Businesses in Solwezi Zambia

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Davis and Shirtliff
Pumps and equipment
Lusaka +6
Davis & Shirtliff provides the region with a wide selection of water pumps for different applications. The extensive range includes pumps from leading world manufacturers. This company's expertise is in the supply of borehole equipment, including quality pumps from Grundfos, Pedrollo, Dayliff and others.
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Davis and Shirtliff
Power generation
Lusaka +6
Davis & Shirtliff is a well-established company offering electric, petrol and diesel-powered generators for a wide selection of uses, ranging from small domestic to large institutional applications. In addition, they provide engines suitable for powering water pumps. The company has four branches in Zambia.
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Davis and Shirtliff
Solar and Renewable
Lusaka +6
Davis & Shirtliff is a leading renewable energy company, with a presence in Zambia and other African countries. Sourced from international manufacturers, their renewable energy products include solar panels, water heaters and pumps, wind generators, lighting, batteries, inverters and controllers.
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Davis and Shirtliff
Water treatment and Sanitation
Lusaka +6
Davis & Shirtliff offers cost-effective water treatment solutions for domestic and commercial purposes, dealing with suspended solids, salinity, hardness, trace elements and bacteria. It works with world-renowned suppliers including Dow and So-Safe. It also supplies specialized chemicals for use in water treatment systems.
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Davis and Shirtliff
Swimming pools
Lusaka +6
Davis & Shirtliff is well known in the region for its extensive range of high quality swimming pool equipment – from the company's own-brand Dayliff range of quality fibreglass products and chemicals to internationally sourced pumps, fittings, lights and accessories. Davis & Shirtliff has a qualified team that is always ready to help.
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Uniturtle Industries Zambia Ltd
St. Anns Funeral Homes
Lusaka +18
St. Ann's Funeral Homes provides services in a caring, professional, and honourable manner. It also offers international body transfers and transfer of body remains, funeral insurance through their Tontozo Funeral Scheme, funeral planning assistance as well as 24-hour body collection services. St. Ann's Funeral Homes is one of the leading funeral service providers in Zambia.
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Vision Care Opticians
Opticians
Lusaka +13
Vision Care Opticians offers a wide range of products and services for those in need of professional eye care. They offer a wide collection of designer frames like Ray-Ban, Police, D&G and more, as well as clear permanent contact lenses and clear disposable contact lenses.
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Uniturtle Industries Zambia Ltd
Sporting Awards, Cups, Shields and Plaques
Lusaka +18
Turtle Awards offers high-quality sporting awards, cups, shields, acrylic plaques and custom-designed medals. With a highly skilled team and state-the-art tools, this company is also able to engrave your awards. Other products are custom company seals, stamps and various signage options.
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Uniturtle Industries Zambia Ltd
Agricultural lime
Lusaka +18
Turtle Agro Mining supplies calcitic, dolomotic and stockfeed agricultural lime as well as grit. For easy handling and transporting convenience, Turtle Lime is packaged in 50 kg bags. Turtle Agro Mining maintains a stock of more than 2000 tons of stock at all times in order to promptly respond to customer requirements. Ground agricultural limestone should be applied to the soil at rates determined by a soil test.
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Uniturtle Industries Zambia Ltd
Turtle Blinds
Lusaka +18
Turtle Blinds is committed to providing only the best quality window covering solutions in Zambia. They manufacture and install vertical, venetian, roller and wooden blinds, as well as wedge and basket awnings, with high quality imported materials. The colour ranges reflect the modern trends in the industry.
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Uniturtle Industries Zambia Ltd
Turtle Tiles & Bricks
Lusaka +18
Boasting over six different shapes, multiple configurations and various colour choices, your options at Turtle Tiles & Bricks are numerous. Their expertise ranges from heavy industrial applications, residential driveways, walkways, and backyards of all sizes. The team can install bricks and tiles in numerous locations.
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Educore Services in Zambia
Educore Teacher's Academy
Solwezi
Educore Teacher's Academy uses schools to train local trainees who will eventually replace those that are non-Zambians. The training is carried out at all levels of the programme. Yearly, newly qualified trainees are hired to act as classroom aides in their placement classes. Employment is offered upon completion of their programme.
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Educore Services in Zambia
Educore shared services
Solwezi
Educore shared services is an organisational structure developed to ensure each school within the Educore group focuses on delivering quality education. It brings teaching and educational management staff for each school and an excellent shared services team, which deals with all non-educational logistical and administrative support.
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Vision Care Opticians
Optical laboratory
Lusaka +13
Vision Care Opticians has a state of the art laboratory. The lab is the first of its kind in the country, manufacturing ophthalmic lenses and supplying these products to other optical centres in Zambia. The lab works with churches, schools, corporates and doctors to undertake free eye-screening outreach programmes.
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Prudential Life Assurance Zambia
Personal life insurance
Lusaka +10
Prudential Life Zambia's range of personal life insurance products are well spread to suit the basic protection needs of every customer. Each product is designed to be able to provide the customer with protection, offering peace of mind with regards to the provision of individual protection needs.
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Prudential Life Assurance Zambia
Travel insurance
Lusaka +10
Overseas travel insurance offers great benefits, ranging from medical expenses cover in the event of an unexpected illness or accident, pay-outs for travel delays and lost property during travel. Prudential Life Zambia gives travellers peace of mind knowing that they are covered by a plan that meets their unique travel insurance needs.
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Vision Care Opticians
Eye clinic
Lusaka +13
Vision Care Opticians runs a fully-fledged Appasamy Eye Hospital. The hospital offers all types of eye surgery, eye examinations, B-Scan ultrasound, laser treatments and visual field analysis. Vision Care also runs eye camps and monthly eye clinics, providing much needed services to the community at large.
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With the policy owner being an employer or organisation, this is a single contract that covers a group of employees. Providing life insurance cover to employees lets them know that they are a valuable part of a company – and so are their families. Prudential Life Zambia offers employer sponsored life plans and credit life assurance.
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Sonar International Ltd
Roofing materials
Lusaka +2
This company supplies galvanised Chromadek, Bond-Deck and Spandeck roofing systems. Sonar International also provides a wide selection of accessories including coils, sheets, ridges, vents, galvanised wire and sisalation. This company's team possesses the knowledge and experience to help each client with their purchase.
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Sonar International Ltd
Building materials
Lusaka +2
Sonar International has a professionally managed team which believes in sourcing and procuring high quality building supplies at competitive prices. They offer competitively priced building supplies to individuals, corporates and institutions. Sonar also offer glass supplies, roofing and accessories.
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Sentinel Kabitaka School
Pre-schools
Solwezi
Early learning years at Sentinel School Kabitaka Pre school sets the standards that all early school years need to ensure that children learn and develop well. It ensures children are kept healthy and safe while the children gain the knowledge and skills they need to start school and are fully prepared for the coming primary schooling.
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Sentinel Kabitaka School
Primary schools
Solwezi
Sentinel School Kabitaka Primary School teaches literacy, numeracy and science and has a bespoke curriculum for humanities. The school ensures that history and geography lessons relate to Zambia. The primary achievement is to help individuals to discover their own passions and interests, adding a new dimension to their lives.
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Sentinel Kabitaka School
Secondary schools
Solwezi
Sentinel School Kabitaka offers the Cambridge curriculum, along with IGCSEs. A vibrant and balanced co-curricular programme that encompasses sport, music, art, drama and many other activities. It offers a culture of creativity, innovation and excellence and provides opportunities for service to others, self-reliance and leadership.

Solwezi

Solwezi in Zambia might be perceived as a dusty little town but it is most definitely on the rise. It is one of seven districts in North Western Province and the provincial capital.Solwezi is attracting international interest mainly for its mining opportunities. Fueled by the international interest, there is of course serious local interest! People are attracted to the growing town of Solwezi for employment and business opportunities. There is an extensive range of construction work taking place, mainly catering to the business travel sector, with many hotels, lodges and guest houses springing up.

Solwezi, Zambia and the mining industry

Kansanshi mine is in Solwezi, Zambia. It is the largest copper mine in Africa with two open pits, mainly producing copper and gold. The Kansanshi mine is owned and operated by a First Quantum subsidiary, Kansanshi Mining PLC.

Kalumbila Mine is the newest mine in Solwezi, Zambia. It is also known as the Trident project which is made up of the Sentinel mine and the Enterprise nickel project. It is also owned and operated by First Quantum Minerals which approved its construction in 2012. Construction of this Solwezi mine was completed in 2014 and the first production of minerals was achieved in 2015.

The Lumwana mine in Solwezi, Zambia is operated by Barrick Gold corporation which produced 287 million pounds of copper in 2015. It also produce cobalt, gold and uranium. Although Lumwana Mine was discovered in 1961, no serious mining was done there until Equinox Minerals Ltd became involved in 1999. Equinox was then bought by Barrick Gold.

Solwezi transport

Airports servicing Solwezi in Zambia are in Solwezi and Mwinilunga. There is the T5 main road and a new railway line is planned. This will be a 290km long new railway line connecting Chingola to the Solwezi mines, Kansanshi, Lumwana and Kalumbila. The idea is to provide better transport of minerals within Zambia.

Solwezi growth sectors

After the reopening of Kansanshi and Lumwana mine, Solwezi is attracting other sectors to the area. With the high growth population, Solwezi boasts growth opportunities for:

  • Construction - Solwezi has shortages of houses, schools and shops
  • Retail - in fact the construction of Solwezi City Mall, will be Zambia’s largest mall
  • Financial institutions - like banks and insurance
  • Education - there is a shortage of schools

Solwezi people

According to the national census in 2000, Solwezi has a population of around 266,000 people. The largest tribe in Solwezi is the Kaonde but there are also large numbers of people from the Lunda and Luvale tribe. Solwezi has a growing mix of people from all over Zambia, surrounding African countries and international countries.

Solwezi attractions

There are two main attractions in Solwezi. The Kifubwa Stream Rock Shelter has engravings dating back to the late stone age inhabitants of Solwezi. The second attraction is the Mutanda River with Mutanda falls and rapids.

Solwezi businesses

There are many established businesses in Solwezi. You can view some of them above.