name change

name change

Newsroom Street name change

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Changing of names remain a controversial and hotly debated issue. Since 1994, there have been a large number of places in South Africa which have been renamed for political, ethnic, or even economic reasons. These name changes were at first to remove politically motivated, incorrectly spelt or offensive names such as those named after apartheid leaders from the South African landscape. However, since 2000 name changes have targeted places of mostly Afrikaans but also English-speaking origin, with many places now named after anti-apartheid activists. A war of words have erupted in Cape Town around the remaning of streets and other public places. The proposed renaming of Table Bay Boulevard in particular after former President FW de Klerk have sparked much controversy. We are joined in Cape Town by Western Cape Provincial Secretary of Cosatu Tony Ehrenreich and from the City of Cape Town we have member of Mayoral Committee on Transport, Brett Herron. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline