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City rings in change
SHARING EXPERTISE: The Mogale City Local Geographical Name Changing Committee was inaugurated at a function attended by high-profile movers and shakers.
BY CLIFFORD MOGOTSI Mogale City citizens. are Frederik Klopper, Molefe Pheto, wanted to know when council was
Undeterred by the bitter cold William Molotsi, Lazarus Rabapane, going to implement geographical
he importance of a good winds that pierced the skin, NJ Pico, Matshidiso Khambule, names. “We are not going to impose,
T name, one that reflects our
heritage, took centre stage
at a recent inauguration
ceremony for the Mogale City Local
Geographical Name Changing
dazzling guests swanked in their
elegant, traditional outfits, aligning
themselves to the traditional cause
of the day .
The 12-member committee that
Peter Monyai and Busisiwa
In his address, Seerane said the
issue of geographical names must
be a community-driven initiative.
but rather consult with the
community We believe this is an
appropriate path to discharge the
legislative mandate,” said Mangole.
Dikgang tsa Mogale last month
Committee (MC-LGNC). was inaugurated were no strangers “The people that must decide what, published a story on the cemetery
At a recent glittering function to the audience. The likes of former if anything, must be changed. signage which the residents of
showcasing traditional diversity , Mogale City deputy director Dr As
“ government we will continue Munsieville believe promotes
mayor Koketso Calvin Seerane ,
Janet du Plooy director LED Glaude to play a constructive role in apartheid segregation. The
proudly inaugurated the commitee. Turner, Joe Mpye from the mayor’s creating a conducive environment committee, aligned with public
The occasion attracted scores of office and heritage specialist for the people to express their will, participation process, is also
political giants, writers, Ishmael Mbhokodo formed part free of intimidation and coercion. mandated to mull over grave issues
philosophers and custodians of of the pack. ,
“Ultimately notwithstanding the such as that of the Munsieville/
African history The aim of the
. These familiar faces now have a MOGALE’S PEOPLE SHALL considerations we mentioned, and Sterkfontein signage.
event was to recognise government lot in their plates, this being an DECIDE: Mayor Koketso Calvin as is dictated to by democratic The glamorous event, organised
policy on naming places derived additonal duty to their regular jobs. Seerane tells the audience. principles, the will of the people by the directorate Corporate
from the South African The committee will work mainly must prevail,” said Seerane. Services, under the tutelage of
Constitution. as an advisory body to the suggestions for name changes Picking up on the mayor’s David Mokoena, culminated with
In the same breathe, the municipality on the standardisation coming from communities in sentiments, council speaker the versatile Kagiso traditional
inauguration affirmed the heritage, of names of geographical features. Mogale City. Noluthando Mangole said that dancers who mesmerised the
cultures and languages of all It will receive and process Other members of the committee during IDP roadshows residents audience with their Kofifi moves.
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