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Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Mr Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the events to commemorate Independence Day and Day of National Prayer

He urged Zambians based in South Africa to observe the Zambia National Day of prayer which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 21st October 2017.

Mr. Mwamba has encouraged all Zambians to take part in the prayer and fasting programme that would be held at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria.

Mr. Mwamba said it was cardinal that Zambians participated in the program as it was an important event, further indicating that participants were expected to gather at the Chancery for prayer and where breaking of the Fast will take place.

He said National day of Prayer and Fasting was a declared as national day and holiday as such, it was important that Zambians in Diaspora joined their fellow citizens in commemorating the day.

And Mr. Mwamba has also encouraged Zambians living in South Africa to participate in the forthcoming 53rd independence anniversary that will be held at the Embassy as it was one way of uniting the people.

He said as a country, Zambia needs to consolidate the proud record of peace and unity that the country has scored over the years by encouraging Zambians in Diaspora to reconnect with the roots of their country.


On Wednesday July 5th 2017, His Excellency, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, proclaimed the Preservation of Public Security as provided for under Article 31 of the Constitution of the Republic of Zambia contained in a statutory instrument(SI) No. 53 of 2017.
This proclamation would last for a period of seven days for which it would require Parliament approval if it went beyond seven (7) days.
In the event that Parliament approved, it would only be there for a period of three (3) months.
This measure is a democratic standard world over in the circumstances where there is a possible security threat to public safety or public peace, even when the incidents are isolated.
Please be informed that this is NOT a State of Public Emergency.
Further be notified that there is no Curfew, no restrictions in movements, and no constitutional freedoms have been suspended to Zambians, residents, travelers, tourists or any foreigner.
This action and measure is designed to immediately curb recent reported acts of isolated vandalism to public property and to help maintain Law and Order.
We wish to emphasize that the Zambian government has not declared any state of emergency.
Please be informed that business is going on normally, banks are operating normal hours, shops, hotels, and all public places remain open.
All airline flights to Zambia have kept their schedules and there has been no cancellation or rescheduling of any flights including night flights.
All tourist spots remain open and no special restrictions exists against members of the public or foreign visitors.
The action was also done to protect existing public and private investments.
This was also done to ensure that Zambia maintains its reputed image of a peaceful country and friendly country ready for investment and tourism Our quest is to guard our renowned peace jealously.

His Excellency
Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba
Zambia’s High Commissioner to
South Africa Pretoria South Africa

ZASA Partners with the Hello Group of Companies to Serve Zambians Living in South Africa.

The Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) has partnered with the Hello Group of Companies to serve Zambians living in South Africa in the following:-

1. Hello Mobile – low cost international mobile solutions.
2. Hello Travel – Affordable international travel solutions.
3. Hello Cash – Real financial inclusion and solutions.
4. Hello Store – A new experience in retail business
5. Hello Media – your news, your views.
6. Hello Foundation – Giving back to the Zambians in need.
7. Hello Distribution – South Africa’s largest SIM card distribution.


Hello Paisa is an innovative and simple mobile cash service that helps migrants living in South Africa to make cash transactions with people from countries all over the world. With thousands of reputable pay-in and pay-out partners globally, Hello Paisa is not only convenient but also 100% legal and completely secure. Hello Paisa is one of just a few international companies that has been issued with a South African Reserve Bank license. Hello Paisa is disrupting the way in which people transact with money and is the leading mobile money solution across Africa.


1. Send and receive money from all over the world
2. Instant delivery world-wide
3. Peace of mind with 100% secure transactions
4. Avoid legal issues by dealing with money safely
5. Send money with your passport or asylum document – no need of a permit or SA ID.
6. Offer job opportunities to individuals who will be appointed as agents of Hello Paisa across all ZASA Branches countrywide.
7. Timely sponsorships will be awarded to ZASA on a number of functions e.g. Zambia Night and Zambia Independence Celebrations and some selected small family functions across the country.

We need to identify Zambians in need with various matters to benefit from this initiative.

All Zambians living in South Africa are requested to register with Hello Paisa and start enjoying the benefits immediately. NO need to have a permit, your Zambian Passport is enough. Register today and start sending cash to Zambia and beyond.

Moving forward, when you see ZASA, you will see Hello Paisa.

Thank you.

Ferdinand Simaanya
ZASA President



Zambia hosts the 2017 CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations from February 26 to March 12. Zambia is in Group A with Egypt, Guinea and Mali to play matches at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Levy Mwanawasa stadium will host Group B involving Cameron, South Africa, Sudan and Senegal. This will be the country’s first ever staging of a CAF tournament.

The top four teams will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in South Korea from 20th May to 11th June. The Local Organizing Committee has left no stone unturned to ensure a successful tournament with full support from the government of Zambia to Football Association of Zambia and Zambia Tourism Agency who are part of the Local Organizing Committee. Zambia Tourism Agency sees the tournament as a good platform to expose and market its tourism sector to the large number of visitors.


Tickets are available from Comp ticket from Shoprite stores countywide (Zambia) and all Zampost offices throughout the country.


Open Wing     –   K10       US $1

Grandstand    –    K20      US $2

VIP                   –    K200    US $20


Open wings    –    K20       US$2

Grand Stand   –   K 40       US$4

VIP                    –   K400     US$40


Open wings     –   K20      US$2

Grand Stand   –   K40       US$4

VIP                    –   K400    US$40


Group A games will be played at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka whilst Group B games will be played at Levey Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.




Protea Hotel

Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel


Welcome to Ndola, Zambia’s third largest city. Its locally known as the friendly city and It’s the get way to the mineral producing region of the country. Ndola lies some 320 kilometers north of Lusaka.

Because Zambia is a football loving nation, many games are always played at the magnificent Levy Mwanawasa Stadium (Ndola Stadium) in Ndola. Why not join in the great fun as you watch different games at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.


Protea Hotel Ndola

Mukuba Hotel Ndola

New Ambassador Hotel


Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

Copperbelt Museum

Nsobe Game Camp

Lake Kashiba

Dag Hammarskjold Site


Lake Kashiba

The site is situated in the Mpongwe District of the Copperbelt province. The lake is 100-meter-deep Lake Kashiba, Further south on the Kapiri Mposhi road. Both lakes have local cultural significance and are formed by the collapse of surface rock into the underlying limestone. Lake Kashiba offers basic camping facilities, safe swimming and good bird watching.

Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site

The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Crash Site marks the place of the plane crash in which Dag Hammarskjöld, the second and then-incumbent United Nations Secretary General was killed on 17 September 1961, while on a mission to the Congo Republic

Other National Monuments and sites of interest in the North-West Region include: Collier Monument (Luanshya)

Lake Chilengwa (Ndola),

Mpongwe Fortified Village (Mpongwe) Moir and Bell (Mufulira)

Ndola Slave Tree (Ndola) and Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site (Ndola)

Copperbelt Museum

in Buteko Ave, diagonally opposite the New Savoy Hotel. It has many interesting samples of the minerals found here as well as cultural arts and crafts.

Lake Chilengwa, lying about sixteen kilometres southeast of Ndola is one of two sunken lakes found on the Copperbelt. Lake Chilengwa is right on the Zairean border and Armed policemen found at the roadblock at Chiwala school will accompany any visitors to the lake.


Protea Hotels and Mukuba Hotels offer both international and local dishes. The Mukuba and Kafubu shopping Malls sums it up for any activity.


Lusaka is a great a city   with   new modern infrastructure as well as many shopping malls around the city. Zambians do love family and friend outing.  The city prides itself with a variety range of restaurants offering both local cuisine (Zambian dishes) as well as wide variety of international cuisine. Feel free to explore the different tastes of cuisine and the hospitality of the Zambian people.


1) Kumushi- the restaurant name means “village” in the local Zambian language called Bemba. This restaurant is found in the Lusaka Showgrounds and its open daily from 09:30 AM -17:30 PM

open Daily except Saturday and Sundays

Contacts: +260 977 876555

2)  Food Passions-

Nalubutu Road off Addis Ababa road

Contact: +260 97 6 237685/ 095 3 597590

Open Daily except Sundays

3.Twapadula 4 Mishemi Road, Longacres

Lusaka – Zambia

Tel :21 122 97 64

Cell: +260 97 7 899590

3) Mulungushi International Conference Centre- Opposite Arcades Shopping Malls

Open throughout the week

International Restaurants

Herewith below are some of the international restaurants found in Lusaka

Name of Restaurant: Marlin

If you love steak, the Marlin Restaurant is the place to be.

The Menu features an array of prime cuts of beef. Marlin’s also serves seafood and vegetarian dishes so there is something to suit every palette.

Address: Marlin Restaurant, The Lusaka Club, Los Angeles Boulevard, Longacres

Contact: +260 211 252206

Name of Restaurant: The Deli

The Deli provides fresh, health and hearty food made from organic and locally sourced produce. Plates are accompanied by an amazing array of wines and beers to suit every taste.

Plot 1196 Lunzua Road, Rhodes Park Lusaka Zambia

Contact: +260 97 1776119

The Retreat Restaurant.

The Retreat provides a calm and relaxing environment for its visitors serving delicious food and great wine. The atmosphere is laid back amplified by soft seating and lounge areas which encircle a central pool area.

The Retreat, Roma Park, 609 Zambezi Drive Lusaka, Zambia

Contact: +260 967 980232

3 trees Restaurant

From the lush garden, outside to the sophisticated interior, you now have the perfect setting to enjoy a wide selection of food to suit every palette. Our wonderfully varied menu, spiced up with weekly specials, will cater for all, while our separate sushi bar will delight those who enjoy the finer Japanese food craft. Along with the beautiful ambiance, inspire you to enjoy Lusaka’s finest new establishment.

OFF Addis Ababa, 2 Nkanchilbaya Road

Lusaka, Zambia

Contact: +260 97 8728652

Roan and Sable Café and Grill – its junction of sable and roan

The Roan and Sable is a perfect mix of Cafe & Grill. Smoothies, cappuccinos and perfectly grilled mature grain-fed beef cuts – a foodie’s paradise!

The Roan and Sable building is one of the oldest buildings in Lusaka and was once situated in the center of farmlands – the old Kabulonga farmhouse.

The Roan and Sable building is one of the oldest buildings in Lusaka and was once situated in the center of farmlands -the old Kabulonga farmhouse.

Come see for yourself, the charm and authenticity of the place will leave you wanting more….

Address: Chila Rd, Kabulonga Lusaka

Phone:+260 97 3944170

Open Daily: 06:30-9:00 PM

Bombay Lounge at East Park

For Indian dishes

Mint Lounge at Arcades

´Located in the Acacia park, just next to one of Lusaka’s busy shopping malls, Arcades in a quiet and peaceful environment. The Mint Lounge is tastefully decorated in bright but muted colours. A sanctuary for people who want to enjoy healthy, fresh and delicious meals and drinks, made to tickle your taste buds with every bite….

+26 0975 071 505/ 0965 773 774/0955 773 770

Name:  37D Gallery

Description:  37d Gallery provides a dynamic and sustainable showcase for emerging and established artists to exhibit and well selected art works to an ever growing local and international market

Location:  37D, Middle way Kabulonga (at the junction of Chindo and Leopard’s Hill Road, turn left onto Chindo Road and then right onto Middleway)

Open:                 Monday- Friday 09:00-17:00

Contact: +260 97 3 006919


Embassy Park

Description: The burial sites of former presidents. The site is open to the Public

Location:  Independence Avenue, opposite Cabinet Office Lusaka

Charges:  free


Herewith some places you could either listern to some Jazz live perfomance as well as Zambian music.


– Times Café, – Arcades Shopping Mall

– Keg and Lion- East Park Mall

– Che Ntemba Kabulonga

– Club 101

– Chicagos

– The Lounge-Northmead

– G Greens


Every Thursdays;  O’Hagan’s from 19;00hours to 21:00hours –Times

Every Fridays: Kalahari, Zambian music

Twacumms:   Saturday

Misty Restaurant and Cafe- need to change with them on days and time

The Misty Jazz Restaurant and Café is a live music venue providing an extensive bar and restaurant with high quality food located within the Levy Business Park Mall.

Misty Restaurant is a cozy live music dine offering a selection of exquisite international fusion dishes – all freshly prepared. Our lavishly decorated and trendy bar boasts an international wine list and selection of beers, ciders, spirits and luscious infused cocktails.

Chrismar hotel- need to change with them on days and time

Every Fridays and Saturday from 21:00-24:00, resident band no parking band

Taj Pamodzi-  in Steak and Grills Restaurant

Daily from 19:00hours till midnight

Getting there:

By Road;

6 hours drive by road from Lusaka. You can either hire a Car or get on Public transportation.

By Air

We have scheduled flights operated by Proflight and takes 1hour 10mins

By train

This train is from Kitwe, Kapiri Mposhi and Lusaka to Livingstone on selected days.

Necessary bookings can be made from the following companies: –

Juls Africa Limited +260211 293972

Going Places + 260975 063 499

Romeki Travel and car hire +260 211 221594

Sepiso Car hire +260211 220388

Benmark Travel +260211 292192


For more information on what you can do and where you can stay in Zambia, please call:

The Zambia Tourism Agency on +260 211 229087.

You can also view the fixtures on our website here 

And see what else you can do in Zambia on our website


Pretoria- 24th February 2017

Good morning to all Zambians in South Africa.

Please note that South African Police Service (SAPS) granted permission to a group called *”Mamelodi Concerned Citizens”* to conduct a protest march against immigrants.

The march is taking place today Friday 24th February 2017 in Pretoria.

The march is expected to start from Mamelodi township and will proceed to the Department of Home Affairs and Department of Labour.

Please avoid the Pretoria Central Business District and all the Pretoria hot spots.

So far there is a reported development and serious incidence in Atteridgeville in Pretoria West.

Some roads in the area are blocked and protesters have barricaded the area with trees, and stones are preventing people from leaving the area.

If anyone in this area is affected or anywhere-else is affected in Pretoria or Johannesburg kindly call us or get in touch.

The Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Hon. Malusi Gigaba MP, has called for a meeting with African Diplomats this afternoon to discuss the rising tension, the violence and related matters that have affected Africans living in South Africa.

Zambia and many other countries will use the opportunity to raise the concern regarding the safety of our nationals and other immigration matters affecting Zambians living in South Africa.

Please note that online registration is available via:

Zambians without internet access may enroll directly with the Zambian Mission in Pretoria.

This is important to help know where Zambians are.

The Mission is located at 570, Ziervogel Street (Off Hamilton Street), Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa; telephone (+27) (012) 326-1847/97; fax (+27) (012) 326-2140.

You may also wish to contact us on the following numbers in case of emergency:

+27 (0) 73 557 8328

+27 (0) 84 637 0900

+27 (0) 71 970 4988

+27 (0) 81 002 7548

Issued by:

Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba.


THE High Commission of Zambia in Pretoria would like to advise Zambians travelling to South Africa to ensure that they book themselves in reputable hotels and other forms of accommodation to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous people.

We have noted with concern the frequency in which Zambians are victims of crime especially to those arriving at Oliver Reginald Tambo (ORT) International Airport and staying overnight to transit to other countries. Most of those who have been attacked book themselves in lodges around Kempton Park.

It is advisable that the travelling public, instead stay at renowned hotels around ORT International Airport.

The travelling public should also avoid seeking services from exposed points of sale such as Bureaux de Change or ATMs at airports of bus stations as this tended to attract criminals.
Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) has provided bureaux de change in the arrivals halls which are more secure as these are inconspicuous. Travellers are, therefore, encouraged to obtain services from such points.

The advisory comes in the wake of reports of several Zambians being waylaid and robbed of their belongings and valuables as soon as they arrived at airports or bus stations.

Several reports have been received in the recent past with the latest being that of seven Zambian senior  officials travelling from Angola who were trailed from the airport to their lodging facility in Kempton Park in Johannesburg, where they were held at gun point and ordered to surrender all that they were carrying.

Zambians that travel by bus, especially those arriving through Kirk Street in Johannesburg’s central business district, should avoid carrying cash.

The Mission would also like to repeat the call to those going to meet church leaders in various parts of South Africa, to ensure that they make adequate arrangements before they travel.

It has been observed that several Zambians have continued getting stranded while in South Africa after running out of money and consequently going without food for days and spending nights in the open.

As a result of budgetary constraints, Foreign Missions are unable to provide funds for repatriation and the South High Commission is no exception.

We wish to advise and reiterate that citizens travelling and seeking faith healing and prayers from churches in South Africa must financially prepare to avoid being stranded and endangering their lives.

Based on the overwhelming number of cases of stranded citizens, we wish, therefore, to advise that those who intend to travel should first contact their hosts in South Africa so that they could gather all the necessary information pertaining to their trip. It would be important for travellers to make prior arrangements for accommodation, transportation, food and to carry money to last them the entire duration of their stay in South Africa.

Issued by:

Nicky Shabolyo
Mobile: 00 27 810027548 Email:







THE High Commission of Zambia in Pretoria would like to advise Zambians travelling to South Africa, particularly those going to meet church leaders in various parts of the country, to ensure that they make adequate arrangements before setting off on their trip.

The advisory comes in the wake of several Zambians getting stranded while in South Africa after running out of money. The Zambians are, as result, forced to go without food and to spend nights in the open.

The Mission wishes to advise that it does not have resources with which to repatriate the huge numbers of citizens that have continued presenting themselves to the High Commission in Pretoria to seek assistance.

Zambians planning to travel are advised to first contact their hosts in South Africa so that they could gather all the necessary information pertaining to their trip. It will be important for travellers to make prior arrangements for accommodation, transportation, food and to carry enough money to last them the entire duration of their stay in South Africa.

The High Commission further wishes to advise that the Republic of South Africa has amended its Immigration Act and this became law on May 16, 2014.

With effect from 1st October, 2014 (although a grace period was later given for the effective date), parents travelling with a child or minor under 18 years, are required to produce an unabridged birth certificate of the child, reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child. A parent travelling with a child and where one parent or both parents are deceased or the child is travelling with a relative or another person will have to prove that appropriate authority has been obtained. A minor travelling by themselves will have to produce a sworn affidavit by both parents or legal guardians as well as a birth certificate.

The law also states that a person cannot change from a Visitor’s Visa to another type of visa or permit without first exiting South Africa. Applications for change of conditions or long stay permits other than Visitors’ must be made at a Mission abroad – i.e. South African High Commission or Consulate.
It was previously allowed to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit whilst using a Visitor’s Visa but the amended law now prohibits any foreigner from applying for a temporary residence permit while in the country.

There has also been an increase in the administrative fines to be imposed on those who overstay or contravene the Immigration Act in any other manner.

Once the Visa has expired, foreigners face a ban labelling them ‘Undesirable Persons’ for periods of one, two or five years. If the period overstayed is 30 days then the penalty is 24 months.

If a person’s Visitor’s Visa has expired, they risk being declared an ‘Undesirable Person’ when exiting South Africa as immigration officials have now been authorised to ban any foreigners for overstaying even by two days.

Issued by:

Nicky Shabolyo



Mobile: 00 27 810027548 Email:;



THE High Commission of Zambia to South Africa would like to urge Zambians to be wary of exploitation whenever they travel to other countries, including South Africa.

The High Commission would like to warn all citizens, especially women, against being lured through false offers of employment or scholarships.

The Mission has continued to receive reports of trafficking of vulnerable people, especially women and children and would like to warn that there are criminals lurking out there seeking to entice unsuspecting and desperate foreign nationals, especially from the African continent.

There have been reports of Zambian children being trafficked and it is with this background that we would like to urge parents, guardians and all adults to ensure that maximum due care is taken whenever they have to allow minors to travel with other people or unaccompanied.

It has been observed that despite the commendable efforts of the South African government and other stakeholders to protect children from maltreatment, children have still remained vulnerable.

The High Commission warns that people should guard against getting lured by strangers who promise a better future as it might result in trafficking.

In the event of any approaches of offers of foreign employment, the Mission would like to encourage citizens to cross-check with relevant government departments in both Zambia and South Africa.

The Mission has learnt that victims are lured away from family and friends by the promise of a better life. They are forced to perform both legal and illegal work ranging from prostitution to street peddling to housekeeping and child care. Some victims are forced to work in restaurants, beauty salons and factories while others are drawn into submissive marriages or criminal activities.

Issued by:

Nicky Shabolyo



Mobile: 00 27 810027548 Email:;