A reflection on Zambia’s 50 years of Independence

A reflection on Zambia`s 50 years of Indepence

As we prepare to celebrate Zambia’s 50th year of Independence, I would like to share my personal thoughts on the subject.

Is Zambia really developing as it should?
Zambia is one of the developing countries in the southern region of Africa, making its way to being developed and with a real potential to develop to a high standard. But Zambia’s Independence Day is not so important to me because I feel that most countries that achieved independence after Zambia are doing much better than Zambia. Continue reading

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Healthy foods for healthy bones – by Umoyo Natural Health

Image credit: Sean Justcie/Corbis

Image credit: Sean Justice/Corbis

Is your body acidic or alkaline? and why should you care?
We’ve all been taught that milk helps to build healthier bones. But it turns out this is just not true. Milk actually contributes to an acidic environment in the body creating weak bones and an optimal environment for disease. In fact most of the foods we eat are acidic, leading to acidic bodies. Continue reading

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The Fifth Annual Potjie Cook-off in Siavonga, Zambia


Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the fifth ever Potjie Cook-off at the wonderful Eagles Rest in Siavonga! I’m your host with the most roast, Benny Blow! This year’s competition promises to be more heated than ever before, we have a spicy blend of contestants! Haha, yes, I can’t wait to see—and taste!–what everybody here will be cooking! Continue reading

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The Awesome Foundation Lusaka – Grants for great ideas in Zambia


Got an awesome idea?  Here’s a new way to get it off the ground!
Have you ever had a great business idea but had absolutely no way of getting it off the ground? Finances often play a big role in bringing an idea to life and sometimes we just don’t have the funds to give our dreams a head start.  Wouldn’t it be great if someone heard your idea, thought it was amazing and handed you some money to get you started, with absolutely no strings attached? It would be AWESOME! And that’s exactly what the Awesome Foundation is all about. Continue reading

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Complete Tyre Solutions in Zambia – Aust-Africa Tyres


Although often overlooked, tyres are in fact some of the most important parts of a car. Poor tyres can reduce the performance of your car, increase your stopping distance and raise the risk of skidding. Ensuring that you have the right tyres, in the best possible condition, not only assures you of a smooth ride but could be the difference that saves your life. After all, tyres are your direct contact with the road and can make the difference between you staying on the road or going into the ditch in tricky circumstances.

Aust-Africa Tyres Zambia understands that the condition of your tyres is just as important as the condition of other critical parts of your car. Aust-Africa recognises that there is no magical tyre that appears on the market and outperforms everything else. The company believes in providing known brands that have been tested and proven to be efficient. Aust-Africa supplies clients with quality products through a stable supply chain, supported by professional engineering personnel with experience in Australia, Africa, South East Asia and South America.

Aust-Africa developments
Aust-Africa is constantly introducing new products and services in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in the tyre industry:-

The Aeolus brand
Aust-Africa has a full stock of Aeolus branded tyres. The Aeolus Brand is phenomenal value in terms of cost per kilometre and cost per hour. Aeolus is an ideal option for people who want the perfect balance between quality, performance and price. These tyres distinguish themselves through their high durability, safe road behaviour and minimisation of depreciation expenses. Aeolus tyres comply with all safety and environment labels.

Aeolus tyres rank number 20 among the top 75 global ranking tyres. Aeolus Tyre is registered worldwide in more than 80 countries and regions, and exports tyres to more than 140 countries and regions in the world.

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New tyre division
Aust-Africa has set up a tyre repair division called TrGrip. Run by Derek Smit who comes with a wealth of experience, this division offers repairs that are guaranteed for six months. Services include hot repair and vulcanising.

New equipment
The company has recently imported a Lawrence Computerised Wheel Alignment machine which has been commissioned and is now in employment. Added to the wheel alignment, the company also has a new computerised Workmate wheel balancing equipment to expedite fitment time. In addition, the company has a new range of BF Goodrich tyres.

Complete solutions
Aust-Africa is a one stop shop for all tyre needs. The company provides complete solutions which include:

  • Complete fleet management provided with service crew on site
  • Cane haulage tyre solutions
  • Provision of OTR tyres which is the most cost effective tyre on the market
  • Tyre removal machinery
  • Provision of the ReSeal service

About Aust-Africa Tyres
Aust-Africa Tyres Zambia provides a full tyre supply and support service to the mining, construction and transport industries. Aust-Africa Tyres has its head office in Lusaka, Zambia and is currently setting up a new branch in Solwezi. Aust-Africa Tyres also has a branch in Mazabuka which services the Southern Province. Find out more about Aust-Africa Tyres here.

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