Monthly Archives: May 2017


A Zambian Fashion Designer has been Appointed as Southern Africa Fashion Coordinator by the African Fashion Reception legendary Gold of Nigeria.
Speaking at the Africa Month Celebration Fashion Experience pop up in Johannesburg South Africa Chisoma Lombe who is the president of creative Designs says she feels proud to take up that position as it will expose more of Zambian couture.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa ,His Excellency Mr.Emmanuel Mwamba congratulated Ms lombe for her achievement.
He said government recognized the value of arts and culture and included it at ministry level.
And Ms lombe said her role would be to mobilize and promote African and local designers to expose them to participate in advanced fashion shows ,adding that it will help them display African dress cultures.
she says Zambia will benefit immensely, as upcoming designers will be given a chance to show case their product on the international market which in return will add value to Zambian’s Economy.
Ms Lombe who was also taking part in the fashion show run way displayed Zambian native designs and dress.
she says Zambia was among the nine African Countries which took part in the prestigious event adding that it was a good platform and exposure to exchange ideas.
she called on government to invest and support the local designers
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia High Commission
South Africa.
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PRETORIA- Friday 26th May 2017
The Zambia High Commission to South Africa has informed the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) that Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was turned away from Zambia as his presence was going to undermine the sanctity, integrity and independence of the Judiciary.
During the meeting between DIRCO officials and His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba, Zambia stated that the matters regarding Mr. Hichilema were in court and it was imperative that the due process of the law was respected without undue pressure or interference.
Government was concerned with Mr. Maimane’s and the DA’s media statements prior to his visit to Zambia that stated that his party would pressure the Courts of the Law to release Zambia’s opposition leader, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema who is currently undergoing a treason trial.
Mr. Maimane alleged that Mr. Hichilema was facing trumped up charges and therefore he would mobilize fellow regional opposition sister parties and leaders to pressure the Zambian courts to release Mr. Hichilema.
The Zambian High Commission had earlier advised Mr. Maimane to reschedule his visit until this and other concerns were resolved but clearly turned down such an advise.
And the High Commission has informed DIRCO that Zambian authorities advised Mr. Maimane to return to Johannesburg upon landing at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA)at 17:40hrs.
Zambia as a sovereign state, can determine persons to allow entry into the country.
Zambia continues to have mutual and admirable diplomatic relations and cooperations with South Africa based on the historical, economic and social ties between the two countries.
And His Excellency Mr. Mwamba said that this is demonstrated by factors as: Zambia was South Africa’s top ten trading partner and the volume of movement of people, goods and services between the the two states was one of the highest in the region.
his is also demonstrated by South African Airways that takes about 35 flights a week to Zambia, besides other carriers.
Zambia’s democratic credentials and processes remain admirable in Africa and the respect for the rule of the law is at the heart of its democratic growth.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary for Press& Public Relations
Zambia High Commission
South Africa
TEll: +27(0)12326-1847/97
FAX: +27 (0)12326-2140


Cape town- Thursday 25th May 2017

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Africa to accelerate infrastructure development corridors to promote regional trade and integration.

Ambassador Mwamba was speaking in Cape Town where he was among those that participated in a high level dialogue to commemorate Africa Freedom Day in South Africa.

The Dialogue was held at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town and was broadcast live on SABC Channel 404 and various radio stations.

On the panel of the Africa Day Dialogue, Mr. Mwamba was with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Chairpersonof the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations, Siphosezwe Masango.

Mr. Mwamba discussed the importance of regional economic integration and need to develop Africa’s corridors of infrastructure related to roads, rail, waterways, aviation, ports and telecommunication.

Mr .Mwamba also urged Africa to localize and implement the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.

He also called on the decolonization of the education sector to ensure that it fostered entrepreneurship, skills and innovations

A ZAMBIAN DIES AT Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport Johannesburg South Africa


Pretoria- Sunday, 21st May 2017
A resident of Chingola on the Copperbelt province of Zambia has died at the Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg South Africa.

The man identified as Frank John Price, 76yrs old, died of suspected cardiac arrest at Oliver Reginald Tambo International (ORTI) Airport in transit from Australia to Zambia.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the sad development.

According to the Zambian government records, the deceased was an Australian national holding a permanent resident permit for Zambia and was an established resident of Chingola.

The late Mr Price was traveling with his spouse, a Zambian national Evelyn Kasonde Mubanga.

The Couple had gone for holiday to his home country.

The body is being held at a funeral parlour in Johannesburg and will be repatriated to Zambia when due formalities are completed.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.