December 2007 DIKGANG TSA MOGALE NEWS 3 Chinese return to city Mogale is lauded for Mayor plans approach to take local ... From Page 2 team on trip In his opening remarks, Mogale City’s executive manager responsible for corporate support to Wujiang services, David Mokoena said among the duties of the committee would be consultations with the . community He assured that the processes will be transparent, and BY SIPHO NONE the committee would also play a crucial role in preserving the T he number of visits that geographical name heritage of the the Chinese delegation people of South Africa, including from the city of Wujiang living heritage as well as in have paid to Mogale City redressing any previous language shows that the bilateral agreement imbalances. the two cities signed in 2003 is a , Strategically the training also clear indication that the two rubber stamped that the committee municipalities mean business and be responsible for geographical want to cement trade relations. names within the jurisdiction of This is the fifth stopover the the municipality . Chinese delegation have made in In addition, to take the lead in Mogale City since the memorandum creating community interest in the of understanding was signed in 2003 geographical names process and between Mogale City and the city of promoting research. Wujiang in China. National Geographical Names The visit follows the previous Committee system manager stopover when the deputy executive Trueman Kubheka said the mayor of Wujiang municipality , standardisation of geographical Fan Jiankun, threw his weight names in the country should be behind the development of local SEAT OF LEARNING: Peter Goddard (left), director of facilities at Monash University of SA, shows regarded as an aspect of the healing farmers. and reconciliation process, within interpreter Jianghong Zeng, Fozie Patel, the mayor’s personal assistance and En De Shen, the However, the recent call the broader context of social according to Mohale Selebi, the Chinese head of delegation, the architectural impression of the university. transformation agenda. political support services executive “The Truth and Reconciliation manager in the office of the mayor, with the Chinese.” surrounds, which the Maropeng and Rice and City of Silk. Commission, for example, was a courtesy drop-in on mayor Selebi said various sectors of Interpretation Centre in the Cradle Agriculture co-operatives recommended the re-naming of Koketso Calvin Seerane by the city government and sections of the of humankind, Monash University in Wujiang were among the geographical features as a form of Wujiang. municipality will join the mayor of South Africa, the Discovery best in China, with 31 of symbolic reparations to address “The two cities have signed a in his next visit to China. Lodge and the Walter Sisulu professionals co-operatives, SA’s unjust past,” said Kubheka. memorandum of understanding He said the inclusion of Botanical Gardens. 20 agriculture associations and 1 At the inauguration it emerged long before, and the current community members and “What fascinates us is the 55 farmers’ partnership that the formation of the committee stopover was a courtesy call from government sectors was a call cleanliness of the city and its organisations. should follow national government their side,” Selebi said. “ made by the head of the people. Your city is very clean Wujiang farms 39 agricultural guidelines on naming places, However, based on the Chinese delegation. and the people are friendly . products, including nursery derived from the Constitution. agreement signed in 2003, we are “The head of the delegation “This year in June and October forestry silkworm breeding and , However, it will advise the treating the relationship with the requested we send in various last year we came to Mogale City mulberry trees. municipality on the standardiation city of Wujiang very seriously . sectors of the government as well because we have formed a solid It has an egg and poultry of names of geographical features, We felt humbled by the visit and as officials from our public safety foundation and want to do more on hatchery for 100-million ducklings. and receive and process suggestions want to strengthen the relationship department. mutual exchange programmes in Wujiang public safety bureau for name changes from the further.” “This entourage will include, different aspects,” he said, through director HengFu Yu said: “Every communities of Mogale City . Selebi said the two cities had among others, officials from the Jianhong Zeng. field is important for us and public The director responsible for committed to formalising the departments of education, justice “Like ordinary people we should safety is a very critical aspect of a geographical name changes at the relationship, and the visits would and SA Police Service. understand one another better and city We will have to find areas of . Gauteng Department of Arts & not only be seen as corresponding “Infact, we looked a step further this visit will set the ball rolling to common interest that will benefit Culture, Neo Moerane, gave a visits without actual businesses and to include community members to understand Mogale City better in both cities. presentation on guidelines on the service delivery taking place. be part of the programme, where fields such as economy agriculture , “We intend taking the local scope and functions of the He said on the next visit to emphasis will be on youth exchange and other areas within the city’s guys to our city and bring ours committee. Wujiang, Seerane will include programmes.” public safety . this side so that the two Moerane indicated that the community members as part of his Speaking to Dikgang tsa Mogale “We want to engage young people departments could share committee will look at the entourage. through an interpreter the head in exchange programmes and also experiences and exchange ideas jurisdiction, street names, parks, “To demonstrate the seriousness of delegation and chairperson of strengthen our programmes in on how to protect our residents, cemeteries, municipal buildings, of the bilateral between the cities, the Jiangsu Wujiang city committee technology .” and make sure that we increase squares and township and should the mayor said he will include of the Communist Party of Wujiang, also known as Luxiang, our knowledge in this field.” facilitate, liaise, and safeguard the members of the community who China En De Shen, was over the has been famous since ancient times The 7-member delegation from principles. specialise in different fields and moon about his first hand for its agriculture. China included an interpreter and a “The stakeholder consultation, will share their experiences knowledge of Mogale City and it’s It is also known as Land of Fish tour guide. seeks to gain the by-in of the , affected community and also attempts to weigh the impact and implication of the proposed change . Oldies show why they are still goldies “Therefore, it is imperative to achieve sufficient consultation by including all segments within the affected space,” said Moerane, who congratulated Mogale City on the BY SIPHO NONE STILL answered to the invitation and approach it is taking. PRODUCTIVE: competed on various exhibits Respective delegates were happy If the lights did not have to be Members of ranging from beadwork to with the approach that Mogale City turned off at the city’s Centenary the luncheon homemade candles, brick took, particularly in the sense that Hall recently where the Elderly manufacturing and plastic- its committee was established in clubs show Awards ceremony was held, the knitted shoes. accordance with the provisions and senior citizens would probably off the Despite receiving no prize m guidelines of the enabling still be out on the dance floor trophies and oney for their hard work on the legislation. celebrating. certificates merchandise, the “oldies” followed The workshop was closed by the The elderly wanted to enjoy and received in the in the steps of late rhythm and chairperson of the committee, celebrate the annual awards till the recognition blues singer Aaliyah’s lyrics: “Age Molefe Phetoe. early hours of the morning. of their hard Ain’t Nothing But a Number” and The committee comprises The honour emanates from the work. they went a step further to prove members who are well-known sweat of their labour endured at that age is no damper to creativity. , in the city including former city their luncheons. curtain down on the year-long elderly month, was organised by the Some of the artifacts were made deputy director Dr Janet du Plooy; The celebration, which was exhibition and trade warfare that social upliftment sub-cluster, under from raw material such as wax and the small, medium and micro punctuated by ululations and has pitted “oldies” from around the social services department. plastics to produce candles and the enterprise unit acting manager roaring cheers, was a reward for Mogale City again each others on Following an exhibition in the now fashionable plastic shoes. Glaudi Turner; Mohale Selebi, showing how sharp and prudent various merchandises. foyer of the city’s museum last The trade fare was original and executive manager in the mayor’s they are on matters creative. , The ceremony which also month, of the 14 luncheons formed in line with the Proudly South Office; and the city’s heritage The awards ceremony drew the recognised the month of October as around Mogale City only 11 African campaign. specialist, Ishmael Mbhokodo.