S Africans urged to celebrate moral regeneration

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pretoria - In a bid to ensure a caring and peaceful nation, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Paul Mashatile has called on South Africans to participate in Moral Regeneration Movement activities throughout the country.

Speaking at the launch of the 2010 Moral Regeneration Month in Mafikeng, on Monday, Mashatile encouraged South Africans to spread positive messages on moral values by initiating programmes aimed at the renewal of morality in society.

He said this month would be used to initiate dialogues among various sectors of society on issues of moral renewal and the promotion of good citizenship.

"As a nation, we pride ourselves of being the custodians of the spirit of Ubuntu which teaches us that 'I am because of you.'

"This time of reflection implores us to not only be good neighbours to one another but also to be good citizens on a continuous basis," he said.

Since the Moral Regeneration Movement month coincides with former President Nelson Mandela's birthday on 18 July, Mashatile urged South Africans to be of service to fellow human beings in honour of the former president.

The former President will celebrate his 92nd birthday on that day.