1956 – Cigarette Surtax Duty

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1956 – Cigarette Surtax Duty

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Pre-Production: 1956 – Revenue Series

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1956 – Revenue Series

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Presentation: 1956 – Revenue Series

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1956 – Revenue Series

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1956 – Revenue Series

Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1956 – Revenue Series

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United Federal Party

United Federal Party

The United Federal Party (UFP) was formed in November 1957 by a merger of the Federal Party, which had operated at the federal level, and the Southern Rhodesian United Rhodesia Party. However, after conservative elements gained control of the party; the liberal faction led by Garfield Todd broke away to re-establish the United Rhodesia Party.

In the 1958 general election in Southern Rhodesia, the UFP won 17 of the 30 seats, despite receiving fewer votes than the Dominion Party, whilst the URP failed to win a seat. In the federal election in November 1958, the UFP won 46 of the 59 seats.

General elections in Northern Rhodesia in March 1959 saw the UFP win 13 of the 20 elected seats. In the August 1961 elections in Nyasaland the Malawi Congress Party won 22 seats (including two upper roll seats) and the UFP five (all from the upper roll).

The next federal elections in March 1962 were boycotted by all other parties, allowing the UFP to win 54 of the 57 seats. However, that was the end of the UFP’s success. In the Northern Rhodesian general elections in September the UFP won the most seats, but the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, which held the balance of power, went back on a secret pact its leader Harry Nkumbula had made with the UFP and allowed the United National Independence Party to form the government. General elections in Southern Rhodesia in December 1962 saw the UFP defeated by the new Rhodesian Front; the UFP winning 29 seats to the Front’s 35.

In April 1963, the party was split into four; the federal branch was rebranded as the Federal Party and continued to be led by Roy Welensky, whilst the territorial branches became the National Progressive Party in Northern Rhodesia, the Nyasaland Constitutional Party in Nyasaland and the Rhodesia National Party in Southern Rhodesia, where it was led by Edgar Whitehead.

The federation was dissolved at the end of 1963.

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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Cinderellas: 1961 – Second Central African Trade Fair

Second Central African Trade Fair

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1961 – Second Central African Trade Fair

Second Central African Trade Fair

3-14 May 1961

The Second Central African Trade Fair was held in 1961 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia & Nyasaland.

During the second fair, U.S. firms were invited to exhibit with the intention of expanding markets in coffee, sugar, yarn, silk, cotton, clothing, paper, fertilisers, oils & lubricants, tires, electrics, iron and steel piping, plate sheets, machinery, cranes, elevators, motor cars, trucks, tractors and locomotives. A U.S. information booth operated at the fair which was an extension of the regular trade promotion activities undertaken by the Foreign Service Post.

All exhibitors intending to exhibit were provided with free entry and duties applied to goods sold at the end of the fair.

Cinderellas

References

  • Foreign Commerce Weekly, Volume 65
Contributors
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Simon Peetoom

Samuel Koslowsky

Samuel Koslowsky

 

Samuel Koslowsky (Sam Kelly) was a Jewish man born in Latvia. When he immigrated to Northern Rhodesia, he started working as a salesman for Sid Diamond’s Standard Trading Company. Eventually, he went into the business of road transportation with Meir Rosenblatt. He eventually established a menswear business in Kitwe.

Kelly was an avid philatelist. In 1936, the Copperbelt Philatelic Society was established and Kelly was the chairman for a number of years. A number of philatelic covers exist from Koslowsky to family members in Latvia, France and Canada between 1935 to 1965.

He eventually moved to Johannesburg and died in the 1980’s.

Reference

  • Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia – Hugh MacMillan, Frank Shapiro
  • Horizon: The Magazine of the Rhodesian Selection Trust Group of Companies, Volume 7

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Neill Motors (Pvt) Ltd: Bulawayo

Neill Motors (Pvt) Ltd

Bulawayo

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