The Best of Zambia weekly digest — July 20th, offers, events and news in Zambia

Sara Drawwater
20 July 2015
Special offers, discounts and deals from businesses in Zambia

Our curated weekly digest of the most important and interesting content about Zambia. This week — we announce exciting up and coming events that include family fun, comedy and a business conference. There are special offers at Universal Fitness and O’Hagan’s as well as news bytes from Pumulani Livingstone, R&G and others. In global news, take a look at #Devpix, another debate around the portrayal of developing countries through imagery, and explore Pew Research’s findings about the ‘global poor’ and how concerned Africans are about climate change. Read more below….


  • Comedy night
  • An evening of funnies hosted by Topsy and featuring Bob Nkosha, K-Star, HK, Chingliz, Charlie the Engineer, Mwanachingwala. This event is brought to you by Bittersweet Events and Art D’Afrique.Date: 24th JulyTime: 19:00 to 21:30 hoursVenue: Mulungushi Conference CentreEntry: K100 or K150 for VIP ticketsInfo: Tickets from Sounds
  • This July is Rock FM’s 2nd birthday!
  • To celebrate they are bringing you Zambia’s first Snow Party at Room 101.Date: 25th July, 2015Time: 21:00 till the snow meltsVenue: Room 101Entry: K50
  • Sugarbush picnic 2.0 is back! By popular demand this relaxing picnic is back. This time, the Deli are providing wonderfully made picnic hampers to make it super easy to organise this family day-trip. Hampers start from K150! Hamper details are here.Date: 26th July, 2015Time: 12:00 onwardsVenue: Sugarbush CafeEntry: K150, childen go freeInfo: Tickets and picnic hampers available for sale at the Deli until Friday 24th July.
  • Nyamuka Zambia National Business Conference
  • Who hasn’t noticed the Nyamuka Zambia competition? Next up is the Nyamuka Zambia National Business Conference. This is for entrepreneurs and growth-orientated SMEs to interact with each other and with the business leaders of Zambia. The conference will offer business success tools, access to movers and shakers in business, an opportunity to ask your most pressing business questions and the chance to pitch your business to a ready market.Date: 30th July, 2015Time: 07:30–18:00 hoursVenue: Mulungushi Conference CentreEntry: K200Contact: Musonda Mwewa of Media 365 on +260 211 293600
  • Sugar Bush Farm pop up show featuring 8 special exhibitors
  • For one day only 8 leading local Zambian brands will come together to give you a day of retail therapy and relaxation. This family friendly event will include stands from Cotton Pod, Jackal and Hide, Sugar Bush Cafe, Cilla’s Completely Nuts, Ethnic Creations Gift Shop, Little Ndaba, Picadilly Farm, Jumble Jewels, UMU Furniture and Skin.
  • Date: 5th September, 2015Time: 07:30–16:00 hoursVenue: Sugar Bush FarmEntry: Free


Special offers, discounts and deals from businesses in Zambia

  • Reduced rates at Universal Fitness Gym
  • For a limited time only adult membership is now K400 and under 20’s membership is now K300. Get in touch with Universal Fitness for all the details of this special promotion.
  • 50% off at O’Hagan’s
  • Happy hour at O’Hagan’s means 50% off Mosi and Castle draught. Applies 18.00 to 19.00 hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
  • 50% off 28 days rental
  • Big Green Box clients can get a 50% discount off their next 28 days rental just by introducing a friend who rent storage from Big Green Box! Note: this offer applies when you introduce new clients. One discounted period applies per new client introduced. The offer is not affected by the period of storage or the numbers of containers your friend rents.


Business news and company updates from businesses in Zambia

  • The R&G 2015 model search is on!
  • You could win a placement at BOSS models and also a brand new Chevrolet Spark from Action Auto! Find out how to register on the R&G website.
  • Pumulani Livingstone has a backup generator in place
  • With all the talk about load shedding, you have no need to memorise the Zesco load shedding schedule when you stay Pumulani Livingstone! This lodge has announced it has a back up generator in place so you can enjoy your stay and access power and lighting without frustrating interruption.
  • Conservation Lower Zambezi’s Nzou Environmental Education Program trumpets ahead This month CLZ Base Camp hosted 26 children and 3 teachers from their Rufunsa project area, a place renowned for its high levels of poaching activity. Their Environmental Educator, Besa Kaoma, also visited Chinunuyu on an Outreach Program. For more details, read the CLZ email update.
  • Foxdale Court refurbished play area
  • Foxdale Court have recently refurbished their play area which is now equipped with a slide and sandbox. Even more reason to take your kids to this family friendly Lusaka venue!
  • Drinks on Flomo Hair and Beauty Salon
  • When you visit Flomo for you’ll get a wine, tea, coffee or juice as part of the service!

Interesting articles from around the web

Articles from around the world about Zambia and Africa, focusing on the development and positive aspects of our beautiful continent.

This income calculator will tell you if you are in the global middle class

Apparently there has been a significant decrease in the ‘global poor’, with those classed as ‘poor’ dropping 29% to 15% since 2001. At the same time the global population classed as ‘middle-income’ doubled from 7–13%. Whatever you think, you may well find this data interesting and worth exploring.

Chart: Africans think climate change is a bigger threat than economic instability

According to a new survey by Pew Research, Africa is more concerned about climate change than economic instability and terrorism. But this article just gives the figures. It doesn’t go into what Africans can do about this concern. Do we admit that we are suffering the consequences of those developed countries who have gone before us? Do we say we are at the mercy of the west? Difficult questions. As with most things it makes sense to start with the things you can do. Could we find things we are doing to our own environment that we should fix?

#DevPix: 5 things that can’t be ignored about development photography

Following last week’s feature of #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou hashtag on Twitter, it was great to come across #Devpix, another conversation challenging the stereotypical image of developing countries and ‘poverty porn’. The fact that #Devpix conversations are being had and that people are taking it upon themselves to re-educate the world about things like#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou is evidence that we have the potential to change things. Technology and social media is at the heart of it. Powerful stuff! Take a look at the #Devpix Storify slideshow to get an overall picture.

Featured businesses

More and more people in Zambia are concerned with health and wellness as we are increasingly affected by what were previously considered diseases of the West. Click through to view more details about the services offered by these five health providers who all have a similar non-invasive holistic approach.

Bupilo Family Health ClinicJoined September 2014

With 2 qualified doctors operating from pleasant premises, Bupilo provides outpatient medical consultations with point of care diagnostic services. Emphasis is placed on lifestyle treatment and prevention of disease.

Renew MedicaJoined December 2012

Grounded in the idea that youth is a state of mind, Renew Medica offers advanced, clinically proven non-invasive skin and body treatments. With state of the art equipment, it is the ideal place to go for clinical facials, skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and body sculpting.

Riverview Wellness CentreJoined March 2011

This luxury natural health institute provides health holidays, with programmes designed to renew body and soul. From specific health recovery needs to general fitness and lifestyle, there’s a program to suit you here.

Umoyo Natural HealthJoined February 2011

Umoyo Health Clinic offers a wide range of therapies, as well as in-depth professional health & detox programs. The focus is on producing a genuine and significant improvement in health rather than treating the symptoms of disease.

Village Rest Gym and PoolJoined August 2009

The gym at Village Rest is a large 200 sq m building with a beautifully decked out, fully equipped training area. And in order to beat the winter chills, the 25m lap pool at Village Rest is now covered and heated, allowing clients to swim throughout the winter season.

Our best wishes for a productive week. Please send your up and coming events, offers, news, and comments to You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates throughout the week.