PICTURES: Nostalgic Zim Newspaper Adverts From The 80s and 90s

A set of adverts cut out from newspapers in the 80s is being shared widely on WhatsApp. Some of the adverts are for products that have since been discontinued or whose popularity has declined significantly such as Bata’s Sandak, Dairibord’s glass-bottled fresh milk, Coldpower washing power, Tarino, and the Bubblegummers shoes.

Some of the products, such as Mazoe, Tanganda Tea and Chibuku are strong brands even today.

We include the adverts below.

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Mazoe orange juice advert


Cold power washing powder advert


An OK supermarkets advert


Another Bata Sandak show advert


Chibuku find friends advert


Dairibord fresh milk Advert. These milk bottles were delivered by milkmen from door to door


tanganda tea Advert


Sun Jam Advert


Protector Plus Advert


Chibuku road listening Advert. This advert was an adaptation of the video advert that would show on ZBC TV


Bata’s Bubblegummers Shoes Advert


Bata’s Sandak Shoe Advert


Circus Club and bar advert


Tarino drink advert


Bubblegummers sandals bata shoe Advert


Lux soap advert


POSB Advert


Chibuku Friends Advert


Kingsgate Cigarettes Advert



A Daybreak Coffee advert


Archipelago advert



A Beverly Building Society advert. The bank was eventually acquired by CBZ

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One Comment on “PICTURES: Nostalgic Zim Newspaper Adverts From The 80s and 90s

  1. EVERYTHING in these advertisements is Rhodesian related. Can we see some Zimbabwe related advertising? I bet there isn’t any!

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