Emotions run high at public meeting on CT Airport renaming

Tempers flared during a public meeting regarding the renaming of Cape Town International Airport on Monday. Members of the public were invited to the airport to voice their opinions on the Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA’s) proposed renaming of the airport, under the Transformation of Heritage Landscape Government Programme. Members[…]

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Bo-Kaap takes back its identity

Hundreds of Capetonians braved the heat on Saturday to gather on the streets of Bo-Kaap for a symbolic event called the Bo-Kaap Doekmal.  There was an atmosphere of excitement as residents gathered to witness a renaming ceremony, in which the area was officially changed from Schotchekloof to Bo-Kaap, its traditional[…]

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Preparations underway for Bo-Kaap ‘doekmal’

Preparations are underway for the official re-naming ceremony of the Bo-Kaap. The event comes after Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, approved the application from the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers’ Association (BKCRA) to officially adopt the name “Bo-Kaap” and change the borders of the area. The area had previously[…]

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Cape icons could be honoured in bridge naming

The City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee on Wednesday recommended the names for seven footbridges crossing Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Rhodes Drive to the mayor for decision. |a!kunta, Tuan Guru, Ingrid Jonker, Dawid Kruiper; Father John Oliver, Taliep Petersen and Father Basil van Rensburg made the list following a public[…]

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Cosatu opposed to de Klerk renaming

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is opposed to the naming of Cape Town’s Table Bay Boulevard after former president FW de Klerk, the federation said on Thursday. Provincial secretary of Cosatu in the Western Cape, Tony Ehrenreich, said the City of Cape Town compared De Klerk and former president[…]

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