Welcome to our profiles page, where you can get to read a little about various organisations, businesses, and individuals that are published in our print magazine and on-line media.
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Zambeef Products Plc is the largest integrated agribusinesses in Zambia.
The group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, edible oils, stock feed, flour and bread. The group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 8,350 hectares of row crops under irrigation and 8,650 hectares of rain-fed/dry-land crops available for planting each year. The group is also in the process of rolling out its West Africa expansion in Nigeria and Ghana, as well as developing a palm project in Zambia.
The company has 90 retail outlets throughout the country, along with three wholesale depots.
More information is available at www.zambeefplc.com
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Oryx Energies was formed by the merger of AOG’s trading and downstream activities and is one of Africa’s largest and longest-established independent providers of oil and gas products and services. We supply, store and distribute the oil and gas products needed by consumers, industry and maritime operations across sub-Saharan Africa, including fuels, gas, lubricants, bitumen and a specialised bunkering service.
We are a Swiss company, wholly-owned by the private investment group AOG, and we have been responding to the evolving energy needs of the African sub-continent for over 25 years. We are proud of the unparalleled depth of experience, knowledge and expertise that we have accumulated, serving the needs of more than twenty sub-Saharan countries.
To discover more visit our website at www.oryxenergies.com
Oryx Energies in Zambia
Oryx Energies has been in Zambia since 2007, where it has earned a competitive position thanks to sound local knowledge and market expertise, a solid reputation for product and service quality, and a fully-integrated value chain (from supply to storage and distribution).
Oryx Energies has a diesel fuel storage depot and a lubricants warehouse in Ndola, the distribution hub of the Copperbelt Province, servicing the mining and industrial north of the country and a full service depot in Lusaka, which reaches the southern and eastern provinces.
Oryx Energies supplies fuels and lubricants to construction, manufacturing and mining enterprises as well as to the expanding agricultural and hospitality sectors. Thanks to its strategically located gasoil and lubricants storage facilities Oryx Energies is well positioned to supply world class, certified lubricants, from its associated ISO 9001-2008 lubricants blending facility in Tanzania, as well as from third party sources.
Oryx Energies opened a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage and filling plant in Ndola in 2012. The operation currently has four service stations in Zambia, located in the capital, Lusaka, Ndola, Petauke. An additional five retail outlets have been identified for rapid branding and will increase the network of outlets, to provide fuel, LPG and quality lubricants to customers across the country, particularly in response to the needs for these services in rural communities, which have lacked access up until now.
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Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s only scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka it flies to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa and Kasama, and to Lilongwe in Malawi.
The airline prides itself in providing a safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service, and offering good value to business and leisure travellers locally and internationally.
The airline operates a Boeing 737 aircraft; two 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft; three 18-seater Jetstream 32; and three 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircraft.
More information is available at www.flyzambia.com.
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Gemfields plc is a leading gemstone miner listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ‘GEM’). The company’s principal asset is the 75 percent owned Kagem emerald mine in Zambia, the world’s single largest emerald mine. In addition to the Kagem emerald mine, Gemfields has a 50 percent interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia.
The company also owns controlling stakes in a highly prospective ruby deposit in Mozambique and emerald, ruby and sapphire exploration licences in Madagascar.
In July 2009 Gemfields commenced a formal auction programme for its Zambian emeralds. To date, but excluding this week’s auction, Gemfields has held twelve auctions which have generated revenues totaling US$175.8 million.
For more information please contact:
Gillian Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd
Tel: +260 979 060705
Or visit www.gemfields.co.uk
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Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies daily direct from Lusaka to Harare and Dubai. Emirates airline has received more than 500 international awards for excellence. Emirates flies to 135 destinations in 77 countries using more than 200 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has orders for an additional 193 aircraft worth more than USD$71 billion.
For more information see www.emirates.com/zm
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IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Their award-winning research for development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate sustainable wealth from agriculture. The non-profit organisation was founded in 1967, is governed by a board of trustees, and supported by several countries. IITA is a member of CGIAR – a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. More details at www.iita.org
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BEFFTA Awards is a distinctly special awards ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic communities in the UK, USA, Africa, Caribbean, Canada and globally. BEFFTA Awards is the first of its kind rewarding under one roof outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbeans and Asians in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. This international prestigious ceremony celebrates an all-round accomplishments of a hard working community within entertainment and showbiz especially the unknown talent that need exposure. The awards ceremony founded by Pauline Long also aims to inspire black and ethnic personalities worldwide to achieve at the highest levels and provides a networking platform for industry personalities.
Pauline Long was inspired to start BEFFTA awards after organising Mr and Miss East Africa UK for many years, a community project that is a voice for East African street children that she self-funded with very little resources. She however worked with so many talented people in entertainment, film, fashion television and arts who were not being celebrated despite their contributions towards the respective industries. She established BEFFTA to encourage these individuals to carry on with their industries in spite of the challenges.
The global brand BEFFTA which includes BEFFTA awards and BEFFTA TV show is owned by East End Studios Limited.
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Magic of Zambia was founded as a company following the success of the first Magic of Zambia Traveller’s Guide to Zambia published in 2000. It is run by a team that is a dynamic group of people passionate about Zambia and everything that the country has to offer.
The company understands what visitors and tourists need to make the most of their visit and packages that information in a clear and concise way, working with local partners and clients to showcase development and business success.
The new printed guide to Lusaka contains a comprehensive list of places worth while visiting while in the city, with a strong emphasis on cultural experiences, along a complete guide to all traditional tribal ceremonies from all over the country, as well as urban/contemporary art and culture venues and festival.
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Zambezi Resources is an exploration and mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (Ticker “ZRL”).
The company is developing copper and cement projects in southern Zambia.
The basis for the company’s strategy is Zambian mineral endowment, international capital and Australian expertise.
Zambezi has spent AUD$60 million (approximately K 290 million) on the Kangaluwi Copper Project, having been granted a mining licence of 245 km2 for an initial 25 years in Luangwa District.
More information is available at http://www.zambeziresources.com/
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Primedia Zambia was established in 2007 under the Primedia Africa umbrella and provides a range of traditional and innovative “out-of-home” advertising solutions such as billboards, digital signage, commuter media container advertising and Primepoles street light, the latter two of which also form part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative.
A key objective in Primedia’s business strategy is for the Africa businesses to have local participation.
Billboards are a part of a consumer’s life. Billboard advertising is a traditional out-of-home advertising format, but there has been significant growth in digital out of home advertising however traditional roadside billboards remain the predominant form of outdoor advertising
Commuter Media offers innovative media platforms that range from the interior and exterior of buses, taxis and taxi rank advertising.
For more information see http://www.primedia.co.za/
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Kagem Mining Ltd in Lufwanyama is part of the Gemfields group of companies, a leading gemstone miner listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ‘GEM’). Gemfields owns 75 percent of the Kagem mine, in partnership with the Zambian government. In July 2009 Gemfields commenced a formal auction programme for its Zambian emeralds. To date, Gemfields has held 14 auctions which have generated revenues totalling US$224 million.
In addition to the Kagem emerald mine, Gemfields has a 50 percent interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia. The company also owns controlling stakes in highly prospective ruby deposits in Mozambique and various licenses in Madagascar including ruby, emerald and sapphires deposits.
Gemfields is the world’s foremost coloured gemstone producer, and is found at the intersection of exploration, mining and marketing.
Natural gems are at the heart of the operation. Its focus – reliable and ethically-produced Zambian emeralds – upholds fair-trade practices while remaining in accordance with the highest level of environmental, social and safety standards. This mission holds true for every gemstone in its portfolio.
Gemfields’ unprecedented mine-to-market strategy through transparent partnerships with the world’s leading coloured gemstones dealers and manufacturers allows it to guarantee the provenance of every gem: Its promise to both the trade and the consumer.
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China-based company Huawei Technologies has been established in Zambia for more than 12 years and employs around 100 staff, most of whom are local Zambian people including those holding key senior positions.
The company is bridging the digital divide with its technologies and solutions for telecommunications networks, consumer devices, and cloud computing, and was the first to introduce the high-speed 3G network to Zambia.
The information and communications technology (ICT) company is a strategic partner and solution provider for all the telecommunications operators in Zambia.
Huawei closely works with around 200 local suppliers and sub-contractors, helping to create thousands of additional jobs.
Recently the company was awarded a contract by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to install 169 mobile telephone base stations in rural areas, helping to bring connectivity to remote communities.
The company is also partnering with Zambia Railways to update communications systems in the rail network.
About Huawei worldwide
Founded in 1987, Huawei has grown from a US$5,680 small firm to leading global company with sales of US$35.4 billion in 2012.
As the world’s largest telecommunication and ICT solutions provider, Huawei serves 45 of world’s top 50 telecom operators. Its products and solutions are benefiting one third of the world’s population.
With the joint effort of 150,000 employees in more than 140 countries, Huawei is ranked 315th of the Fortune 500 companies. It has 14 regional headquarters, 23 R&D centres, 32 joint innovation centres and 45 training centres worldwide, creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services.
Contributing to the sustainable development of the society, economy, and the environment, Huawei Technologies creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions and resource costs.
More information is available at www.huawei.com