REFILE-UPDATE 3-U.N. gathering rejects southern African bids to trade ivory, rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Namibia and Zimbabwe failed
on Monday to convince a U.N. body that they should be allowed to
export elephant ivory, while Swaziland lost a bid to sell rhino
horn – moves they all argued would protect the animals rather
than endanger them.

Source: Reuters:Zimbabwe News

Mopane Foundation Fund Raiser 15 October

Nomsa Nekevane is organising a second major fund raiser celebrating the registration of the Mopane Foundation as a charity raising funds for orphaned school children. Its a massive task. Currently eight children are supported with fees and uniforms. However she has an ambition to see the support going much further as each of them grows in society. Please join the project by attending the dinner at the Sheffield Hillsborough dinner dance on Saturday 15 Oct 2016
Get there by car, bus or tram from the railway station

Tickets are available from the Foundation at £40 (digital payment details on the Mopane Facebook site as above)and the BZS webmaster (0114 2437899)also has some(please send name and address for reservation and payment details if you hate Facebook)