Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Malembeka at the 2012 Kwilimuna Ceremony
This year’s Kwilimuna Ceremony, promises to be a unique event with Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Malembeka introducing an innovative Community Awards scheme designed to promote the social, economic and general well-being of the people in her chiefdom. These awards will also serve to highlight the cultural heritage of the Bulima people. Six community awards will be presented at the 2013 ceremony, each one recognising the positive contribution that a particular individual or group is making within the local community.
Here’s the deal. We’re a small but fast growing company. We are looking for an individual who is not scared to work with a young company, an individual who will take the rough with the smooth. This is a challenging but rewarding position. It is a full time position based in our Lusaka office.
We’re a group of ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’. We provide the training and support to make that happen, so your desire and ability to learn is actually more important to us than your actual experience. We have no room for egos and high maintenance members of staff. Our feet are firmly on the ground and we’re looking for people that match this ethos.
You see, our team is implementing the future today. And that’s pretty challenging. What we do is purely online. It leaves the world of billboards, TV and radio ads behind. Our role is to educate our clients. We don’t want to blow our own trumpet but … we require a very special team that, frankly, not many people qualify to be in. You must be willing to learn stuff you may not have heard of before. If you want to learn and grow with a team who is leading the way in developing online communication, and web based lead generation for our clients, then apply now.
Strategies for Success
Until four years ago I had never been to business school. I learnt business by doing business, and making lots of mistake. I only went to business school when I was well into my forties to help me deal with the challenges of running a growing business. Alpha Media Holdings is now the largest privately owned media house in Zimbabwe, with three newspapers in South Africa and one of Africa’s most prominent websites.
I have succeeded in life through unconventional means. I am helped by the fact that I am acutely aware of my short comings and compensate by surrounding myself with people who are far much smarter and more talented than me. I give them space to follow their dreams and passions and they in turn have made me shine. Continue reading
Construction by Rapid Aluminium
The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Zambia today. Investing in property is arguably one of the most valuable choices available.
However, it can be quite a daunting process for the average person with little or no experience in the property industry. To help you, this post features a selection of some of the leading construction companies in Zambia. We feature the following sections:
- Building and construction companies in Zambia
- Construction supplies and materials in Zambia
- Construction equipment and equipment hire in Zambia
- Property improvement and management in Zambia
- Renting, buying and selling of property in Zambia
If you want to find out more about a particular company, just click on the company name. This link will take you to the company’s full details on thebestofzambia.com
Building and construction companies in Zambia
Considerable experience in different aspects of building projects including construction, consultancy and contracting.
Blue Steel and Timber
Specialising in large structural design and fabrication, as well as smaller building projects.
Just Aluminium Limited
Professional project management and engineering of aluminium building products, and fittings for large development projects.
Trevor Ncube bought the Mail & Guardian weekly South African newspaper in 2002
My journalism career has been absolutely unconventional and I have fully embraced it. I am not a trained journalist which means I have never been to a school of journalism.
How unconventional is this: For shooting off my mouth at an Economic conference in Harare I was picked to anchor a national prime time television programme that became a huge success, launching me onto the national stage and journalism. Just like that! I had zero television experience.
Next I was spotted by a newspaper publisher who later appointed me assistant editor of the Financial Gazette which was then Zimbabwe’s only independent newspaper.
With the benefit of hindsight I believe my father introduced me to journalism when I was doing 5th grade. He brought home old newspapers from his employers which I enjoyed reading. I made scrap books from old exercise books and newspaper cuttings, mainly of political events. This was my own version of Twitter and Facebook. I proudly showed them off to friends and visiting relatives in our township home.
At the Financial Gazette I rose to the position of Executive Editor in seven years, winning awards and then I was fired for being too critical of President Mugabe and ZANUPF.
My world crashed around me. I felt humiliated, alone and exposed. I was angry at this treatment. My ego took a knock. My job was me, my identity and my livelihood. Three long months after this life changing experience I was forced to go into business.