In an effort to “help promote social cohesion” the city of Ekurhuleni has announced the renaming of a total of 42 roads and eight notable landmarks in its municipality. The changes were announced on Wednesday and will take place by the end of the month.
The renaming of the roads and landmarks will celebrate the titans of the liberation struggle during the days of apartheid some major names will include Former President Thabo Mbeki and Winnie Mandela.
Take a look at some of the roads and landmarks being renamed this month-end below and read more on the latest local news right here.
- The Springs Theatre will be renamed after actor Ken Gampu
- The new Germiston Theatre will now be known as the Dumisani Masilela Theatre.
- The Germiston Government Precinct will be renamed OR Tambo Government Precinct.
- The Library in Tsakane will be named after Mpho Rahab Molepo
- Gillooly’s Interchange will be renamed after anti-apartheid human rights lawyer George Bizos.
- The Van Buuren off-ramp will be renamed after former South African President Thabo Mbeki.
- Olifantsfontein Road has been recommended to be renamed Winnie Madikizela Mandela Road.
- Snake Road is set to be named after Mary Moodley
- Edenvale Road (N12) will be dedicated to Lungile Mtshali
- Ego Road will change to Magaret Gazo Road
- Klipriver Road is being renamed after Sam Ntuli
- Holfontein / Etwatwa on the N12 will soon be named Richard Mhlongo
- The Voortrekker Road off-ramp from the R21 into Kempton Park is proposed to be named after Ekurhuleni-born freedom struggle veteran Amon Ngulele.
- Tom Jones Road on the N12 would be named after Amina Cachalia, the anti-apartheid activist who was also a leading voice in the fight for gender equality.