It's a great irony that those who made huge contributions to our nation are forgotten - until they are dead. The death of Lucky Dube is an unfortunate reminder of a nation that takes its heroes for granted.
Stompie Mavi has put Eastern Cape on the artistic map. What is the Eastern Cape government doing to honour this great but humble man? Victor Ntoni has done the same for the Western Cape!
Mathatha Tsedu is an unofficial ambassador of Limpopo. The Sowetan is a literary landmark in South Africa. Why is no one erecting a museum to document its history? The Masekelas have done wonders for Mpumalanga. Why is the provincial government silent about this neglect?
When people read about Bra Hugh Masekela's life story, Mpumalanga will be mentioned. That's why I was happy to see the Mthata municipality honouring Akona Ndungane for his rugby exploits.
It is high time that more heroes are given the respect they deserve. Galeshewe can do the same for Jimmy Tau. Playing for a big club like Kaizer Chiefs, is a huge achievement. There is no reason why black radio stations cannot celebrate the lives of these greats while they are still in our midst. We want to hear the voices of Letta and Caiphus Semenya, Jomo Sono, Wendy Luhabe, Matthews Temane, and many others.
Lucas Ntyintyane, Randburg