Connect with us


UNZA and ZAF to collaborate in the provision of tailor made higher educational services 



THE University of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Zambia Airforce (ZAF) aimed at according the two institutions to collaborate in a number of multi-disciplinary areas.

The MOU signed between the two parties will help UNZA and ZAF partner as follows:
I) Delivery of UNZA Programmes at ZAF Centre of Advanced Learning;
II) Sharing ICT Technical Support and Learning Materials;
III) Provision of Learner and Staff Support;
IV) Staff and Student Exchange;
V) Continuing Professional Development;
VI) Collaborative Research;
VII) Library Access; And
VIII) Development of Tailor-Made Programmes;

The partnership will see UNZA deliver mutually agreed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the ZAF Centre of Advanced Learning.

The MOU also stipulates that the two parties, will offer each other support and share experiences in the development and delivery of learning such as e-learning, open and distance learning, as well as blended learning.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the University of Zambia, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Luke Evuta Mumba, said that the institution stands ready to offer its support and share experiences with the ZAF Centre of Advanced Learning in the management of student affairs focussing on teaching and learning, feedback mechanisms, student advisory and counsel as well as management of staff and programmes.

The Vice Chancellor added that partnerships such as the one entered into with the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) will encourage the two institutions to collaborate in organising continuing education programmes to impart lifelong skills through hosting of workshops and seminars, as well as refresher courses.

Prof. Mumba added that such collaborations are a requirement in the knowledge economy as they encourage the sharing of skills and information among higher learning institutions through staff and student exchange, collaborative research, as well as through staff development programmes.

This is according to a press statement issued by Dr. Brenda Bukowa, A/Head – Comm. & Marketing, University of Zambia (UNZA)


MultiChoice launches GOtv Stream in Zambia. A new way to experience the best of sports and entertainment!



NO stranger to bringing entertainment into homes across the nation, MultiChoice is expanding its online offering, by introducing GOtv Stream to GOtv customers across Zambia.

“It is no secret that more and more people are leaning toward streaming services to experience uninterrupted entertainment that’s uninhibited by infomercials and ads. GOtv Stream is just another way MultiChoice Zambia is continuing our trend of upward innovation, as we strive to evolve with our audiences and their viewing needs.”, says Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia

MultiChoice and DStv have already made their presence in the digital space with their online platform – DStv Stream, and now GOtv customers can enjoy the same user-friendly, and personalized streaming at their fingertips. The new feature allows viewers to seamlessly watch their favourite programmes and other content on electronic devices, keeping them connected at any time and from anywhere.

Ms Kooma reiterates that, “You may recall, GOtv was officially launched in Zambia on 5th September 2011, and now with the introduction of GOtv Stream customers will enjoy a great online service. What drives innovation for us, is providing our customers with the content they love, in the way that best suits them. As the home of the best sports and entertainment we will continue to deliver unrivalled value and choice for our customers”.

She adds: “GOtv Stream is an online service that will allow all GOtv customers take a subscription and enjoy our content anywhere and at any time. The launch of GOtv will allow us to expand our online offering and bring more great entertainment closure to the customers”.

Some of the functionality available are; Live TV, TV guide, CatchUp, use on up to four devices, downloading content to devices, and Live Chat. All paid up GOtv customers, with an internet connection can download and use GOtv Stream for free – available on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 2nd December, 2023)

Continue Reading


Government secures an equity partner for Mopani Copper Mines



FOLLOWING the ongoing negotiations to revamp operations at Mopani Copper Mines on the Copperbelt, Government has finally secured an equity partner.

The Equity partner being International Resources Holdings (IRH) an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding was selected after an extensive process.

The process was undertaken by ZCCM-IH, together with Rose Child and Company, a company based in South Africa.

In carrying out the process of revamping the mine, which started last year in June, the process focussed on assessing Mopani’s balance sheet due to high level indebtedness and also finding a suitable partner for sustainable development.

Announcing the development, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe said the selection of an equity partner will help restore life back into Mopani.

“I wish to announce and I am so glad and exited to announce that after extensive and thorough process, Government through the directors of ZCCM-IH have appointed a strategic equity partner for Mopani. The preferred partner selected is International Resource Holding Limited an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Conglomerate International holding company,” he said.

He said the partner selected is expected to inject funds into Mopani to stabilise short term work requirements, completion of the mine projects and unlock its potential.

Mr Kabuswe also stated that the equity partner will also reset the existing relationship with Glencore.

He further added that other details of the development at Mopani will be announced in due course when signing of the deal is being made.

(Mwebantu, Friday, 1st December, 2023)

Continue Reading


Over 30 people trapped after a mine accident in Chingola



MORE than 30 people are believed to be trapped in an open pit mine in Chingola district on the Copperbelt after a mining accident.

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu said the affected are trapped as a result of earth collapsing and has since asked the nation at large to put the affected in prayer.

Mr Mwiimbu speaking in Parliament said more than 30 people are trapped and the rescue team is on site

“May I just inform the nation that we have a tragedy that is brewing in Chingola where a number of our people have been affected by a collapse of the open pit in Chingola. We have more than 30 people under the rubble and we are struggling to retrieve them. We would like to ask all of us to put our citizens in prayer,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Friday,  1st December,  2023)

Continue Reading

Mwebantu on Facebook

© Copyright © 2023 Mwebantu. All Rights Reserved. Zambia's leading Social news platform.