‘Dialogue to boost communities’

2019-02-07 06:00
Sive Mjikelo of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum says they are ready to host the upcoming dialogue at the museum tomorrow (Friday 8 February).PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

Sive Mjikelo of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum says they are ready to host the upcoming dialogue at the museum tomorrow (Friday 8 February).PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

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The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum (LMLM) is ready to host a dialogue aimed at raising different issues pertaining to the community of Lwandle and society generally.

The event will take place tomorrow (Friday 8 February) under the theme “Nation Building and Social Cohesion Community Conversation”.

Among matters to be discussed on the day are the issues that pose a threat to the country’s development trajectory.

The dialogue also aims to identify proposed solutions in addressing the identified societal challenges, on a special platform created for exploring alternatives

It is also a platform for South Africans of different backgrounds to bridge historical divides.

The conversation will culminate in a pledge of commitment to working towards addressing the current issues that impact negatively on the country’s development trajectory; and to provide a safe space for self-expression and healing.

The Department of Health is expected to be represented by Nomzamo Clinic, while the police will be represented by Lwandle police station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Xolani Williams and a host of community members.

Sive Mjikelo, event organiser, says the event will highlight and address the impact of issues such as xenophobia.

“As a result of xenophobia, we lost possible investors as some business owners did not appreciate what occurred here,” he says. “Even the issue of corruption in our politics has a negative impact on the country; these are things we will touch base on during the conversation.”

Mjikelo believes the platform will also foster relations between the communities of Lwandle and Nomzamo, and the stakeholders who will be involved.

“Though we will have a limited number of people attending, we want support from this community,” he said.

“When people come through they will be enlightened on where they can go if they need any assistance.”

Mjikelo adds that the museum and its employees are open to the community in trying to help or direct them for any assistance.

The museum’s LMLM regards itself the bridge to the community of Lwandle, especially in terms of the dissemination of information.

The dialogue, an event that falls under the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will run from 09:30.

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