The Development Bank of Zambia

The Development Bank of Zambia

Lusaka

 

The Act establishing The Development Bank of Zambia was passed in December, 1972. Operations began in June, 1973 with a capital of K10,000.

The bank was designed to assist in the economic development of Zambia and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: Phototec – Type I

Phototec

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
33Welcome to Wild Zambia.08/12/1998
38Welcome to Zambia.29/12/1998

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Postcards: National Museums Board – Type I

National Museums Board

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AMoto Moto Musuem11/09/1985

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London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

Salisbury

The London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd (Lonrho) was incorporated in 1909. The business began in Rhodesia as mainly a mining and agricultural business. By the 1960’s the company was struggling.

In 1961, Roland Rowlands took on a strategy to transform the company into a worldwide conglomerate. His introduction was introduced to Lonrho through the Honorable Angus Ogilvy, husband to Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, and the director of the company. Ogilvy recruited Rowland, convinced that the 44-year-old mining consultant could turn around the company’s struggles.

Once named a managing director, Rowland moved quickly to expand the company’s interests, using his own portfolio of African holdings as a map for Lonrho’s expansion and diversification. The company’s involvement in mining and ranching was deepened, and forays into automobile and oil distribution were made. Concurrently, the geographic scope of the company was widened considerably until it embraced nearly all of the African continent. Expansion took Lonrho out of Rhodesia, north of the Limpopo River, and into neighboring Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Zaire, and Tanzania, transforming the company into an African conglomerate without rival.

In 1998, the company split it’s mining activities into Lomin.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Barclays Bank: Zambia

Barclays Bank

Zambia

When Northern Rhodesia gained independence in 1964, Barclays Bank formed a local board. The business was incorporated locally as Barclays Bank of Zambia Ltd on 1 October 1971, a wholly owned subsidiary, by which time there were 27 full branches.

Branches

Barclays Bank: Zambia – Lusaka

Barclays Bank

Zambia – Lusaka

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St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance is the name of over 40 affiliated international organisations which teach and provide first aid and emergency medicine and are primarily staffed by over 500,000 volunteers worldwide. The associations are overseen by the international Order of St John and its priories (national branches).

The first such organisation to be founded was the St John Ambulance Association, which was founded in 1877 in England. Its first uniformed first-aiders were founded in 1887 as the St John Ambulance Brigade.

The Order of St John’s logo contains the eight-pointed Maltese Cross as the essential identifier. Like the Order, St John Ambulance associations accept members of all religions. Their geographic organisation differs from the Order, and they have to contend with the differing national laws, medical practices and cultures of countries. As a result, the role and organisation of St John Ambulance varies by country.

The first St John Centre in Zimbabwe was established in 1925 to teach first aid to railway staff in Bulawayo. In 1950, Sir John Kennedy, Governor of Southern Rhodesia, laid the foundation stone of the headquarters building in King’s Crescent, Salisbury. The Commandery was declared constituted on May 7th 1952. Not soon after, St John Ambulance Zambia began its work in Zambia.

In 1962 under the Trustees Incorporation Act of Malawi, St John Malawi was registered as a non-profit trust. It is a member of the Non-Governmental organisations in Malawi. The headquarters of St John Malawi is in Limbe, on the outskirts of Blantyre.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: Kingstons (Zambia) Ltd – Type III

Kingstons (Zambia) Ltd

Type III

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ALions in Luangwa.18/07/1983

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