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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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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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BOAF – Is colonialism a Myth or Reality? Conversation between Mr Mutumwa Mawere and Farai Chagombera.

How many people think that colonialism is a reality and as such it imposes a limitation on the creativity and CAN DO attitude expected from sovereign human beings? There exists another school of though that has amnesia about how we got where we find ourselves in as a people in the continent of Africa where civilizations co-exist yet the reality should be that civilization should be race-neutral but problem-solving centric. We talk of Old Mutual yet refuse to accept that the idea behind its establishment was domestic and driven by…

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BOAF Celebrates International Women’s Day.

All day, everyday, around the world a more gender-balanced world is being forged. Individuals and groups are making a concerted #BalanceforBetter worldwide through tangible action. From grassroots awareness raising to highly visible campaigns with impact, gender parity is being forged. As we celebrate this day, one individual by the name of Dr M Muneer who is celebrating his birthday today in his response after Mr Mutumwa Mawere sent him a birthday message said “he is giving his birthday to all the women folks of the world.” The 1873 Network through the initiative, “Banking…

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