Presentation of Amnesty Petition to ZASA President

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This is to inform the General Membership of ZASA that the Chairperson of the Amnesty Petition Commission Mr. Charles Yamba will be handing over the petition documents to the ZASA President tomorrow for his signature and onward submission to relevant Authorities.

We also wish to acknowledge the commitment exhibited by the Amnesty Petition Commission for the time and tireless dedication in coming up with the final document.

Thank you,

Alwyn Matongo.
Presidential Assistant for Press & Communications.

WhatsApp group (and FB) admins can be held legally liable for content shared

In the clip below, Stephen Grootes of 702 chats to Emma Sadleir, social media expert on the Midday Report about the consequences of allowing illegal or defamatory content shared by group members on WhatsApp groups and Facebook Pages.

This follows a recent case in India where a WhatsApp group administrator was held responsible for a photoshopped defamatory image of the Prime Minister.

Saudi Warning If you are Whatsapp Group Admin, be careful!

According to the 702 report, even in South Africa, people who administer WhatsApp groups could be held legally responsible for what’s said on the group and could be sued for defamation.

“The law of South Africa treats you (administrator) as if you are like an editor of a newspaper and you are responsible for the content of its pages.” Says Sadleir.

You can listen to the interview below:

On the flip side, however, Scroll published an article back in April 2016 where they alluded to the fact that these kinds of restrictions might infringe on freedom of speech following a spate of Internet shutdowns, banning of mobile telephony and arrests for online content:

“Much like shutdowns, these directives pose a severe threat to the freedom of speech enjoyed by users online and are in clear violation of existing legal precedents.”  Quoted from Scroll.in

Where do you stand on this issue, let us know by commenting below or emailing zasamag@longwemedia.co.za


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Issue 21 | June 2017 (free download)

Hello ZASA Mag family,

Sorry, but you’ll forgive us in a bit. We know the wait has been long but it has been for a good cause.

You’ll notice that the number of pages has increased quite a bit, and that there are a few new additions to the team of contributors as you read through – all this is with the aim of elevating the standard of your publication. You deserve nothing but the best.

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An announcement – we would like to welcome another great company to our family; Buphe Management has decided to join forces with ZASA Magazine to bring you flexible yet affordable Expatriate health and life cover. We have added a section for Buphe under the contact drop down on the main menu of zasamag.wordpress.com where you can leave your questions, we will make sure they get them and respond.

Issue 21 is here!

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There is just too much for us to summarise in a paragraph but let’s give this a try… Chiawa Management Area on the Lower Zambezi is host to the cozy Kasaka River lodge – read about it in this issue; we talk about trust when it comes to matters concerning money; we also held out on the release to catch the high profile Newcastle 1st Anniversary Dinner that took place this past weekend (performing artist was none other than K’million and the guests of honour included the Zambian High Commissioner and Amajuba District Mayor) – we have video and more pictures coming shortly; Victoria interviews the accomplished Precious Mwamulima (founder of Chitemwuko); and Steven unpacks depression as we continue the #GQ4GH series. And no, that’s not all…

As always – get yourself something nice to sip on and enjoy 🙂

Click here to download Issue 21 (June 2017)


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ZASA Business Forum Registrations Open | Official Notification

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The Business Forum working template to guide how the Business Forum interacts with members, partners, business opportunities and generally all stakeholders has been signed off. Attached is a copy.

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The next stage is building a database on the three categories identified being 1. Small Scale Businesses 2. Medium Scale Businesses and 3. High Scale Business. The benefits of the database are but not limited to the following 1. Knowing the product/ services capability and geographical reach. 2. Negotiation advantage

Please respond via email to the address  mia@adrielfischer.com by 30th June 2017 with heading “ZASA BF REGISTRATION ” detailing the following;
1. Business category (Small/Medium/Large)
2. Business/ Company name
3a. City where main business is located
3b. Province where main business is located
4. Main Contact Person
5. Mobile Contact Number
6. Landline Contact Number
7. Indicate specialisation area number 1
8. Indicate specialisation area 2
9. Indicate Specialisation area 3

Note that only 11 responses have been received so far. There shall be no extension beyond 30th June 2017.

Many thanks.
Francis Tembo.
Business Forum Chairperson.


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Dream Destinations | Chongwe River House

Before we give you issue 21… Here’s another reason why you should download last month’s issue of ZASA Magazine (wet the appetite a bit).

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(Note* Please start by reading the Dream Destinations feature in Issue 20 (May 2017) of ZASA Magazine to understand the context of this post, it is supplementary material. You can download the magazine for free here)

Here’s a video that provides a virtual tour of Chongwe River House.

Liked this feature? Subscribe below to get these posts via email. For more video content of destinations we have covered in previous Issues of ZASA Magazine, you can browse the Dream Destinations Playlist on our YouTube Channel. More videos will be added to this playlist as we uncover or shoot them.


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Sources: Chongwe River House website | TripAdvisor Reviews

 

27 Zambian Nationals in Prison in South Africa – High Commission

Pretoria – Thursday 1st June 2017

Zambia High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed that 27 Zambian nationals are in jail in the country’s correctional services.

He said of the 27, 15 have already been convicted and are serving various sentences.

Mr. Mwamba says 12 Zambians are remanded in different prison facilities across the country awaiting the conclusion of their court cases.

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This came to light after the Mission engaged the Department of International Relations and Corporation of the Republic of South Africa (DIRCO) on the status of Zambian Nationals in conflict with the law in the country.

Among the prisoners is Peter Saveka, 34, holder of NRC 201632166, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted of murder.

Others are identified as Continue reading 27 Zambian Nationals in Prison in South Africa – High Commission

Property Talk | Connecting your new building to ZESCO

Have you downloaded the latest issue of ZASA Magazine yet? Issue 20 is available for free download.

Now that we have walked you through the process of dealing with construction permits in Zambia, what happens when you have to start servicing your building?

In this edition (Issue 20), we give an analysis of the efficiency in moving through the procedures required to connect to the ZESCO national grid, the time it will (or should) generally take to complete each procedure and the associated costs.

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The Property Talk section in ZASA Magazine is your number one source for reliable, researched content, news, and updates. You can download this month’s Issue of the magazine here to see the full Connecting your new building to ZESCO article.

Missed last month’s article? No stress, here’s a link to Dealing with construction permits in Zambia | Part II


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Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

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According to the Lusaka City Council’s burial permit office at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, the council has recorded at least 980 deaths in the last one month alone. Brenda Katongola, the council’s assistant Public Relations Manager said in an interview that of the 980 deaths, 164 were transferred outside Lusaka, while 549 burials were conducted within the Council’s established cemeteries, that is, both the new and old Leopard’s Hill cemeteries and Chingwere cemetery in Lusaka. The remaining 296 burials were conducted in other cemeteries within Lusaka not managed by the Council. This data was recorded between April 18th and 8th May 2017.

Did all these deaths occur at UTH?

Despite the headlines trending on social media, sources at the burial permit office confirm that these deaths did not all occur at the University Teaching Hospital but include deaths recorded around the entire Lusaka District. The confusion is most likely due to the fact that Continue reading Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

4616 Permanent Residence applicants need to apply again – Home Affairs

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In a notice issued by the Department of Home Affairs on their website, if you applied for a Permanent Residence Permit before 02 June 2014; you have between 15 May 2017 and 31 July 2017 to re-submit the application – please share this information.

Here is the notice as per the department’s website:

The Department of Home Affairs received permanent residence applications prior to 02 June 2014 utilising the Track and Trace system . The Department has noted that it does not have 4616 applications on hand as per Track and Trace system.

In this regard, Mr Mkuseli Apleni, the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, under the powers vested in him under Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act no. 13 of 2002) as amended, hereby gives notice that persons whose particulars appear in a list published in the National Government Gazette No 40691 on 17 March 2017 from page 35 to 95 at www.pgwonline.co.za who applied for permanent residence prior to 02 June 2014, at their earliest convenience and without delay, re-submit their permanent residence applications electronically through the Department of Home Affairs Contact Centre (HACC). The persons whose particulars appear on the published list will be afforded a period of two (2) months from the date of publication of the notice to re-submit the applications at no further cost. The Department of Home Affairs will not accept any applications submitted after the stipulated period.

Only applications that appears in the attached list may be re-submitted by e-mail to: hacc@dha.gov.za 

The Bi-947 application form can be downloaded here <<< and must be completed and sent via email only!

View the general guidelines and requirements for specific categories in terms of Sections 26 and 27 of the Immigration Act here <<< 

All applicants who are eighteen (18) years of age and older must also submit a South African Police Clearance Certificate not older than six (6) months or approach the Afiswitch office to submit an application for a South African Police Clearance Certificate. Afiswitch can be contacted on 012 679 2900 or visit www.afiswitch.com for more information.

Failure to re-submit your permanent residence application will render the application closed.

For your ease of reference you may check the progress of your application by calling the HACC on 0800601190.

The Department of Home Affairs endeavors to adjudicate and finalise all received permanent residence applications by the end of December 2017.


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Zed Artist Profile | T-Sean

Please start by reading the profile in Issue 20 of ZASA Magazine (May 2017) to understand the context of this post, it is supplementary material. You can download the magazine for free here.

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Award-winning dancehall artist T-Sean, who early this year released a single “How You Like It” that features Bombshell, has followed it up with another song titled “Mayeso”, produced by Thee HighGrade (play song below). Zambia Daily Mail caught up with the artist, see what he had to say about his new single and find his bio in the latest issue (Issue 20) of ZASA Magazine.

 


Tell Me How You Like It – T-Sean ft. Bombshell


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