I Care We Care Campaign)

Launched in 2016, Icarewecare is a civil society Campaign initiated by Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) to encourage communities to protect and take ownership of public property located in their communities. The campaign seeks to educate communities about the negative effects of destroying public property such as schools, hospitals, clinics, recreation facilities, libraries, and community centres.

The aim of Icarewecare Campaign is to promote public awareness on the negative effects of destroying, burning, looting and vandalism of community owned community infrastructure. In addition, change general behaviour and attitude towards public property in our communities. To enter into strong, strategic and meaningful partnerships with various stakeholders including civil society organisations in Gauteng to pledge and take a firm stand against destruction, burning, looting and vandalism of publicly owned community infrastructure.

The Icarewecare Campaign targeted the following regions: City of Tshwane, City of Johannesburg, City of Ekurhuleni, Sedibeng District Municipality (Emfuleni, Lesedi & midvaal) and Westrand District Municipality (Merafong City, Mogale City & rand west City). The following activities were undertaken in the targeted regions from October 2017 to March 2018: Dialogues (Small groups’ face-to-face interventions), Activations, Clean-up Campaigns and Signature collection drives.

Restructuring the MRM

Restructuring is intended to make MRM more efficient, effective and truly rooted in the organs of civil society.  Government will be the greatest beneficiary when MRM plays the role for which it was instituted. Sometimes it is a matter of pure semantics.  We often read about restructuring the economy, a company or an organisation’s modus operandi. In the case of the Moral Regeneration Movement, restructuring is an imperative for two critical reasons: The first reason is that due to lack of resources, the MRM has not adequately honoured the fundamental mandate of the Founding Congress of the MRM in 2002.  That Congress unanimously resolved that MRM must be led and driven by civil society, supported by government.   Over the past thirteen years however, the reality is that this principle has faced some challenges.

The restructuring of MRM does not mean changing the resolutions or objectives of the Founding Congress or the aims and its objectives.  Restructuring implies: