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    Default CPT International to be renamed?

    I guess it was only a matter of time...

    The Transport Ministry says it will make sure that the renaming of Cape Town International Airport after a South African anti-apartheid icon happens in the near future.

    The ministry has confirmed that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s name is among those that will be considered.

    The renaming of the airport has received a lot of public attention, since Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema called for the international port of entry to be named after Madikizela-Mandela during her funeral on Saturday.

    Other possible names include Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and Albertina Sisulu.

    The department's Ishmael Mnisi explains: “The Department of Transport has received proposals for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport. Government will work tirelessly to speed up the process so that it’s hopefully concluded within the next few months.”

    The African National Congress (ANC) is yet to respond to Malema's challenge about renaming the airport.
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    Isn't it funny that naming it Jan Van Riebeeck International Airport would be completely off limits?

    None of the proposed name donors lived anywhere close to CT.

    Obviously, we know the truth though - the ANC wants to bury any history that it doesn't like. That includes the Dutch landing at Cape Town hundreds of years ago.

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    It's already a neutral name.
    Why bother?
    This naming of things is stupid - it's a freakin' transport hub, not a shrine to the people or the gods.

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    I just cringe at the thought of the next time I go there...

    "You are now entering Winnie Madikizela-Mandela..."
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    Just think, when tourists come to Cape Town and smell the burning rubber at the airport, the first name they will see is Winnie Mandela.

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    Lol, who cares!

    Named it whatever you guys like!
    #ISRAELISFREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by saor View Post
    It's already a neutral name.
    Why bother?
    This naming of things is stupid - it's a freakin' transport hub, not a shrine to the people or the gods.
    Doing so will please once faction whilst aggravating another, all whilst taxpayers on both sides foot the bill. Be thankful that neither you or I will live to see the names change again.
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    Lol, who cares!

    Named it whatever you guys like!
    This Guy get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    Just think, when tourists come to Cape Town and smell the burning rubber at the airport, the first name they will see is Winnie Mandela.
    There's always burning rubber on active runways
    Yeah whatever mate

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    Where's pietersgieter?
    Yeah whatever mate

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    It will be great to honour Mama Winnie Madikizela. I suggest they drop the "Mandela" as enough stuff is named after Mandela already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleBoy View Post
    It will be great to honour Mama Winnie Madikizela. I suggest they drop the "Mandela" as enough stuff is named after Mandela already.
    buy a 6 inch statue of her and place it on your desk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    buy a 6 inch statue of her and place it on your desk
    Why have a figurine when politics and tolerance means you can have a whole airport?
    Last edited by LCBXX; 16-04-2018 at 01:15 PM.

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    Lol, silly to rename Cape Town International. It is a neutral name, also Cape Town is Cape Town the tourism trademark. I guess more and more names will be changed, it is clearly on the agenda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    CPT International to be renamed?

    I guess it was only a matter of time...

    The Transport Ministry says it will make sure that the renaming of Cape Town International Airport after a South African anti-apartheid icon happens in the near future.

    The ministry has confirmed that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s name is among those that will be considered.

    The renaming of the airport has received a lot of public attention, since Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema called for the international port of entry to be named after Madikizela-Mandela during her funeral on Saturday.

    Other possible names include Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and Albertina Sisulu.

    The department's Ishmael Mnisi explains: “The Department of Transport has received proposals for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport. Government will work tirelessly to speed up the process so that it’s hopefully concluded within the next few months.”

    The African National Congress (ANC) is yet to respond to Malema's challenge about renaming the airport.
    From iAfrica.com
    Let us now pray to jesus mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as people worship is strong with this one.

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