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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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