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)

Bart Wolfe – In Memoriam

Bart Wolfe, tragically passed away last week. He will be well remembered for his theatrical performances at the Theatre in the Park in Harare and in particular his portrayal of Diary of Madman; and his work as creative director with Michael Hogg Advertising. In the UK he promoted his poetry widely through gatherings in London  (including the Exiled poets group )and  more widely across the South of England. He even trekked north to Sheffield to participate in the Singing for Change project a few years go. Many of us enjoyed his extensive output of poetry both through the internet and an extensive publication print portfolio he self generated through the Lulu press.

The funeral is tomorrow Saturday 13 August at 11.00a.m. at the East Chapel of the East Croydon crematorium (CR0 3AA if approaching on the Mitcham Road and CR7 6BB for the Thornton Road entrance. Bus numbers 64,109,198,250,264,289 from Croydon or the tram to the Therapia Lane stop. That is about 500 meters away from the Crematorium entrance.