President Robert Mugabe is splashing out on a new mansion, a
European contractor has withdrawn from negotiations to print money for the
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
While his people endure extreme hardship,
Mugabe is spending millions of rands importing state-of-the-art furnishings
from China and the Middle East for his R72-million private home.
understood that virtually all European firms approached by the Zimbabwe
government for help in printing Zimbabwe dollars, which are in serious short
supply, have now turned down the proposal because Zimbabwe cannot raise the
Central bank officials said a German firm that had been
showing some sympathy for the Zimbabwean government had opted out last
The central bank cannot afford to import the special paper and ink
needed to print money.
Even if these resources were found, the bank's
money-printing division, Fidelity Printers, does not have the capacity to
print money fast enough to produce the required amounts to ease the
Meanwhile, the country's cash situation continues to
deteriorate daily, with beleaguered Zimbabweans failing to access their
paltry wages at banks.
Banks have even cut their withdrawal limits
further. As of Friday, some banks were allowing companies to withdraw a
maximum of Z$20 000 (about R56) and Z$2 500 for individuals.
government introduced a plethora of measures to try to ease the cash shortage
These included arresting and imprisoning anyone caught with
more than Z$5-million in cash and introducing local traveller's cheques. None
of these measures has brought any respite.
In fact, several businesses
have refused to accept the traveller's cheques. These come in high
denominations of Z$100 000 and the businesses have no Zimbabwe dollars to pay
change to the holders of the traveller's cheques.
Central bank acting
governor William Chikaura came under fire at a meeting between central bank
officials and representatives of the business sector recently for "partaking
in Mugabe's chaotic management of the economy".
The country's inflation
rate soared to 400 percent in August. - Independent Foreign Service
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Both the leading
opposition party and the ruling party are claiming victory after Sunday's
elections in Zimbabwe.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change won
six out of seven mayoral contests and more council seats nationwide, while
President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party won 10 town councils, against
nine for the MDC.
The BBC reported Tuesday the parties each won one
parliamentary by-election as Mugabe retained his support in the north and
east while the MDC did well in its strongholds in the big cities and the
southwestern provinces of Matabeleland.
A senior ZANU-PF spokesman
told the BBC his party had polled well, including in urban areas, which, he
said, exploded the myth that his party lacked urban support.
victory in Harare is viewed as significant because it prevented the ruling
party from gaining a sufficient majority in parliament to change
Apologies for late dispatch - the mailing list administrator has
PRELIMINARY NOTICE TO COMPULSORILY ACQUIRE LAND
Herald of Friday 29 August 2003 contains a new listing (Lot 108) of farms
(141 farms in total). Lots 103, 104 and 105 were repeated in the Herald
dated 29 August. We have not had sight of Lots 106 and 107.
We ask all
farmers to remain calm and to realise that "Operation Clean Sweep" is merely
another name for the "fast track land reform programme" which has been
ongoing since February 2000. Please continue to ensure that you insist on
the proper legal process being followed.
We reiterate the 11th October
2002 High Court Interim Relief Ruling from Justice Cheda which the
Matabeleland branch of CFU attained, which stated:
1. That the Zimbabwe
Republic Police be and are hereby interdicted from evicting any farmer from
his farm until such time as the Administrative Court has confirmed the
acquisition and there is a lawful court order evicting the said
2. That any farmer unlawfully evicted from his farm be and is
hereby permitted to return to the said farm and that First and Second
Respondents are hereby ordered to ensure that the farmer is restored to his
Do not be fobbed off by reticent policemen. Insist on your legal
rights and ensure that they know they will be held responsible for all
losses sustained as a result of them not upholding the law. Serve a copy of
the 11th October High Court Order on them as well as a list of losses they
will be responsible for. Don't give up. Don't give in. Protect what is
Lot 108 is listed below:
BEITBRIDGE 1522/89 THREEWAYS P/L
REMAINDER OF BOTHASRUS C OF NUANETSI RANCH A 335.9731
153/81 RAYMOND ROTH KAYALAMI OF MOPANI OF NUANETSI RANCH
BEITBRIDGE 600/82 LEIBGS ZIMBABWE LIMITED R/E OF JOPEMPI
BINDURA 2140/92 UCHANIA FARM P/L LOT 1 OF UCHANIA
1: Re: Open Letter Forum No. 136 dated 27 August 2003
I want to thank you for your inspirational Open
Everyone should be proud of their own identity, of their own race
and culture, which shaped and made them who they are. Racial self-hatred
and guilt for the past are ultimately destructive to self and to society. It
is the terrible legacy of colonial guilt that has silenced the west to
the evils happening in Zimbabwe, principally, as your letter so
movingly describes, to black Africans.
Pan-Africanism, originally a
noble concept born out of the repression and oppression of African people and
their cultures under colonialism was intended to engender a spirit of pride
and self-worth in the African people. Now, when the whole of Africa is free
of colonialism, Pan-Africanism is used by unscrupulous leaders to play on our
collective white guilt for the evils of the past. This colonial guilt has, I
believe, effectively silenced white Africans and the western powers who are
fearful of speaking out against evil and injustice in Africa for fear they
will be seen as politically incorrect racists. Thus guilt and self-hatred
silences that very integrity you spoke of in your splendid letter. In my own
way, that is what I am saying too in this poem.
AFRICANS. White Africans don't need a yellow star for you to know just who
they are. They don't need that badge of shame for you to know just who to
blame for what they did (one hundred years ago and more).
with no knees' that's what people called them when they came. Grabbing
land and laying claim to all, in Queen and country's name. They're the
ones who stole the land back when CJ and his 'gallant' band came rolling
up across the plains with their bibles - and their guns (one hundred years
ago and more)
But that was then - this is now. Shall we live forever
in the shadow of the past? Blaming, shaming, holding on to hate to see it
stay and sour all our days? Their children and their children's
children must they forever pay for all the sins of yesterday? (one
hundred years ago and more)
May I commend you on your statement in the Zimbabwe
Independent of 22nd August - "Stability in the agricultural sector can only
be created by addressing fundamental issues such as the rule of law..." This
could herald the start to rebuild some much-needed confidence in the CFU.
In terms of good governance - after The Rule of Law,
Transparency and Accountability, the next step is Efficiency. Research
indicates the following about efficiency:
"The work of running the
country must be done efficiently. This means that all civil servants must do
their work in a professional and impartial manner and that they must be
allowed to do so.
Accountable governance depends on an efficient civil
service. To achieve this:
*Civil servants must be appointed on the
basis of their technical competence for the job.
*Civil servants must
not hold any political office in any political party.
must not hold any other job apart from their post in the civil
*The executive, business interests or political parties, must
legally protect civil servants from undue manipulation or
Would CFU Council endorse - in your words - this
'fundamental issue' - along with Transparency and
Please could you enquire if anyone would come
on board with me in forming a company to enable us to get a cheaper rate for
BUPA. Just looking at the rates, Joan and I could get a full house deal if we
could find two others for the same price as the minimum package, if we go it
alone. According to Sue Caminada, prices are going up soon. I am going for
the cheapest option (essential) initially, but hope to convert to "Gold" if I
can find someone else to join us.
letters published on the open Letter Forum are the views and opinions of the
submitters, and do not represent the official viewpoint of Justice for
the law you, even company directors, own nothing. The fight for the rule of
law involves us all because without it business
Sternford Moyo, President of the Law Society of
Zimbabwe, a senior partner with Scanlen & Holderness, councillor of both
the International Bar Association and the SADC Society of Law, recognised
last year by the former by being awarded the prize for outstanding leadership
and the "The Lawyer" as being one of the 100 'hot' lawyers of 2002, gave
members food for thought at the Institute of Directors' June lunch. (Mr Moyo
& Scanlen represent Hippo Valley Estates in the current Interplead
proceedings in the High Court between HVE, commercial farmers and A2
THE RULE OF LAW "The rule of law" was the subject of my
thesis at the University of Zimbabwe in 1981. At that time, a lot of the
things I am going to speak about were theoretical and it was impossible to
realise how important the rule of law would become", Sternford Moyo said.
There is, of course, no laid-down "rule of law": rather it is a description
of the status of law in a particular society which can only be described
through its characteristics.
"Where it is observed, there is a climate
of legality which is enjoyed by all people, including governments. After all,
the rule of law is what gives governments their legitimacy and when they
abuse it they lose the right to use it to enforce their decisions". There are
Moyo said, two aspects to the rule of law - an effective and independent
judiciary linked with an infusion of human rights and democratic values. "The
effective judiciary ensures that governments and their executive operate
within the law which is part of the concept of separation of legal and
legislative powers. This provides checks and balances on the legislators and
the executive". The infusion of human rights and democratic values results in
a society which has an effective guarantee that a person shall not be
punished in his pocket or person without due consideration by a just
"In a society where you can be incarcerated in a filthy prison
cell, deprived of food, water, clothing or access to your lawyer or family
on suspicion of wrongdoing is not a just one" he said. Moyo raised the
point in his address and elaborated on it during question time in response to
a question from Mato Murombedzi, that it is possible to use the law to
attack laws which infringe human rights. "During apartheid in South Africa,
the rule of law was not observed because the law was not rooted in the value
of human rights. Apartheid was supported by a network of laws which
were rigidly enforced by the executive.
"Here we do not have a
judicial Bill of Rights which can be used to strike down unjust law and with
the passing of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and the Access to
Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), we are beginning to see
the rule of law being used as an assault on the rule of law and the
fundamental human rights' values on which sound law is based. Where laws are
not based on human rights, the rule of law is not being
Using the AIPPA as an example, Moyo said that it gives the
Minister wide, arbitrary and discretionary powers allowing him to establish
commissioners, set their terms and conditions. "This is what is described as
wide, arbitrary and discretionary and it violates the whole concept of the
rule of law". In Rhodesia there were many such statutes: for instance you
could be detained if the Minister had reasonable cause to believe you were
a threat to security. By the time this issue had been decided you had
been incarcerated for a considerable time and your rights had been denied
you. "The Law and Order Maintenance Act was repealed in 1985 and the POSA is
a strange re-incarnation of it".
People are protected from bad law by
an effective judiciary which ensures we are able to bring legislature within
the framework of the law. "There must be an independent judiciary to
pronounce boldly on your rights. When your rights are infringed your first
stop is a lawyer's office and if he isn't brave enough to speak up for your
rights, you have lost them", Moyo pointed out. He added that independent
lawyers are equally important because they support an independent judiciary
and form the body from which you can appoint independent
"Trying to appoint independent judges from lawyers in thrall to
the government is like trying emerge with clean feet from a sewage
"We all want to enjoy our rights, but it is particularly important
for company directors. You are in the business of initiating projects
which require government approval and licensing. Where they refuse to do
so arbitrarily, your only recourse is to the courts. Where court orders
are not observed, this remedy is not of much value to you". Executive
actions at central and local government level which include some which are
not within the law and the only way to overcome them is to obtain an
interdict against a particular decision. This is of no use if the interdict
is ignored". Moyo used the case of 'The Guardian' journalist's deportation
as an example. "If you, as a manager, brought in an expatriate to help you
run your business, complying with the regulations, and he was deported
like Andy Meldrum in the face of three court orders, this remedy is of
little practical value to you". Another example is the invasion of companies
by people wanting to resolve your labour disputes without an invitation
from management. An eviction order is worthless if it cannot be
"Successful business depends on successful planning. Planning
depends on assumptions, one of which is that people will behave in a
pre-determined way, i.e. within the law. If there is no law, you cannot make
any assumptions and you cannot plan. Moreover, a successful business
will depend on formal contractual arrangements. There is little point in them
if the rights in an agreement cannot be reinforced either through
litigation or arbitration (which also works within the framework of the law,
because it cannot be reinforced without a legal court
"Countries which fail to value the rule of law, see capital,
investment and skills flowing out of the country and their access to external
markets and finance is poor. It is inimical to successful business because
without the law you are not even a company director. It is the law that gives
you the framework for your company and your rights in it as a director.
Without the law you own nothing. The fight for the rule of law is the fight
for business survival".
I have a smallholding in the Wellington area of the
Western Cape and I am looking for someone who is interested in re-locating to
the Cape to manage the place for me in my absence during the week. I intend
staying there over weekends only initially as I have a small IT business in
Cape Town to run.
It is 2.5Ha in size and has not been developed yet. The
potential 'manager' may be an ex-farmer who has experience with crops and
managing animals, but unfortunately due to size constraints, the smallholding
can only accommodate a small family.
If there is potential in my
suggestion above, I can expand upon my ideas or requirements. I can be
contacted at email@example.com in
order to discuss the opportunity further.
Following on from The Rule of Law, Transparency,
Accountability and Efficiency the next principle of accountable governance
"Tolerance for the diversity of opinions:
Tolerance is the
engine of change, the creator of prosperity, and promotes co-operation
between individuals within and amongst groups.
Tolerance is a positive
value in society, and to promote tolerance, it must be seen
*Criticism is crucial to learning and change. No society can be
open and democratic without promoting the helpful role of constructive
criticism. Governments must expect criticism and indeed encourage
*A culture of debate is crucial. Open debate on all issues
fosters understanding of other points of view.
*We must celebrate our
diversity. The plurality of cultures, religions, and ideologies should
strengthen our nation. We must celebrate this.
*We must value the unique
and different contribution of women to all areas of social life."
President, the first three points appear to be more than pertinent at the
moment after your presidential visit to Matabeleland last week where farmers
here expressed a degree of curiosity about your Vice President. Your Vice
President implied a mentor like relationship in his farming affairs, with a
gentleman by the name of Joseph Chinotimba. This could be debated further,
In terms of "plurality of cultures...should strengthen our
nation" - you are now President of the culture of 'commercial agriculture'
which has been persecuted beyond belief. Nearly 90% of your kith and kin
(read 'culture') are now farmless and homeless. This shows an extreme lack of
tolerance which has had the expected effect nationally - the very opposite
of "creating wealth" - 400% inflation, shortage of basic foods,
international isolation, massive unemployment, ruined economy, shortage of
foreign and local currency, loss of investor confidence
However, historically it would appear that CFU Council has fully
embraced the last point - to "value the unique and different contribution of
women to all areas of social life" and must be commended
Can your Council now embrace "Tolerance" together with the
other principles of good governance previously mentioned - aside from gender
Yours faithfully, J.L.
letters published on the open Letter Forum are the views and opinions of the
submitters, and do not represent the official viewpoint of Justice for
A post for a trial balance bookkeeper has become
vacant and we are currently looking. If you know of anyone interested, I'd be
grateful if you'd ask them to contact me on my landlines 481822/873/894/918
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Details of the position outlined below.
We are looking for a Pastel
Bookkeeper to run the accounts department for our small but busy group of
companies based in Msasa. The position would include the following:-
Cash books * Trial balance * Profit & Loss * Salaries monthly
(Belina) * Wages weekly (Belina) * Personnel records * Sales Tax recon.
and payment * PAYE recon. and payment * NEC * NSSA * Pension *
CIMAS * Creditors recon. and payment * Debtors (overseeing) *
Filing * Preparing books for year end
Details of package to be
BUSINESS TO LEASE..........SMALL BUSY TEA-ROOM IN
NORTHERN SUBURBS, FULLY EQUIPPED AND SELF CONTAINED, TO LEASE TO SOMEONE WITH
A PASSION FOR FOOD AND PEOPLE, AND VERY LITTLE RISK INVOLVED. IDEAL TO SHARE
WITH SOMEONE. PLEASE CONTACT JANE CALDER
" Personal Assistant to Managing Director of an
Very busy position. Min 5 years experience in
similar position, must be organised and computer literate. Friendly
atmosphere and conveniently situated offices in Mount Pleasant. Competitive
salary. Contact Bill Ferris on 335252.
Highly capable farmers required to join a progressive
team. Qualifiers will be men who have the ability to grow within themselves
and to generate growth within a team. Experience and competence in one or
many facets of agriculture will be of interest, in particular
irrigation, horticulture, tobacco and cattle.
I own a 40 Ha smallholding with 1.6 Ha roses (new
Meilland varieties) and some field crops.
The project has an EPZ
Licence and is in the process of being developed to 4 Ha of rose
The existing manger is, sadly, migrating to South Africa and
I am therefore looking for a suitable replacement within the next 4-6 weeks.
Rose growing experience is strongly preferred but not necessarily a
A partnership with the right manager would be considered
in the medium term.
Could interested applicants please contact me on
091 61 62
Manager or managing partner for 2ha rose project.
Depending on the person, development of more roses or export vegetables is
possible. Excellent remuneration and an executive house is offered near a
town. Reply to email@example.com
Caretaker - Manager required for Bulawayo Power
Boat Club based at Lower Incema Dam approx 65km's from Bulawayo on the
Johannesburg Road. Position requires a person who can supervise labour,
attend to maintenance of water reticulation and electrical supply, run and
man the club bar primarily over weekends. The position comes with
accommodation and services. Interested parties to contact the following
numbers for further details: -
Position Vacant. Estate
Manager for large company, Eastern Districts, to control fields, office and
factory. Duties entail learning and enforcing all present practices, maintain
and improve standards of production and quality. Good prospects for the right
person seeking long-term commitment.
Qualifications: BSc Agriculture /
Horticulture; plus 8 years experience at senior level; may consider Diploma
plus track record.
Conditions: o Normal farm perks; o Double-cab
with free fuel; may qualify car purchase scheme. o Company share scheme. o
Annual Commission on performance. o Competitive Salary. o Assistance with
school fees. o Company pays 75% of CIMAS. o Generous
Position Vacant A large
company in the eastern districts seeks to fill the post of Estate Manager on
the following general terms. Appointment may be subject to a satisfactory
report from an Industrial Psychologist.
Duties: To take control of the
estate, reporting to the overall agricultural manager, being responsible for
field supervision, for office control and planning, and for factory
production. These duties will entail learning and enforcing all present
practices to maintain and improve standards of production and quality. Later,
we would expect initiatives to lead this enterprise to even greater
This post has good promotion prospects for the right person, as
the incumbent gains experience and responsibilities. These duties require
a high level of commitment and long hours of work at busy times. The
Company works a 6-day week.
Qualifications: A BSc in Agriculture or
Horticulture; plus at least 8 years of relevant experience, recently at a
senior management level; Capable of commanding a large workforce through the
department managers and with assistance from the service departments; Aged
between 32 and 45 years. A Diploma plus excellent track record may be
considered, but demonstrable technical and managerial expertise is
Conditions: o Subsidised housing with lights and water, and
2 gardeners; o A double-cab vehicle with free fuel within reason; may qualify
for the car purchase scheme after the probation period. o Company share
schemes allow participation in the company's fortunes. o Annual Commission on
performance against targets of production, quality, profitability, and
tasks. o Competitive Salary, commensurate with qualifications and
experience. o Pension Scheme. Employee contribution is 8%. Must meet medical
standards in this respect. o Schooling: assistance with school fees for up
to four children. o Company pays 75% of CIMAS monthly rates on any scheme
level. o Leave: 36 calendar days; plus 1 day per month `occasional'
Appointment would be on probation for 4 months, during which one
month's notice applies. The company is looking for a long-term commitment by
a professional seeking a career. Suitable candidates should submit CVs
marked for attention "The Director", to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vacancy exists for 2 teachers - preferably a
couple at Mvurachena Primary School in Chipinge from next term. This is a
delightful little school with a great track record in the education and
sporting field. On campus accommodation would be available.
MANAGER REQUIRED FOR COFFEE FARM IN CHIPINGE - All
coffee is under a drip scheme and there are further plans to produce cash
crops. Knowledge of coffee would be an advantage. Good Salary with normal
farm perks to the right person, to start as soon as possible. Please reply
to "The Advertiser", 31 Pendennis Road, Mount Pleasant, Harare or email@example.com or phone
Farmsitter wanted for 8th Aug - 4th
Sep Farmer/farm family wanted to caretake house and poultry setup on
Darwendale Dam for the August school holidays. Renumeration offered.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org - phone
Barwick School is situated in the peaceful countryside of
Mutoroshanga about 100km north of Harare. The school itself faces the
beautiful hills of the Great Dyke and surrounded by the Caeser mining village
and Barwick farming community.
We require the services of a matron, as
of the Third Term preferably someone who has nursing experience and who has a
lot of drive, to look after the Grade 5----7 and maintain law and order in
the top hostels. Please contact the Headmaster on phone
no:066-8-285/091345352 or e-mail-BarwickTrust@mango.zw
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AFRICA (ad inserted 02 July 2003)
We have an immediate opening for a
Citrus Farm Manager in the Nkwaline Valley, Natal (Empangeni area)
We seek to recruit a dynamic person for our Citrus Production
including general Estate matters.
The position will report to the
Managing Director of the Company and will be part of the senior management
The ideal candidate should be a team player with good
interpersonal relationship skills who is able to make decisions and get on
with the day-to-day business of farming. The candidate should also have the
ability to be allowed to reside and work in RSA.
The varieties of
citrus produced on the farm are Marsh and Texas Star Ruby Grapefruit and
Valencia oranges. It would be preferable to have citrus experience but not
absolutely necessary, however a minimum of five years farm management
Interested parties please contact Shaun Dearlove so that we
can discuss in depth the position, the responsibilities and the package being
advertised (supply a contact telephone number please).
your CV and a list of references, to the following email address; email@example.com Marked for
the attention of Shaun
We are a well-established Land
Survey practice with offices in Durban and Kokstad, South Africa. We are
presently seeking an experienced Land Surveyor to become part of our
team. Professional, articled surveyors and diploma graduates may
CATTLE FARMS FOR SALE IN BOTSWANA Cattle farming business in Ghanzi District,
Northwest Botswana for sale. (The owners moving for kids schooling.)
Comprises 2 well-developed freehold farms, measuring 10 112,06 Morg (8 660
Ha) in total, 1050 head of cattle (cross Santa-Sussex), all necessary farming
equipment, lighting-plants, gensets, inverter equipment managers residence,
main farm residence, staff accommodation, workshops and storerooms etc, etc
Walk-in / walk-out deal BWP4 500 000-00 (Approx US$ 775 000-00). All serious
offers will be considered. Contact Mike on (267) 72290622 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
As a horticulture consultant in Kenya I know of
some jobs coming up which might be of interest to your members:
Family owned rose project about 30 kms north of Nairobi will shortly
be seeking a general manager; flower production experience not a priority,
but good administration and communicator/liaison skills essential.
A company bidding for an Aid funded project in horticulture,
principally aimed at helping small scale growers in rural areas, will be
looking for staff, in particular senior (project no. 2) project manager,
book keeper/accountant, logistics manager. Contact D H Gray email@example.com
A commercial Enterprise in Malawi is looking for
the services of General Manager with the aim of establishing and developing
large scale plantation, including cotton, seed maize, burley tobacco, and
A successful applicant must have: 1) Extensive agricultural and
technical skills and experience in the sub-region. 2) Experience in
greenfields establishment and development, irrigation, 3) Strong
organizational and administration skills. 4) Individual must possess
leadership and negotiating skills in line with the running of a large-scale
agricultural business. 5) Formal qualifications essential.
Tobacco managers wanted in Malawi: 2003/4 seasons
100ha Flue cured 100ha Maize African tobacco managers of Malawian extraction
wanting to relocate with costs paid and paper work facilities. Malawian
Passport Holders will obviously be given preference. Respond to JAG's email
address and we
CHIMOIO Shareholder/s sought for farming
venture. Export fresh produce production and potential for other cropping
activities. · 500ha, 180ha cleared. · Excellent water supply · Uniform
Class 1 soils throughout · Existing house and buildings · Equipment
Included Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 091
A cellular company is looking for a Manager for
their operations in Nigeria. This post would suit a single male with no
children between the ages of 30-40. This is a hostile business environment
so it requires someone of tough character and with good business acumen as
well as the ability to manage himself.
The salary is payable is USD
with two home return trips per year. Accommodation is provided as well as the
use of a company car and driver. Further details provided on application to
the candidates who fit the company's criteria.
Applicants to email
their most current cv and a brief description of one's capabilities to
Barbara Taylor at this address: email@example.com. Or apply in writing
to Box MP 1270, Mount Pleasant,
Our Company is one of
Tanzania's larger Coffee Producing Companies located in Arusha, Tanzania. We
currently farm more than 500 HA of mature Arabica coffee.
We seek to
recruit a dynamic person for our Coffee Production including general Estate
matters. The position will report to the Managing Director of the Company and
will be part of the senior management team. The ideal candidate should be a
team player with good interpersonal relationship skills. KEY
· Full responsibility in all aspects of managing a
Coffee Estate · Estate office administration including maintaining up to date
records and reports · General Personnel administration · Overall
General Estate upkeep · Staff welfare responsibilities KEY STAFF REPORTING
TO THE POSITION:
· Minimum qualification of bachelor degree in
agriculture related subject from a recognized University · Minimum 5 years
working experience at senior management level in a commercial coffee
producing entity. · Computer literate · General understanding of basic
We offer an attractive remuneration.
send your application letter, with CV and a list of references, to the
following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Manager required for an 80-hectare
tobacco project 70 km north of Lusaka. Position available
immediately. Please contact Mr Mike Goodwin on +260 95 702 718 (cell) or +260
1 611 222 or Agricultural Advisors International on this mail address or
phone +260 1 290
I am contacting you in response to information given to me, and
subsequent to a conversation with Mr John Hanley of the University of
We understand that you have a dairy scheme for which you are
looking for farmers who may wish to participate, and that there have been
various trips to Europe to recruit farmers to become engaged in the
I understand also that you have been looking for people with the
funds to invest in the opportunity as well.
You may also be aware that
there is a particularly difficult situation in Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)
where the Govt of the day has forced 85% of the former farmers off their land
and as a result has all but destroyed the farming industry.
charity, the Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust is well connected with many
of those deposed farmers, and it may well be that some may be interested in
opportunities you may offer. Some may have funds they could invest, but
others would be looking for any kind of opportunity.
Please would you get
back to me with any details you may have that could be of some interest to
I am copying this email to the Justice for Agriculture
Team in Zimbabwe and I would ask that when you reply to me, you copy your
reply to them.
Thank you for your help. Yours aye,
Maberly Chairman, Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust Dear Mr
I am a farm management specialist with Iowa State University, a
land grant university established in the mid-1800's. Iowa is an important
part of the US dairy industry, producing just under 3% of the total US milk,
number 9 in total milk processed and number 12 in milk produced per
New dairy farmers would find available feed and dairy
production facilities. Some local crop farmers have also indicated they are
ready to sell land for construction of a dairy facility, sell the dairy
producer feed and use the manure produced on the dairy for crop production.
We have begun working with some Dutch farmers in moving to the US since they
have limited opportunities there, but for different reasons.
difficult part of the process of developing a dairy here is the immigration
process; at this time an exemption has been applied for to the US
government's immigration service that may make immigration easier. There are
some financial investment requirements for one visa type that may be eased.
There is another visa type that does not put the immigrant on a citizenship
track. An application for citizenship could take place at some other time
It is possible that we may assist the farmers you are in contact
with, but additional information about there needs, financial resources,
skills and goals than I currently have. Please respond to this email at
your convenience. Thank
Nurse Relocation and Recruitment Services of
Australia is wishing to discuss nursing opportunites in Regional Australia.
Regional communities are welcoming and supportive of overseas nurses. We have
several hospital that are willing to offer sponsorship/contracts to nurses.
There are also retraining/upgrading opportunites available if you have not
nursed for a while. Please contact the Director, Margaret Gaussen at email@example.com or phone/fax +61
3 55 743
the latest listings of accommodation available for farmers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(updated 2 September 2003)