Tag Archives: FRELIMO

PORTO AMELIA

As the Inhaminga area survey drew to a close towards the end of 1973, I was asked to head up to northern Mozambique to do a solo survey for an oil-seed company looking for suitable land to grow oil-seed crops … Continue reading

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A Tent in INHAMINGA

The agricultural survey firm I worked for became Loxton, Venn & Associates after Hunting, the British partner withdrew, as was the form in the early 70’s as the world tightened the screws on South Africa, with sanctions and embargoes, in … Continue reading

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Frelimo Attack.

In July 1972, after my friend Charles Howard (Jed) was flown out of the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique, with blackwater fever, and Terry Haffern with hepatitis, the rest of the team shared their survey areas to finish the mapping and wrap … Continue reading

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MOZAMBIQUE – Neighbour Frelimo

The contract area of the Zambezi Valley that Loxton, Hunting & Associates were involved in mapping was reduced by the occupation of part by the activities of Frelimo (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique). Established seven years before, with their headquarters … Continue reading

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MOZAMBIQUE – Mutarara & Shakwe

Gathering in Mutarara on the north bank of the Zambezi River in September 1971, there were eight field technicians as well as a laboratory tech, all led by Frank Merryweather. Loxton, Hunting & Associates had landed the substantial contract to … Continue reading

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