the countries.

As and when new information is received the relevant chapters will be updated and republished. Please note that this could involve the renumbering of the items within a chapter. Be sure to always use the latest update, which will be dated.

If you would like to contribute any information, please Contact Us.

Many thanks,
Adrian de Bourbon
November 2019

Chapters

Contributors

  • Hugh Amoore
  • Sean Burke
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Tony Banks
  • James Gavin
  • Keith Harrop
  • Barry Horne
  • Narendrha Morar
  • Dave Trathen
  • Otto Peetoom
  • Allan Rendle
  • Stuart Ross
  • Mark Thomas

South African Breweries Ltd: Ndola

South African Breweries Ltd

Ndola

After World War II, South African Breweries Ltd looked to expand into Rhodesia. In 1951, the company opened up a new brewery in Ndola to serve the Northern Rhodesia, Belgian Congo and East African markets. This was the Castle Brewery.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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South African Breweries Ltd

South African Breweries Ltd

South Africa

The South African Breweries Limited was founded in 1895 as Castle Brewery to serve a growing market of miners and prospectors in and around Johannesburg. Two years later, it became the first industrial company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the year after (1898) it listed on the London Stock Exchange.

In 1950, it relocated its headquarters and control from London to South Africa. In 1955, Castle Brewing purchased the Ohlsson’s and Chandlers Union breweries, and the group was renamed South African Breweries.

From the early 1990s onward, the company increasingly expanded internationally, making several acquisitions in both emerging and developed markets. In 1999, it formed a new UK-based holding company, SAB plc, and moved its primary listing to London. In May 2002, SAB plc acquired Miller Brewing, forming SABMiller plc.

It is now a major brewery headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and was a wholly owned subsidiary of SABMiller until its interests were sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev on 10 October 2016. After the deal closed, the new company’s name changed slightly, to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (abbreviated as AB InBev).

Breweries

  • Bulawayo
  • Ndola
  • Salisbury

References

  • Multinationals and the Restructuring of the World Economy – Michael Taylor and Nigel Thrift.
Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Barclays Bank: Northern Rhodesia – Luanshya

Barclays Bank

Northern Rhodesia – Luanshya

Barclays Bank: Northern Rhodesia – Lusaka

Barclays Bank

Northern Rhodesia – Lusaka

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