Dikwena have just been bought for R22,5-million by a consortium that is supported by Johannesburg-based company Rawat Petroleum.
Head coach Roger de Sa is a stakeholder in the venture, and naturally will be desperate to steer the club away from the foot of the table with 11 matches left.
Mere says the team is determined to turn their season around and snap a four-match losing streak against Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
"We are trying hard to change the situation," said Mere.
"We sat down as players and spoke about our duties and responsibilities. Our livelihoods are at stake. We need to save our jobs, not only for ourselves but everybody who depends on us.
"Sunday's game against Chippa United will give us an opportunity to rectify our past mistakes."
De Sa has been boosted by the new signings of Riyaad Norodien, Ayanda Gcaba, Wangu Gome, Kearopetse Molete, Nyiko Tshabangu and Gerald Phiri.