Message of support to the 2014 Matriculants
Message of support to the Class of 2014
26 October 2014
To all the parents, principal, teachers, The Department of Education and last to the learners – on behalf of the Office of Kgosikgolo TRM Mamogale of the Bakwena Ba Mogopa Community, I would like to congratulate you for your hard work, efforts and commitment.
To say that I am honoured to be jotting down these words to grade 12 learners does not begin to quantify the feeling of gratitude and pride I have for your hard work throughout the year and it is through your hard work and dedication that you are who you are today and so forth. The Office therefore wishes you well in your final examinations; remember to do your best in order to be the best and shine amongst the rest.
Go out and be the light to the word, but remember that your race has just begun. High school is your path to a higher education and with that you can be inaugurated into a better life. Education affords possibilities and I pray that you take it and use it to the best of your abilities. Respect your parents and be in good terms with all persons; remember to stay interested in whatever career choice you choose and remain humble.
Lastly, you are a beloved of God, “wonderfully & marvelously made”, precious in the sight of Lord. God will enable, strengthen, and help you because He loves you. Call upon God and walk with Him. He will give you all that you need.
We wish you the best in your grade 12 examinations and we hope that all that you have crafted and learnt shall remain with you always.
God Bless You Class of 2014,
Queen Mother KC Mamogale
1st memorial lecture of Johannes Otto More Mamogale
First memorial lecture of Johannes Otto More Mamogale by Prof. Khunou
11 October 2014
Kgosikgolo TRM Mamogale hosted his first ever Memorial Lecture of Johannes Otto More Mamogale on the 11th of October 2014 in Bethanie presented by Prof. Khunou Samuelson Freddie. The community and prestigious guests which included Mmakgosi Zibi, Mmakgosi Pilane, Mmemogolo Molotlegi, Mr Gwabeni were amongst the many that came to honour the august event. The memorial lecture was centred around the theme: “Celebrating the Footprints of the Struggle against Colonialism and Land Dispossession: Reclaiming the Legacy of Kgosi Johannes Otto More Mamogale.”
But indeed a question that resonated amongst many of the guests was – who is Johannes Otto More Mamogale? This question needed to be answered but one had to be taken aback into a historical trace.
According to Mrs N. Bokako a family member – this man was a family man that robustly reinstalled the importance of education. Education moulds your behaviour and directs you towards your eventual role in society… however there was more to Kgosi Otto, his name has never been given well deserved attention by the present generation of the Bakwena Ba Mogopa and the African National Congress. In short - he was a champion of land rights in the Union of South Africa.
The world played out differently in the eyes of Kgosi Otto, education set him off on a journey of discovery that was swamped with political injustice that needed to be radically corrected.
Kgosi Otto had a hand in the struggle against land dispossession when most of South Africa’s land areas were grabbed by white settlers and their successive government. The Natives’ Land Act legalised the ownership of land which was already taken from black people before 1913. Kgosi Otto and his contemporaries in the ANC fearlessly opposed the Natives’ Land Act and while the system of white domination and oppression unfolded, Kgosi Otto Mamogale and the ANC worked towards the creation of a better society. “I am delighted to have learnt that President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act13 on 1st of July 2014. The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act reopened the second window for the lodgement of land claims.” Through this Prof. Khunou was most pleased because the Africans who missed the first window of lodgement will now be able to claim back their land.