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BOAF MEDIA had an opportunity to talk to Ms. Larce Raymann on her response to her induction into the Bank of Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 10K Points of Light (POL) Hall of Fame, an initiative of the 1873 Network that is aimed at raising awareness of the power of building communities as a more efficient and effective bridge to the to solve human and societal problems.

Set out below is the thread with Larce:

[11/19, 8:23 AM] BOAF MEDIA: What would like to say in response to your induction u the BOAF – 10K POL?
[11/19, 8:41 AM] Larce Raymann: Firstly I am honored and shocked and yes I am a POL in my unique way and when one speaks of Africa, the narrative should never be complete if it excludes a grain like me in sand with 1.4 billion grains who collectively define and shape the character and personality of this diverse and promising continent.

An investment in me is an investment in Africa and so, I am grateful for being included in the pilot community of 10K actors who don’t know each other but cannot escape the identity of being Africans.

I believe that Africa belongs to all who live in it and any program that provokes us to appreciate that diversity is strength, you can bank on me being an enthusiastic part of it.

I am excited that my name is included in this bank whose currency are the individual actors like me.

Secondly, the inescapable truth is that we are living in the last days as pointed in 1 Timothy 3:1-5, and as such we could be the luckiest generation of living actors who can leave a legacy for the future to tap from.

The past is gone but in it are memories of the choices and actions of those who came before us and we are, therefore, lucky to build on what is known so that what we choose to do today will guide others on what should be avoided in order to secure an inclusive future.

I believe in the audacity of hope and we have come this far not to give up on what is possible if we imagine a future that is often elusive when tainted by ego and selfishness.

It is common cause that FAITH without WORK is dead.

My message to all Africa’s warriors is never to give up on hope but to remain resolute in the search for a better future that is founded on the rule of law.

Absent the the law, we are all animals and the stronger animals will have their way.

We are created equal and endowed by the creator with unalienable rights that cannot be deprived and divested without undermining the promise inherent in the gifts of nature that are given common to all of us.

The spirit of Ubuntu is ever more important now as we see this world and food security deteriorate.

I would love to educate people on how to live successfully on less, how to eat well and how to improve their personal happiness.

My Kitchen Rules is my start to reach people, and it has been a great education for me.

My personal philosophy is to never stop learning that is exactly what I do.
[11/19, 8:44 AM] BOAF MEDIA: Thanks. Do you think that kitchen rules when shared can help build the Africa you want?
[11/19, 8:47 AM] Larce Raymann: It’s not an over night or a one organization thing, it will take a few.

Yes my Kitchen rules has helped and is helping but it will take more hands and minds to get to where we need to.
[11/19, 8:48 AM] BOAF MEDIA: Why do you think kitchen rules are important in societies that are patriarchal in nature and operation where the kitchen is often regarded as an exclusive address for women?
[11/19, 9:17 AM] Larce Raymann: Well the narrative of kitchens are for women is changing.

Men are in the kitchen too as highlighted on the show with last year’s winners being two men.

My Kitchen Rules is important because it teaches one to be hospitable, think out the box when serving guests and how to use the entire vegetable or meat source so as to not waste.

We need more of that type of education as some people simply don’t know how important food it is to the sustainability of us humans.
[11/19, 9:31 AM] BOAF MEDIA: What do you stand to win from the competition?
[11/19, 10:49 AM] Larce Raymann: The title of being an MKR winner and 1 million Rand.


In conclusion, the BOAFERS wish Larce and Jabu good luck and with R1 million in the bank, we believe that it is possible to galvanize 1 million out of 1.4 billion to build a shared understanding on what can be done if we all choose to learn from what a kitchen represents in the affairs of humans and alternatively to imagine a world without kitchens and what would be the reality of life.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow , Wednesday, 22 March 2023, deliver the keynote address at the first day of the three-day National Conference on the Constitution which is titled Reflections And The Road Ahead.

The event will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, under the theme “Reflections on the Constitution: Rule of law, accountability, social and economic justice”.

The conference gives the nation an opportunity to reflect and engage in dialogue on the past 25 years of the Constitution, nation building, gender equality, youth economic empowerment, service delivery and social stability, with the objective of charting a way forward that builds on the gains of democracy.

As a platform for deliberating on continuous, robust debate on the purpose and effectiveness of the Constitution, the National Conference on the Constitution intends to broaden the discourse on the Constitution and encourage members of the public to participate in the conversation on constitutionalism and the state of democracy in the country.

Some of the focus areas in the programme include:

• Transforming and building an independent and resilient judiciary;
• Transforming and growing the economy as a constitutional imperative;
• Progress on land reform: restitution and distribution;
• Governance and electoral reform;
• Effectiveness of constitutional and independent statutory bodies in strengthening
constitutional democracy.

The conference will be attended by prominent figures of South African society including academics, members of legislatures, constitutional and independent statutory bodies, mayors, political parties, youth, students, business leaders, religious leaders, representatives of the legal fraternity, traditional leaders, media and others.

The conference will be held as follows:

Date : 22-24 March 2023
Time : 08h30
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng

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Here are the facts:

THE COCA COLA COMPANY (TCCC) acquired THE ENTIRE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF CADBURY SCHWEPPES PLC resulting in the control and management of the global Schweppes businesses into TCCC value chains including Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited (SZL), a company incorporated in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Brian Musekiwa, a Zimbabwean-born professional based in Texas, USA, said: “I had no idea of the SZL matter and its intersection with the SMM Holdings Private Limited (SMM) affair until I joined the Justice Under Rule of Law’s (JUROL) corporate heritage and legal literacy campaign powered by the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) of which I am a paid up member. I have followed the SZL saga with keen interest not because of the Zimbabwe angle but because TCCC is a global corporate icon and just the idea that this company was party to an extortion and corrupt deal involving the payment of $2.7 million to Chinamasa, Mnangagwa’s key 2017 coup ally, is chilling leading any person like me to want to know if there exists any causal link between the complicity of TCCC’s alleged corrupt practices and conduct in relation to the affairs of the SZL localization and upgrade program concluded with Africa Resources Limited (ARL), a private company incorporated in terms of the laws of the BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (BVI) and wholly owned by Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, a Zimbabwean born South African naturalized citizen, who Mnangagwa and Chinamasa using Messrs. Edwin Manikai and Afaras Gwaradzimba as surrogates, and the extrajudicial and the unconscionable theft of the control and management of SZL and other juristic entities using an unprecedented draconian and barbaric law called the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act that was authored by Mnangagwa to bridge him to state power.”

Mr. Cornwell Mutetwa, a Zimbabwean businesan said: “I naively thought that the reconstruction project was solely premised on the affairs of SMM as a company and not on the person of Mawere and his alleged interests in companies like SZL.

I am pleased that Mr. Mucha Mugore, a member of BOAF-JUROL, inspired by findings in his MBA dissertation research on how public power was abused in expropriating Mawere’s relationships with not only SMM but many separate and distinct juristic entities, provoked in a whatsapp group that the record of this sad chapter in the corporate history of Zimbabwe must be corrected preferably in form of a memoir written by Mawere.

I was encouraged and remain so that I have flins myself being part of this noble project that has enabled me to interface with Mr. Mawere who has generously downloaded critical information that hitherto has not been in the public domain. I had no idea that Coca Cola Holdings Netherlands (CCHN) was directly and indirectly involved in the affairs of SZL until I read this:

Having understood that it was the Zimbabwe Competition and Tariffs Commission (TCTC) was weaponized to have jurisdiction beyond its mandate to regulate competition issues to become relevant in prescribing localization matters, I began to understand that under the late Mugabe’s watch the governance system was already broken.

My memory was then provoked to appreciate why the former Minister of Indigenization, Hon Kasukuwere, had a hand in the SZL matter and used his public office to cause ZCTC to require as a condition for approving that the control and management of SZL be divested and deprived from TCCC using public power.

It is against this background that the extortion inherent in the extract below from a meeting between SZL’s then SA-based legal counsel, an employee of Coca Cola South Africa Pty Limited, a private company incorporated in terms of the laws of SA, can properly be understood:

It was made clear to CCSA that unless a payment of $2.7 million was paid to the order of Fidelity Life Asset Management (FLAM) and SMM under Chinamasa’s control through his appointee, Gwaradzimba, the ARL purchased equipment imported from Europe and delivered to SZL as part of the upgrade project, would not be released to an SZL controlled by CCSA until a ransom amount of $2.7 million was paid to the order of Chinamasa.

On the advise of Gwaradzimba whose relationship with SMM was a consequence of a decree and an order issued by Chinamasa with no judicial involvement, CCSA according to Mr. Mokwena, in his capacity as the legal counsel of both SZL and CCSA, was advised by Gwaradzimba and accepted his advise to part with a bribery of $2.7 in million to cause Chinamasa to exercise public power to issue a notice removing SZL from the purported and unlawful and invalid control by Gwaradzimba using the order issued by Chinamasa in relation to SMM affairs only.

It is chilling that Chinamasa used public power to issue a notice dates 26 January 2006 and through his appointee was rewarded with a secret gift of $2.7 million to the prejudice of ARL and its sole shareholder, Mr. Mawere.”

Mr. Peter Makoni, an attorney and a member of BOAF-JUROL, said: “I have had the opportunity to read and understand the sequence of events leading to the confiscation of equipment acquired by ARL using the personal agency of Mr. Mawere as set out below:

It is clear from the fax above that neither FLAM nor SMM under reconstruction were involved in the SZL matter as promoters and sponsors to permit any lawful payment of a bribe of $2.7 million to Chinamasa using cronies like Gwaradzimba and Manikai.

Having concluded that Chinamasa was unjustly enriched to the tune of $2.7 million based on fraudulent representation that the $2.7 million that ARL, a company whose affairs fell outside the jurisdiction of Zimbabwe and, therefore Chinamasa and his surrogates, in exchange for a government gazette to divest and deprive ARL of the control and management of the upgrade equipment that was conveyed by Petter Trading Pty Limited as ARL’s agent, received pocket money to be used for ulterior motives in the amount of $2.7 million from CCSA.

It would please anyone interested in building a future of not only Zimbabwe but Africa that is characterized by the respect of the rule of law to take notice of the documents in the flipbook below:”

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