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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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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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BOAF – What is the purpose of government?

But where is wisdom and understanding to be found about the proper role of government? There are too many people who are pervasively ignorant about the role of government in the affairs of mankind. It is also the case that those who act in the name of government happen to also be ignorant about the role of government. In the premises, the confusion that ensues has the real effect of undermining the rights of men that a government ought to promote and protect. How can government actors be expected to…

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BOAF – The future uncertain

What George Washington mean when he said: “I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.”  He also said: “‘Few who are not philosophical spectators can realize the difficult and delicate part which in a man in my situation had to act.’ This morning, a question was posed to Mr. Mawere by Mr. Patson Chapeyama about his look for Zimbabwe for the next 5 years. Mr. Mawere responded as follows: What is your take on Mr. Mawere’s response? This network…

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Connecting Africa – Active Citizenship interrogated with Hon SV kalyan

NOW LIVE on The 1873 FM – Connecting Africa – Active Citizenship interrogated with Hon SV kalyan and Miriam Mutizwa, MC Wildfire and Nattaley Otto.  Connecting Africa – Active Citizenship interrogated with Hon SV kalyan and Daniel Kuzozvirava Shumba MC Wildfire Nattaley Otto Mutumwa D Mawere Koenaldinho Makgato Posted by The 1873 FM on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

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Banking on Africa’s Future – Towards the 10000 target

What is a bank other than a store of value? Would anyone store anything that has no intrinsic value? When it comes to the power of connections and networks, it is often the case that human beings are not alive to the importance of building networks of value from which opportunities that life offers can best be unlocked. It is the case that connected people have a better claim to opportunities yet most of our links are not aggregated, optimized and provide no bridges to acceleration, a critical variable in…

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Agricultural innovation providing individuals in Africa opportunities to grow

In South Africa, the government listed 20 occupations in the agricultural sector as critical skills. Each occupation is linked to several areas of specialisation, resulting in hundreds of related job opportunities. Amongst these scarce skills are soil and pasture scientists, seed research technicians, irrigation engineers, agrochemical spraying operators and abattoir veterinarians. While the spectrum of opportunity is vast, the role of soil scientists, particularly in Africa where farmers are faced with serious health issues, remains critical. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) estimates that more than 50% of…

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