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BOAF – Commemorating Human Rights Day

The 21st of March is Human rights day in South Africa. A day for individuals to reflect upon the role that they play in society towards building just and equitable communities that work for all. All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights of which they cannot deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. “The right to private property (is) a logical extension of…

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BOAF – ‘O jewa ke eng?’ – Hunger on our Campuses.

A few weeks ago, a colleague shared a trending tweet on social media by a 3rd year nursing student, Keabetswe. The tweet read ‘O jewa ke eng?’ loosely translated ‘what is bothering you?’ This singular tweet, written in Keabetswe’s home language (Setswana), had garnered over 8,000 responses in less than two months, I was definitely intrigued. The responses, on the surface, came across as an ‘open season’ for confessions, but as one dug deeper, worrisome issues around the gross inequality that plagues South Africa came to the fore, specifically that…

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BOAF – Can Africa’s future be secure against a backdrop of pervasive regime change illiteracy?

Africa’s future is contested yet the people who claim to be its legitimate custodians are generally power illiterate. The word regime is often used without any thought being applied to establish its true and intended meaning. This is not unusual because literacy around what a regime is and is not is not generally shared. It is for this reason that a member of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) initiative shared in frustration over the propensity by many people in Africa to assume that any thought and dissent against any…

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BOAF – Cyclone SOS – Who to bank on?

The cyclone visited and left devastation in three countries and lives were inevitably lost and property was destroyed. The consequences of this ferocity of nature is there for all to see. Should it be the responsibility of governments alone to respond to this punishment by nature? Who can we bank on to ensure that this kind of penalty is bearable? Zimbabwe is one of the three countries visited by Idai and the political contestations have already been imported into this matter with Advocate Chamisa visiting Chimanimani ahead of President Mnangagwa…

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What is ‘good’leadership?

What is ‘good’ leadership? In a constitutional democracy, is it necessary that public office bearers and their chosen advisers be illustrious, rich in experience, and be experts on anything? If so, why elect such geniuses instead of trusting centers of learning to discriminate? Is there something missing? United Refineries’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Busisa Moyo said, leadership is about influence. “At its core is moving people to a point where they “want to”, directing them to a place where they believe “they should” until they reach a point where they are…

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BOAF – Should Zimbabweans bank on South Africa?

Zimbabwe and South Africa share a common boarder yet the narratives in both countries are diametrically opposite. What does Zimbabweans need to do to lift themselves from their current quagmire? Can they depend on the government of South Africa to provide the missing magic bullet? Mr. Roger Southall of the University of Witwatersrand wrote on 28 January 2019 under an article entitled: “What SA should do about Zimbabwe’s crisis?” that: “In South Africa, demands that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government should take firm action are fuelled by two factors. The presence…

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The 1873 FM – Live Conversation with Prof Ezrah Aharone.

Conversation with Prof Ezrah Aharone #BOAF #The1873Drive MC Wildfire Posted by Mutumwa Mawere on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 on 4 March 2019, Prof Azrah Aharone was inducted to the prestigious Africa’s 10,000 points of light club on BOAF for being an individual who steps up to the plate of any challenge, who show up in problem solving and who celebrate and practice community building. Who is Azrah Aharone? Below is an extract of what he describes himself as: Professor Ezrah Aharone is a graduate of Hampton University with 35 years of geopolitical…

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BOAF – Why 10,000

This platform is for like-minded people to share ideas, experiences and insights on unlimited issues that matter. Life that is not shared has no meaning. The future of Africa is not known but there are individuals that give us a glimpse of the true promise of Africa, the Africa we all want to see. By learning the lives of these individuals with the intention to share their story change is guaranteed. The 10,000 is you. By knowing yourself and sharing who you truly are, your experiences, principles and life lessons,…

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