SPEAK OUT AND TAKE ACTION: Let's Fight for Change and Growth in Mahikeng, the RIGHT WAY!

SPEAK OUT AND TAKE ACTION: Let's Fight for Change and Growth in Mahikeng, the RIGHT WAY!

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Phemelo Mhlanga started this petition to Mahikeng Local Municipality and

I would like you to take a moment and remember where Mahikeng used to be!

Do you remember the days when Mahikeng had Bophuthatswana Television? When Telkom Charity Cup and Matches used to be hosted in our stadium? When Mmabana was a thing back in the days and every school kid I at least knew also dreamt of taking extra curricular activities at Mmabana. When Love Life was alive and active, Radio still had its reputation and our people did not need to go anywhere further to access opportunities. Mahikeng was indeed a City of Goodwill! 

Gets this right! IT WAS!!! 

All those are what used to be.

What we would expect is that things only get better going forward, but they are not. Instead they moving from a state of bad to worse! The question is who is to be blamed the for the devastating position our city finds itself in? It can only be our government!

I know of people who work hard to try and build up Mahikeng through events, organizations, dance groups, pageants etc, but there is only so much one can do because of limited resources. The government and more so the Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs has continued to fail the people of Mahikeng, Unrecognized community leaders, and the North West as a whole and we cannot be silent about it any longer!

They claim to help the people, but the truth is they have failed to do so, nor do they do anything the right way. Agreat example would be the recent funding applications open by Mmabana Foundation to the public! What help did they avail to people who are doing lucrative work to ensure they are able to apply for the funding? How often have we seen our leaders support and attend the events and project even those they claim to fund? Why do they refuse to help artists and organizations purchasing equipment that form a large part of their creative work yet are willing to hire such equipment out for crazy amounts of money that could have been utilized to simply get the equipment and know they are set for the future. The government makes decisions about us without even consulting us!

Who are the board members responsible for deciding who gets the funds? Who selected those people? Why is the community not being engaged? Have they had a seat down or even visits to establish exactly what the people of Mahikeng need? 

No, they did not. They are public servants who do not engage with the PUBLIC! 

Fact is, such affects us all. It affects our children, future children who suppose to take from what we left them, and at this point the future is covered in fog.

The resources are there! the money is there! we are just led by people who do not have our best interest at heart, and this is a call for us to take a stand!!! 

Do it for yourself, for your friends who you know word tiredlesly everyday for a better future with no recognition or adequate support! Do it for the fun and entertaining attraction Mahikeng used to be! Do it for your tax money you payed for Mahikeng to be a better place. Do it for those pationate Radio personalities at Mahikeng FM who have tried to keep the station standing for the longest of time with no resources or the right support! Do it for yourself and the hardwork you know you have continued to put into everything you do! 

Most importantly, let's do it the right way! No backing down! Now being silenced! 

The time to take a stage is now!!

#RISEOFMAHIKENG

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