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Induction Foundry Technologies, Managing Director, Mr. Shaniel Behari among Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF)’s 10 000 Luminaries Who Inspire the Continent’s Development

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Mr. Shanier Behari

Brian Kazungu, 02/05/2021

Mr. Shaniel Behari has been listed among Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF)’s 10 000 luminaries who inspire the continent’s development through his showcase of entrepreneurial exploits in the metal engineering sector.

The Managing Director of Induction Foundry Technologies (IFT), which specializes in Ferrous and Non-ferrous metal castings, Mr Behari successfully runs the family business which provides steel related solutions especially to mining and manufacturing clients in and outside South Africa.

Induction Foundry Technologies deals with Cast Iron, SG42, and various grades of steel including Manganese and High Chrome Steels.

On the 3rd of May 2021, BOAF, an 1873 Network initiative will induct him as one of 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, a collaborative initiative of BOAF, Connections2Communities (C2C) and the Africa Heritage Society will be held at The ROYAL INDIA RESTAURANT located on No.2 Maude Street in Sandton, Johannesburg at 6pm in the evening.

BOAF -10,000 Points of Light Director, Mr. Singh, described Behari as a thoughtful, organized and opportunity seeking individual and added that his induction into community of exemplary light bearers will help inspire others to want to be engaged in solving the problems of our time.

The 1873 Network is 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.

Singh described the steel industry as an important sector when it comes to reshaping Africa to what it should be and highlighted that so much can be achieved if industry players can collaborate on setting up a foundry and choose to work together.

He extended his welcome to Behari who together with his wife are both members of BOAF, which Singh termed as the unique bridge to wealth creation (Bridge2Wealth) that is founded on the cardinal and well established principle that your network defines your possibilities in life.

“I am exceptionally pleased that Mr. Behari has embraced this initiative and more importantly that he and his wife have their shoulders on the wheel on this noble project. This is after all a project to build community power to solve human problems.” Singh said.

He also added that being part of 10,000 light bearers in any community gives each member the reach that no single individual, however gifted can possess in a day which limited to 24 hours for everyone.

“If you want to go further, always choose to walk with others. This can do attitude is rare to find when people have become so negative and cynical about the promise of working together to get ahead faster and more efficiently.

For example, I recall Mr. Behari sharing his company’s challenges of procuring virgin or scrap steel without knowing that I am connected to steel suppliers.

If mutuality and power of numbers work for me based on value propositions, I then I am confident that Mr. Behari has already reaped worthy returns from his mind-shifting engagement that I had with him and Mr. Mawere.

As the 1873 Network, we believe that economic freedom can best be won by free persons through a voluntary market system based on value exchange and we also believe that shared knowledge and experiences can shift perspectives and paradigms towards an inclusive Africa.

It doesn’t matter and shouldn’t matter what the color of the cat is as long as it does the job at hand. Mr. Behari’s chosen field to solve problems is in the steel value chain.”

In acknowledge the recognition, Mr Behari said: “I am humbled by this honor. I am extremely excited to be part of this initiative as I believe that each of us can be light to others.

Although life has taught me taught me that not everyone has the greater interest at heart and some are only in it for self-beneficiation, I will never give up on humanity and the power of the human spirit to live up to the promise of positivity.

I believe in this initiative and have no reason to doubt that with me in it, it will bridge me to better things in life.

Since meeting Mr. Singh on 4 April 2021, a day proclaimed by the Africa Heritage Society as JJ Singh’s Appreciation Day in recognition of his contribution to building community power to problem solving, my network has expanded qualitatively and quantitatively.

I am glad that my R1000 a paid up membership fee in this class of 10,000 actors that I am now part of will play a part in making Africa a great continent that it is meant to be.

It is an honor to have been nominated to be part of the BOAF initiative and I see it as an opportunity to improve not only my life and business but also the lives of others by sharing ideas and partaking in projects setup by members of the BOAF and also growing the BOAF brand.”

Ms. Janice Greaver, a Management Consultant and member of C2C, AHS and BOAF said: “Initially I was not clear as to what BOAF is all about. I have personally come a long way.

I now believe that I would rather be a candle in a circle of 10,000 candles than be a solo candle trying to be visible and impactful. Now I understand that the first step is to choose to be member of BOAF and in so doing be eligible to be included in the Hall of 10,000 POLs.”

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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.

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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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Mr. Pym Tembo

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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