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National University of Technology in Zimbabwe (NUST) Lecturer, Dr. Kernan Mzelikahle Inducted into the Banking On Africa’s Future – 10 000 Points of Light

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Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, Chairman of the Africa Heritage Society (AHS) and the 1873 Network, and Mr. Brian Kazungu, the Editor of iniAFRICA News, today, the 9th of February 2021, announce the induction of Dr. Kernan Mzelikahle, inducted into the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 1000 Points of Light (POL)

Dr. Mzelikahle who describes himself as an apolitical analyst is a lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).

In inducting Dr. Mzelikahle, Africa Heritage Society Chairman, Mr. Mawere said: “On behalf of the C2C Literacy Campaign, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Mzelikahle has agreed to join the circle that is dedicated to reduce the frontiers of illiteracy in our community.

Recognizing that enlightenment is a bridge builder, it is encouraging to have a person of Dr. Mzelikahle’s caliber to be part of this pathfinding attempt to use knowledge as a weapon of positive change in our communities.

With respect to Zimbabwe, it is not a secret that its peoples are divided when what ought to unite them is so glaringly obvious.

Dr. Mzelikahle shares the belief that illiteracy that is pervasive can only be addressed when we choose to unite in the quest to address its corrosive and toxic effect.”

Mr. Kazungu said: “On behalf of inAfrica News I am delighted to announce that Dr. Mzelikahle has agreed to be one of the contributors to our publication.

It is undisputed that the media plays and can play a critical role in provoking, igniting and inspiring new perspectives and paradigms on what matters.

I have been inspired by Dr. Mzelekahle’s independent and impartial take on issues against a backdrop of a polarized populace.

I look forward to his sharing of his own insights, ideas and knowledge on issues that require critical thinking.

I do hope that we can reach the target of 100 out of the 10,000 Points of Light (POL) sooner than later as this will give us the diversity, inclusivity and belongingness that is often missing in our discourses.”

Mr. Mawere also said: “Under this initiative, we have different thematic groups to provoke, ignite and inspire new conversations on issues that matter.

One of the groups is called – what is a leader – to expose the bankruptcy of the idea that public power calls for exceptional so-called leaders and not the vigilance of the governed.

Should you want to be part of this group, please let me know so that I can add you?”

Dr. Mzelikahle responded by saying: “I agree with your assessment. I am a strong believer in the value of education.

It would be an honour joining the group and sharing ideas with others. I shall participate and give my best effort.

I am also highly honoured to be part of the 10,000 names in the bank of promise of Africa. I believe that I am the change that I am waiting for. Africa is dark at a time when so much hope is placed on our continent to play our part in delivering the promise that is missing in the African experiences.

When we choose to come together to address any problem, I believe that no problem will ever overwhelm our resolve and imagination.”

BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network founded on the need to build an inventory of thinkers who stand out as original and organic actors in applying critical thinking to problem solving.

The 10000 POL is a pilot program to build a bank of 10 000 names of actors who through playing their parts help reposition the African brand as value adding.”

The C2C-BOAF-ST-0002 inductee, Dr. Mzelikahle said, ‘Being a pioneer and trailblazer in building a platform to add value to thought in a structured and organized manner speaks to my personal aspirations.

I have already immensely benefited from my brief interaction with Mr. Mawere especially on the rule of law and constitutional questions.

I am inspired to learn, unlearn, and relearn as I seek to improve my own craft and perspectives on critical issues of our generation.”

Mr. Mawere, the Chairman of the 10000 POL initiative that is being powered by the C2C initiative said: “I have been following Dr. Mzelikahle’s interesting and thoughtful perspectives on complex legal and constitutional questions.

C2C is a platform to connect, equip and inspire positive change based on informed choices. Mawere explained.

Brian Kazungu is an Author, Poet, Journalist, and Technology Enthusiast whose writing covers issues to do with Business, Travelling, Motivation and Inspiration, Religion, Politics, and Communication among others. https://www.amazon.com/author/briankazungu https://muckrack.com/brian-kazungu http://www.modernghana.com/author/BrianKazungu kazungu.brian@gmail.com @BKazungu-Twitter He has written and published several books covering various aspects of human life including leadership, entrepreneurship, politics, personal development as well as poetry and travel. These books are found on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/author/briankazungu

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Mr Pharaoh Chimunoko Inducted Into the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 10,000 Points Of Light

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MR PHARAOH CHIMUNOKO

2021 MEMBERSHIP TO THE C2C – BANKING ON AFRICA’S FUTURE (BOAF) – 10,000 POINTS OF LIGHT (POL) – MR PHARAOH CHIMUNOKO

JOHANNESBURG (9 February, 2021) – Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, Chairman of the Africa Heritage Society (AHS) and the 1873 Network, and Mr. Brian Kazungu, the Editor of iniAFRICA News, announce today that Mr. Pharaoh Chimunoko, an active member of the C2C Own A Radio Station for R500 (C2COARS4R500) has been inducted into the Bank of Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 1000 Points of Light (POL).

BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network founded on the need to build an inventory of thinkers who stand out as original and organic actors in applying critical thinking to problem solving.

The 10000 POL is a pilot program to build a bank of 10 000 names of actors who through playing their parts help reposition the African brand as value adding.” 

The C2C-BOAF-ST-0003 inductee, Mr Chimunoko said, ‘I am excited to be part of this noble building of community power project. I believe that no problem is bigger than a circle of human beings that choose to focus on it.

The problem is illiteracy, which when properly construed is a consequence of inactive citizenship.

I have had the privilege of looking at the legal and constitutional issues that are inherent in relation to the establishment and appointment of the Zondo Commission and I have shared my insights, albeit in a closed WhatsApp group.

As such, I believe that it is critical that we form ourselves into a circle to drill deeper into the promise and challenges of instituting a culture that respects the rule of law using our own home grown case studies.

Public trust and confidence in relation to organs of our government is work in progress and requires all of us to put our hand on deck.

I thought the concerns raised by President Zuma on his apprehensions regarding the independence and impartiality of Justice Zondo was self-serving and opportunistic until I read a judgment shared to C2C members.

As I read the Justice Willis judgment, I was reminded of the apartheid era where rule by law was the norm and the judiciary was complicit in giving life to a system founded on a morality that is repugnant to the rule of law, by the manner in which this landmark case was adjudicated.

Notwithstanding the limitations imposed by international law and the comity of sovereign nation-states, I was baffled to note Justice Willis’  temperament and attitude in not only recognizing authority to litigate that was created by the operation of a law that is offensive to public policy. This law is not only draconian but is penal and confiscatory.

The law was specifically preceded by a decree that was promulgated using state of emergency powers by the late President Mugabe that permitted the Minister to issue an extra-judicial order that permitted the right to control and direct a company from its directors without any judicial involvement and substitute the board with his appointee.

The mere fact that a company whose control and direction by an act of a foreign state was recognized and enforced in South Africa has given credence to the allegation by President Zuma and others that the promise of justice in South Africa is a mere illusion.

In this case, it is common cause that instead of the courts being the guardian of justice, the Court was transformed into a theatre of injustice.

Prophet Bushiri is one person like Zuma who is apprehensive that the promise of justice will be honored in the four corners of any South African court.

I am encouraged that through the vehicle of C2C, we can individually and as a community pursue the ideal of creating a society in which countries like Zimbabwe where laws that pose so grave a risk of undermining the rule of law can be exposed.

I am enlightened now to play my part in building an Africa where criminality using public power can be minimized,” said Chimunoko..

Mr. Mawere, the Chairman of the 10000 POL initiative that is being powered by the C2C initiative said: “I have been following Chimunoko’s rich and deep insights on number of issues of importance.

His mind and perspectives when shared widely will help improve bridge the acknowledged gaps in critical thinking of public policy matters.

There are many people who have read the letter written by Ms. Janice Greaver, a member of C2C, to the Deputy Judge President of the Johannesburg-based court, Mr. Mojapelo, who have not been able to identify the seriousness of the precedent in the Justice Willis’ judgment.

This judgment makes South Africa a tolerant forum for rogue foreign states to assert and enforce rights acquired through the abuse of public power.

Chimunoko’s place in this prestigious circle of thinkers and problem solvers in Africa is secure.

I was talking to him earlier about the urgency and need to use storytelling to provoke, ignite and inspire active participation by all who care to know and act better as African citizens.”

C2C is a platform to connect, equip and inspire positive change based on informed choices. Mawere reiterated.

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2021 Membership To The C2C – Banking On Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 10,000 Points Of Light (POL) – MR Gerald Kanyepi

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JOHANNESBURG (January 11, 2021) – Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, Chairman of the Africa Heritage Society (AHS) and the 1873 Network, and Mr. Brian Kazungu, the Editor of iniAFRICA News, announce today that Mr. Gerald Kanyepi, a person of Zimbabwean heritage who is also an entrepreneur and aviator, based in Dubai, has henceforth been inducted into the list of 10,000 members of persons who are contributing to reshaping the African identity through thought and action.

Mr. Kanyepi is a member of C2C, an initiative to convert connections to communities that can act as bridges to knowledge and opportunities.

“Imagine it is midnight and you had to zoom into the world, what would you find in Africa? – It would certainly have many dark patches and a few shinning stars whom by playing their parts in delivering the promises that speak to their passion, they help provoke, inspire and ignite positive change.

Mr. Kanyepi’s life journey, and his footsteps when replicated, holds a better promise for others. By building a circle of human beings like Mr. Kanyepi around a problem, no problem will escape a solution.

When minds meet on what is yet to be done, a seemingly insurmountable problem becomes an opportunity,” said Mr. Mawere.

This is what Mr. Kanyepi had to say: “By virtue of my current geolocation, I have been privileged to meet many people from around the globe.

I have partnered in a JV collaboration with one Canadian, who after having lived in 12 countries around the world, is currently based in the Caribbean.  The other JV partner of African descent is from the Netherlands.  Together, the formation of the JV portfolio identifies African projects and matches investors to those projects.

We have a solid base of investors in the JV and we are helping projects in all industry sectors, including renewable project holders such as Solar PV.  “With a bankable project business case presented, we secure in return a facilitation success fee. The key word here is “success”. 

He continued to say: “This came at the backdrop of me having projects that needed funding.  After a struggle, I then realized that a number of other African entrepreneurs and successful business people have meaningful projects, but don’t have access to funding because of the way they present their projects.”

Mr. Mawere said: “By inducting you into a group of 10,000 people, you already belong to a bank of hope in which the currency are the human beings in it.

Like any bank, it is opened by an opening balance, and each entry is a like a cash deposit and each exit is like a cash withdrawal.

Now that Gerald is a member, this bank is his and it is important to shape and define its personality by acting in its name.

He can now use C2C as his vehicle to build a community who share an interest is learning.   For example, about the promise and challenges of renewable energy solutions.

It follows that people who are looking at the energy balance and insecurity in Africa, have through Gerald, a bridge to capital markets to bridge ideas and projects that will remain in the minds and graveyards absent capital.

Gerald is now an official C2C-BOAF 10,000 POL Ambassador.

Mr. Kazungu said: “On behalf of the iniAfrica News, I am pleased to welcome Gerald to this exciting and promising enterprise to build a family of connected people with a purpose.

We believe that the question of our time is and ought to be: “Ask not what C2C can do for you but what you can do for yourself using C2C as a vehicle.”

For more information:

Brian Kazungu

Editor and Member Services Director

Email address:info@iniafrica.com

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