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	LAST month at Sankopano Community Centre we had a successful meeting chaired by Zodwa Tlale – Maoba and present were Jo’burg municipal councillors Sinah Gwebu, Deborah Francisco, Chairperson of Greater Alex Development Forum, Zwelibanzi Ndlovu, Alex Heritage Society Patience Phashe, Rev. Gates Matome, Alex Heritage Advisory Ben Mhlogo and Thabo Mopasi. The meeting was also attended by artists, traditional and youth leaders.</p>
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	The purpose of the meeting was to discuss The Alex Heritage Centre - Exhibition Design was sanctioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency who commissioned Library Projects to provide designs and work scope by April 2016. Library Project representatives were Vusi Mchunu, Valry Makobe and Frances Andrew.</p>
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	Inside the centre according to the presentation prepared by Library Projects and the Alex Heritage Advisory will be Exhibition Title, Best Foot Forward, meaning outstanding stories of Alex people in the form of sports and arts. Then there will be Alex origins, Bus Boycott, Living Conditions, Urban Fabric, Education, Audio, Portraits, Democracy, Organisations, Youth, and temporary exhibition space. For the entire process the community is requested to participate to ensure ownership. Community members are then requested to contribute with artefacts, time and information to build the exhibition.</p>
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	It was reported that Valry Makobe will coordinate the registers and she will update people via SMS on some of the developments and skills required and the GADF will collect profi les of every person and organisation that want to be part of the development towards the launch. Local musicians expressed the need for space to perform in the precinct site. The exhibition must not be biased against political parties and the Juskei River story must be told. Compatriots from Umteteli Wa Bantu would like to remind you that this exhibition will be very special because when it is people driven, it will make logic and within its Archives, the history dating back from 1920 will be available including the Children Newspaper and Family Supplement and more other papers will be achieved.</p>
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	Compatriots Alex has myths and legendary stories of Madopi who used to drive a bicycle wheel and if you needed an Identity Document you would be asked if you know him for you to qualify for a pass. Remember those tall Gays of 17th Avenue with real men voices; remember Maletswai as she used to give people enema across Juskei River? Do you know Sandhlane at 10th Avenue the Herbalist? Do you remember Dr.Ganda, Dr.Cattery, Dr.Glazer? These Doctors used to operate when the struggle was really intense in the 1980s.</p>
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	Well despite many issues we have also myth stories of big Gorillas that used to visit at No 27-12th Avenue during the day and who came from as far as Linbro Park. People dived on the sides of the street to give way for them to pass. Among other stories there were mermaids that became friends with a young girl who was hit by lightning more than two times for failing to visit the Juskei River. The Mermaids used to change forms and be many things hey Alexandra. So my friend did you know that Alex of the past was the show of strength and power as demonstrated with what you have and possessed. Remember Alex has basements and boreholes for water and some of the water possessed magical powers to cure illness?</p>
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	Email: leratomopasi@gmail.com</p>
Umteteleli Wa Bantu - Alex Heritage Centre

LAST month at Sankopano Community Centre we had a successful meeting chaired by Zodwa Tlale – Maoba and present were Jo’burg municipal councillors Sinah Gwebu, Deborah Francisco, Chairperson of Greater Alex Development Forum, Zwelibanzi Ndlovu, Alex Heritage Society Patience Phashe, Rev. Gates Matome, Alex Heritage Advisory Ben Mhlogo and Thabo Mopasi. The meeting was also attended by artists, traditional and youth leaders.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss The Alex Heritage Centre - Exhibition Design was sanctioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency who commissioned Library Projects to provide designs and work scope by April 2016. Library Project representatives were Vusi Mchunu, Valry Makobe and Frances Andrew.

Inside the centre according to the presentation prepared by Library Projects and the Alex Heritage Advisory will be Exhibition Title, Best Foot Forward, meaning outstanding stories of Alex people in the form of sports and arts. Then there will be Alex origins, Bus Boycott, Living Conditions, Urban Fabric, Education, Audio, Portraits, Democracy, Organisations, Youth, and temporary exhibition space. For the entire process the community is requested to participate to ensure ownership. Community members are then requested to contribute with artefacts, time and information to build the exhibition.

It was reported that Valry Makobe will coordinate the registers and she will update people via SMS on some of the developments and skills required and the GADF will collect profi les of every person and organisation that want to be part of the development towards the launch. Local musicians expressed the need for space to perform in the precinct site. The exhibition must not be biased against political parties and the Juskei River story must be told. Compatriots from Umteteli Wa Bantu would like to remind you that this exhibition will be very special because when it is people driven, it will make logic and within its Archives, the history dating back from 1920 will be available including the Children Newspaper and Family Supplement and more other papers will be achieved.

Compatriots Alex has myths and legendary stories of Madopi who used to drive a bicycle wheel and if you needed an Identity Document you would be asked if you know him for you to qualify for a pass. Remember those tall Gays of 17th Avenue with real men voices; remember Maletswai as she used to give people enema across Juskei River? Do you know Sandhlane at 10th Avenue the Herbalist? Do you remember Dr.Ganda, Dr.Cattery, Dr.Glazer? These Doctors used to operate when the struggle was really intense in the 1980s.

Well despite many issues we have also myth stories of big Gorillas that used to visit at No 27-12th Avenue during the day and who came from as far as Linbro Park. People dived on the sides of the street to give way for them to pass. Among other stories there were mermaids that became friends with a young girl who was hit by lightning more than two times for failing to visit the Juskei River. The Mermaids used to change forms and be many things hey Alexandra. So my friend did you know that Alex of the past was the show of strength and power as demonstrated with what you have and possessed. Remember Alex has basements and boreholes for water and some of the water possessed magical powers to cure illness?

Email: leratomopasi@gmail.com

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