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ZIBF gets a new Executive Director
Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF)
May 02, 2003

The Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Samuel Matsangaise to the position of Executive Director. Mr Matsangaise¹s appointment was made following careful consideration of all applicants and therefore was not made in haste bearing in mind the difficulties that the organisation recently found itself in.

Mr Matsangaise is a former editor at Zimbabwe Publishing House and the Director of Publication at the University of Zimbabwe Publications before becoming the Deputy Head of Information Products and Services Department at CTA in the Netherlands. He brings to the organisation a wealth of experience as he is not a new comer to the book industry.

We are particularly thankful to all the donors who have supported us, especially NFF and KOPINOR who have agreed to new support from 2003-2005, as well as all our donors internationally and locally, such as SIDA, HIVOS, the Book Aid International, the Netherlands of Embassy, World Library Partnership, the British Council, DIFD Central Africa, MS-Zimbabwe, INASP, the American Library Association, the Agence de la Francophonie, Coca Cola Central Africa, Kingdom Financial Holdings, Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel and Lyons for their continued support. Your is most encouraging in these extremely difficult days in Zimbabwe. We would like to thank all the supporters and friends of ZIBF for their past and continuing support.

The plans for ZIBF2003 are in full swing and we are optimistic that the Indaba and other workshops will be well attended and the Book Fair will be well supported by local and international exhibitors.
Mr Matsangaise takes office immediately.

Prof. R. Murapa
Chairman ZIBF

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