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									6                                                                            DIKGANG TSA MOGALE NEWS                                                                                      May 2007

Local tourism gets boost
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
    The Gauteng Tourism Authority
(GTA) and the Mogale City
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
                                                                                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                         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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