MCS Newsletter 104

1 – NJELELE SHRINE BOMBED The sacred Njelele rainmaking shrine in Matobo district was attacked on Friday 29th June by yet-to-be-identified suspects, who used mining explosives to blast the main rock that covers the shrine. Njelele is situated at Matobo in Kezi, Matabeleland South province, and has since time immemorial been used by people from [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 103

1 – RAMSAR Elsewhere in this newsletter matters pertaining to wetlands are shared.  Work on having the Matopos recognised as a Ramsar site has continued with much valuable information being collated.  In fact, we are in the process of refining the data to meet the size restrictions! We hope to have this submission ready in [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 102

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The AGM was successfully held at Rowallan Park on Sunday 26th November, 2017.  There was good attendance and much interest shown.  The Society has had a busy year, and there remains a full calendar ahead! We enter our 25th year – an achievement in its own right.  We hope in [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 101

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Another year goes past and our Annual General Meeting falls due.  The AGM will be held at Rowallan Park on Sunday 26th November, 2017 at 10:00am.  We hope that you will support your Society by attending this important event.  The Society has had a busy year, and yet there remains [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 100

NEWSLETTER 100 - JULY 2017 1 – NEWSLETTER ONE HUNDRED This edition of our Newsletter is edition 100 – quite a milestone.  It marks nearly 25 years since the first Newsletter was issued – that’s a long time indeed to look back and reflect.  Our first newsletter was just two sides of a single page, [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 099

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 099 FEBRUARY 2017 1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Society held a well-attended AGM in late November.  Some early rains had transformed the area, and the day was sunny, without being too hot.  We had an ideal setting for the AGM of the Matobo Conservation Society, with a few zebra, reedbuck [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 098

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 098 1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING It’s that time of the year – again. Please support your Society and your hard working Committee by attending the AGM at Nswatugi Site Museum on 27th November, 2016. As we do every year, we appeal for new members of the Committee – not as [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 097

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 097 1 – EDITORIAL I have recently had the pleasure of spending some lengthy periods in the Matopos, and on my trusty stead, have travelled across a sizable portion of the hills.  As always, there has been something new to learn.  The aloes this winter were again spectacular, if a little [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 096

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 096 - MAY 2016  1 – EDITORIAL The 2015/6 rainy season has now come to an end.  It has been an unusual season, not just because of the severity of the drought, but because the rain when it did fall was substantial and out of season.  For example March was about [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 095

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 095 - JANUARY 2016 1 - OBITUARY – Roy Stephens  (12 April 1935 – 27 November 2015) Former Chairman and a founder member, Roy was always a proud supporter of the Matobo Conservation Society.  He passed away unexpectedly on 27th November, 2015, at his home in Bulawayo. Roy was born in [...]

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