BOAF Inducts Mr. Raphaël Mukendi to 10,000 Points of Light

May - 28

BOAF Inducts Mr. Raphaël Mukendi to 10,000 Points of Light

“On behalf of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF), it is my pleasure and honour to welcome Mr. Raphaël Mukendi to the prestigious 10,000 Points of Light (POL) club, as number (BOAF0443) towards our target of 10,000 names in the BOAF, for his role in the fashion and clothing industry industry,” said Stanley Karombo, a member of the BOAF initiative powered by The 1873 FM and The 1873 Network,

Mr. Raphaël Mukendi is a master tailor based in South Africa. Mr. Mukendi has been staying in South Africa for 13 years. He has designed suits for some of South Africa’s top celebrities, often featured in magazines and television.

Mr. Mukendi grew up in the small town of Shiala in the DRC under the shadow of a master tailor who happened to be his father. Even though he got a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in civil engineering he couldn’t resist the pull back to working with fabrics and designing tailor made suits.

In 2006, Mr. Mukendi moved to Johannesburg, South Africa because of its reputation as “THE” fashion hub in Africa. After paying his dues under the stewardship of a few companies as a tailor in residence he ventured out on his own in 2010 and started his own label RAPHAËL M. Since starting the company he has designed suits for some of South Africa’s top celebrities being featured in magazines and on Television.

“The choice is simple. Ask yourself if you’re worth a hand crafted, custom fit, bespoke suit using a system designed to help clients participate in the process of making their own suits by choosing the fabric and the style,” he told Mr Tinashe Mupasiri on Tuesday. Speaking on the radio show hosted by Mr. Mupasiri he said we would like to be part and parcel of the community network of banking on Africa’s future network. 

His contact details: 


13 6th Street Houghton estate 

Cell (+27)737178309

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“It is my distinct honour and privilege to induct  Mr. Rapheal Mukendi #BOAF00443 in our project to create a visible and accessible bank of people who can be banked on to secure the future that Africa and its inhabitants deserve,” Mr. Stanley Dube station manager of The 1873 FM and The 1873 Network,

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