Rhodesia Oxygen (Pvt) Ltd
Lever Brothers was a British manufacturing company founded in 1885 by brothers William Hesketh Lever (1851–1925) and James Darcy Lever (1854–1916). They invested in and successfully promoted a new soap-making process invented by chemist William Hough Watson.
In September 1929, Unilever was formed by a merger of the operations of Dutch Margarine Unie and British soapmaker Lever Brothers, with the name of the resulting company a portmanteau of the name of both companies Unilever. Unilever was the first modern multinational company.
In 1963, Unilever Ltd planned a £500,000 company, Lever Bros., Nyasaland to take over the branch of Lever Bros., Rhodesia. Lever Bros. (Nyasaland) Ltd became a subsidiary of Unilever producing crude and refined oils, a wide range of soaps, glycerine and animal feeds.
The Lever Brothers name was kept for a time as an imprint, as well as the name of the US subsidiary, Lever Brothers Company, and a Canadian subsidiary, Lever Brothers Limited. Lever Brothers was sold to a US capital firm Pensler Capital Corporation and renamed Korex in 2008.
After Zambia’s independence in 1964, the Government-owned Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia (INDECO) set about to organise and manage State investments either as wholly-owned subsidiaries or as companies established on a joint venture basis with major equity held by the Zambian Government. Dunlop Zambia Ltd was one of these projects that fell under INDECO.
The K3-8 million Dunlop Zambia tyre factory in Ndola was officially opened by President Kaunda on April 26, 1969. Dunlop ceased production at their Ndola plant in Zambia in 1997, before ditching the local market in view of the poor economic environment during a period, which made the manufacturing industry less viable.
In 1966, Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) was created by an Act of Parliament. The Society was recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the same year.
In 1967 ZRCS joined the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (formerly League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) thereby becoming part of the International Red Cross Movement. Over the years, the Society has steadily grown and formed branches in all the ten provinces of Zambia.
The mandate of ZRCS is to complement Government’s effort in alleviating all forms of human suffering through well coordinated.
British South Africa Company
During an insurrection in 1896 the National Society offered assistance to the Army Medical Department, sending two surgeons, William Greenwood Sutcliffe and William Redpath, to Rhodesia.
The British Red Cross Society formed a central branch in Nyasaland in 1936. The primary object of the society was to furnish aid to the sick and wounded in the time of war, and in addition, improve the health, prevent disease and mitigate suffering in the world.
The British Red Cross Society formed a central branch in Southern Rhodesia in 1933. The primary object of the society was to furnish aid to the sick and wounded in the time of war, and in addition, improve the health, prevent disease and mitigate suffering in the world.
Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) was founded in 1981 by an act of the Zimbabwe Parliament. It has its headquarters in Harare.
J Abegg was established by Hans and Dora Abegg. In the beginning it was primarily involved in produce; exporting and importing beans & maize and the like. The business then developed into a hardware shop, builder’s merchant, timber, glazing and motor vehicle windscreens.
J Mann & Co were mining, engineering and general suppliers based in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.
The company continues to trade today.