From Anthony M Williams, Editor-in-Chief of African Hunter Magazine
In particular, here in Zimbabwe, the year has been one of our most challenging, only surpassed by our historic melt-down between 2005 and 2008. As our banking system collapses and money only exists as a number on a piece of paper, we face challenges maintaining and servicing foreign printing and mailing costs. With a hyper-inflation and black market operating again, business planning is all but impossible.
Although we faced seemingly impossible challenges under Mr. Mugabe's rule, and we welcome change - any kind of change - the events of the last month and in particular the last two weeks, demand extreme caution in business planning. While we are hopeful there will be a settling period followed by what we hope will be a definitive road map early in the new year, Zimbabwe and our economy remains in a state of flux.
As such, we have taken the unprecedented decision to suspend all publishing for the remainder of the year. We estimate that by March 2018 we hope to have a sense of what the future holds, and will revisit our business planning at that stage. As such, I expect we will not publish another issue before June 2018.
The last issue to be published was Issue 109, the cover of which appears on this letter.
To our valued subscribers, people who have shown the most heartfelt support over the years, I thank you and apologise for our intermittent publishing schedule over the last year and this break in production now. Any inconvenience is sincerely regretted.
Shakari Connection has had a proud association with African Hunter Magazine for many years now, during which this great magazine has gone from strength to strength. There is no better magazine that candidly covers all aspects of African hunting, both the good and the bad, in articles written by some of the best authors and hunters in the industry.
In addition Shakari Connection is privileged to have African Hunter Magazine's kind permission to reproduce the African Hunter Shot Placement Pocket Field Guide. This is an invaluable tool for any hunter new or returning to Africa. We will also be publishing selected articles which we are sure will be of great interest to African hunters.
We live and work by the code that guides us. This is "...to provide a service to the worldwide hunting fraternity. The magazine is dedicated to the conservation of the wildlife resources of Africa through practical management and sustainable utilisation. We are committed to promoting ethical hunting practices based on the concept of fair chase, and the fostering of goodwill among all beneficiaries of these resources." African Hunter Magazine, Mission Statement
For any queries or changes to existing subscriptions, please use the contact details below.
In Zimbabwe: Mag-Set Publications (Pvt) LtdTel: (+263-4) 572786/7
In South Africa: African Sporting PublicationsFax/Phone:(011) 396 2729
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