“If I hadn’t chosen music as a career then I’d probably be a full-time farmer,” James Sakala tells me. James was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and moved to a farm in Mkushi in Zambia at three years old
Gin culture has surged across the world in recent years, with South Africa being no exception. The country is enjoying a craft gin revolution.
I’m a city boy by nature. I breathe the fumes with ease and ask for Wi-Fi passwords wherever I catch a signal.
Here’s something to think about; in the jungle, the mighty jungle lions do not sleep at night. Lions are nocturnal and often spend their nights hunting.
“Zambians love fish,” laughs Tembwe Mutungu. The Chief Financial Officer of Yalelo Zambia sounds like a man who can’t quite believe the opportunity he and his business partners are sitting on in this part of the world.
WHOEVER SAID ‘GO BIG OR GO HOME’ WAS MOST PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT THIS SEASONS FAVOURITE TROUSERS – THE HIGH-WAISTED WIDE LEG TROUSER. Finding its start in the 90’s as a part of the ever evolving power suit, modern wide leg pants have been dominating high-fashion and high-street collections for the better part of two seasons … Continue reading WIDE LEG PANTS TREND REPORT
“I’M NOT SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING OF LIFE, BUT I’M LOOKING FOR A MEANING WITHIN MY LIFE.” – DAVID LOWERY. Looking for things, tangible or not was the order of the day. And over the next forty eight hours, we would be looking for a shoebill—a rare bird endemic to the Bangweulu Wetlands. After a … Continue reading CHASING BILL THE BANGWEULU WETLANDS EXPEDITION
Rated one of the best hotels in Lusaka, Taj Pamodzi is an award winning 192 room, 5 star luxury hotel in the heart of the city’s business and government districts. The hotel is home to visiting heads of state as well as leaders of many multinational organisations and other dignitaries. The hotel has a wide … Continue reading PAMODZI HOTEL ONE HOTEL, COUNTLESS MEMORIES
In the search for sustainable economic development, commercial game farming is one of the “new” industries that Zambia can take advantage of. It has both the potential to create sustainable employment and reduce poverty, while promoting conservation efforts. I put new in quotation marks because game farming has been around for decades in Zambia. However, … Continue reading GAME FARMING INDUSTRY POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH
IN 2010, THE WORLD CUP WAS HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON AFRICAN SOIL IN SOUTH AFRICA, COSTING THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT MORE THAN $3 BILLION TO HOST THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE LOST OUT IN OVER $300 MILLION IN TAXES ALONE, DURING THE WORLD CUP When Mobutu Sese Seko, the Zairean dictator, … Continue reading HOSTING SPORTING EVENTS IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?
Domestic tourism is a polarising topic for both private sector operators and domestic tourists. Private sector operators bemoan the high taxes and levies on the supply side, whilst on the demand side domestic tourists complain of the exorbitantly high prices they are required to pay. It is possible that both arguments contain some truth, but … Continue reading DOMESTIC TOURISM THE ZAMBIAN CASE