Tag: zambia

Mapping the Zambia 2011 Elections Results Using Google Fusion Tables

I have been playing around with Shapefiles [1] these last couple of weeks. So I got the most recently available Zambia GDM Shapefiles [2], made a few modifications to take into account Muchinga Province and new districts, and subsequently merged the DBF file with the 2011 presidential elections results [3]. While I have been exclusively using R packages like maptools [4], I spent the last few minutes working with Google Fusion Tables [5] and came up with the interactive map below. (more…)

Visualising the Zambia 2011 Presidential Election Results

I have spent the last couple of weeks sieving through Zambia census data, as part of a personal project I am working on. With the looming presidential by-election, I decided to extend this analysis to include election results since democracy was re-introduced in 1991. I have spent the last few days compiling this information and will dedicate the next few posts to visualising this data—I hope someone out there finds this useful. (more…)

I left Cape Town and have permanently relocated back to Zambia

I left Cape Town on June 9 2013, after spending a total of 861 days. It feels good to be back home, however, I anticipate the road ahead will be long and hard… re-integration is already proving hard –day 7 in the small mining town of Mufulira, Zambia and bandwidth is already top on the list of things I’ve had to grapple with. It’s expensive and DAMN slow. I saw this coming though… (more…)

Banks Market Share in Zambia

I got my hands on some really interest data a couple of weeks back and decided to compile the information and publish it, just in case someone out there finds it useful. And for the record NO! I am not planning to open a bank of my own –well, at least that thought hasn’t crossed my mind yet 😉 I have never quite been interested in the banking sector, not until more and more of them kept coming to Zambia. (more…)

Pay as You Earn Calculator – Zambia

Update (January 12, 2018): (1) New NAPSA ceiling is ZMW 995.00. (2) Tax relief for pension contributions removed 🙁 (see budget speech).

There has been a lot of hype [1, 2, 3] about Zambia’s supposedly “Pro-Poor” 2012 budget… and rightfully so –it is perhaps the one most significant piece of evidence linking the Patriotic Front [4] to their Socialist agenda. The one thing everyone seems to be talking about though is the new PAYE Tax bands; and effective April 1, 2012 the new personal tax rates in Zambia be as depicted in table below. (more…)