About us

The BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network www.the1873network.org in collaboration with the 1873 FM radio platform www.the1873fm.com.  The initiative is aimed at building a bank or inventory of individuals who through their works help to shape and define Africa’s character and personality.


We celebrate achievement achievement and excellence

Bank of Individuals

A bank of Individuals from diverse expertise


We tell stories of excellent initiatives and talents

Latest Posts

Dec - 10

Mr. Tapuwa Chitambo calls for a shared understanding on President Mnangagwa’s legitimacy question

Mr. Tapuwa Chitambo, an activist and Secretary General of the Friends of SMM (FOSMM) has called for a shared understanding…

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Dec - 07

My problem with Mthuli Ncube’s opportunistic visit to the USA, says Dr. Daniel Shumba

When I watched Professor Mthuli Ncube on the Quest Means Business show on CNN, I was tempted to believe that…

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Dec - 07

Why Acie Lumumba is wrong that Americans are backing Biti?

Mr. Acie Lumumba, believes wrongly that the outcome of yesterday's hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee (SRRC) was to…

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Afri Corp Facebank is the face of Corporate Businesses who are playing important roles in the development of Africa.

Corporate Heritage Africa

Nov - 16

Beef Production for Value – with Wikus Taljaard of CRV XSEED Genetics

Beef Production for Value - Genetics in Africa for Africa with Wikus Taljaard of CRV XSEED Genetics https://www.facebook.com/mutumwamawere/videos/887008234828559/ Hosted by…

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Nov - 14

The role of a President in a constitutional democratic society and the implications of SI 246 on the rule of law in Zimbabwe

https://www.facebook.com/mutumwamawere/videos/1487033471399349/ Hosted by Wildfire Deejay www.the1873fm.com #Eighteen73 Your Voice Your Power

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Nov - 06

Building Communities 101: The story of Santam and Sanlam

In December 1917, a small group of Afrikaners and a Scotsman met in the Royal Hotel in Cape Town to…

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For progress to be sustained

It is important that the next generation of leaders find a platform that will help

The Future I Want

Share, refine, shape & define visions of the kind of Africa that citizens want to live…

Triple challenge

Government alone cannot deal with triple challenges faced i.e inequality, poverty and unemployment.

Celebrating the African Promise

We have 5,000 reasons we think we should celebrate. You are one of the reasons.

The Role of Media

There is more that is happening in Africa that is not covered in the media.

Problem Solving

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.