Kabwe

What is Kabwe known for?


beautiful setting

large enough that a tourist would not really feel out-of-place. Do One of the best things to do in Kabwe is to go hiking at the actual Broken Hill, just east of the railway tracks at the far south end of town. Hike up the hills to the lakes: these were the mine shafts, and are now very deep lakes which provide solitude in a beautiful setting. Buy As Kabwe is not really a tourist destination, there's nothing particular to be bought here. But of course there is a typical African market, south of Independence Avenue just west of the railway tracks, and you can get great fresh food at good prices. Be sure to use your negotiating skills - it's the normal way of doing business in Zambia outside of the town stores. Expect the seller's first price to be approximately double what he she is willing to accept, and accordingly make your first counteroffer far below the acceptance price. If you can engage the seller in a bit of friendly arguing, better still. Eat * If you are not a vegetarian, the best food to be found in Kabwe is freshly grilled sausages outside any number of "ghetto bars", i.e., those located within a compound. It's best to befriend a local who can guide and accompany you to these places. * If you want decent fast-food fried chicken meals, there is a '''Hungry Lion''' on Independence Avenue (the main street in town). * For K2500 per bag, you can buy really tasty crackers made by Best Line Bakers in Lusaka, from at least one general store in town. The plastic bag has printed on it: "Snacks - Quality - Tasty - Crackers". Drink * For a cheap night out, '''Zhose-a-zhose''' (Pidgin-English for "Those are those") is an area on the south side of Ghana Avenue west of Luangwa Avenue, just across the street from the Kabwe Golf Club, which features several different bars, a butcher shop with a grill out front, and other stores - a Castle or Mosi beer here will cost you K5000 ($1), and different Zambian and American hip-hop songs will be blaring from the sound systems in the various bars. * In the various compounds (Makululu, Lukangwa, etc.) there are places similar to Zhose-a-zhose but a bit lower-class. One in Lukangwa has a main bar named '''Holly Hood'''. * '''Big Bite''' is a combination fast-food place and bar on the south side of Independence Avenue. Be advised that bars in Zambia by law close at 2230 hours (10:30 pm), so if you want to party in public after that you need to go to a nightclub. * A great nightclub in town, on the north side of Freedom Way, is '''Chez-nTemba''', which is run by Congolese and features mostly great Congolese and some Zambian music, and has a dance floor. Sleep * '''Nyaka Guest House''', near the mine, is one of several places in town which offers rooms, and it also has a cocktail lounge and a cheap bar. Ask around if you want to find a different similar place. There are currently no Youth Hostels in Kabwe. *


writings

9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English

whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. '''Wilbur Addison Smith''' (born 9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three


game fishing

offers good boating and game fishing activities. The valleys are scenic wilderness with good wildlife potential. However, there is no proper road access to the area. thumb About 75 km east-southeast of Kabwe, Zambia, the Lunsemfwa River cuts a 500m deep gash, known as The Wonder Gorge, through the lip of the Muchinga Escarpment (viewed from Bell’s Point). The antenna atop the Taipei 101 skyscraper, the world’s second-tallest building, would just protrude above the rim of this gorge. (Image:Lunsemfwa Wonder Gorge.JPG) * Chifunkunya Hills: 150 km east, a wilderness area of rugged granite mountains rising 1000 m above the Luangwa Valley (Luangwa River), just to the north-west of the confluence of the Lunsemfwa and Lukusashi Rivers, with no road access. Institutions and attractions * Mulungushi Rock of Authority, north of the city * Mulungushi University * Radio Maranatha 103.3 FM, run by the Zambia Union Conference of the SDA Church * Kabwe Warriors football club, one of the top three teams in the country * Bwacha House National Monument: Number E1376 Musuku Road, Bwacha Township, where on 8 March 1958 Kenneth Kaunda was elected President of the Zambian African National Congress * Big Tree National Monument: a fig tree with a 50 m wide canopy on the east side of Broadway, which served as a meeting place on many occasions during the early years of the town's history * Broken Hill Man memorial at Kabwe municipal offices * Zambia National Service (Zambian Defence Force) Training School * Chindwin Barracks and Kohima Barracks (Zambian Defence Force) * Nkrumah University * Mukobeko Trades Training Institute * National Fire Fighting Services Training School * Kabwe golf course * Mulungushi Boat Club, Mulungushi Dam * Inshindo Foundation, a Baha'i-inspired organization offering the Preparation for Social Action Program in Kabwe * King George National college (under ministry of youth and sport) Bus crash On February 7, 2013, a bus collided with two cars (Chibombo bus crash) near Kabwe, killing 53 people. It was one of the worst road accidents in Zambian history. Trivia * Best selling novelist Wilbur Smith was born in Broken Hill on January 9, 1933. * The boxer Michael Norgrove was born in Broken Hill. * The remains of an extinct hominid referred to as Rhodesian man or Kabwe cranium were found in a cave located in Kabwe by miners in 1921. At that time it was the oldest hominid fossil ever found. References


fossil

and zinc it also produced silver, manganese and heavy metals such as cadmium, vanadium, and titanium in smaller quantities. Bruce Kapferer: "Strategy and Transaction in an African Factory", Manchester: Manchester University Press 1972 In 1921 a human fossil, a skull, called Broken Hill Man or Rhodesian Man (classified as ''Homo rhodesiensis or Homo heidelbergensis'') was found in the mine. The mine, which occupies a 2.5 km

it was the oldest hominid fossil ever found. References (Category:Kabwe) Category:Populated places in Central Province, Zambia Category:Provincial capitals in Zambia Category:Populated places in Zambia Category:Mining communities in Africa Category:Mining in Zambia From 16 November 1925 to 13 March 1926


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-Broken Hill (Kabwe)-Livingstone (Livingstone, Zambia)-Bulawayo-Pretoria-Johannesburg-Kimberley (Kimberley, Northern Cape)-Blomfontein (Napier, Western Cape)-Cape Town. On his return Cobham was awarded the Air Force Cross (Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)) for his services to aviation. * Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) — narrow gauge, 846 km Kitwe-Ndola-New Kapiri Mposhi-Kabwe-Lusaka- Livingstone, Zambia Livingstone


fiction

9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English

series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. DATE OF BIRTH 1933-01-09 PLACE OF BIRTH Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia 1 DATE OF DEATH Colonial politics Welensky settled in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia and was elected


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football club, one of the top three teams in the country * Bwacha House National Monument: Number E1376 Musuku Road, Bwacha Township, where on 8 March 1958 Kenneth Kaunda was elected President of the Zambian African National Congress * Big Tree National Monument: a fig tree with a 50 m wide canopy on the east side of Broadway, which served as a meeting place on many occasions during the early years of the town's history * Broken Hill Man memorial at Kabwe municipal offices * Zambian Defence

;, for all companies, is on the street in front of '''Big Bite'''. Get around In its heyday many of Kabwe's streets were paved and lighted. Today the light posts are still there but except for right in town the lights are all gone, and all but the main streets have deteriorated back into dirt roads with serious bumps and holes, so go slowly and carefully if you drive a car. Many locals use bicycles and most simply walk, and there are a lot of dirt-path "shortcuts" between the named


service training

Force Zambia National Service Training School * Chindwin Barracks and Kohima Barracks (Zambian Defence Force) * Nkrumah University * Mukobeko Trades Training Institute * National Fire Fighting Services Training School * Kabwe golf course * Mulungushi Boat Club, Mulungushi Dam * Inshindo Foundation, a Baha'i-inspired organization offering the Preparation for Social Action Program in Kabwe * King George National college (under ministry of youth and sport) ref name "ZM"


historical influence

9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. '''Wilbur Addison Smith''' (born 9 January 1933 in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia, now Kabwe, Zambia) is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series (book series). These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and English whites in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. DATE OF BIRTH 1933-01-09 PLACE OF BIRTH Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia 1 DATE OF DEATH Colonial politics Welensky settled in Broken Hill (Kabwe), Northern Rhodesia and was elected to the Northern Rhodesian Legislative Council in 1938. The Governor prevented Welensky from enlisting in the armed forces in World War II and appointed him Director of Manpower. In 1941 he formed his own party, the Northern Rhodesian Labour Party, with the aim of amalgamating the colony with Southern Rhodesia under a new constitution. Welensky (1964), p. 15 The party won all five seats it contested in its first election. After the leader of the unofficial members in the Legislative Council, Stewart Gore-Browne, resigned in 1945 and stated that Africans had lost confidence in the white settlers (due to the wish for amalgamation), Welensky was elected leader. Welensky (1964), p. 16–17 '''Kafue''' is a town in the Lusaka Province of Zambia on the north bank of the Kafue River, after which it is named. It is the southern gateway to the central Zambian plateau on which Lusaka and the mining towns of Kabwe and the Copperbelt are located. Camerapix: "Spectrum Guide to Zambia." Camerapix International Publishing, Nairobi, 1996. thumb left 250px Ndola Airport (Image:Ndola Airport.jpg) Ndola is on the Zambia Railways line with passenger and freight services running between Kitwe and Livingstone (Livingstone, Zambia) via Kabwe and Lusaka. Freight branch lines run to other Copperbelt towns and from Ndola to Lubumbashi in DR Congo via Sakania. Terracarta International Travel Maps, Vancouver Canada: "Zambia, 2nd edition", 2000 * At a police roadblock near East London (East London, South Africa), two guerrillas and a policeman are killed in a shootout * 2 - 6 July - The African National Congress hold their second national consultative conference in Kabwe, Zambia * 20 July - P. W. Botha declares a state of emergency in 36 magisterial districts. thumb left Replica of the skull (Image:Broken Hill Skull (Replica01).jpg) '''Kabwe skull''' or '''Kabwe cranium''', or '''Broken Hill 1''' is the type specimen. The cranium (Human cranium) was found in an lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) in 1921 by Tom Zwiglaar, a Swiss miner (Mining). In addition to the cranium, an upper jaw from another individual, a sacrum, a tibia, and two femur fragments were also found. The skull was dubbed '''Rhodesian Man''' at the time of the find, but is now commonly referred to as the '''Broken Hill Skull''' or the '''Kabwe Cranium'''. The line reached Broken Hill (Kabwe) in 1906 and Ndola in the Copperbelt in 1909 (connecting to Sakania in the Congo), some 20 years before the first large-scale copper mines opened there. thumb left Orange-brown '''hopeite''' prisms to 3 mm on a nearly solid matrix of glassy, pastel yellow-green parahopeite (File:Hopeite-Parahopeite-142357.jpg) crystals. Locality: Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe, Central Province (Central Province, Zambia), Zambia. Broken Hill is the type locality (type locality (geology)) for parahopeite.


large role

was constructed there. In 1909 the railway reached Ndola in what was to become the Copperbelt. The railway workers' unions played a large role in the politics of the country. In racially-segregated colonial times before Africans had the vote, the town was the seat of Roy Welensky, leader of the powerful Rhodesia Railway Workers Union (RRWU), who became Prime Minister of the ill-fated Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which was opposed by the Northern Rhodesia Railway Trade Union (the black Africans' union) led by Dixon Konkola and also based in Kabwe. Today, the town is the headquarters of Zambia Railways but employment levels on the railway have been heavily cut. Kabwe's role in Zambia's independence Reflecting Kabwe's central location and railway union base, it was chosen as the site for a rally held on October 26, 1958 at Mulungushi Rock (Mulungushi) north of the city by the Kaunda (Kenneth Kaunda)-Kapwepwe (Simon Kapwepwe) breakaway group from the Zambian African National Congress. Later, they founded the political party UNIP which led the successful independence movement and continued to hold conferences at Mulungushi Rock, which became known as the 'birthplace of independence' in Zambia. Transport links The town's name was changed to Kabwe in 1966, shortly after independence. As well as being on the main Lusaka-Copperbelt railway line, it lies on the Great North Road (Great North Road (Zambia)). To the east of the city are the hydro-electric power stations of the Mulungushi Dam, Mita Hills Dam and Lunsemfwa Falls (Lunsemfwa River), built to power the mine and town. Industries and agriculture Closure of the mine led to economic decline for Kabwe. Zamnet Online News: "Kabwe: From discovery to recovery" (Daily Mail), website accessed 7 March 2007. It has a number of manufacturing industries including the Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles plant established with Chinese investment in the 1980s, but after suffering large losses this plant closed (temporarily according to management) at the beginning of 2007. Other industries include pharmaceuticals, milling and cotton ginning, and leather tanning. Commercial farming areas surround the city about 10 km from the centre, and the road and rail links provide ready access to the markets of the Copperbelt and Lusaka. Climate

Kabwe

'''Kabwe''' is the capital of the Zambian Central Province (Central Province, Zambia) with a population estimated at 202,914 at the 2010 census. Formerly named '''Broken Hill''', it was founded when lead and zinc deposits were discovered in 1902. Kabwe also has a claim to being the birthplace of Zambian politics as it was an important political centre during the colonial period. The Times of Zambia online , website accessed 8 March 2007: "Kabwe: the nucleus of national politics" by Kelvin Kachingwe. It is an important transportation and mining centre.

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