Morning Mirror Edition 470 - 17/1/2012




In this edition

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1) Editorial

In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren t good for the environment The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn t have the green thing back in my day "

The clerk responded, "That s our problem today The former generation did not care enough to save our environment "

She was right, that generation didn t have the green thing in its day

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the shop The shop sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over They were recycled

But they didn t have the green thing back in that customer s day

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn t have an escalator in every store and office building They walked to the grocery store and didn t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks

But she was right They didn t have the green thing in her day

Back then, they washed the baby s nappies because they didn t have the throw-away kind They dried clothes on a line, not in a 220 volt energy gobbling machine - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing

But that old lady is right; they didn t have the green thing back in her day

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of a cricket pitch In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn t have electric machines to do everything for you When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail,they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap They didn t have air conditioning or electric stoves with self cleaning ovens They didn t have battery operated toys, computers, or telephones

Back then, they didn t fire up an engine and burn fuel just to cut the lawn They used a push mower that ran on human power They used hand operated clippers to trim the shrubs They exercised by working so they didn t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity

But she s right; they didn t have the green thing back then

They drank from a glass filled from the tap when they were thirsty instead of using a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull

But they didn t have the green thing back then

Back then, people walked or took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances And they didn t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint

But isn t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn t have the green thing back then?

With thanks to June Hithersay



2) Notices and Event

'BACK AGAIN'
For a 'Beautiful Sunday' at Musketeers
Sunday 5th February from 12 00 noon
By popular demand we are 'Back Again' with Tookie and Rudi at Musketeers Lodge on 'BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY!' - the first Sunday of the month - Buffet lunch selection and dessert with music, all inclusive $15 00 per person Cooler boxes allowed Booking is essential
The Musketeers Lodge P O Box 1186, Bulawayo Phone +263 9 246343 Mobile 0775168460/1
Web Site www.musketeerslodge.com

BULAWAYO FLORAL GROUP
Greetings to you all Our first meeting of the new year will be held at our usual venue, Church of Ascension Hillside, at 2 30pm on Wednesday 1st February 2012
Mary Friend and Dawn Brown will take us Back to Basics which we hope will refresh your memory, and inspire you to do great things with flowers this year! Tea and coffee will be served Entrance by donation - free for pensioners
Please come and join us for a relaxing and informative afternoon and have fun with flowers See you there!

RAIL LEISURE SAFARIS

Exciting tours are lined up for 2012 including the traditional Valentine s Day Sashay Mother s Day , Fathers Day and a classical homecoming Christmas special
The first tour will be held close to Valentine s Day in the second week of February and it will cost USD 100 per couple Candle light supper will be served on board bookings will open as from January 2nd contact Munya at NRZ on 362675 or 362291 or e-mail steamsafari@nrz co zw
More details will be forthcoming in the New Year
NRZ RAILWAY MUSEUM is open daily and an ideal place to take the family over the Christmas and New Year period Now in Stock THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS a book full of steam photos taken in Zimbabwe ideal Christmas present for the man in your life Contact Gordon Murray at the Museum or phone 362452 Advert inserted by Friends of the Bulawayo Railway Museum

Alliance Fran aise de Bulawayo

UPCOMING EVENT:
The Songs of the Carnivores : Lecture Series A Series of talks to dispel myths about the large carnivore of Zimbabwe and encourage action to save them
The Song of the Carnivores is a major commission for the Bulawayo Music Festival and as part of the preparations for this, the Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo and the Bulawayo Music Academy are sponsoring a series of talks on the five large carnivores of Zimbabwe - cheetah, leopard, lion, hyena and wild dog - featured in the work The talks, designed to dispel myths about the different animals and encourage action to save them, will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 5 15pm
Part 1: The Cheetahs ; are they really genetically doomed?
Speaker: Dr Netty Purchase
@ 5 15pm, Thursday 19th January 2012
Robert Sibson Hall, ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC Free admission
"Come to learn and share your views"
This event is proudly sponsored by African Bush Camps
CONNECT WITH ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE BULAWAYO:
61 Heyman Road, Suburbs Bulawayo - ZIMBABWE Tel : (+263) 9 250 245 or (+263) 9 250 041 E-mail : afbyo@yoafrica com Website : www afzim org/bulawayo

PAB AND THE ACADEMY
THE SONG OF THE CARNIVORES - THE CHEETAH
Thursday 19 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5 15 p m
"The Song of the Carnivores" is a major commission for the Bulawayo Music Festival and as part of the preparations for this, the Alliance Fran aise and Academy are sponsoring a series of talks on the five large carnivores of Zimbabwe - cheetah, leopard, lion, hyena and wild dog carnivores - which are featured in the work The talks will be designed to dispel myths about the and encourage action to save them and will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 5 15 and be over by 6 30 The first talk will be given by Dr Netty Purchase and is called "Cheetahs - are they really genetically doomed?" Admission: Free

DOWNTON ABBEY - SERIES 1
Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Thursday 26 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7 00 p m A repeat of the first series of "Downton Abbey" by request as a prelude to the second series Set in the years preceding World War I, the series that has taken Britain by storm year tells the story of a complicated community Downton Abbey has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where the servants live and plan and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone Some of them are loyal to the family but others are moving through, on the look out for betterment, love or just adventure But for all the passions that rage beneath the surface, this appears to be a secure world, serene and ordered which will last for ever Little do family or servants know that events that will change everything are about to occur [Series 2 will follow in February and March ] Admission: $3 00 per evening [free to film members]

ROSSINI: LA CENERENTOLA [CINDERELLA]
Friday 27 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6 30 p m - with supper interval Rossini's take on the Cinderella story with Juan Diego Fl rez as the Prince and Joyce DiDonato in the title role as well as a troupe of lovable rats!
Admission: $3 00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Bulawayo Help Network - Charity shop - "Treasure Pleasures "
A very Happy New Year to all our clients and patrons! Thank you for all you wonderful support last year and we look forward to an expanding and even more exciting service this year
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Treasure Pleasures will open on Wednesdays instead of Fridays in 2012
We will commence on Wednesday 11th January
Times of opening will still be 11 a m to 4 p m
Venue : Still Haven, 18 Lawley Road Suburbs Entrance on 7th Street
Donations of good quality clothing and items of interest will be delightfully accepted at the BHN office 130a Jason Moyo Street Opening hours of this office 9 am to 12 pm Monday to Friday Telephone 67085 But please note that this office will only open on Monday 9th January We look forward to your visits this year

2012 Calendars
Sean Labuscagne Cancer Awareness 2012 Calendar
NOW AVAILABLE $10 each
Please contact
Lin Dell 0772 269 338 / lin@bullredfarming com Ceri Morgan-Davies 0712 621 723 / suburbs@netconnect co zw Kirsty Fletcher 0712 591 630 / kirstyfl@mweb co zw Janine Dell 0772 417 931 / admin@shamrock co zw

3) Roses And Raspberries
DSTV

Raspberries to Multichoice Zim for not telling the public at large by any form of media that if your TV picture is experiencing 'freezes' or button malfunctions on the remote, then in all, likelihood that the smart card is a version 2 0 and you need a Version 3 0! They know who has affected decoders and what version smart card!! In SA this service was / is proved free and here in Tatazonke we have to pay US$15 for the new card Plus a phone call to Harare to get it activated
You also lose all the recordings and pre set recordings for future programs too!

The appointment of Clive Stockhill of Save Valley Conservancy to the Zimbabwe Tourism Board with a special responsibility to improve the Beit Bridge Border Post is a step in the right direction In the pat the authorities have shown themselves to be totally clueless on how to deal with a national disgrace

But what about the Bulawayo International Airport? Not only has there been an undue delay in bringing the new terminal on stream, but the present old building is also a national disgrace

What Customs authority at any other international airport requires a search of luggage of every person passing through the Green Route labelled "Nothing to Declare" And is it really necessary to pay the priceless sum of $4 on excess duty and having to wait 20 minutes for the receipting officer to write recipes and search other luggage The printing cost of 3 copies of a "non carbon required" receipt must be $4 alone

In this weather the building is hot and passengers get exasperated over congested luggage retrievals, poor queuing systems and the attitude of Customs Passengers flying in from First World countries roll their eyes in horror Between Air Zimbabwe and Zimra, there is a huge room for improvement The Minister of Tourism should get off his seat in Harare and cause something to happen in Bulawayo If he does not know how to do it, then professional outsiders should be engaged to give proper advice Bulawayo airport is an incredible bad indictment of Zimbabwe and has been in this state for too long
Gordon Geddes
Suburbs, Bulawayo

Tonnes of ROSES to Juliet Johnstone of Roselyn Safaris for having made our staff retreat and team building activities an unforgettable experience!!!
The location and accommodation were lovely, the food was plenty, tasty and imaginative and most of all her smile and general hospitality made all the difference!

Despina Madonko,Director and Staff of
CONTACT Family Counseling Centre
9, Barbour Avenue Parkview, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
tell:+ 263 9 72400/0712629305 email: contact@netconnect co zw website: www contactfcc org

FITNESS AND HEALTH
Muscle and Curves wish all their valued clients a healthy and prosperous 2012 We look forward to seeing you all Enquires telephone 09 - 79397
Warm regards Pete, Gwen, Shiny, Portia and Doreen

I AM WRITING TO YOU IN OPEN FORM TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION THE MOST DISGRACEFUL WAY IN WHICH THE ZESA DEPARTMENT HAS GONE ABOUT THE ALMOST CRIMINAL DESTRUCTION OF TREES IN THE MALINDELA SUBURB OF THIS CITY

I APPRECIATE THAT THE EXCESSIVE PROLIFERATION OF THE BRANCHES OF TREES ADJACENT TO VARIOUS POWER LINES CAN CAUSE DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS AND INTERRUPT THE SUPPLY OF POWER TO THE SUBURBS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NECESSARY TO TRIM CERTAIN TREES AND BUSHES THAT INTERFERE WITH THE THESE TRANSMISSION LINES

BUT THE WILLFUL AND BLATANT HACKING OF THE TREES ALONG LONGFELLOW ROAD, WITH NO REGARD TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THESE TREES IS, AS I HAVE SAID, ALMOST CRIMINAL

THERE IS, I AM SURE, A MUNICIPAL BY LAW THAT PROHIBITS THE DESTRUCTION OF TREES IN THE MUNICIPAL AREA, BUT THIS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DISREGARDED IN THE WAY IN WHICH THESE TREES HAVE BEEN MUTILATED

IF YOU FEEL THAT I AM BEEN EXCESSIVE IN MY CONDEMNATION OF THE METHOD OF "CLEARING" THE LINE OF TRANSMISSION, JUST TAKE THE TIME TO DRIVE ALONG LONGFELLOW ROAD TO SEE FOR YOURSELF
I DO NOT DOUBT THAT THERE ARE OTHER AREAS IN THE CITY THAT HAVE ALSO SUFFERED THE SAME DISGUSTING FATE
FOR A CITY RENOWNED FOR ITS NATURAL BEAUTY TO HAVE TO SUFFER THIS FATE IS UNTHINKABLE
SOMEBODY SHOULD BE MADE TO BEAR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS UNWANTED MAYHEM
A VERY CONCERNED BULAWAYO CITIZEN
MIKE V GLENSHAW

4) Congratulations

BIRTHS Stanley
To Gary and Kelly, God's little blessing, a precious son, Ashton, and a brother for Mitchell Born safely on 6th January 2012
Jen and John welcome with love another beautiful Grandson into our family

Denis and Sheona Streak would like to announce the safe arrival of their new granddaughter Edwin and Leigh- Anne Kings precious cargo was delivered on Tuesday 10th January - healthy and beautiful ! Congratulations Eddie and Lee and welcome to our long awaited baby girl
From Denis Sheona Heath Nadine Holly Harry and Charlotte

5) Condolences/In Memorium/Wreath Funds

PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS FOR CONDOLENCE MESSAGES PLEASE TO EDITH DULY NURSING HOME edithduly@netconnect co zw

CONDOLENCES
JACKIE HILL
Jackie Hill - mother of Craig and Bryan, daughter of Mrs Shea and sister to Jill and Jock It was with deep sadness that we learned that Jackie had passed away on Saturday 14 January 2012 in the UK May the peace of God be with all of the family Headmaster, Staff and Board of Governors of Whitestone School

Ceta Pakenham, mother of Sheri and Chris and granny to Kirsty, Ashleigh and James, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of the 14th of January
Her funeral will be held at the Church of Ascension, Leander Ave, Hillside at 10am on Wednesday the 18th of January

It is with much sadness that the death is announced of Glennys Allen (nee Evans) who died at her home in Brighton on New Years day of heart failure and pneumonia in her 67th year Glennys worked as an Examiner at the Vehicle Inspection Depot Bulawayo in the mid 70's I am trying to contact Marleen Bees and Paddy Wheelan as they were our close friends at the time and if anyone has any knowledge of their whereabouts would they please contact me Glennys's funeral will be held at Amersham Crematorium in the U K at 1 45 GMT on Tuesday 17th January, 2012
MHDSRIP
Vikki Russell-Fox 044 5336937 e-mail russelfox@telkomsa net

DEATH NOTICES
VON RIESEN - YVONNE LILLIAN (NEE JOSELAND) - LOVED WIFE OF AXEL, MOTHER OF DORILLE SHADBOLT AND ANNETTE VON RIESEN, GRAN OF ALEXANDER VON RIESEN DALAIS, MOTHER IN LAW OF JOHN SHADBOLT, SISTER IN LAW OF BASIL FRANKLIN AND NORMAN MUMFORD, AUNT OF SHARON AND BARRY DAKIN, SHAUN MUMFORD, AUDRA AND SEAN FARREN, GREAT AUNT OF PAULA DAKIN, MICHAEL DAKIN AND BAILEY FARREN, SISTER OF THE LATE ANN FRANKLIN AND DENISE MUMFORD, PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY 2012 IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH PARKINSONS A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD LATER ON THIS YEAR IN BULAWAYO EMAILS TO a-v-r@iafrica com PEACE AT LAST WITH HER LORD AND FAMILY

Sandra Elaine Nell
In loving memory of Sandra Elaine Nell who passed away in Bulawayo on 24 Jan 2008 Lovingly remembered by Christine, Kathy & Toby

If in one fleeting moment
We could see you smile
We would give up everything we have
So we could hold your hand for a while
We all love you so much
We miss you so badly
Sandra Elaine Nell
In loving memory of Sandra Elaine Nell who passed away in Bulawayo on 24 Jan 2008 Lovingly remembered by Christine, Kathy & Toby

If in one fleeting moment
We could see you smile
We would give up everything we have
So we could hold your hand for a while
We all love you so much
We miss you so badly
And we won't ever forget
The happy times that we shared


Remembering you is easy
We do it every day
Missing you is the hardest part
As it never goes away
To hear your voice
To see your smile
To sit with you and talk for a while would be our greatest wish
Today, tomorrow, our whole life through
We shall always love and remember you

In Loving memory of Sandra Elaine Nell, mother to Carl & Kim, granny to Kayla and Levi

In the quiet of the evening
I sit and think of you,
I open up my memory book,
Of the things we used to do,
And as I turn the pages,
My eyes are filled with tears,
For, although I have my memories,
I can t hold back the years
Our hearts are filled with memories
Which we gather through the years
All the happy times we shared,
Are treasured souvenirs

Christine Rossouw
cprossouw@gmail com cprossouw@vodamail co za

Zietsman-Sarie,Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families on the passing of your precious Moeder She was my dearest friend, kind,caring,sensitive loyal,humorous and sincere I shall miss her and our prime time together Rest in peace dear Sarie God Bless
Martie and Brian

6) Pets

PUPPY FOR SALE
Golden Yellow male Labrador puppy one left Inoculation and de-worming already done Price US$ 450 00 Please contact: 0712 616 638 0774 221 444

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Thank you to the wonderful people of Bulawayo for all the goods which have been donated Please keep bringing all your unwanted goods All money taken at the shop goes directly to running our kennels There is enormous pressure on the kennels and clinic in these difficult times and every little bit helps such a lot We take anything such as books, magazines, records, patterns, ornaments, pictures, picture frames, cutlery, crockery, newspapers, costume jewellry, used cards, electrical appliances dead or alive, clothing, games, games equipment, jam jars, in fact anything you do not want we can make use of We are situated between 14th and 15th Avenues, Robert Mugabe Way Tel 69814 Thank you for keeping our shop going We have a small selection of Rhodesiana Books ,a very old wireless 1920-1932 Model 128 Super Heterodyne, a small exquisite selection of Coffee table books, a large dog kennel, a vehicle canopy, a small outboard motor and a lovely selection of Valentine gifts

SHOP HOURS
MONDAY - 2PM - 3 45PM
TUESDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1 30PM - 3 15PM
WEDNESDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 2PM - 3 45PM
THURSDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1 30PM - 3 15PM
FRIDAY - 9AM - 12 NOON 1 30PM - 3 15PM
LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH 9AM - 10 45AM

If you have lost your pet please call the SPCA kennels If you see an animal in distress please call the SPCA kennels All too often we find animals run over and injured when a simple call to the SPCA could save their lives Tel: 66578/66593

We have a number of unclaimed dogs at the kennels, please contact Berry on 66578 if you have lost your dog Also we have cats and kittens looking for good homes

Clinic hours as follows:
Monday and Friday 9 30am - 1 pm 2pm - 4 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 9 30 am - 12 noon
Wednesday vaccinations only

HELP US TO HELP ANIMALS by not buying puppies on the streets and at shopping centres By doing so you are encouraging this awful trade as most puppies are smuggled across our borders with false papers We have beautiful puppies looking for loving homes at our kennels PLEASE give them a chance contact Berry on 66758/66593

Our grateful thanks to the following for their donations
C T Bolts Mrs D Thompson Centenary School Anonymous Mrs Hogeman All so generously donated goods to our shop

SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
On behalf of the Bulawayo SPCA I would like to thank all the caring, responsible people who reported and helped the many stray, injured and traumatised (due to fireworks) animals over the Christmas/New Year period God bless you all - Berry - SPCA Bulawayo Tel 66578

Margaret Bernard at Pet Hilton
happy to accommodate your pet whenever you need Bitches on heat catered for, and supervised matings when required Domestic obedience training given Christopher on duty to beautify your dog, shampoo, dip, brush, and clip, etc All breeds welcome Dip tank open Saturdays 8 30 - 11 30 Fee R10 per dog Phone 242979 to book or make enquiries

7) Guardian Angels, Donations and Wish Lists

Greetings Friends of BHN

We hope that you have had a good holiday and we wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2012

In 2004 BHN was established by its parent charity ZANE and focuses on Retirement Homes in Bulawayo Since dollarization the situation had been somewhat more manageable than the chaotic preceding period However with dollarization the levies increased by 400% with utility charges and wages increasing by up to 700% All homes had to increase their fees considerably when, in August 2011, employees in their sector were awarded a 30% wage increase backdated to January 2011 One home's committee observed that their salaries are greater than costs of electricity and provisions together

The management personnel of the homes face an endless series of crises-many of them now near to breaking point BHN is working with the homes to keep them open It is a very sobering experience to visit these homes and also uplifting due to the spirit of determination and enduring goodwill amongst home staff in dire circumstances When informed about someone requiring our help, we work with the administrators in the homes We do individual means-tests and if necessary we will contact their relatives in order to ensure we are all fully informed about their necessity for help We will then pay the rent directly to the homes The homes were thereby relieved of the responsibility of dealing with people with no family and without the means to pay their rents We also assist the homes with food and emergency hospitalization and the community of Bulawayo has been magnificent in its awareness and support

With the expertise of a local young enthusiast BHN is making a video about the retirement homes in Bulawayo, which we hope will be of interest We would like to invite all friends of BHN to see the video and also to meet and listen to Tom Benyon, who heads up ZANE He will be visiting Bulawayo in April We hope as many of you as possible will join us for an interesting evening The place and date will be advised in our March newsletter

Sadly Maria Egerer who has done so much during the last six months to help raise the awareness of BHN in the local community has decided to move on We thank her for laying the foundation for this phase in the growth of BHN

In this issue you will find:
A summary of our income and expenditure for our Emergency Hospital Fund for 2011
A message from Garden Park and a brief history of Ralstein Home We helped Ralstein to apply to the Beit Trust for funding for solar geysers and it is exciting to hear that the funding has been approved This might create a precedent and help other homes to apply
A story about Peter Rollason What a heroic pensioner he is! He has received a World Award for his efforts with the Sea Cadets If you find it strange that Zimbabwe has sea cadets, ask him about it He will gladly speak all about the issue The extraordinary thing which Peter did for us this year was while on a conference to Japan, he gave a power point presentation on the work of BHN and brought back a donation of $1250 The beginning of our fundraising for 2012

Sincerely
Mike Carter

Message from
Garden Park Retirement Village
To Bulawayo Help Network
On behalf of Garden Park Trust and all the Residents, we would like to thank you most sincerely for the incredible continuing support given to us throughout the year
The assistance and advice from all your staff, in trying to make the lives of the residents a lot happier, has been much appreciated We wish you all a Happy Festive Season
T WIDDOWS
Complex Manager

The History of Salvation Army Ralstein Home for the Aged
Masotsha Ndlovu Avenue
Ralstein House, was built by John Ralstein of Filabusi, an early Rhodesian settler The purpose of the home was to provide shelter, comfort and happiness to the old people The first administrator of the Home was Mr Flengun

In 1970 Ralstein Home was transferred to the Salvation Army under the Leadership of the Territorial Commander Commissioner Sir F Adlium and the Chief Secretary Colonel Hunter The transfer of ownership was completed in 1975 The first Salvation Army officers to run the Home as Administrators were Captain Shaw Cliffton and Hodline
Ralstein Home has continued to provide a dependable and congenial sanctuary for the aged It owes this success to the continued support that is rendered by Bulawayo Help Network, the business and donor community, Church organizations and by you as individuals

Help sustain the Home and your donation in cash and kind will go a long way in preserving this heritage Currently, they now have 28 needy residents, including the aged and people suffering from mental illness or social dysfunction While the home has some meager contribution from some residents we largely rely on Bulawayo Help Network who assist us towards the welfare of 13 residents and the nurse aide
The daily provision of service includes expenses for food, cleaning supplies, utility bills The major challenge is our electricity bill which we owe - $5,600 and not forgetting the salaries for the workers

The centre has the following workers:
1 Laundry men, Gardener,General workers,Cook,Security men
The Assistant Administrator is Lt Colonel E Mhasvi who resides at Ralstein Home The Administrator Major K Hawke resides at Enterprise Home
Donations of food items, money or labour from individuals or companies is greatly appreciated For cash donations to our Bank are as follows
The Salvation Army Ralstein Home for the Aged Stanbic Bank - Main St branch, Bulawayo Account no 0240059291001

ISCA -International Sea Cadet Association
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE -2011
Peter V Rollason
Zimbabwe
For inspirational leadership while service as Commanding Officer of the Zimbabwe Sea Cadet Corps
Through your actions in adverse conditions, you set an extraordinary example for young people of the world Your indomitable spirit,enthusiasm and the dedication to the world-wide sea cadet movement is the model for ISCA nations The International Sea Cadet Association October 2011

Fundraising
Our first fundraiser for the year is happening in January
'Tackie Day' will be an opportunity for children to wear tackies to school and pay a fine for the privilege towards our Emergency Hospital Fund So far the children in four schools; Whitestone Masiyephambili Convent High CBC will be participating Hopefully others will come on board Bulawayo Help Network 130A Jason Moyo Bulawayo Zimbabwe
Phone: +263-9-67085
E-Mail: byohelp@netconnect co zw
If you would like to partner with BHN in the fundraising for pensioners or if you have bright and constructive ideas please contact the office Please send us your feedback on this issue so that we can improve in the future
Friends of BHN please pass on this email to others who might like to join our friendship circle Become a friend and receive a bi-monthly newsletter Contribute regularly and enable us to become more sustainable Please contact the office about this or for any other information

GUARDIAN ANGELS OF EDITH DULY NURSING HOME THIS WEEK
ANGELIQUE ANDRIOLAKIS
DENISE BOTHA
PAUL BAROW
MR Y ESAT
GEES FRUIT & VEG
KERSHELMAR
KITCHEN WHOLESALERS
LOSCON
NETCONNECT
MRS STEYNBURG
SONDELANI FARM
MRS M STEWART
MRS B PRETORIOUS
MR LEE - ZIMBABWE/BOTSWANA CHRISTIAN MISSION
ZVSF

8) Bulawayo News

GARDEN OF REST
We have been to the Garden of Rest and sadly, one of the security guards was stealing the plaques and melting them down to use the brass
When he was arrested he had some plaques in his possession These are now with Mr Dube at Tower Block If anyone would like to collect a plaque, he can be found in Room 115, 1st floor, Tower Block Tel: 66398 Below are the names and dates on the plaques at Tower Block:
Marion Jean Proctor 15 8 1974
Marion Jean Proctor No date
Isabella Jelliman 1 7 60 & Clifford Landwher Jelliman 12 9 70
Christina Goodwin No date
Ian Darkins 31 7 76
Rufus Thomas Lewis 30 7 68
Dennis O'Connor Witcomb 14 10 70
Dorett Catherine MacDonald 7 3 88
James Gilbert Slement 26 8 74
Louis Elske 29 1 18-2 5 70
H S E Gilbert (Smiler) 13 7 70
Maisie Wylie 10 4 78
Herbert Alexander Rodger 10 4 1897-11 1 77 & Iris Mabel Rodger 7 1 1900- 15 8 97
Ferdinand Paulus (Fred) Coetzee 16 6 1911-2 2 80
Bert Wesley 15 4 75
Frank Bell 24 12 70
Susan Simmonds 1893-1971
Gavin David Mason 3 2 70-18 9 70
Marilyn Athlene Dessington 11 2 1910-9 1 71
Stanley & Elaine Prior 1970
George Georges 23 4 1890 (Cyprus) 27 5 65 (NZ)
Craig Paul Clack 18 10 58-19 5 77


Suburbs Neighbourhood Watch
Your Committee hopes you all had a pleasant Xmas and have a happy and prosperous 2012
Here is the list of dustbin collection days by the Municipality
9th February, 8th March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, We are hoping that they will start a fortnightly collection before June but it is in the pipeline We have had a relatively quiet festive season crime wise We would still like to hold a small xmas party for our officers on the ground doing patrols, remember that most of them are employed in Suburbs as domestic workers We are still in need of some beers, cold drinks, meale meal, salt or you can contribute with a little cash I am looking for someone who is upgrading their computer and are prepared to donate to Suburbs Neighbour hood Watch their old computer My one is very old and can only take up to windows 97 It is a Mecer 40Xmax If any residents have anything they would like to donate please contact me on 09 237240 or cell 0712 215373 My address 75 Heyman Rd, My e-mail neighbourhoodwatch@netconnect co zw
Our next Residents meeting will be held at Bulawayo Bowls Club, 4th Ave extension on Wednesday 29th February 2012 To start at 5 45 pm
Reminders about the Residents meeting will be sent out Be security conscious and aware what is happening around you at all times Ian Johnston

Dear Club 50 Members,
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBER - IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT OR WITNESS A CAR ACCIDENT, PHONE Z R P TRAFFIC SECTION 64236, IF PASSENGERS ARE INJURED AND AN AMBULANCE IS REQUIRED CALL 71717 FOR AN AMBULANCE

I had a meeting with Supt Mhlanga, the boss of Traffic Section, who has updated and confirmed some of your questions, which are below, he also gave me a list of the Amendments to the Traffic Fine Schedule, and I will attach it to this email

Q DOES THE FINE FOR TALKING ON A CELLPHONE INCLUDE HANDS FREE UNITS? A NO, under the Statutory Instrument 199 of 2000, there is no problem at all with the hand free unit, however, when driving the driver must have BOTH hands on the steering wheel, therefore, HOLDING or USING of a mobile phone whilst driving is an OFFENCE, one which will see the driver being issued a TICKET to appear in COURT

So folks even just holding your mobile phone whilst driving will land you in the soup Keep it far away from you in your handbag or pocket, do not have your phone on the dashboard in front of you or between your legs, leave it on the centre consol between you and the passenger seat or in your handbag
Q WHEN TRAVELING FROM BOTSWANA OR SOUTH AFRICA DRIVERS IS IT AN OFFENCE TO MIX PASSENGERS WITH GOODS? A No, this is not true neither is it an offence, this fine only pertains to Public Transports, i e busses & kombis, and NOT private vehicles
Q CAN THE TRAFFIC POLICE FINE YOU FOR NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT ON THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR VEHICLE? A YES, correct this is an offence if the vehicle is fitted with seat belts for the back , then adults and children sitting on the back seat MUST use them
This is especially important for toddlers and small children who tend to be standing up behind the driver seat, in the event of an accident those young children are usually the first to be either thrown out of the vehicle, or go through the windscreen
Q IS IT AN OFFENCE TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SHIRT ON? A YES, this is an offence and you will be fined for indecent exposure
Q IF ONE IS INVOLVED IN A 'SMALL' ACCIDENT AND NOBODY IS HURT AND BOTH PARTIES EXCHANGE DETAILS ETC AND AGREE AMICABLY TO SORT OUT THE PROBLEM, DOES ONE STILL HAVE TO REPORT IT AS A CAR ACCIDENT? A YES, definitely 98% of the time people leave a 'small' accident scene and 2 days later the drama begins with one party wanting to sue the other party, ALL ACCIDENTS big or small MUST be reported to the Police
Thank you
Drive Safely
Anna Androuliakos - CLUB 50

The Last Resort: A Memoir of Mischief and Mayhem on a Family Farm in Africa
By Douglas Rogers
Thrilling, heartbreaking, and, at times, absurdly funny, The Last Resort is a remarkable true story about one family in a country under siege and a testament to the love, perseverance, and resilience of the human spirit
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Douglas Rogers is the son of white farmers living through that country's long and tense transition from postcolonial rule He escaped the dull future mapped out for him by his parents for one of adventure and excitement in Europe and the United States But when Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe launched his violent program to reclaim white-owned land and Rogers's parents were caught in the cross fire, everything changed Lyn and Ros, the owners of Drifters-a famous game farm and backpacker lodge in the eastern mountains that was one of the most popular budget resorts in the country-found their home and resort under siege, their friends and neighbors expelled, and their lives in danger But instead of leaving, as their son pleads with them to do, they haul out a shotgun and decide to stay
Further details, pricing and shipping : http://snipurl.com/21p6l95

Many thanks for your Bulawayo Mirrors They are very informative to many of us who were born there I used to work at Goetz Observatory then transferred out to Apprenticeship Inspectorate I lived in Kenilworth, 9 Irene avenue Does the house still exist and also what about the observatory? The OIC of the latter was Cal Archer My mother taught at Sauerstown Junior school before being promoted to Headmistress of Marjorie Sanders infant School in Park Road
Any info you can let me have would be greatly appreciated
Charles Douthit (AKA Seymour-Wright) goromonzi66@btinternet com

9) Gossip Column



10) Personal Column

Do you have a Alcohol or Drug problem (even over the counter drugs) there is help phone ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS or NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS on 0773 217277

ANY FELLOW ZIMBABWEANS ON HOLIDAY IN BRITAIN, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A WALK AROUND THE KIA OVAL, HOME OF THE ASHES, I WILL GLADLY TAKE YOU AROUND I CAN BE CONTACTED AT bdleith@yahoo co uk OR YOU CAN TEXT ME/CALL ME ON 079 44895078 LOOK FORWARD TO SEING YOU SOON, DARRYL

11) Gweru And Harare News



12) Wining And Dining

Planning a romantic evening? Dine by candlelight under the stars at New Orleans this Friday and Saturday (weather permitting) Reservations 243176 e-mail-banff@yoafrica com Tel: 09 243176 Faz 09 244402

Banff Lodge s Coffee Cafe is open seven days a week with exciting gourmet sandwiches, cakes and a light lunch menu Join us for a Sunday roast with all the trimmings Reservations 243176
e-mail-banff@yoafrica com
Tel: 09 243176 Faz 09 244402

The Pergola Restaurant - Now open to the public as well as Lodge Clientele - 18:00 to 21:00 EVERY DAY - Prior Booking Required Southern Comfort Lodge - 22 Jaywick Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Book for Valentines Day - Tuesday 14th February 2012, Looking for somewhere NEW to enjoy a romantic setting for a Special Evening out with the one you Love???
B o o k E A R L Y ! ! LIMITED seating
Call Shannon on 0774904837 or 281140 / 281340

The Hunts Boma - Family Sunday Lunches - Book Early to Avoid Disappointment
Southern Comfort Lodge - 22 Jaywick Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Also available for functions including,Corporate Lunches,Small Intimate Weddings, Conference Packages (Projector and Screen available), Cocktail Evenings, Staff Parties,Children s Birthday Parties, Kitchen Teas and more! Our beautiful green lawns and serene setting is ideal for any occasion Call us to Enquire on 0774904837 (ask for Shannon) or 281140 / 281340

A few of the places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Arizona Spur Restaurant in the Holiday Inn
Banff Lodge Coffee cafe
Book and Bean caf at Bradfield Shopping Centre
Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club - Esigodini Road
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Friar Tucks
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street
Garden Resturant - 54 Park Rd
Golden Spur - Robert Mugabe Way
Granite Ridge - Matobo Hills
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Spur
Horizon Restaurant & Bar - Pioneer House, Fife Street
Hotel Rio
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Massimo's Genuine Italian Restaurant - Ascot Shopping Centre
Maxies - Ascot Shopping Centre
Mojo Bar, Lounge and Cafe (B.A.C)
Nemo's Resturant - Hillside Bowling Club
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pappas - Robert Mugabe Way
Parrot Lodge in Valeview Road, Riverside
River Cafe = 12th Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge and Cafe
The Berry - 22 Haddon Ave
The Bulawayo Club
The Melting Pot
Thee Coffee Shoppe
Wes and Janes - Pauling Road


and more !!

13) Catering and Food

CAKES CAKES CAKES Date Loaf, Apple Cake, Gogosaurus Spice Cake, Amarula Carrot Cake and That Chocolate Cake, etc Email me for the list
Contact Marina 077 77 532 77 or email awesometastes@fastmail co uk

14) Accommodation Out Of Zimbabwe

Ruther s Place, 97 Jorissen Street, Polokwane
Looking for affordable and safe self catering accommodation in Polokwane on your travels? Pat & Hylton would love to welcome you Offering three self catering fully furnished, serviced flats -
Flat 1 - Double bed , en-suite shower/toilet, kitchenette
Flat 2 - Double and Single bed En-suite shower/toilet, kitchenette
Flat 3 -Double and Single bed with space for mattress if needed En-suite bath/shower, separate toilet, kitchenette
TV in all flats Tea/Coffee/rusks supplied in all flats Secure parking with remote gate Outside Jacuzzi/pool (not heated) in garden Centrally located in Polokwane, close to all amenities, shopping centres, restaurants, medical centres Close to Mall of the North and Makro Electronic brochure available on request Cot on request
Contact: Pat on 083 225 3818 / Hylton on 082 658 2971 Pat (W) 015-2914722 E-mail: patr@polka co za / patr@finlay co za

Hoopoe Haven Guest Lodge is a small and peaceful country guest house
We are offering secure, affordable three star and AA highly recommended self-catering cottages and Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Fourways
The guests staying at Hoopoe haven are amazed at friendly atmosphere and the size and quality of the lodge bed and breakfast accommodation, the self-catering cottages and the facilities of the guest house and lodge It is a place in which you can actually enjoy yourself and make new friends Being ex-Zimbabweans we welcome guests from Zimbabwe and Botswana Our rates range from Self-catering cottages per unit from R500 (sleeps 2) R750 (sleeps family of 2A + 2C), R980 (sleeps 4), R1100 (sleeps 6) B&B in lodge from R320 to R390 (B&B) or R270 to R340 (room only)
web site www hoopoehavenlodge co za
email jonesalan@hoopoehavenlodge co za cell +2783 314 0987

ACCOMMODATION POLOKWANE
Biddy and Gerhard invite you to make yourself at home in their 'Affordable Self Catering/Overnight Accommodation', situated in a beautiful secure garden Ideally located for visitors to Polokwane, due to the close proximity of a bypass to the new 'Mall of the North' (Photo s available upon request)
Undercover parking and swimming pool available Baby Stroller and camping cot available on request 'Melody' flat sleeps four with DSTV in lounge Shower en-suite Air-conditioned with fully equipped self catering kitchen Own mini bar, courtyard and barbeque area 'Harmony' flat sleeps four Air-conditioned, DSTV, fully equipped self catering kitchen Bath and shower en-suite Own mini bar, courtyard and barbeque area
New Addition:' Sleep and Go' 2 rooms sleeping 4 - DSTV/Aircon/Fridge/Microwave - separate toilet and shower More affordable!!
Where to find us:
13 Woodbush str Ladanna Polokwane Close to Macro and Gateway International Airport, just off N1 - GPS Coordinates: S 23 52 35 1" E 029 27 22 2" Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure and looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay, book your accommodation with us! Your Host: Biddy Fourie - 015 287 9761 (B) 015 293 2836 (H) (a/h) 082 410 7325 (cell) email : biddyf@absa co za

"Our Place", Self-Catering Accommodation, Louis Trichardt
Planning a trip South Christmas shopping holidays? Looking for accommodation, providing comfort, tranquility and affordability?
Try "Our Place" - 15 kilometres from Louis Trichardt on the N1 south, turn right into Airforce Base Road and 1km down, to "Our Place" signpost on the left Bookings appreciated in advance
Contact: Derek and Margaret Henning Landline: + 27 15 516 5706 Cell phone:+ 27 73 9390773 Fax line: +27 86 519 7435 Email: ourplace@xpress co za

FOUR SEASONS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES, FOURWAYS, JOHANNESBURG
Sleeping from 2 to 8 pax per unit on a large property with ample parking within a secure country estate
5 chalets in total Rates: Standard single: R 250 Standard double: R 400 Loerie Chalet: single R 350, double R 500 R 100 per additional person, children under 12: half price We also offer budget accommodation Units are serviced daily, TV, pool
We are close to Broadacres Shopping Centre, Fourways Mall, Fourways Crossing, Cedar Square, Montecasino, Northgate Shopping Centre with Coca-Cola Dome, Lanseria Airport, Fourways Hospital, Olivedale Hospital, Riverside Rehabilitation Centre
Address: 34, Woburn Avenue, Chartwell North Estates, on Cedar Road, Fourways, 2055 Tel: 27 11 460 1948 Cell: 083 420 7779 E-mail: ebeck@absamail co za

15) Accomodation In Zimbabwe

Valencia Guest House - Relax, Unwind and Enjoy
Valencia Guest House is situated on a working citrus farm 50km from the Zimbabwean and South African border post, in Zimbabwe This is a recently renovated farmhouse, positioned on the banks of the Umzingwani River, offering a tranquil green garden which is home to a variety of birds
Valencia Guest House will offer leisure and business travelers alike, the luxury of a guest house combined with the warmth and hospitality to match a classic and comfortable farmhouse lifestyle
Situated conveniently close to: Maphungubwe Trans-frontier Park Sentinel Dinosaur fossils Beitbridge Border Post Citrus Orchard Tours Diverse Wildlife Fishing
For any enquiries or arrangements to be made, please contact Patty 00-27-82-574-6342, 00-27-71-078- 5233, 00-263-712-206-812 E-mail: valenciaguesthouse@iwayafrica com or pattybristow@iwayafrica com

ACCCOM IN ZIM
Have you ever been horse riding in the cool, lush, soft, green Chimanimani Mountains ? WELL FROG AND FERN ARE IN BUSINESS AGAIN DEE AND JANE ARE BACK IN CHIMANIMANI SEE THEIR NEW WEBSITE
Phone 0775920440
www thefrogandfern com
janedee2009@hotmail com

THE IDEAL PLACE FOR A WEDDING OR CONFERENCES FOR N G O S IN THE BINGA AREA
KULIZWE LODGE BINGA http://www kulizwelodge com/
Swimming pool, large outdoor conference facility ideal for NGO s and weddings
A little paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba Beautiful shady camp sites virtually on the edge of the lake First class ablution and laundry facilities
Also 6 very basic equipped fisherman s chalets, each sleeping 4 people Phone +263 15 545 Phone +263 15 286 text message +263 773 666 243 e mail Kulizwe@iwayafrica co zw

ACCOMMODATION
01 x Bedroomed flat not furnished for rent It is on the 4th floor, there is not parking down stairs but there is a secure over night parking nearby Rent US$ 300 00 plus deposit US$ 300 00
Please contact Busi on the following numbers: Cell: 0713 585 918 Landline: 09 - 73137

Some places to stay in Zim:-

Frog And Fern In Chimanimani www.thefrogandfern.com
Kulizwe Lodge Binga - shores of Lake Kariba
Miombo Lodge Dete Situated Hwange National Park/Dete Rd
Sondela Lodge on Leopold Takawira Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge - luxury chalets & camp ground www.southerncomfortlodge.com
The Musketeers Lodge - 9km on the Matopos Road



16) Property and Real Estate



Young family with 1 child and 1 on the way requires requires house to rent in Bulawayo Minimum of 3 bedrooms, good security, borehole, staff quarters Contact Brett and Elsa Sparrow on 077 959 0011

FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT
House - 3 bedroom fully furnished (suitable for Company / NGO) Complete with stove, fridge, microwave, linen, cutlery, DSTV, lounge and dining suite etc Available : Immediately Barham Green, Van Riebeek Drive, secure durawall, alarm system and guard Rent USD700 monthly (water and lights paid)
Phone : Jack on 478309 / 077 5 102 539

EXECUTIVE HOME FOR SALE IN BURNSIDE, BULAWAYO
Situated on 3 5 acres, this home is unique in every way Designed by a Brazilian architect it offers stunning views of Hillside Dams in the privacy of a small close
The main house offers a summer and winter lounge, a sound-proof study, an art studio, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, upstairs private balconies, glass bathroom, two jetmaser fire places and terrazzo flooring throughout the downstairs living section The property is stone walled, electric fenced and has a reservoir, borehole and swimming pool leading into the atrium
The cottage is on the same property but has its own entrance on a separate acre and is stone under thatched with a large bedroom and and bathroom en-suite, combined kitchen, lounge, dining room and a loft Both properties have electric gates and the garden is immaculately maintained This beautiful home was afforded an editorial in Home & Garden when built and is exquisite
No agents need apply Should you be interested in viewing, please e-mail your request to celscheijde@gmail com

Bulawayo US$140,000
Delightful neat & clean double storey home with modern touches Situated on a good, desirable road in Khumalo, Bulawayo Close to Ascot Shopping Centre & excellent schools Downstairs has an entrance hall with lounge & fireplace, dining room, patio, kitchen, scullery, pantry & guest toilet Upstairs is the master bedroom with ensuite, second bedroom with ensuite, 3rd bedroom, study & family bathroom plus separate toilet The garden is well developed with a pool & borehole There are also 2 storerooms, double staff quarters & 3 carports & the property is walled on 3 sides & fenced on one
Please call Les Flanagan on 0772 434 130 or 0712 402 908 or email lflanagan@seeff com or lflanagan@seeff co zw

LAND WANTED TO BUY OR LEASE:
Plot of land with borehole and good soil, close to town 2 -5 hectares Contact: Byo 230894 / 0712862475

May I please place an advertisement in the MM for my parents
'Elderly, responsible couple with two cats seeking home with garden to rent in Harare from April or earlier Long lease please Contact Lisa: Cell: 0772 247 861 or Email: rheederl@acolchem co zw'

PREMISES WANTED
Premises urgently wanted in the CBS area for a Textile Showroom Please contact: 09 - 880907 or 880795 Lucky 0772 378 792 Kim 0772 742 533 kingtextile@mweb co zw

I have some space to let within my shop ( +- 120 SQM ) In the middle of town ( Bulawayo CBD ) Perfect for storage/work station/offices If you are interested, please e mail me back or call me on 0712 613 771

RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
CBD * BUI - Potential commercial offices / surgery, 13 rooms, 2 bathrooms, external showers and toilets, functional well US $250,000
MORNINGSIDE *BUT, 3 bedrooms with built in cupboards, main bedroom leads onto patio, main en suit, family bathroom, separate toilet, dining room, lounge with fireplace, bar, fitted kitchen, double domestic quarters, storeroom, braai area, single lockup garage, 3 vehicle carport, borehole not working, sparkling swimming pool, gazebo, walled and gated US$100,000
TOWNHOUSE * BUT, Recently redecorated, 2 bedrooms with built in cupboards, main en suit, family bathroom, dining room, lounge with fireplace, fitted kitchen, verandah, garage, laundry area, walled US$85,000
BRADFIELD *BUI - Semi-detached, single storey, 3 bedrooms, bic, bathroom, separate toilet, combined dining room / lounge with fireplace, kitchen, walled and gated US$45,000
EMGANWINI *BUA, 3 Bedrooms, shower, separate toilet, lounge, kitchen US$25,000
*Do you wish to sell your property? We have a dedicated, proactive team to assist in all property matters WE HAVE MANY MORE, PLEASE COME IN AND SEE US AT 5A, 9TH AVENUE OR CALL: 74581- 3 AND SPEAK TO AARON, TAKURA, SHAHID AND NIMISHA
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT *Our letting department have a good number of commercial properties available and also looking for executive offices for our clients
We also manage residential, commercial and industrial properties and have a very proficient team on hand to assist Please call Dagmar, Renee or Lorraine on 74581/3 or call at 5A, 9th Avenue

17) Vehicles

Auto Contact
Buying or selling of pick-ups or Sedans Your unwanted vehicle can be sold for you If you are looking for a particular vehicle we link you up with the right one We get what you want and sell what you want to get rid of
Auto Crash For all your spray painting and panel beating work, we make your car look like new again Vehicle Registration Change of ownership, lost registration books, vehicle license, and Insurance done for you Please contact us on 09 - 62191 or cell 0 772 330 545

SUZUKI AX 100 SPECIAL
This bike is like BRAND NEW Mileage 1063 kms (NEW PRICE US$1600 00) Equipped with delivery box OFFERS INVITED Phone 09 469983, 09 478369 Work or 09 285908 Home

1996 Peugeot 405GR Station Wagon One owner, well maintained A/C, C/L, P/W (front) Radio with tape deck and CD, 6 CD Changer Tow hitch Fully alarmed US$5000 Ph 0772 233604

FOR SALE
Morris Minor 1000 for sale It needs a bit of attention l am also selling fruit trees and plants e g Avocado trees, lemon, peach etc Roses $5 00, Bizzy Lizzies $1 50 Please kindly contact me on 09 - 464824 0772 478 493

18) Travel and Tours



19) Computers And Electronics

FOR SALE
New easy mobile phone (DORO) hearing aid compatibility M3/L4 large clear keypad large easy to read colour display extra loud handset volume Please contact 0772 127 009

FOR SALE
1x Laptop Sansui style notebook updated Price US$ 300 00 ONCC Please contact 0779 372 552

20) Lifts Wanted And Offered



21) Seeking Friends

Hi x I am looking for my biological mother or father I was born at Lady Rodwell in Zimbabwe on 29/12/77 and was adopted at ten days old My biological mother was at St Clare s for unwed mothers My email address is: sammi howard@googlemail com

Searching for someone?
I have a manual data base of friends and families looking for lost loved ones If you are searching for friends you have lost touch with please email me and add your details to my free service If you are an adoptee or birth family wanting to re-unite, I have over 200 names on my data base waiting to be matched I have successfully matched 6 families in the last year Please email me on nolongerlost2010@yahoo com All details are confidential

Irene Burger who went to Eveline and was in McIntosh Hostel She was Irene Thompson is very keen to trace Diana Messiter- Tooze that was, and Jeannie Dunning
e mail Brendan & Gail braille@mweb co zw

22) Situations Vacant

Young lady seeks employment,secretarial/receptionist or any suitable position willing to start immediately Please contact Ursula 0774 013 687

Mature, hardworking, reliable and honest lady with over 25 years experience as confidential PA/Administrator/Sales Receptionist Please contact Charmaine on 077 600 6112 Mature, hardworking reliable and honest man with over 30 years experience in the building, hardware, cooking and general industry Please contact Stan on 077 600 6112

41 year-old lady seeks a bookkeeping/salaries/accounts clerk +10 years experience using Pastel & Belina etc Available immediately Contact C Ndlovu on 0774087906 or celiam777@gmail com

23) Situations Wanted

WORKING AS TEMPORARY ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT FOR CONNECT AFRICA OUTSOURCING & BONSA CASABLANCA BASED AT BONSA CASABLANCA SEEKING MORE STABLE & SECURE POSITION CREDITORS; DEBTORS; MONTHLY & DAILY RECONCILIATIONS CONTACT R ROBERTS [B] 241346 [C] 077-3700-462 [E] jedimasterfrodo@gmail com Skype rowlandr64 CV Details available on Facebook & LinkedIn

I am looking for a maid and I stay in town I need a full time maid, My phone number is 0772153588

MANAGER
Excellent past record, good admin an management skills 62 years old, has a drivers license, passport, selling certificates, seeking management position Will accept contract mornings only and flexi time Excellent references Can start immediately enjoys good health Please phone David on 0778 164 241

24) Business Opportunities



25) Services

MICKAELS ELECTRONICS
For all your: - Satellite installations - Room extensions - Missing channels (Signal problems) etc
Expert electronic repairs to all : TV s, LED, Computers, microwaves, HiFi s, DVD s, inverters, Play stations etc For Professional service please contact Mickael on the following; 0772 710 104

ELECTRIC SLIDING GATES & INTERCOMS
REPAIRS AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Fault-Finding & Repairs 1 Done speedily 2 Using factory supplied & guaranteed Spare Parts, 3 By experienced and trustworthy technicians, 4 Who are supervised, 5 By competent, trustworthy, technical personnel
Spare parts - ex Stock, Bulawayo Customer satisfaction guaranteed
Also available
1 Genuine guaranteed Centurion spare parts 2 Replacement gate motor batteries 3 Remote transmitter batteries & other spares 4 Also sales direct to the end users
Contact Tony or Mike at At KEEBROYD TRADING, 57A R Mugabe Way, Bulawayo Telephone 75 251 or 77 032 Mobile 0712 606 818 e-mail - keebroyd@netconnect co zw Trade enquires welcome

SECURITY PEOPLE {Pvt}Ltd
* Gate and Garage Door Automation * Custom-Made Sliding Gates and Garage Doors * Centurion Gate Motors - D3,D5Evo, DTS & HANSA Motors * Intercoms and Video Intercoms & Remotes * Alarm Systems and Infra Red Beams * Electric Fence,Game Fence & Farm Fencing * Screen Doors * Palisade Fencing And Pool Fencing * Razor wire * CCTV and Sensors * All types of Gate Motor Repairs & Services * Anti - Theft Gate Motor Cages * *BEWARE OF UNTRAINED TECHNICIANS & GO FOR THE BEST**
CONTACT DETAILS Chrysolite House Parkade Centre 6th Floor Tel:09-887714-5 Cell 0712 552 224 or 0772 803 067, 0772803091 - CALVIN securitypeople@cooltoad com

Finelist Investments (Pvt) Ltd

We are specialists in the following business Consultancy Services;

Shelf companies ( Over 220 names to choose from) Private Business Corporations (PBCs) Tax Clearance, Tax Returns , QPDs,Tax Planning and VAT Registrations Year- end Financial Statements Bookkeeping and Accounting Services Annual Returns, CR14 (Change of Directors) Share Capital Redenomination to US$ Trading licences eg for shops , security companies , liquor etc Payroll Preparation Project Proposals and Cash flows Moneylending shelf companies and license applications Vendor number and State Procurement Board Registrations 2012 TAX CLEARANCES PROCESSING MICROFINANCE LOANS AND ORDER FINANCE FOR BUSINESSES ALSO AVAILABLE
Business Brokers - Are you buying or selling a business we link business buyers with Sellers and vice versa We also link business people looking for joint ventures/partnerships and equity finance- We have a bakery business in our books for sale and small scale miners looking for investors/partners - contact us for further details Construction services -Renovations, walling , tilling, painting, extentions,durawalls , plumbing,electrical, paving,landscaping and new building structures Also available for hire construction and mining equipment Contact us at at:-
Suite 203 second Floor Charter House Corner L Takawira / Fort Street P O Box 3128, Bulawayo Tel:- 09-884777/8 Fax - 09 -884778 Cell - o772 850 705 Email - finelist@iwayafrica co zw, website - www finelist biz tm Wishing all our clients and stakeholders a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

For all your entire office or house renovations i e building, tiling, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, ceiling repairs, roof leaks, guttering, glazing, painting and any building work
Please do not hesitate to contact us on the following numbers:
Jason 0772 312 320 or 09 - 226473 Emanuel 0772 322 181 or 09 - 203209

TECHNICAL SERVICES AFRICA (TSA)

Nematicides Fumigation Chemicals Fumigation Plastics & Equipment, Insecticides & Acaricides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Growth Regulants, Public Health Products
Contact Casper Masvikeni and his team for all Agricultural Chemicals
ACOL HARARE, t/a TSA, 670 Leyland Road, New Ardbennie
Technical Services Africa (TSA) contact numbers are 0712604643, 0712605651, 0772765967, 04-2925306/13, 0772233037/8, 0772232440/1 - You could also add internal sales numbers for our 4 sales guys upstairs viz 0733422346 (Mapfumo) 0733422347 (Washington), 0733422348 (Jonathan), and 0733422349 (Joseph)
Email tsa@acolchem co zw

SERVICES
For all your building hardware supplies i e cement, bricks, timber, nails, pit or river sand, galvanised and PVC gutters, window panes, putty, ceiling boards, galvanised flat sheets for flashing, window and door frames and many more
Please contact us for a quote and we deliver to your door step
Jason 0772 312 320 or 09 - 226473 Emmanuel 0772 322 181 or 09 - 203209

GATEMAN
Agent for Centurion Gate and Garage Door installations, automation, repairs and upgrades Supplier of roller, shutter and sectional garage doors and motors Telephone Don Cremer 0773 284 909

ACOL CHEMICAL BULAWAYO AND HARARE
As bulk importers of chemicals, Acol Chemical is able to assure our customers of quality chemicals at the best possible prices
Acol has a vast range of Chemicals, which include:
Hydrochloric Acid 30% (Pool Acid) 25kg Polycans HTH (Calcium Hypochlorite) 70% 50kg and 5kg Polycans Aluminium Sulphate 50kg Bags Caustic Soda 25kg Bags Hydrogen Peroxide 50% 30kg Polycans Coconut DEA 5kg Dodigen 5kg NP6 5kg NP9 5kg Pine Oil 4kg Sulphonic Acid 5kg
For these and any other of our vast range of chemicals please contact:
ACOL BULAWAYO, 37 Plumtree Road, Belmont
Manfred Esof Ray Chiridza Dave Meggitt Tiffany Roberts Noel Edington Tel 09 470 481 / 5, Fax 09 470 486, Email acolbyo@acolchem co zw
ACOL HARARE, 670 Leyland Road, Ardbennie Land linesin Harare are 04 2925306/16
292 5316 is the easiest to get through on Switch board 0772 233 037/8 and 0772 232 440/1 Johnathan James 0733 422 348 Mapfumo Marerwa 0733 422 346 Ben Ajidah 0712 200 875 Dean Griffin 0772 324 765 Lisa Rheeder 0772 247 861 Precious Bara 0712 601 675
Email acolhre@acolchem co zw

PERKINS SEALS
For all your Oil Seals, Mechanical seals, "O" Rings & "O" Ring cord requirements
Perkins Bulawayo Sales :- 09 - 79415 E Mail :- perkseal@mweb co zw 29 14th Avenue Bulawayo
Perkins Harare Sales :- 04 755440 / E Mail :- perkhre@mweb co zw Bay 1 32 Simon Mazorodze Rd Harare
For all your Oil Seals, Mechanical seals, "O" Rings & "O" Ring cord requirements



LEATHERSEALS
5212A WAKEFIELD STREET BELMONT
Telephone :- 09 - 880844 - 881074 Fax :- 09 - 78213 e mail address :- bancroft@mweb co zw
We are able to manufacture the following seals for your requirements :- Borehole cups Booster Pump High Pressure -- Hydralic Jacks / Pressure Rams Pneumatic Air Brake Boosters and Hat seals
Perkins Seals Harare stock a good range of Leather cups for Leather seals DETAILS are :- Perkins Seals Bay 1 Simon Mazorodze Road Harare Telephone :- 04 755440 / 749023 They are also able to take bulk orders for manufacture by Leatherseals in Bulawayo

STAG FLUID SEALING
IN STOCK, GLAND PACKING, SHEET JOINTING, SEMI-METALLIC GASKETS, ASBESTORS ROPE &TAPE, CORK PRODUCTS,
FLEXOID
112A J\TONGOGARA ST 885106\7 OR 0772 234539 & 0712 616418 BYO HARARE,754662

26) Health And Beauty

DESERT LILLY SPA SPECIALS:
LUXURY PEDICURE (PARAFFIN WAX) $20 00 - PLUS FREE EXPRESS MANICURE DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL WITH GALV & HIGH FREQ $30 00 - PLUS FREE NECK/SHOULDER MASSAGE SPEND $50 00 OR MORE ON WAXING - FREE ALOE GIFT PACK
-SECURE PARKING -PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST -PRIVATE -A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE -FANTASTIC GIFT IDEA (VOUCHERS AVAILABLE) -AFFORDABLE MAKE UP RANGE, AND MANY OTHER GIFTS ETC IN THE GIFT SHOP!
CALL TODAY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT OTHER TREATMENTS ON OFFER. PHONE: 09-231255 0772861656 0773838368

Ladies, thank you for your fantastic support in December Wishing you a 'Beautiful' New Year with KISS KISS COSMETICS Arrange a coffee date with your friends and come and browse our 'New Arrivals' which include:-
Royal Professional Make up Brush Sets Body Collection Vanity Case Make up Sets L'Oreal and Rimmel Foundations Maybelline Mascaras and Liquid Liner Definer Pens Rimmel Smokey Eyeshadow Quads and Masacras Maybelline Superstay Lip Glosses and L'Oreal Infallible long wear lip duo compacts
Looking forward to seeing you at our boutique shop, catering especially for all your beauty needs PEMBROKE PLACE 13 PEMBROKE RD HILLSIDE TELEPHONE : Gail 0772 287 429

Mathilda at Highfield Pharmacy will ensure you professional manicure and beautiful acrylic nails Call in at Mathilda, Highfield Pharmacy Ninth Ave, Robert Mugabe Street, Bulawayo Telephone 67641

DWALA INSURANCE SERVICES
HEALTH INSURANCE
If you are interested in quality, reliable and most importantly sound Health Insurance, please contact us We deal with Health International, Multimed, Good Health, Interglobal and other off shore Medical Insurance providers Situated at 63 Heyman Rd, Suburbs, Byo Tel No 09 230708, 0772 211156, 0172 202231 or 0772 126 573 or e mail us on dwala@netconnect co zw

KARLS GYM : PERSONAL TRAINING BY A QUALIFIED REEBOK PERSONAL TRAINER
Enjoy an hours gym session in a clean, up-market gym overlooking green lawns and pool for R75 or R50 per person sharing Strength and core training, fitness and flexibility and weight loss programmes all available The salon provides massages, G5, and ladies treatments all at R100 per hour by a qualified therapist Cell : 0775107207 or e-mail chezwalt@mweb co zw for bookings

27) Tuition

Piano Teacher available for afternoon lessons and to teach your montessori children singing in the mornings
For your private piano beginners lessons, contact Tracey Conway-Burns qualified through the Royal Academy of Music, London I will teach you practical, aural and theory I am pleased to inform that all past pupils who have studied with me and moved to further their piano studies have ALL achieved high standards of passes and distinctions both in theory and practical Indicating how important the basics are in teaching piano
Contact me on 09-243938 as I have places to fill in the afternoons

SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF COUNSELLING AND THERAPY (SAFRICOT)
Offers:
DIPLOMA IN HIV/AIDS MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELLING 23-27 January (1st Block) One year block release certificate in COUNSELLING AND THERAPY 6 - 10 February (1st Block) One week certificate in HIV AND AIDS COUNSELLING 30 January - 3 February DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND THERAPY (for certificate holders only) 20 -24 February (1st Block) You are in good hands at SAFRICOT The school of counselling excellence Enrolment in progress
CALL (09) 885970 Or come to 54 J/Tongogara St, Cnr 4th Ave,Bulawayo Website: www safricot com REGISTERED WITH THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Don't miss out on this lifetime opportunity Study with the best

28) Miscellaneous For Sale

HEWING WOODS
MANUFACTURERS OF CUSTOM, HANDMADE TEAK FURNITURE And SUPPLIERS OF ROUGH SAWN TEAK QUALITY HAND CRAFTED TEAK FURNITURE MADE TO YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE AND TASTE SIT DOWN WITH JOHN HEWITT AND DESIGN YOUR OWN HAND CRAFTED TEAK FURNITURE Furniture for:
Dining Rooms Lounge Hallways Bar
Also available: Custom made office furniture Visit our Showroom at: 26 Wolverhampton Road Donnington Bulawayo
Or Contact: Mark Spring: + 263 9 470242/0774 400 852 John Hewitt: + 263 9 470194/0773 254 462

Desperate for 4 used oxygen cylinders
2 text books Form 2 - French Tricolore Total2 History - Focus on History Book 2 Contact or sms Mohammed 0712203181

SUPA CAR SOUNDS
A DIVISION OF Escovale Trading (Pvt) Limited Suppliers and installers of :- Car radios Solex locks Gear locks Sunvisors DVDs SUV Car headrest DVD players DVD monitors Auto watch alarms Car DVD screens Speakers And Wheel lock nuts Supa Car Sounds
For superior in car entertainment, advanced vehicle security, safety and other accessories
Bulawayo Office 140 Robert Mugabe Way Between 14th Avenue & 15th Avenue Tel : 881839 Cell : 073 4 327 874
Harare Office 14 Telford Road Graniteside Tel : (04) 773360 Cell : 0733 402 358
Gweru Office 48, 3rd Street Corner Lobengula Street Tel : (054) 225074 Cell : 077 2 977 278

T-SHIRTS, GOLF SHIRTS AND CAPS Wide variety of colours available Order now for ZITF 2012 Contact Candice on +263 775 545 240 or zimclothing@gmail com

New stock arrived at Glow
Light up your life this New Year! Enable your child to study late with our range of Desk lamps Also just arrived lovely bedside lamps Planning your wedding? Lovely dinner candles in a range of colours
Also in stock :- Flourscent lights Down lights Ceiling lights Wall lights Outdoor lights Tea lights, scented candles Oil burners and essential oils We also hire out fairy lights, tea lights and candle holders for those special occasions
Glow Between 14th & 15th Avenue, Robert Mugabe Way (by the rhino) Just after Famona Post Office Tel : 077 3 373 290

TEXT BOOKS FOR SALE
CALL: 0772 768 669
Core Mathematics for IGSCE (NEW) US$35 00 New General Mathematics 4 Focus Study Aids - Commerce Revision O level Focus on O level Integrated Science 4 Focus on Technical Graphics Pattern of History 2 African Heritage The African Heritage Book 2 New General Mathematics 2 (2 copies) Focus on Integrated O level Science 3 Design and Technology Africa South of the Sahara Geography of Zimbabwe New Hodder English 1 Geography of Africa First Language English, Second Edition

For Sale (No 19) - HP Coloured Printer
Hardly used HP Coloured Printer DeskJet 690C with printing paper and booklets ie More Information about HP DeskJet Series Printer Creative Printing - a Guide to Using your HP DeskJet Price $50 or nearest offer
Contact Hansen Phone 230413 Cell 0776979103

2 X JET SKIS 1 x ATLAS COPCO COMPRESSOR GA 508 2 X 20 000Lt FIBREGLASS TANKS 1 X FLAT BED TRAILER (3TONNE) 1 X 5 5KVE GENERATOR 3 X 2 000Lt STEEL TANKS 1 X 3000LT STEEL TANK 1 X 4 000Lt STEEL TANK 2 X BULK FLOW METERS 1 X COMMERCIAL FUEL PUMP 1 X RETAIL FUEL PUMP 4 X DRESSER WAYNE HIGH HOSE FUEL PUMPS (BRAND NEW) 1 X COLD ROOM 1 X BOMAG ROLLER
CONTACT 0712 214 492 0712 203 162 0772 433 737 0712 604 841

29) Wanted To Buy

Desperate for 4 used oxygen cylinders 2 text books Form 2 - French Tricolore Total2 History - Focus on History Book 2
Contact or sms Mohammed 0712203181

Wanted is an event organizer Please email lmazonde1@gmail com

30) Clothing And Fashion

JUST OPENED - DESERT ISLAND
(NEXT TO CAPTAIN JACOB SHOE & BAG REPAIRS) 14TH AVENUE R MUGABE WAY
LOVELY CLOTHNG FOR NEWBORNS & OLDER BABIES TEDDIES, DOLLS, BATTERY OPERATED SOFT TOYS & THE COOLEST REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN TOWN!!!
BOYS & GIRLS AGED 3 TO 14YRS - SHOES, TACKIES IN BRIGHT SUMMER COLOURS & SUMMER WEAR, BRIEFS, BOXERS & PANTIES
LADIES - SEXY & LIMITED LINGERE WITH THE CUTEST NEON THONGS, SWIMWEAR BY JUICY COUTURE, CHRISTIAN ADIGER, VICTORIA SECRET & VARIOUS OTHER BRANDS, SHOES, SANDALS, STOCKINGS IN VARIOUS COLOURS, LOUNGE PANTS, LEGGINGS & A WHOLE LOT MORE AT GREAT PRICES

31) Boats and Fishing



32) Decor And Home



33) TIDBITS


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