Rhodesian Selection Trust Ltd

The Rhodesian Selection Trust Ltd (RST) was a copper mining corporation which operated in the Copperbelt region of Northern Rhodesia. The RST was formed by Irish-American mining magnate, Alfred Chester Beatty in 1928. In 1926, RST took over the Roan Antelope and Rietbok claims from the Bwana Mkubwa Company and the Rhodesia Copper and General Exploration and Finance Company, with the RST dominating the company shareholdings. RST became Roan Selection Trust in 1964 subsequent to the break-up of the Central African Federation and the independence of Northern Rhodesia as the new state of Zambia.