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6 DIKGANG TSA MOGALE NEWS May 2007 Local tourism gets boost Munsieville and Kagiso to promote best traits MUCH HARDSHIP: The late BY TIRO MAHLAKOLENG Tebogo Moeketsi was buried at the Kagiso Cemetery. he establishment of local T tourism associations for both Munsieville and Kagiso townships on March 28 and 29 respectively left , Farewell to local entrepreneurs of both townships optimistic about tapping the tourism industry for economic two great growth. The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Mogale City colleagues municipality have been working closely with locals to help them BY SIPHO NONE establish their associations and ensure that they elect their If eulogies were lottery numbers executive committees. then the late Joseph Seepamore and The establishment of township Tebogo Moeketsi could have been tourism follows mayor Koketso millionaires by now, despite the Calvin Seerane’s pledge in his State SELLING THEIR CORNER OF THE WORLD: Some of the members of the local tourism association. Trade and Industry Minister of the City Address of establishing Mandisa Mpahlwa having township-based tourism. for GTA, Morgan Mabaso, the Tourism Enterprise Programme Munsieville Local Tourism suspended the National Lottery The associations, Munsieville establishment of a local tourism (TEP) and GTA” said Mogale City Association comprises Meshack operations for the time being. Local Tourism Association and association is the vehicle to organise official for Tourism and Rural Padi, chairperson; Elizabeth The pair, better known as as Kagiso Local Tourism Association and equip local communities, Development, Mr Doctor Mdluli. Lerefelo, deputy chairperson; “Zero” and “Tebza” respectively , are aimed at marketing and selling including those in defined poverty The establishment of the Lavious Motsumi, secretary; were given a royal send-off at a local tourism products as well as areas, to service the tourism association saw attendance by Cecilia Dodo, deputy secretary and memorial service held at the marketing their own townships as industry and generate benefit for various stakeholders ranging from Abiding Zwane, the treasurer. Centenary Hall recently . potential tourism destination. themselves. tour guides, cultural groups, artists, The Kagiso Local Tourism Colleagues from various The associations whould also Arranging individual township bead-workers, veterans, B&Bs Association executive committee on directorates, union members and facilitate and support local residensts into formalised owners, buy and braai facilities, the other hand comprises friends poured their hearts out for communities to attain exposure and structures may also aid local entertainment industry etc, chairperson Busang Moloi; deputy the departed employees, who harvest economic growth, by residents to access funding from although some could not be chairperson Thandi Ngema; according to senior officials have marketing their individual tourism other tourism stakeholders, as its represented in the elected secretary Mpule Teme; deputy served the Mogale City products collectively . easier to access funding though committees. “Artists (painters) are secretary Kgosi Teme and municipality with distinction. The Manual for Establishing formalized structures as opposed to not represented in the elected treasurer Obi Teme. Leading from the front was Tourism Associations (2005) also individually . committee. A local tourism association Tebza’s immediate senior colleague states that marketing through the “Mogale City’s role is to facilitate “However, we are happy about is not a new initiative in Mogale and Housing Provision deputy association results in marketing and the establishment of local the initiative and we therefore hope City currently existing structures , director Adam Masonganye who promotion of the member’s communities into formal structures, that associations will help us market of the same nature include said: “Tebza and I were playing for products and this leads to increased for them to be able to source funding our products” said Thabo Diole of Crocodile Ramble, Mogale the same team on the delivery of exposure and therefore growth. from organisations such as Gauteng Munsieville. Tourism and the Magalies housing. She was the face of the According to an official working Enterprise Propeller (GEP), The executive members for Meander. directorate when it came to issues related to the housing waiting list. Tebogo was always on time at work and diligent in executing her duties. ‘Dirty’ war may split Kagiso ward However, she was not vocal in most of our meetings. One thing that we will miss about her is her promptness on deadlines and her dedication.” Abea “Ma-Stewart” Mosaka gave BY SIPHO NONE for matlakala,” said Motsisi. ward?” Motsisi asked. they are residing. He said: “When a chilly account on her work routine “All that we need is a clear “The other thing is that they are you are on a mission you first with Zero, which was compounded A fierce bloody fight which is set to understanding as to what exactly is involving Eskom in their campaign identify issues within your area by his in-and-out of hospital due to divide Ward 12 down the middle is happening in our ward. I was and we have boycotted Eskom before going to other areas. recurring ill health. She said: “Zero brewing in Kagiso among the confronted by Serojane on the day of regarding the recent electricity “However, in this ward started opening up to me about his residents. their cleaning campaign accusing project that was supposed to be everybody does as they wish. And it ill health when I was still stationed Residents of the ward, me of forming underground implemented in Kagiso. seems that they [Motsisi’s group] at the Human Resource directorate. particularly the youth, under the cleaning structures in the ward. “This is a contradiction in terms want to claim to have cleaning “He was always at my desk political head of Kelebogile “Thoti” “We are worried and concerned and confusing the residents,” equipment, which belongs to the complaining about his health and I Mojaki are at each others throats that these guys are only cleaning Motsisi said angrily . . ward and community This made it a point to check on him if he over “rubbish” (Matlakala for Borobalo Street, where Bele stays, Serojane refuted Motsis’s equipment was bought by the ward was taking his medication regularly . seTswana). which is unfair. allegations that they are only committee out of the proceeds of He was dedicated to his work. He At the centre of the row is a heap “What about other streets in the cleaning streets and areas where the Bontle ke Botho cleaning passed on just as we were of rubbish and grass, which is an campaign,” Serojane said. processing his medically-unfit eyesore along the fences of Setlolamathe and Boipelo Schools WARD 20 BY-ELECTION Motsisi and Serojane are members of the recently formed documents.” Esrom Madimabe, a friend and in Mogorosi and Themba streets The IEC is hosting a by-election in Venues: Burgershoop Community Mogale Environmental Local work colleague of Tebza, said: respectively . ward 20 which came about Centre (Lagoi Straat) Forum (MELF), and were in joyous “Tebogo came through serious What sparked the heated because of the resignation of and Hoerskool Jan De Klerk mood and celebrating like kids hardship in life since the death of confrontation in what is referred to Councilor Kobie de Toit of the (Kerk Straat) getting goods from Santa Clause , her baby who died after being as “brother fights brother” is the when Ward 12 won the “Cleanest refused treatment at a certain Democratic Alliance (DA). Voting stations gates will recent “cleaning campaign” ward in Gauteng” in the Bontle ke hospital due to insufficient funds spearheaded by Lennox Serojane We already had a successful close at 9pm and no voter will be Botho competition last year. on medical aid. and Tiisetso Bele of Tlhokomela registration weekend on April 14 allow to enter the station after the Motsisi, also a ward committee “And the death of her baby took Tlhago Environmetal Group. and 15 2007 for this by-election. said time. member representing youth sector, its toll on her. I remember one day at Why do you fight over rubbish The next event would be the For more information lambasted Serojane’s camp. “On the their directorate’s function telling when people fight for survival by election to nominate the successor contact Teboho at the IEC on day of their cleaning campaign one her colleagues that she was so selling sweets and fat cakes? to Mr De Toit which will be held as 011-951-2323 (during office hours) these guys were supposed to join the ill that she felt it would better for Dikgang tsa Mogale posed the follows:- or visit the IEC office at corner national celebration at Sharpeville her to die. Her remarks show that question to the fighting factions led Time: 7am to 9pm Commissioner and Monument where Gauteng was celebrating she was so ill that she could not take by Serojane and Daniel “Jomo” Date: May 23 2007 streets. . Human Rights Day However, they it any longer. However, she soldiered Motsisi. chose to ignore the national call by on until she met her untimely death “We are not fighting these guys cleaning Bele’s street [Borobalo].” on Good Friday .”
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