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Zim struggles to find printer for banknotes

September 01 2003 at 04:53AM




By Basildon Peta


While 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contractor has withdrawn from negotiations to print money for the Reserve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.

It is 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 required deposit.

Central bank officials said a German firm that had been showing some
sympathy for the Zimbabwean government had opted out last week.

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 shortage.

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.

The government introduced a plethora of measures to try to ease the cash
shortage recently.

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
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Mugabe seriously ill
02/09/2003 22:28 - (SA)

Erika Gibson


Pretoria - President Robert Mugabe and vice president Simon Muzenda's
deteriorating health could cause a leadership crisis in Zimbabwe sooner than
expected.

Mugabe is apparently about to undergo urgent medical treatment for a
urological complaint. Sources in Harare say his urologist will accompany him
when he goes to Iran for treatment.

He was previously treated for the same problem in Malaysia after receiving
throat cancer therapy in Spain.

Meanwhile, Muzenda has apparently been on life support machines since the
weekend and will remain so until Mugabe's return.

Mugabe, who is apparently attending the United Nations conference on
desertification in Cuba, is expected to travel to Iran afterwards for
treatment.

Sources say Muzenda is already brain dead but the machines will only be
switched off after Mugabe'return, when the time would be ripe for a hero's
funeral.

Meanwhile, factions inside the ruling Zanu-PF party are apparently locked in
a fierce struggle to put up candidates for Muzenda's post.

Joseph Msika, the other vice president, is not considered a possible
successor to Mugabe.

Parliamentary speaker Emmerson Mnangagwa, Justice Minister Patrick
Chinamasa, and Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi are regarded the most
likely candidates for the post of vice president.

The last time they stood as Zanu-PF candidates in their respective wards,
the three either barely won the elections, or lost.

The Financial Gazette in Zimbabwe said Zanu-PF's politburo, the party's
decision-making body, confirmed it would convene soon to discuss Mugabe's
successor for the first time since independence.

Inner circle party struggles will probably peak during this meeting and the
possibility of a split in the party remains a possibility.

The finality of appointing a successor could reportedly lend more dynamism
to negotiations with the Movement for Democratic Change, currently being
undermined by uncertainty.
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Washington Times

Election results show Zimbabweans divided



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.

The MDC victory in Harare is viewed as significant because it prevented the
ruling party from gaining a sufficient majority in parliament to change the
constitution.
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JUSTICE FOR AGRICULTURE LEGAL COMMUNIQUE - August 29, 2003

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE TO COMPULSORILY ACQUIRE LAND

The 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 farmer.

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 farm.

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 yours.

Lot 108 is listed below:

BEITBRIDGE 1522/89 THREEWAYS P/L REMAINDER OF BOTHASRUS C OF NUANETSI RANCH
A 335.9731

BEITBRIDGE 153/81 RAYMOND ROTH KAYALAMI OF MOPANI OF NUANETSI RANCH A
5783.8540

BEITBRIDGE 600/82 LEIBGS ZIMBABWE LIMITED R/E OF JOPEMPI BLOCK 231570.6414

BINDURA 2140/92 UCHANIA FARM P/L LOT 1 OF UCHANIA 669.7421

BUBI 1394/92 JOHN GLENDINNING MALDON 2565.5385

BUBI 2387/87 GOURLAYS RANCH P/L GOURLAYS BLOCK 20837.9934

BUBI 778/91 W H ELLIOT & SON P/L CHILTON 2628.2884

BUBI 304/65 WILLIAM ERNEST MCNAIR THREE FOUNTAINS 5735.8180 ACRES

BUBI 1611/98 MARY ELLEN P/L LOT 1A OF PORTWE 681.6960

BUBI 2958/83 EDMOND MATTHEW GRENFELL-DEXTER R/E OF RIVERSBANK 1344.4342

BUBI 2939/80 PEEPS P/L FARM 5A OF ROBERT BLOCK 2252.2535

BUBI 1155/80 DENIS HILTON STREAK R/E OF ROBINS 1084.6474

BUBI 5807/99 ORIGO INVESTMENTS P/L REMAINDER OF FORMONA 1687.6986

BUBI 5807/99 ORIGO INVESTMENTS P/L LOT 2 OF FORMONA 1672.4091

BUBI 2023/98 MAXIM HILL P/L R/E OF MAXIM HILL 664.3508

BUBI 2023/98 MAXIM HILL P/L R/E OF S/D C OF MAXIM HILL 101.6192

BUBI 124/75 A & M RANCHING COMPANY P/L GLEN KARNEY 607.9765

BULAWAYO 2357/91 BRYAN COUN FOLLWELL S/D B OF STANDISH OF THE HELLENVALE
BLOCK 101.5701

BULAWAYO 3471/86 KLOOF POULTRY FARM P/L LOT 23C OF HELENVALE FARM 860.7105

BULAWAYO 2022/98 BUCZAR INVESTMENTS P/L R/E OF LOT 15 OF LOWER NONDWENE
602.3486

BULAWAYO 1708/71 MANDALAY P/L SUNRIDGE OF S/D Q OF HELENVALE BLOCK 128.4806

BULAWAYO 404/59 UMGUSA VALLEY ESTATES P/L R/E OF S/D G OF THE HELENVALE
BLOCK 660.4920 MORGEN

BULAWAYO 670/68 HAMARA FARM P/L S/D Q OF THE HELENVALE BLOCK 330.7199 ACRES

BULAWAYO 1866/77 ALASTAIR ARNOLD KAY S/D S SOUTH OF HELENVALE BLOCK
866.1938

BULAWAYO 1866/77 ALASTAIR ARNOLD KAY REMAINDER OF S/D F OF THE HELENVALE
BLOCK 637.5030

CHARTER 1011/98 ADORE GOLD INSURANCE P/L REMAINDER OF SWARTFONTEIN
1127.8689

CHIPINGE 8153/99 CHIRIGA ESTATES P/L DEELFONTEIN ESTATE A 636.4841

CHIPINGE 8411/97 WOLFSCRAG P/L S/D B OF WOLFSCRAG 569.5845

CHIPINGE 2863/47 THE WATTLE CO LTD R/E OF THE FARM STERKSTROOM 1202.3461
MORGEN

DARWIN 14/73 DOLPHIN PARK P/L LOT 1 OF NTETO PARK 637.2886

GOROMONZI 1453/96 SOWER ENTERPRISES P/L S/D F OF BINDER 237.1338

GOROMONZI 3995/88 B A M P H P/L PAULS POST PORTION OF RUSANZI 403.8200

GOROMONZI 3787/98 THE TRUSTEES FOR THE TIME BEING OF THE LATE MERLACH TRUST
S/D D OF BINDER 122.0751

GWANDA 3633/88 M J COLLIN LOT 1 OF LOT 7 OF HAMPDEN PLACE 166.4849

GUTU 705/80 THOMAS JOHANNES NEL MIJN RUST 763.2604

GWANDA 591/58 S K GIBBONS & SONS LTD GWANDA R/E OF DENEYS 1447.4270
MORGEN

GWANDA 181/84 LINDON EDMUND STANTON R/E OF MASHURA RANCH 8650.7380

GWANDA 1760/79 M J COLLIN & JANET K GANE REMAINDER OF TIMBER 1713.0482

GWELO 5705/88 RICHARD JAMES DANVERS SMART VREDE OF BUTTERCUPS 513.8780

HARTLEY 8856/95 WAKESTROOM FARM P/L STROOMOP ESTATE 280.1858

HARTLEY 3590/67 GRAHAM FREDERICK SURTEES R/E OF XEKENE 1392.5203 ACRES

HARTLEY 907/94 KASAMA FARM P/L KASAMA 861.5139

HARTLEY 4705/85 JACOBUS JOHAN HENDRIK GRUNDLING CAMBUSDRENNIE 868.6520

INSIZA 1838/85 CLIFFORD BERNARD MASON S/D C OF ESMYANGENE BLOCK 1159.7213

INSIZA 1471/83 MATHIAS ROSEN R/E OF HLOLO 2545.3011

INSIZA 1648/82 PETER CAHIL DRIEHOEK EXTENSION OF S/D A OF PIONEER BLOCK
207.0066

LOMAGUNDI 4210/93 TURNER ESTATES P/L R/E GLEN ESK ESTATE A 744.0761

LOMAGUNDI 6942/86 NEW BRIXTON P/L MONGA FARM 613.3540

LOMAGUNDI 3200/77 GEORGE PRETORIUS QUINNELL MBIDZI 794.8487

LOMAGUNDI 1352/96 THURBAR P/L THURBAR 547.3150

LOMAGUNDI 9155/98 T B S WASTON P/L LOT 1 OF MAQUADSI 924.6106

LOMAGUNDI 3200/77 GEORGE PRETORIUS QUINNELL NYALUNGWE 700.4192

LOMAGUNDI 7821/90 MAZWIKADEI FARM P/L LOMAGUNDI LOT 3 OF AYRSHIRE ANNEXE A
78.4497

LOMAGUNDI 417/89 GOLD DUST P/L LOT 2 OF AYRSHIRE ANNEXE A 669.5000

LOMAGUNDI 9592/89 HENLEY PARK FARM P/L LOT 1 OF HENLEY PARK 723.7223

LOMAGUNDI 1048/91 AGTRAK P/L REMAINDER OF HENLEY PARK 188.4694

LOMAGUNDI 1009/52 WESTON PARK ESTATES YORK ESTATE 424.3763 MORGEN

LOMAGUNDI 203/61 PHILIPUS JEREMIA RIEKERT DE BEER RUKOBA ESTATE 1719.0718
ACRES

LOMAGUNDI 698/75 MAFUTA FARMS P/L S/D A OF MAFUTA 2108.0936

LOMAGUNDI 4511/85 A D AMIRA P/L GRETTON OF STRATHARN 816.2617

LOMAGUNDI 2220/77 HUESCA P/L THE REMAINDER OF DUNDRENNAN OF MANENGAS
578.5439

LOMAGUNDI 3598/90 MACHIROLI FARM P/L LOT C OF DONNINGTON 572.1541

LOMAGUNDI 5972/57 HUNYANI ESTATES P/L S/D H OF DONNINGTON 931.7887 MORGEN

LOMAGUNDI 2114/92 CHIBULI FARM P/L VERBLYDEN OF DUNPHAILE 435.6789

LOMAGUNDI 2382/69 STAFFORD ESTATES P/L IKWANI 3043.5407 ACRES

LOMAGUNDI 4530/82 HOWES FARMS P/L S/D J OF DONINGTON 862.6713

LOMAGUNDI 1833/72 KILMACDUAGH ESTATE P/L R/E OF KILMACDUAGH ESTATE
7999.1883

MAKONI 1759/2001 TIBRAW INVESTMENTS P/L S/D A OF INYAMASITZA 347.0479

MAKONI 152/98 CHIMBI RIVER FARM P/L FARM 24A LAWRENCEDALE ESTATE 1286.2684

MAKONI 7377/87 NIRMALALINI P/L S/D D OF WICK 284.1342

MAKONI 1365/76 STANLEY GEORGE BAKER R/E OF NYOGENI 371.2728

MARANDELLAS 76/87 MILANARK P/L BORROWDALE 976.7872

MARANDELLAS 6723/95 BEMBA FARM P/L THE REMAINDER OF MARCH 487.0190

MARANDELLAS 108/81 FOREST LODGE NURSERY P/L S/D A OF FOREST RANGE 414.8828

MARANDELLAS 180/90 HUNYANI AGRI-FORESTRY LTD APPLEGRARTH 1049.5564

MARANDELLAS 118/90 HUNYANI TIMBERS LIMITED REMAINDER OF S/D B OF MANGWENDI
MISSION 478.1527

MARANDELLAS 118/90 HUNYANI TIMBERS LIMITED TILLER 861.8356

MARANDELLAS 118/90 HUNYANI TIMBERS LIMITED S/D A OF SUNNYFOUNTAINS 0.0635

MARANDELLAS 118/90 HUNYANI AGRI-FORESTRY LTD S/D B PORTION OF MANGWENDI
MISSION 716.2977 MORGEN

MARANDELLAS 5598/93 BLUE STAR INVESTMENTS P/L R/E OF S/D A OF RHODESDALE
3205.2751

MATOBO 5162/89 SWAAR VERDIEN P/L SWAAR VERDIEN OF MALUNDI 1284.7661

MAZOE 2590/88 GERHARD WILHELM BREYTENBACH BRINSHAM 1694.0457

MAZOE 5945/80 DAVID SOLE P/L FARM 13A OF GLENDALE 580.4289

MAZOE 12846/99 REDBUD FARMING P/L FARM 16A OF GLENDALE 80.5394

MAZOE 668/88 SANDHURST FARM P/L LOT 2 OF KABA ESTATE A 730.0618

MAZOE 4410/81 RHOBEAVER P/L S/D A OF WORM WOOD OF MOORE'S GRANT 334.2046

MAZOE 1960/94 HOLMFIELD ENTERPRISES P/L LOT 1 OF KABA ESTATE A 957.9583

MAZOE 8395/90 P & R FARMING P/L S/D A OF S/D A OF MARSHFIELD 202.3584

MAZOE 4416/85 E P FYNES-CLINTON P/L LOT 1 OF RIVER VIEW 309.5714

NUANETSI 4780/74 LOUWRENS BROERS (EIENDOMS) BEPERK MBAVIRIRA ESTATE
8499.3521

NYAMANDLOVU 583/90 ROSEBURN FARM P/L ROSEBURN 2627.3120

NYAMANDLOVU 908/96 CEDOR PARK FARM P/L R/E OF SEVUE 552.5938

NYAMANDLOVU 231/97 MERRYFIELD FARMING P/L S/D A OF STEVEN'S FARM 1214.0344

NYAMANDLOVU 2733/86 QUINTON EHLERS MIMOSA PARK EAST 2568.9403

NYAMANDLOVU 2732/86 QUINTON EHLERS STEVENS FARM A 268.7679

QUE QUE 1100/81 RAMISH PRAG NARAN TRIANGLE 1131.8429

SALISBURY 5587/83 RED DANE DAIRY P/L ZENGETA 1361.0072

SALISBURY 1214/86 CROWHILL FARM P/L LOT J OF BORROWDALE ESTATE 724.0475

SALISBURY 1214/86 CROWHILL FARM P/L CHIRIKA EXTENSION OF BORROWDALE ESTATE
121.4029

SALISBURY 6211/99 MOYRA MACKENZIE DEVINE, LESLEY ELIZABETH MELLON, MARGARET
ANN FAURE, WILLIAM BARRY MACKENZIE MUNRO REMAINDER OF KILMUIR 168.7443

SALISBURY 6211/99 MOYRA MACKENZIE DEVINE, LESLEY ELIZABETH MELLON, MARGARET
ANN FAURE, WILLIAM BARRY MACKENZIE MUNRO S/D B OF KILMUIR 256.1517

SALISBURY 6315/56 GRAHAM FREDERICK SURTEES XEKENE ESTATE 589.7367 MORGEN

SALISBURY 182/78 HOPE KOPJE FARM P/L LOT 1A OF SUNNYSIDE 1618.9880

SALISBURY 4414/95 D G RICKARDS P/L HOUMOED OF ALBION 616.7033

SALISBURY 4060/74 WELLESLY ESTATE P/L R/E OF WELLESLY SOUTH 1293.2768

SALISBURY 5207/55 HILL BROTHERS DOWNEND PTN OF CHARFIELD A 725.9987 MORGEN

SALISBURY 9015/87 PORTA ESTATE P/L R/E OF PORTA ESTATE 255.7885

SIPOLILO 4353/76 PAMWECHETE FARM P/L LOT 1 OF YOMBA EXTENSION 911.7536

UMTALI 2633/67 B A VAN BUUREN & COMPANY P/L LOT 8 OF LOT 1 OF MAZONWE
1046.7774 ACRES

UMTALI 3626/71 WALTER SCHAFFER S/D K OF WREYS DRIFT 160.7200

UMTALI 6917/89 ODZI FLATS P/L MUKOWE OF WREYS DRIFT 131.5444

UMTALI 6917/89 ODZI FLATS P/L UMTALI S/D J OF WREYS DRIFT 202.3406

UMTALI 6917/89 ODZI FLATS P/L LOT 1 OF WREYS DRIFT 201.0129

UMTALI 207/48 THE WATTLE CO LTD THE REMAINDER OF EXCELSIOR 801.6904 MORGEN

UMTALI 1027/96 CYNARA FARM P/L ALDERBERRY ESTATE 230.1684

UMTALI 2699/2000 BRANDHILL P/L LOT 7 OF LOT 1 OF MAZONWE 272.7641

UMTALI 207/48 THE WATTLE CO LTD BALLYDERMOT 726.5544

UMTALI 5904/99 FARRIS DEVELOPMENT P/L R/E OF LOT 31D OF HIGHLANDS 170.0479

UMTALI 500/95 GATEWAY PLAZA P/L REMAINDER OF ODSTOCK OF MOUNT WOLSELEY
115.5533

UMTALI 3416/67 WALTER SCHAFFER REMAINDER OF WREYS DRIFT 499.9966 ACRES

UMZINGWANE 679/93 MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER STONE R/E OF LOT 2 OF LOT 44 OF
ESSEXVALE ESTATE 404.6810

UMZINGWANE 679/93 MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER STONE R/E OF LOT 44 OF ESSEXVALE
ESTATE 288.0239

URUNGWE 4504/90 N F MOSTERT P/L LOT 3 OF RENROC ESTATE 509.1342

URUNGWE 3906/74 HUGH BERNARD ROYSTON LOT 1 OF COLDOMO OF NASSAU ESTATE
580.4123

URUNGWE 2079/86 P W DAWSON P/L GWIWA 543.0688

URUNGWE 2079/86 P W DAWSON P/L GLENDENE ESTATE 489.2349

URUNGWE 5803/2002 TAGMASS PROPERTIES P/L LOT 1 OF LOT 1 OF PUMULA 396.3012

URUNGWE 5803/2002 TAGMASS PROPERTIES P/L REMAINDER OF LOT 1 OF PUMULA
396.5138

URUNGWE 11963/98 ORR FARMING P/L LOT 2 OF LONGUEIL 511.6497

URUNGWE 5474/94 LIBENDI P/L LOT 3 OF DEERWOOD PARK 570.0559

URUNGWE 8595/99 ACREDELL SERVICES P/L LOT 1 OF DEERWOOD PARK 1406.2605

URUNGWE 5314/68 STAN SHEPPARD P/L LOT 1 OF THE RIDGES 1499.9783 ACRES

WANKIE 2663/72 KAZUMA FARM P/L WATERFORD 2520.1633

WANKIE 2468/97 SUDDABY INVESTMENTS P/L RIVERSIDE 3547.9719

WANKIE 1284/2000 KUDU ESTATES P/L LOT 1 OF RAILWAY FARM 52 914.3737

WANKIE 1284/2000 KUDU ESTATES P/L HORSESHOE 864.9640

WANKIE 1284/2000 KUDU ESTATES P/L HORSESHOE A 2300.1948

WANKIE 598/68 WANKIE MOTORS P/L BREAKFAST EXTENSION 2109.1079

WANKIE 344/86 PIERS EDWARD PETER TAYLOR MATETSI WILDLIFE LEISURE RESORT
196.2706

WEDZA 1238/56 NELSON FARMS P/L NELSON 1496.0000 MORGEN

WEDZA 2443/65 NATALIE MARGARET PRIMROSE SEAGER SUTTON 1496.6800 MORGEN

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Please send any material for publication in the Open Letter Forum to
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Letter 1: Re: Open Letter Forum No. 136 dated 27 August 2003

Dear Ben Freeth.

I want to thank you for your inspirational Open Letter.

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.

WHITE 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).

'The men 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)

Pauline Henson.

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Letter 2: Efficiency

The President,
CFU.

Dear Mr. Taylor-Freeme,

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. Thank you.

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.

*Civil servants must not hold any other job apart from their post in the
civil service.

*The executive, business interests or political parties, must legally
protect civil servants from undue manipulation or interference."

Would CFU Council endorse - in your words - this 'fundamental issue' -
along with Transparency and Accountability?

Yours faithfully,
J.L. Robinson.

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Letter 3: Re: BUPA

Hi John.

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.

Best Regards.

Eric Harrison

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JUSTICE FOR AGRICULTURE

PR COMMUNIQUE- September 2, 2003

Email: justice@telco.co.zw; justiceforagriculture@zol.co.zw
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Herewith copy article as printed in the Institute of Directors' Magazine
(Direct Report), Vol 8, Nr 2, 2nd quarter of 2003, page 9.

Comments you may have can be forwarded to Mr P Broadway at the Institute on:
admin@iodz.co.zw or pbroadway@mango.zw

INTRO: "Without the law you, even company directors, own nothing. The fight
for the rule of law involves us all because without it business will
disappear."

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 settlers)

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 court.

"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 observed".

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 judges.

"Trying to appoint independent judges from lawyers in thrall to the
government is like trying emerge with clean feet from a sewage pond."

"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 enforced.

"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 system).

"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".

Written by Jill Day

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Email: justice@telco.co.zw; justiceforagriculture@zol.co.zw
Internet: www.justiceforagriculture.com

Please send any material for publication in the Open Letter Forum to
justice@telco.co.zw with "For Open Letter Forum" in the subject line.

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Letter 1: A Long Shot?

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 shaunj@infoera.co.za in order to
discuss the opportunity further.

With thanks
Shaun Johannsen

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Letter 2: Diversity

The President,
C.F.U.

Dear Mr. Taylor-Freeme,

Following on from The Rule of Law, Transparency, Accountability and
Efficiency the next principle of accountable governance is:

"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 that:

*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 it.

*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."

Mr. 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, perhaps.

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 etc...

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 accordingly.

Can your Council now embrace "Tolerance" together with the other principles
of good governance previously mentioned - aside from gender equality?

Yours faithfully,
J.L. Robinson.

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of the submitters, and do not represent the official viewpoint of Justice
for Agriculture.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Updated September 2, 2003

Please send any job opportunities for publication in this newsletter to:
JAG Job Opportunities <justice@telco.co.zw>

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HARARE
(ad inserted 21 August 2003)

PART TIME SHOP MANAGERS REQUIRED FOR ELEMENTS HOME AND LINEN.

PLEASE CONTACT SIAN OR TARRYN 252710-3
OR EMAIL - elements@off2africa.co.zw

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HARARE
(ad inserted 21 August 2003)

Do you love children and have a passion for teaching?

Highlands School SDA is looking for mature Junior and Infant School
Teachers either full or part time for 2004.

We have a reputation for providing a high standard of education in a
relaxed, fun and lively atmosphere. We strive to maintain this excellence
and will pay top salaries for the right people.

Please email your cv with contactable references to bartay@mweb.co.zw with
a brief description about yourself and why you would like to work at
Highlands.

Alternatively post your application to
Highlands SDA,
Highlands School,
P O Box HG 691,
Highlands,
Harare.

We regret that we can only contact applicants who fulfill our criteria.

Help us to educate our precious children.

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HARARE
(ad inserted 06 August 2003)

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
tanya@indigotree.co.zw 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 disclosed on application.

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HARARE
(Ad inserted 30 July 2003)

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 04-499119.

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HARARE
(Ad inserted 21 July 2003)

" Personal Assistant to Managing Director of an Accounting Company.

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. "

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HARARE
(Ad inserted 16 July 2003)

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER with some knowledge of photographic and hunting
tourism wanted for Associations. Varied, interesting work. Basic computer
skills and common sense main requirements.

Contact Mrs. S. Bown, ZATSO, Box 7241, Harare, with CV, or e-mail to
bown@zct.co.zw

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HARARE
(Ad inserted 17 June 2003)

VACANCY; BOOKKEEPER - ACCOUNTANT

LOCATION: BRONTE HOTEL Avenues, Harare

DUTIES INCLUDE: Daily Revenue Reconciliation
Banking
General Ledger using Pastel
Debtors
Creditors
Stock Control
Monthly Financial and Management Reports
Wages using Payplus
Preparing Statutory Returns: Sales Tax, Tourism Levy, Zimdef, Standards
Development

REPLY TO: - Mr Graham Dickens (General Manager)
Telephone: Harare 795555
Fax: Harare 707844
E-mail: britbit@mweb.co.zw
Address: 132 Baines Avenue, Harare

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HARARE
(ad inserted 06 June 2003)

The position of Director of BirdLife Zimbabwe (an NGO) is vacant. The
organisation is situated in Eastlea and has a staff of about 8 full and
part-time employees.

Interested persons should possess a post-graduate degree (preferably in
biological sciences), have good management skills and have an interest in
birds.

Please send CVs either to e-mail address: dirushft@zambezi.net or post to:
P O Box RV 100,
Runiville, Harare.

D Rushforth (Mrs)
Hon. Secretary
BirdLife Zimbabwe

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NEAR HARARE
(ad inserted 13 August 2003)

Farm to lease or sell:

478ha (1180 acres) 55 km from Harare. Listed in Herald 9th May 2003. No
sections, invaders or settlers.

2 spacious homes, 1 with self-contained cottage, pool and granny flat.

Store, workshops, storerooms and facilities for tobacco / paprika / maize /
seed maize.

Tractors, trailers, ploughs, harrows, water carts etc. included.

No equipment for sale individually. No chancers.

Replies by e-mail only please, to impey@zol.co.zw

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NEAR HARARE
(ad inserted 20 June 2003)

A Small Transport company based just outside of Harare looking for a
mornings only secretary.

Must be a non-smoker.

Call Roxy Ellis on 091 363 987
roxellis@ecoweb.co.zw

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Positions Vacant

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.

Please respond to Carswell Group
email reg@icon.co.zw
Fax: 304415

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ad inserted 05 June 2003

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 production.

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 pre-requisite.

A partnership with the right manager would be considered in the medium
term.

Could interested applicants please contact me on 091 61 62 63.

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(ad inserted 19 June 2003)

General Manager required to develop and run a cattle/pivot irrigation
scheme. Setup/cattle buying teams and abattoir in Masvingo.

Please Contact: Carswell Meats
Telephone number: 308844 339275
Fax number: 304415
Email: reg@icon.co.zw

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ad inserted 18 June 2003

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 246001@ecoweb.co.zw

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BULAWAYO
(ad inserted 26 July 2003)

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: -

R Jardin on 09880181
R Robinson on 023460817

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CHEGUTU
(ad inserted 02 September 2003)

Farm sitter urgently required from 16-30th September 2003. Duties to
include looking after tobacco grading shed and possible ridging to be done.
Please contact 091 321 406.

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CHIMANIMANI
(ad inserted 03 June 2003)

URGENT - CHIEF INSTRUCTOR required at Chimanimani Zimbabwe.
Contact: The Director, Guy Carey, for details on Chimanimani (026) 2935/6
Fax: (026) 2937
P.O. Box 57, Chimanimani

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EASTERN DISTRICT
(ad inserted 19 August 2003)

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 Leave.

Appointment on probation for 4 months.
Submit CV to "The Director" tangeao@samara.co.zw.

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EASTERN DISTRICT
(ad inserted 06 August 2003)

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 heights.

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 essential.

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' leave.

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 tangeao@samara.co.zw.

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CHIPINGE
(ad inserted 12 July 2003)

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.

For more information please contact the headmistress on mchena@mango.zw

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CHIPINGE
(ad inserted 04 July 2003)

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
616010@ecoweb.co.zw or phone 011402607

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DARWENDALE
(Ad inserted 15 July 2003)

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
lee@bassafrica.co.zw - phone 011 218 770

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KWE KWE
(ad inserted 20 June 2003)

Farm Manager wanted on a farm in Kwe Kwe. Please phone 011 407097 or 055
20213.

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LOWVELD
(Ad inserted 03 July 2003)

Lowveld sugar farm requires single man or retired couple to farmsit and /or
manage. To start 1 Sept. Contact Mrs Edwards in Harare on 011 609 960 or
evenings on 498249 for interview ASAP.

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MUTORASHANGA

(ad inserted 13 August 2003)

MATRON/NURSING SISTER FOR BARWICK SCHOOL.

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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SOUTH AFRICA
(ad inserted 02 July 2003)

We have an immediate opening for a Citrus Farm Manager in the Nkwaline
Valley, Natal (Empangeni area) RSA.

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 team.

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 essential.

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).

Kindly send your CV and a list of references, to
the following email address; postbus@ricoff.demon.nl
Marked for the attention of Shaun Dearlove.

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SOUTH AFRICA
(ad inserted 19 June 2003)

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 apply.

Applicants may contact Mark Turnbull on 031-2662278 or email on
button@iafrica.com

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BOTSWANA

PRIME 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 airfield@it.bw

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KENYA
(ad inserted 19 June 2003)

As a horticulture consultant in Kenya I know of some jobs coming up which
might be of interest to your members:

1. 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.

2. 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 gray@form-net.com

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MALAWI
(ad inserted 03 July 2003)

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 wheat.

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.

Please contact the managing director on dgiannakis@farmersworld.net

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MALAWI - TOBACCO MANAGERS

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 will
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MOZAMBIQUE
(ad inserted 06 July 2003)

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: mahnoro@zol.co.zw
Tel: 091 602815

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NIGERIA

(ad inserted 19 August 2003)

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: bartay@mweb.co.zw. Or
apply in writing to Box MP 1270, Mount Pleasant, Harare.

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TANZANIA
(ad inserted 06 June 2003)

COFFEE ESTATE MANAGER

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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

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:

Assistant Managers
Departmental Junior Managers
Activity Supervisors
Estate Office staff
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

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 accounting techniques

We offer an attractive remuneration.

Kindly send your application letter, with CV and a list of references, to
the following email address: alex@burka-selian.com

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ZAMBIA
(ad inserted 05 July 2003)

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
290 235

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AMERICA
(ad inserted 08 August 2003)

For Attn of Mr Richard Tigner

Dear Mr Tigner,

I am contacting you in response to information given to me, and subsequent
to a conversation with Mr John Hanley of the University of Exeter.

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 project.

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.

As a 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 these farmers.

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,

James Maberly
Chairman, Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust
Dear Mr Maberly,

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 cow.

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.

The most 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 however.

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 you.

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Nurse Relocation and Recruitment Services of Australia is wishing to
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For the latest listings of accommodation available for farmers, contact
justiceforagriculture@zol.co.zw (updated 2 September 2003)

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