Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd

Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd

Salisbury

Hotel and Medical Equipment (Pvt) Ltd was a distributor and manufacturer’s representative agency based in Salisbury.

References

  • Foreign Commerce Weekly

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Rhodesia Tobacco Association

Rhodesia Tobacco Association

In 1928, after suffering economic loss due to the poor quality of Rhodesian grown tobacco, the Rhodesian Agricultural Union form the Rhodesia Tobacco Association (RTA). The RTA became the voice of the tobacco industry. By 1933, the RTA was further supported by the Tobacco Levy Act under which all growers had to become members and pay a levy.

The Association lobbied the Department of Agriculture to create an advisory board focused exclusively on tobacco research. In 1935 the Tobacco Research Advisory Board was officially constituted by an Act of Parliament. The board consisted of two representatives of tobacco buyers and two growers, the Chief Tobacco Officer and the Director of Agriculture who acted as chairperson. The board was the sole advisor to the Minister of Agriculture. The RTA also successfully lobbied the government in 1935 for a more orderly system of tobacco marketing and in 1936 the Tobacco Marketing and Levy Act was passed.

In 1950, a delegation from the Tobacco Marketing Board met with the British Tobacco Advisory Council in London where it was agreed that British manufacturers would buy a maximum quantity of 140,000,000lbs of Rhodesian tobacco. As a result, the Rhodesia Tobacco Association established a research station at Marandellas to carry out research on all aspects of tobacco farming. Further stations were also established at Trelawney, Shamva, Karoi and Chipinge.

Services

References

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Rhodesia Tobacco Association: Hail Insurance Scheme

Rhodesia Tobacco Association

Hail Insurance Scheme

 

In 1938, tobacco growers with the Rhodesian Tobacco Association formed a cooperative insurance scheme, called Tobacco Hail Insurance, to provide risk assurance cover.

Details

  • Date of Issue: 10 September 1952
  • Reqn.: 40410
  • Printer: A.M.T
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 

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Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd

Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd

Umtali

Thesen (Rhodesias) (Pvt) Ltd were importers and and merchants of Rhodesian softwood and hardwood.

The business was started in South African by Charles Wilhelm Thesen (1856–1940); a Norwegian-born South African shipowner and timber merchant who played a leading role in the public affairs of the South African town of Knysna. He was actively involved in the timber and shipbuilding industry of the region, and acquired Paarden Island in the Knysna Lagoon, on which he built a sawmill and shipyard. The island was later renamed Thesen Island, after him and his family.

By 1979 they became PG Timbers Umtali Pvt Ltd

References

  • The Central and East African Directory 1979
Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Central Book Store

Central Book Store

Gokomere

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Bulawayo Club

Bulawayo Club

Bulawayo

The Bulawayo Club was founded in 1895. Three buildings existed prior to the current day building. In 1935, the current building was erected: the foundation stone was laid the Prince George during his 1934 Royal Tour.

Like other similar establishments in other ex-colonies, the Club was established as a social hub for officers of the armed forces and other gentlemen. Ladies were allowed in once or twice a year on special occasions, provided they enter through the side door.

In 2009 the Bulawayo Club was converted into a hotel with efforts to restore it to its past glory. Then, in about 2012, the members unexpectedly took management of the property back.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Honda Centre (Pvt) Ltd

Honda Centre (Pvt) Ltd

Harare

Honda Centre (Pvt) Ltd is a showroom and authorised franchise dealer for all Honda products based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Rhodesia Bible House

Rhodesia Bible House

Salisbury

Rhodesia Bible House appears to have been the headquarters for:

  • American Bible Society
  • Bible Society in Rhodesia
  • Bible Society in Zimbabwe
  • Bible Societies in Central Africa
  • Bible Societies in Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • British & Foreign Bible Society
  • Christian Council of Rhodesia
  • Christian Council of Zimbabwe
  • Rhodesia Christian Conference
  • United Bible Societies, and
  • Young Womens Christian Association.

It was situated on 99 Victoria St, Salisbury (Harare). Its earliest publications date to 1966.

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1968 – Central African Trade Fair

Central African Trade Fair

2 – 12 May 1968

The 1968 Central African Trade Fair ran from 2 May to 12 May, 1968. It coincided with the 75th Anniversary of Bulawayo celebrations.

From 1969, it became known as Trade Fair Rhodesia.

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1980 – 25th Anniversary of the Midlands Stamp Club

25th Anniversary of the Midlands Stamp Club

27 September 1980

 

In 1980, the Midlands Stamp Club celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Commemorative Covers

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