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    It's done.

    De Waal Drive officially becomes Philip Kgosana Drive today

    To mark what would have been Philip Kgosana’s 81st birthday today, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will officially unveil Philip Kgosana Drive.
    De Lille’s spokesperson, Xolani Koyana, said that as part of the City’s commitment to redress injustices and build an inclusive city, De Lille was scheduled to perform an unveiling ceremony at Philip Kgosana Drive today.
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    said that as part of the City’s commitment to redress injustices and build an inclusive city,
    LOL.

    The money would have been better spent building a Philip Kgosana park in Nyanga. I would love to know how changing the street name from someone I had to Google to someone else I had to Google is going to make the city more inclusive.


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    Will traffic be better now? Will there be less potholes? Fewer accidents? No, no and no.
    There will be huge bucks spent on signage, map updates, etc, etc, etc... So many new areas popping up, so many new roads. Can't you just name the new roads after influential figures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    It's done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Why Langa and Nyanga, Cape Town too precious to have a road named after him?
    And why would whites and coloured have a problem if a road in Cape Town is named after this struggle stalwart, unless you think they are all racist like you?
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    How about this: Why rename at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemus View Post
    Will traffic be better now? Will there be less potholes? Fewer accidents? No, no and no.
    There will be huge bucks spent on signage, map updates, etc, etc, etc... So many new areas popping up, so many new roads. Can't you just name the new roads after influential figures?
    Patricia de Trille is going mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schumi View Post
    Cape Town - The City of Cape Town is considering changing the name of its famous De Waal Drive in honour of Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) stalwart Philip Kgosana, who died at the age of 80 on Thursday.

    Extending the city's condolences to his friends and family, Mayor Patricia de Lille, herself a former PAC MP, announced this in a tribute to the activist.

    This was to remember his role in the struggle against apartheid, and the 30 000-strong march he led from Langa and Nyanga to Cape Town on 30 March 1960, following the Sharpeville massacre on March 21 of the same year.

    ''I was honoured to have known and stood alongside Kgosana during the darkest days of apartheid and drew from his determination as we fought together to realise freedom, justice, and equality for the people of our country,'' De Lille said in a statement.

    ''Fellow South Africans and I will forever remember him as a brave, principled man who stood tall in his resolve against oppression.''

    Sharpeville massacre

    The PAC, a party that broke away from the African National Congress in 1959, had organised countrywide anti-pass protests for March 21, in 1960.

    The ''pass'' was a document that severely limited and controlled where black people were allowed to travel, live or work, on pain of arrest. To not be able to produce the pass on demand, also guaranteed arrest.

    Black people were urged to leave their passes at home and to gather at police stations to put themselves up for arrest, in defiance of the pass laws.

    However, police opened fire on protesters at Sharpeville in Gauteng, and 69 people were killed and at least 180 others were injured.

    Kgosana and the around 30 000 protesters walked about 12km from Langa, via De Waal Drive, named after David Christiaan De Waal, a mayor in the late 1800s who was associated with Cecil John Rhodes.

    They marched into the city, to show how horrified they were by the tragic turn of events but after the march Kgosana was arrested.

    Within a week the government of the day had declared a state of emergency and banned the ANC and PAC, driving the movements underground and into militarisation.

    City Press reported in 2016 that at the age of 79, Kgosana retraced the steps they took to make sure nobody forgot about the tragedy.

    ''On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I extend my deepest sympathy to Philip Kgosana's family, friends, and fellow Pan-Africanist Congress members,'' said De Lille.

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    Please don't do that. You make it very difficult to navigate around town every time you rename a road.

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    How much money did they waste on this rubbish?
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    How much money did they waste on this rubbish?
    More than they're investing in actually trying to solve the water crises, no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mowgs View Post
    Was it not the DA that was always opposed to the renaming of places and streets by the ANC?
    Most of the time, yes.

    Unfortunately the DA are now in the position where they need to start behaving like the ANC in order to win votes outside of the suburbs. Populism wins the rural and uneducated vote. ''Traditional'' DA tactics secure the urban and educated vote, but beyond that their appeal is weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schumi View Post
    Kgosana and the around 30 000 protesters walked about 12km from Langa, via De Waal Drive, named after David Christiaan De Waal, a mayor in the late 1800s who was associated with Cecil John Rhodes.

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    Associated with CJR, like that's now also a bad thing.

    In the early 1920’s Sir Nicolas Fredrick de Waal, first administrator of the Cape Province, ordered the construction of a high-level road linking Cape Town with the Southern Suburbs. The roadway (De Waal Drive) was extremely well received.

    http://www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za/t...e/history.html

    What a way to forget history...


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    No problem with that [except, you know, the millions wasted to execute], but don't we have more pressing issues like, say... a drought?

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