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Davis and Shirtliff offers a full range of products and services related to water supply and power, with branches in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone. This company is one of the leading suppliers of water pumps in northern and central Africa, with expertise in the supply of borehole equipment, generators, solar panels, solar water heaters, pumps, inverters and controllers. In addition, this company also stocks swimming pool equipment.
Toyota Zambia is an official distributor and dealer for Toyota new vehicles and provides quality after sales support for genuine Toyota parts and accessories. Their top quality workshop offers advanced test equipment and facilities to ensure comprehensive servicing. With their proven low breakdown record and award-winning quality, Toyota has been named 'the world's most valuable automotive brand.'
This company is one of the leading general insurance companies in Zambia that covers a comprehensive range of business and personal general insurance classes including marine, aviation and incidental risks (but not life insurance cover). The corporation enjoys quality re-insurance support from the world's first, second, third and fifth largest re-insurers. Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia gives its customers the best package in line with their operations, structure and working environment.
Growmore Equipment deals with Farmtrac tractors, tractor implements, crop processing equipment for both commercial and small scale farmers. They provide a back up service of spares and repairs on all agricultural equipment. Dealing also with irrigation systems for the farm and green house development projects they can supply pumps and all related equipment. Growmore Equipment provides affordable quality products to serve and contribute to development.
Amerex Fire Equipment Zambia was established in the year 2000. Amerex Fire International, the founding Amerex company, was the first manufacturer of fire extinguishers, fire protection equipment and fire prevention systems to be awarded ISO 9002 accreditation. This is company supplies portable fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire suppression systems. Amerex also provides complete fire extinguisher inspection, testing and maintenance services.
The vision of the founders of Sentinel School Kabitaka is to empower all who pass through with an education which will open their minds and prepare them for opportunities in life. They strive for a culture of lifelong learning which translates into an enlightened society capable of dealing with whatever challenges that may come its way. The school is a spiritually aware and a supportive environment which has been established to have an impact on its alumni long after they have moved on.
Established in 2014, Trident College Solwezi has been set up in North Western Zambia to provide outstanding holistic education to young people. The school offers the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) curriculum from year 7 to year 13 (A-levels). The students develop self-discipline, self-esteem, intellectual endeavour, teamwork, a sense of adventure and adaptability. Academic achievement is central in a rounded educational experience that includes sport, music, drama, art and outdoor pursuits.
Whether you're looking for fashion or function, Vision Care Opticians provides a number of reliable eye care services, backed by a solid track record, warranties and value for money. It provides glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and prescription sunglasses, to enhance performance and style. Vision Care offers a wide range of products and services for those in need of professional eye care. For convenience, Vision Care has six eye care centres in Zambia.
Bookworld, Zambia's biggest book and stationery store, offers a wide choice of books and stationery at great value, together with expert advice from a passionate team. No two Bookworld shops are the same. Sophisticated stock management systems ensure each bookshop has its own unique profile and space. The company has 11 stores across the country, and an eStore with a user friendly e-commerce system. An extensive selection of books and stationery is also available to online shoppers.
Mahak restaurants serve tasty Indian, continental and Zambian dishes for large or small groups. You'll find four Mahak restaurants in Lusaka, one in Ndola and one in Solwezi. Situated in Roma, a pleasant Lusaka suburb, Mahak Lodge has 24 rooms - twins, doubles and suites. It offers competitively priced accommodation close to shopping malls and the city centre. Mahak Lodge is also a quiet events venue catering for up to 400 people (150 seated) - popular for weddings, private functions and conferences.
Established in 2012, Lake Harvest supplies and distributes fresh tilapia to wholesalers, retailers and individuals at affordable rates. Their fleet of refrigerated trucks allows them to deliver fresh, frozen and processed fish to its customers on time and in good condition. With a dedicated and efficient team, this company is committed to providing sustainably reared, high quality fish in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Educore Services in Zambia was created through a partnership with First Quantum Minerals to develop schools in North Western Province. Educore has founded six schools in the province offering education to children from nursery up to grade 12, as well as a teachers training college. These are Educore Teachers Academy, Trident College Solwezi, Trident Preparatory School Solwezi, Trident Preparatory School Kalumbila, Sentinel School Kabitaka, Sentinel School Kalumbila and Frontier School Nkisu.
This is one of the world’s largest and strongest insurance companies offering personal life insurance, group plans, overseas travel insurance and health insurance solutions. By staying true to their founding values of integrity, security and prudence, Prudential Life Zambia has become one of the best-known and most trusted financial service companies in the world. Today, Prudential serves around 24 million customers in the UK, the US, Asia and Africa.
This school offers exclusive pre-school and primary school teaching services. Trident Preparatory School Solwezi uses the best British and South African independent school tradition and aims to provide an outstanding holistic education to its pupils. The school equips its children with an excellent academic grounding and quality character that will see them well through life. Trident Preparatory School Solwezi has a high ratio of adult to children, enabling it to concentrate on every pupil.
With a mission to serve food that carries flavours, Kwesu Restaurant in Solwezi and Kabwe delivers creative, culinary excellence in a comfortable atmosphere. Their bar is fully stocked with a wide selection of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and signature cocktails. Every Wednesday is karaoke night - Kwesu gives you an opportunity to show off your singing skills. Kwesu Restaurant and Pub is also ideal for parties and other social events. Whether you are seated by their bar counter or dining area, their team does not miss a beat in catering to your needs.
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Nemchem International is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cleaning, sanitising and maintenance products and services, supplying a plethora of industries in Zambia. The company offers cleaning and hygiene products, sanitary waste and female hygiene products, industrial waste management, office cleaning, pest control and water treatment services.
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Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.
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Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100 metric tonnes of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa.
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Located in Kansanshi the prime area of Solwezi town, Mushitala Apartments have been designed for discerning business persons looking for a serene environment and excellent value apartment accommodation. These are fully-furnished and self-catering facilities on Kansanshi Mine Road, having single and two-bedroom flats equipped with all the amenities one needs for a comfortable stay. Solwezi is the provincial headquarters of North Western Province.
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This is the first fully practice-based training programme in the country offering quality teaching diplomas and qualification upgrades at a number of levels. Educore Teacher's Academy focuses on improving educational attainment in schools, reducing the 'brain drain' of talent out of the Zambia and creating a result based active learning methodology. At present, this academy provides training for two qualifications that include a post graduate diploma in teaching and learning, and a primary teacher's diploma.
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Established in 2007, the Royal Solwezi Hotel offers deluxe accommodation and convenience to both businessmen and travellers alike. The Hotel is located just 10km from First Quantum's Kansanshi Mine, 60km from Barrick's Lumwana Mine, and about a 15 minute drive from Solwezi Airport. With a choice of accommodation the hotel offers 48 luxury rooms, restaurant and two bars, an outdoor swimming pool and conferencing in a quiet and tranquil environment.
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Country Lodge Solwezi has 24 double executive state-of-the-art rooms with facilities that include air conditioning, DSTV, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities. It has a large well-lit meeting room with a total seating capacity of 500 delegates. Security is provided to give peace of mind while you relax. This lodge offers a mouth-watering buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, sparkling water and juices. Relax and choose from the fully stocked bar that is open to members of the public.
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City Drive Rent-A-Car was voted Zambia’s leading car rental company for the year 2017 by the World Travel Awards. The company believes in transportation as a tool that can change people’s lives and move society forward. Established in 2009, City Drive has positioned itself as Zambia’s preferred transport solutions provider. Whether you are a local corporate or individual, a tourist visiting the country for the first time, or a business traveller looking for a convenient mode of transport, City Drive Rent A Car has the right car for you.
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Floriana Lodge provides high quality accommodation services in beautiful rooms that are well constructed. The lodge also provides internet facility, with a restaurant that provides memorable dining experiences allowing customers a variety of dishes that include traditional meals and foreign dishes. The lodge has facilities that allow it to host events that include weddings and parties, with conference facilities the lodge also hosts workshops. Guests have access to the gym, steam room and sauna.
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Run by Chreso Ministries which falls under the social arm of the Gospel Outreach Fellowship, Chreso Schools have been providing quality faith-based education to children in Zambia since 1994. They offer pre, primary and secondary education with the aim of offering a solid Christian foundation. The boarding facilities are well maintained and children are provided quality meals that meet all nutritional requirements. All Chreso Schools are registered with the Examination Council of Zambia.
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This is a very well-established one stop travel agent for travelling in Zambia. Voyagers Zambia will organise anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from car hire and corporate travel to honeymoons and tailor made safari trips of a lifetime. The company arranges air tickets, visas, tour packages, and transfers to and from anywhere in the country including Lusaka International Airport, wherever you are staying, and sightseeing attractions. Voyagers Zambia also offers an affordable ground transportation service.
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Solwezi, Zambia and the mining industry

Kansanshi mine is in Solwezi, Zambia. It is the largest copper mine in Africa with two open pits, mainly producing copper and gold. The Kansanshi mine is owned and operated by a First Quantum subsidiary, Kansanshi Mining PLC.

Kalumbila Mine is the newest mine in Solwezi, Zambia. It is also known as the Trident project which is made up of the Sentinel mine and the Enterprise nickel project. It is also owned and operated by First Quantum Minerals which approved its construction in 2012. Construction of this Solwezi mine was completed in 2014 and the first production of minerals was achieved in 2015.

The Lumwana mine in Solwezi, Zambia is operated by Barrick Gold corporation which produced 287 million pounds of copper in 2015. It also produce cobalt, gold and uranium. Although Lumwana Mine was discovered in 1961, no serious mining was done there until Equinox Minerals Ltd became involved in 1999. Equinox was then bought by Barrick Gold.

Solwezi transport

Airports servicing Solwezi in Zambia are in Solwezi and Mwinilunga. There is the T5 main road and a new railway line is planned. This will be a 290km long new railway line connecting Chingola to the Solwezi mines, Kansanshi, Lumwana and Kalumbila. The idea is to provide better transport of minerals within Zambia.

Solwezi growth sectors

After the reopening of Kansanshi and Lumwana mine, Solwezi is attracting other sectors to the area. With the high growth population, Solwezi boasts growth opportunities for:

  • Construction - Solwezi has shortages of houses, schools and shops
  • Retail - in fact the construction of Solwezi City Mall, will be Zambia’s largest mall
  • Financial institutions - like banks and insurance
  • Education - there is a shortage of schools

Solwezi people

According to the national census in 2000, Solwezi has a population of around 266,000 people. The largest tribe in Solwezi is the Kaonde but there are also large numbers of people from the Lunda and Luvale tribe. Solwezi has a growing mix of people from all over Zambia, surrounding African countries and international countries.

Solwezi attractions

There are two main attractions in Solwezi. The Kifubwa Stream Rock Shelter has engravings dating back to the late stone age inhabitants of Solwezi. The second attraction is the Mutanda River with Mutanda falls and rapids.

Solwezi businesses

There are many established businesses in Solwezi. You can view some of them above.