The Political Life of Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda

Identity Literacy –  President Kaunda was a biological product of2parents born in Malawi but who migrated into Zambia. He was born in Zambia. He was bred in Zambia. He rose2the highest office in the land. He looks human and there exists no known mechanism that would distinguish him from the rest of the humans who claim or may claim2be authentic Zambians. The attempt2revisit KK’s citizenship points2a dangerous but prevalent human propensity2use birth as a discriminator in life. Birth and its address is one of many pathways to citizenship yet some…

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What does independence mean?

Being the first of anything is not easy. No one could possibly prepare you for the job. Imagine the first night surrounded by strangers and you are converted into a glorified prisoner with limited freedoms. Imagine, your former friends trying to cross institutional roadblocks just to say hello. Imagine the expectations of the people that had been waiting so much for the promise of independence. Then juxtapose the enthusiasm and expectations of independence with the scope of the job of a Prime Minister. The picture in your mind the flight…

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What nobody told you about the fruits of independence.

There are many things we don’t know much about yet we are always trigger-happy to talk about. The state,statecraft,and the actors occupy so much content in the daily discourses of the citizens of any country but we have yet to invest in a proper understanding of what these terms mean for us to better do performance appraisals of the actors. History records that President Kaunda was forced2pass on the torch2Chiluba and1would have expected civility2inform actions yet the post-Kaunda experiences exposed the real faultlines of the promise of independence. Can we…

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Identity Literacy with Angeline Mhlanga

A chat with Angeline Mhlanga who is Key Account Manager at Liquorish Inc. this morning on The1873 FM. Host: Stanley Dube aka Wildfire Deejay Liquorish Inc. is a leading global Marketing and PR company with a broad range of online and offline capabilities including lead generation, public relations, branding, design and talent sourcing.

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An insight into Identity Literacy with Mr Marc Gbaffou.

An insight into Identity Literacy, Nikki Dj, chats on the phone with Mr Marc Gbaffou, The Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum. As we seek to understand who a foreigner is and what tags are visible when identifying one, without inconveniencing the individual. Tune in on www.the1873fm.com for our daily programming as we unpack issues surrounding Corporate Literacy – Identity, Identity Literacy, Financial Literacy and entrepreneurship Literacy.

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Corporate Literacy – Identity

Should a company’s identity be determined by the holder of the majority issued share capital? It is often the case that there are firms that are generally without applying much thought referred to “foreign” firms as opposed to “local” firms. With respect to banking, it is the case in SA that calls are being made to create “state” banks. What kind of bank would this bank be? How would the proposed or imagined banks be different from any other banks? It is assumed that the mere holding of shares by…

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Identity Literacy

The word “foreigner” is now so entrenched in the psyche of many compelling on all interested in building inclusive communities to pause and reflect on its true meaning and import in relation to the affairs of humans. Its existence assumes an inherent ability to discriminate objectively among and between humans. Imagine there are to persons at the arrivals at OR Tambo International Airport coming from Pune, India, and you were given the herculean task to identify which of the two is a South African, how would you go about it…

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