Leadership Literacy

What makes a great leader? Does the experience of life give any person the ability to impact directly on the choices and actions of sovereign and self-centered actors? The idea of a mortal human actor rising above others to become great must be juxtaposed with the limitations imposed on the design and architecture of life. We are limited as humans in our understanding of the promise and limitations of human life. We are daily trying to demystify the idea of leadership. If you want to join the conversation, please shout…

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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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Imagine the human system absent dreams.

What would it be like? It all starts with dreams and without a mind the dreams would be of no consequence. What makes us human is that we give wings to dreams by constructively using our minds. It is true that life doesn’t permit anyone to create the materials that must be combined with the power of the mind and action but all we can do is to transform one given form into a form that has utility value to mankind. Without the human creativity and innovation, the earth’s treasures…

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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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THE LEADERSHIP CONUNDRUM

Yesterday, Mr Mutumwa Mawere attended a dinner hosted by the African Leadership Magazine and the keynote speaker was former President Mahama of Ghana. He was privileged to explore his hypothesis that leadership is a tired concept that needs critical interrogating when Mr Mawere asked the question of whether one can elect competence and capacity. Mr Mawere made the point that a fool before elections will remain a fool after elections. An elections occurs outside the power of the individual whose authority arises after the counting of votes. Mr Mawere also…

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THE ENFORCEABILITY OF RESTRAINT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

In many instances an employer requires its employees to sign a certain restraint of trade agreement which in essence bind the employee from not being employed by the employers competitors. What to take note of here would be the fact that an employer would invest its time and money in training the employee to best fit the particular market and just as the employee has sufficient training and insight into the field the employee would resign and go and work for a competitor. What many employers have now decided to…

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Africa mass withdrawal from ICC must be stopped

Former UN general, Kofi Annan has said that an apparent African exodus from the International Criminal Court (ICC) must be stopped or the most heinous crimes will go unpunished according to a report by the Guardian. “Most of the continent’s democratic governments stand by the ICC. I stand by the ICC, because the most heinous crimes must not go unpunished.” Said Annan writing for the Guardian Koffi Annan who is one of the founders of the ICC warns that Burundi, Gambia and South Africa’s withdrawal from the court risks giving…

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