Ekurhuleni proposed name changes

Crowley

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I have an idea.
We change all roads in South Africa to the following:
Nelson Mandela Road [number] for roads that go in a North South direction
Nelson Mandela Street [number] for roads that go in an East/West direction.

All suburbs are named Nelson Mandela suburb [1]

All airports are named Nelson Mandela airport in [City name]

All cities are named Nelson Mandela City [number]

All provinces are named Nelson Mandela Province [number]

Where do you live?
I live in Number 9 Nelson Mandela Road, Nelson Mandela Suburb 35, Nelson Mandela City 2, Nelson Mandela Province 4
This could actually work. So your address would be 09350204.
 

Quintrix

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I have an idea.
We change all roads in South Africa to the following:
Nelson Mandela Road [number] for roads that go in a North South direction
Nelson Mandela Street [number] for roads that go in an East/West direction.

All suburbs are named Nelson Mandela suburb [1]

All airports are named Nelson Mandela airport in [City name]

All cities are named Nelson Mandela City [number]

All provinces are named Nelson Mandela Province [number]

Where do you live?
I live in Number 9 Nelson Mandela Road, Nelson Mandela Suburb 35, Nelson Mandela City 2, Nelson Mandela Province 4
Not going to work in Nkaaaaaaandla
 

Milano

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Odd thing is that if I go to a government office and ask them the whereabouts of their city office then they tell me Smith Street or West Street. Those names must have been changed about a decade ago or more. If government staff can't even use be bothered to use the revised names then what is the point. Nobody seems particularly offended by West, Smith, etc in fact everyone appears to prefer the old names.
 

Johnatan56

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I have an idea.
We change all roads in South Africa to the following:
Nelson Mandela Road [number] for roads that go in a North South direction
Nelson Mandela Street [number] for roads that go in an East/West direction.

All suburbs are named Nelson Mandela suburb [1]

All airports are named Nelson Mandela airport in [City name]

All cities are named Nelson Mandela City [number]

All provinces are named Nelson Mandela Province [number]

Where do you live?
I live in Number 9 Nelson Mandela Road, Nelson Mandela Suburb 35, Nelson Mandela City 2, Nelson Mandela Province 4
There's a problem with that, it's a logical system and therefore can't be done.
 

Fulcrum29

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Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina boasts about street now named after him
The city’s number one citizen has argued his name was nominated by the people he serves, and he’s only honouring their wishes.

Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter on Saturday to show off an apparent name change of a street formerly known as Voortrekker in Ekurhuleni (presumably the one in Kempton Park), which is now “Mzwandile Way”.

He called on his “haters” to comment on the renaming of “apartheid streets”.

One of them immediately did, saying: “You don’t rename the streets to your own name while in office. Your deeds determine whether you deserve such an honour. They don’t do it like that.”

Masina initially responded with both crying and laughing emojis and the comment: “Get a life web [sic], my name was nominated be the people I serve.” He then deleted that reply and replaced it with: “Get a life wena, people I lead have spoken.”

Last year it was announced that the City of Ekurhuleni had resolved to rename as many as 42 roads and eight significant landmarks to “help promote social cohesion”.

Former president Thabo Mbeki was to get the Van Buuren off-ramp named after him, while Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s name would replace Olifantsfontein Road.

Masina said the changes would “redress the legacy of apartheid”, and better reflect the values of the city’s inhabitants.
This guy...


and the country has issues when DA associated members post on social media.
 
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