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

Nov - 12

The 1873 FM Manager to attend African Youth Development Summit

The 1873 FM Station Manager Stanley Dube (aka Wildfire Deejay) has been accepted to be one of the Top 100…

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Nov - 11

Sifiso Hlongwane :Banking on Africa’s Future Is An Investment

Biz Corner with Dr. Chaz on The1873FM Hosted by Wildfire Deejay spoke to Branding Consultant Sifiso Hlongwane on Saturday morning…

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Nov - 09

Mr. Jakkie Oosthuizen on the African promise of pasture production

Mr. Jakkie Oosthuizen, a member of the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC), was a guest on the Beef Production for Profit radio…

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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 - 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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Oct - 16

The SA GoodNews, an excerpt from Stuart Pennington

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS SEPTEMBER With our news being consumed by Zondo commission of Inquiry, Nene’s confessions, fuel price increases, poor market…

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Oct - 16

BOAF: Edible Insect Farming in Africa.

Listen to live conversation with Elvis on Edible Insect Farming in Africa. https://www.facebook.com/mutumwamawere/videos/523246524805475/

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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.