Fifty Years of Kasempa District 1964-2014: Change and Continuity

by Dick Jaeger

This web page has been slowly developed since September 2018. The last materials added were the February 2019 pictures of Dick himself (along with his translator) and the 1975 History of Kasempa in June 2019. The main focus remains Dick’s 96 page pdf file. In it, he provides many helpful pictures and maps of Kasempa along with his text. (The maps were done by Mr. Joseph Chilila at the University of Zambia.) Especially note the three pictures of [Jesse] Jersey Jipampala Sandasanda, an important figure in modern Kasempa/Kaonde History. Anyone interested in Kasempa District during the last 50 years is urged to read Dick’s documents. To open the first, click this link:  Kasempa by Dick Jaeger (pdf document) or for other documents, click links below. Click here to just download his Table of Contents

The following is a link to Dick’s 1981 dissertation, “Settlement patterns and rural development: a human geographical study of the Kaonde, Kasempa District, Zambia.” It is available for scholars to use at no cost from the University of Amsterdam’s website:

Dick has spent most of his academic life focused on Kasempa District. In 1975, he published the following work on the Kasempa District: A History of the Kasempa District Northwest Province Zambia 1975 (pdf document) Scholars may wish to check it, along with his other works mentioned above.

Here are three photos of Dick spanning many years from about 1972 to 2010.

[Jesse] Jersey Jipampala Sandasanda was one of the first African educators in Kasempa. He is noted in my e-book as being very active in the early 1930s, but unfortunately I did not interview him. Dick tells me that he died recently as the headman of Kiboko Village, obviously at a very advanced age. Dick Jaeger had hoped to write a memorial about him, but has informed me that this is now unlikely. If Dick so decides, we shall add more material here to supplement the following three photographs.


Please use the following link to see more Kaonde / Kasempa materials. This is a website being developed by Bright Muya Kifita and his colleagues who wish to help everyone know more about their beloved part of the world: