#SAHeritage: Cape Town International to hold special renaming meeting

2018-05-29 13:30
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Four of South Africa's airports will be undergoing a name change as part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape Government Programme.

As per South Africa's Geographical Names Council Act, a formal public participation process has been underway with the deadline for public commentary to rename the airports set for 6 June. 

Acsa announced on Thursday, 24 May that it was in the process of accepting suggested names for four of the airports under its care. 

Cape Town International Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport, Kimberly Airport and East London Airport are all pegged to undergo the name-change process.

Acsa's Cape Town International spokesperson Deirdre Davids confirmed the airport would be hosting a special public participation meeting on Monday, 4 June. 

Those interested in attending should meet at Parkade1, Level 1 at 18:30 until 20:00 Acsa has also made an SMS line 079 947 7410 available for those who would like to be involved in the process.  Email can also be sent to airportnamechange@chand.co.za by 6 June 2018. 

During the memorial service of African National Congress struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, EFF party leader Julius Malema stirred the country when he called for Cape Town International Airport to be named after her.  

At the time Traveller24 ran a poll to see what travellers thought of the idea, with 75% of respondents saying there were other more suitable ways to honour the late Mdikizela-Mandela's memory. 

POLL: Should Cape Town Airport be renamed to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Airport?