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Cake Hier, Founder and CEO Ms. Neethu Lutchman Recognised as a Shining Point of Light by Banking on Africa’s Future Initiative

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Ms. Neethu Lutchman

Brian Kazungu, 02/05/2021

Ms. Neethu Lutchman, the Founder and CEO of Cake Hier Banking will be inducted in the Banking Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 10,000 Points of Light community at a ceremony to be held at The Royal India Restaurant in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on Press Freedom Day.

Through Cake Hier, a high-end confectionary business located in the Walkerville community of South Africa’s Gauteng Province, Mrs Lutchman is inspiring many people especially the youth to dream big and aim for the stars in life by demonstrating that everyone’s dream is within reach.

The induction ceremony, a collaborative initiative of BOAF, Connections2Communities (C2C) and the Africa Heritage Society will be held on the 3rd of May 2021 at The ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT located on No.2 Maude Street in Sandton, Johannesburg at 6pm in the evening.

BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network, a member-based not-for-profit organization established in South Africa, founded to provoke, inspire and ignite new and innovative ways of problem solving in Africa based on connected, equipped and forward leaning voluntary actors.

On the sidelines of Ms. Lutchman’s recognition, Connections2Communities (C2C), Africa Heritage Society and Banking On Africa’s Future member, Ms. Janice Greaver said: “I am pleased to welcome her into this family of torch bearers not because she is a woman but because her works speak for herself.

Nothing comes from nothing. Because of her well known baking excellence, I also can’t even hesitate to have her do my cake on my forthcoming birthday which is on 18 May this year where I will also be inducted to the Hall of 10,000 forward leaning and light shining people in Africa.

The Africa I want to see is a place where excellence is celebrated. I believe that technology has opened new doors to spread the word that Africa is our business and when we choose to think and act in its name, the possibility of accelerating its rebranding becomes attainable.

I believe that we all have a duty to make it happen by showing up at such events in pursuit of building a diverse and inclusive Africa. I will certainly show up tomorrow to expand my circle and in doing so, there is no doubt that I will also leverage on this new family of doers.

BOAF is just a bridge and without people like Ms. Lutchman, nothing will help to inspire change and positive outcomes in Africa.

With people like her in our midst, Africa can no longer qualify to be a dark continent and so, by telling the story of her induction into the Hall of movers and shakers, there is no doubt that others will be ignited to step forward in the enterprise of value creation.” Janice explained. 

The 10 000 Points of Light Project Director, Mr. Jagjit Singh welcomed Neethu to the community of shining examples in society by saying: “I am pleased to welcome Ms. Lutchman to this Hall of 10,000 individuals who as human and corporate actors help to make Africa what it is.

“As members of the 1873 Network, we believe that an individual is the driver of change and that the earth’s greatest treasures acquire value through the agency of human beings.” He said.

Ms. Lutchman is a distinguished cake maker whose work has been enjoyed in various prestigious functions where people gather to celebrate various milestones in the journey of their personal and corporate lives.

Recently, she was saluted for an amazing cake that did on Jagjit Singh’s birthday and Appreciation Day where several people expressed that her craft exceeded their expectations.

“I can say that her work is authentic and excellent. The taste, decoration and EVERYTHING! She has earned the place to be my go to cake person. You can see that everyone is raving about this CAKE!!!  Her work creates perfect memorable moments!” Said one of the birthday attendees.

In accepting her recognition and induction into the 10 000 Points of Light community, Ms. Lutchman said: “I am humbled by the compliments especially coming from people that I look up to. I now feel very encouraged and inspired to do more in my craft.

Africa is too big and remote but each person counts and I see my business growing through this bridge. Through this family of light bearers that we are building, I will have 20,000 eyes to see Africa through the work that we do.

It is just remarkable to know that just by wholeheartedly committing to my craft, like making a cake brought so many people closer to me in a life changing way.

I have witnessed an expansion of my reach over the last month and I know that the sky is the limit now. It is not easy under these new social distancing limitations to be known for what you do but I have realized that some communities broadens your opportunities in life.

For only R1000 per year, I have already recovered my entry fee to the Hall through active referrals and leads.” Ms. Lutchman said

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Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) Honors Digital Media Specialist and News Publisher, Mr Rajesh Devjee for Connecting Africa with the Rest of the World

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Brian Kazungu, 05/05/2021

The 1873 Network, through its Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) project in partnership with Connections2Communities and Africa Heritage Society has honored, Digital Media Specialist and News Publisher, Mr Rajesh Devjee by inducting him into the 10 000 Points of Light Hall of Fame.

A member-based non-profit organization, 1873 Network was founded and established in South Africa in order to provoke, inspire and ignite new and innovative ways of problem solving in the African continent based on connected, equipped and forward leaning voluntary actors.

Its 10 000 Points of Light initiative is aimed at identifying and honoring 10 000 individuals in Africa who are recognized as shining examples in their respective communities and industries because of the great work they do to raise the African continent’s flag high

Mr Devjee who is the Chairman and CEO of the SA-INDIA Magazine and DISCOVER247, a global digital corporate directory, is being honored for providing media and digital solutions for SMEs and big Corporations in South Africa and many other countries across the world.

His well-read SA-INDIA magazine which has been in the market for almost two decades in print form is now being adapted into the digital format in response to its global demand especially for people who want to keep abreast with events in Africa, India and many other continents.

The SA-INDIA magazine has over the years managed to connect many Indians in the diaspora especially business people, celebrities and tourists with opportunities and real time events that are happening in Africa and in India.

A Visionary Entrepreneur, Socialite, Influencer and Humanitarian, Rajesh is well known for his creativity, drive and leadership skills which is credited for great results in corporate circles and thus helping businesses to have good returns on investment.

Rajesh is also actively engaged in UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) media engagements as well as in the Priyanka’s Chopras “Girl Rising Foundation.

The induction ceremony for the 10 000 Points of Light members including Rajesh was held at The ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT in Sandton, Johannesburg, where many game changers were acknowledged for their outstanding work in their different respective industries.

Banking on Africa’s Future, Director of Programs, Mr. Jagjit Singh said that Rajesh’s induction into the 10 000 Points of Light of Hall Fame is in recognition of his brilliant ideas and positive actions that helps to transform Africa into a progressive, prosperous and inclusive continent.

He added that “Mr Devjee has a track record of creating opportunities for others and has a passion for developing this continent. The business solutions and platforms that he has created helps people to look at Africa and its citizens with respect.”

While commenting on Rajesh’s recognition and induction, Africa Heritage Chairman, Mr Mutumwa Mawere said “Anyone who strives to ensure that Africa regains its glory despite his/her racial, academic and cultural background is a Point of Light that makes the continent to shine bright.

Such people deserve to be acknowledged, to be celebrated and to be promoted so that the rest of the African population can be inspired to take action that advances the interests of this great continent.

Rajesh has been such a person and thus our unanimous decision to induct him in the 10 Points of Light Hall of Fame.”

On the same occasion, Management Consultant, Ms. Janice Greaver said “to have people from the African continent who come up with such innovative business solutions such as DISCOVER247 which connects businesses to businesses and yet at the same time promoting easy engagement with clients is revolutionary.

If you check on the DISCOVER247 business directory, you see businesses and professionals from all over the world and yet the brains behind it is one of us, a person who calls Africa his home. That on its own is enough inspiration to the youngsters in our communities.

I am so excited to witness such greatness in my lifetime and for that, I would like to congratulate and wish Rajesh all the best in his quest to promote the African continent through his great ideas and good deeds.

As a business consultant, I recommend entrepreneurs to make use of such platforms such as DISCOVER247 and to promote their products in the SA-INDIA magazine because of the global reach which creates a lot of opportunities for African businesses to many other parts of the world.” Janice explained.

Contact:  Project team at The Africa I Want

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Martial Arts Supremo and Shotokan Karate-Do International South Africa (SKISA) President, Mr Sonny Pillay Recognized among Africa’s Beacons of Hope

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Brian Kazungu, 04/05/2021

South African based, Mr Sonny Pillay, a martial arts supremo and President of the Shotokan Karate-do International South Africa (SKISA) has been recognized by the 1873 Network’s Banking on Africa’s Future as a shining light and a beacon of hope for the continent.

1873 Network, a member-based non-profit organization established in South Africa which is founded to provoke, inspire and ignite new and innovative ways of problem solving in Africa based on connected, equipped and forward leaning voluntary actors

Banking on Africa’s Future awarded the Karate Chief Instructor with a Certificate of Induction into the 10 000 Points of Light of Hall Fame in recognition of his brilliant ideas and positive actions that helps to transform Africa into a progressive, prosperous and inclusive continent.

The 10 000 Points of Light which refers to individuals who are recognized as shining examples in their respective communities and industries because of the great work they do to raise the continent’s flag high

Mr. Pillay will be formally inducted among the 10 000 Points of Light on Friday, the 7th of May at an exclusive dinner organized on his behalf by Banking On Africa’s Future (BOAF) in collaboration with Connections2Communities (C2C) and Africa Heritage Society at The ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT located on No.2 Maude Street in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The veteran and award winning Karataker, Mr Pillay is the President of Karate South Africa (KSA) and Commonwealth Karate Federation (CKF) as well as an executive member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Technical Commission (one of eleven from around the World).

BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network, a member-based not-for-profit organization established in South Africa, founded to provoke, inspire and ignite new and innovative ways of problem solving in Africa based on connected, equipped and forward leaning voluntary actors.

Mr. Singh, Director of BOAF -10,000 POL initiative said: “I called Mr. Pillay to inform him of BOAF’s unanimous decision to nominate and induct him into the 10,000 Point of Light – Hall of Fame and was elated to hear his acceptance.

It gave him great pleasure to see Mr. Pillay accepting the nomination and recognition of being regarded as a shining light and a beacon of hope for the continent.

Mr. Pillay believes that the self-defense sport that has been part of his life for a long time should be incorporated into the African education system as part of the drive towards the Africa that we deserve and that is required to deliver a better promise of life.

Karate is a necessary vehicle to address the socio-economic challenges that Africa faces.

On the 2nd of February 2021, he was re-elected with an overwhelming majority for a successive third term as President of KSA with a record turnout of 28 Regions and 8 Provinces.

“Mr. Pillay’s life is rich and pregnant with constructive, positive, inspiring, pathfinding, illuminating, and forward leaning ideas and actions that have helped and continue to shine in the arena of the ideal of active citizenship.

The Africa I Want is incomplete without the stories of people like him and as such, I have no hesitation to regard him as my role model and as such a source of inspiration.

Notwithstanding, the fact that he is a dinsquished African who has received a myriad of awards, he humbly accepted our award and to let his light shine together with other African actors in this exciting building of community power initiative.” Singh said.

In acknowledging the recognition for induction to a family of people who are inspiring Africa towards greatness and putting the continent on the limelight, Mr Pillay said: “It is my singular honor and privilege to humbly accept this award on behalf of the KSA family and my personal behalf.

I am eternally grateful to my good friend, Mr. JJ Singh, for this gesture and this speaks volumes on what I have cherished and practiced during my journey of life. When you choose to serve humanity, others notice.

I am also grateful for the karate community for giving me the opportunity to serve.”

A representative from iniAfrica News, the Banking on Africa’s Future media partner said besides contributing to the news content in the media industry, inspiring stories and achievents of people like Mr. Pillay is the right ingredient which Africa needs in order to redefine its image:

“We’re extremely proud of Mr. Pillay’s role and contribution to the karate fraternity. As a person from Africa, his victories and achievements always puts the continent in the path of regaining its long lost gory.

One of the things that is most exciting to us is seeing how the BOAF platform is helping to bring individuals forward so that their life stories can be told as they happen. As a news platform, we are always excited and ready to be a conduit for the expression of Africa’s greatness as represented by people like Mr. Pillay. Said the iniAfrica representative.

Management Consultant, as well as C2C, AHS and BOAF member, Ms. Janice Greaver said: “Just like sporting excellence, building a better Africa is never easy but each candle despite its colour makes the room brighter and helps everyone to see better.

Having been introduced to Mr. Pillay’s background and accomplishments, I am encouraged to know that Africa has depth in diversity and I am inspired to see the 10 000 Points of Light project being successfully implemented through my active participation.

Contact:  Project team at The Africa I Want

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Pym Tembo Raises the Accounting Profession’s Flag High as He Gets Inducted in the Banking on Africa’s Future’s Family of the Continent’s Torch Bearers

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Brian Kazungu, 04/05/2021

Accountant, Pym Tembo has raised the Accounting profession’s flag high by getting inducted in the Banking on Africa’s Future’s Family of the continent’s torch bearers, the 10 000 Points of Light Hall.

Tembo is the founder and CEO of PDT & Co. Certified Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners which is located on 74 Van Riebeeck Avenue, Edenvale, in South Africa’s Gauteng province – http://www.pdtco.co.za

1873 Network is a member-based non-profit organization established in South Africa which is founded to provoke, inspire and ignite new and innovative ways of problem solving in Africa based on connected, equipped and forward leaning voluntary actors

Baking on Africa’s Future awarded the business man with a Certificate of Induction into the 10 000 Points of Light of Hall Fame in recognition of his brilliant ideas and positive actions that helps to transform Africa into a progressive, prosperous and inclusive continent.

The 10 000 Points of Light which refers to individuals who are recognized as shining examples in their respective communities and industries because of the great work they do to raise the continent’s flag high

The induction ceremony, which was a collaborative initiative between BOAF, Connections2Communities (C2C) and the Africa Heritage Society was held at The ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT located on No.2 Maude Street in Sandton, Johannesburg.

BOAF -10,000 POL Project Director, Mr. Singh described Tembo as a soldier who is hands-on and added that the mainstay of the 1873 Network is the belief that an individual is the driver of change and that the earth’s greatest treasures acquire value through the agency of human beings.

“It is always encouraging to see forward leaning people who when provoked, respond positively and can see opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible.” Mr Singh said.

Mr. Tembo said: “I am excited to be part of this family. I had no hesitation to be in the bus because I know that it is in my interests to broaden and deepen my reach.

I think it’s necessary to build greater capacity and sharing of skills. There are times we need not compete but unify in order to make a greater impact.

He further highlighted that setting up a network of professionals in the Accounting field helps to reduce client acquisition costs hungry for business and any network.

I see myself as BOAF and therefore being recognized today, the very same day that Mr. Mawere is launching his book, When Minds Meet, gives me a bridge to increase my network.

My firm is open for business and I hope that as a shining Points of Light, I will play my part to make sure that we reach the target sooner rather than later especially considering that membership to this prestigious network is only investment of only R1, 000 per year.

In the pursuit of my dreams, I have followed people like Mr. Mawere and I know that his LinkedIn community of 30,000 members which is three times bigger than the BOAF-POL target is a resource that I can also tap from.

I need to borrow some of Mr. Mawere’s contacts and it seems obvious that the only way to conveniently access his net worth is by converting myself from a connection to a community of shared values and opportunities.”

In celebrating the induction of an Accountant into the family of Africa’s torch bearers, Management Consultant and BOAF member, Ms. Janice Greaver said: “It was only yesterday that I was trying to imagine what it would take to ignite people to see value in the power of association.

I am only realizing that all this time I have been waiting for others to show me where the money is yet if I am a consultant as I am, I do not need to be reminded that I am in the peoples’ business and anytime I meet a new face, I automatically see a supplier or buyer of my value add.

Now I know where to go for my tax returns and corporate questions. I am happy to have another Chartered Accountant in my circle, thanks to the Banking On Africa’s Future – 10 000 Points Of Light initiative.”

Contact:  Project team at The Africa I Want

Contact:  Project team at The Africa I Want

Mobile#: +27 67 138 0593

Websites:        www.1873network.com

Follow us on Twitter:    @ahsociety, @1873Network, @C2C

Follow us on Facebook:    The Africa Heritage Society, C2C Initiative, BOAF

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