Those Marxists, hey? They do love to rewrite history, even though they don't believe in history. Do these people believe in anything other than destruction?
From: Ozzie Saffa
Most Eastern Cape towns, including East London and many of its suburbs, could have new names by the end of the year.
Members of the provincial Geographical Names Committee ’s (PGNC) are soon to criss-cross the entire Eastern Cape, holding meetings with different communities and other stakeholders to gather views on the proposed names for the province’s towns, suburbs and other places with colonial names.
Towns that could have their names changed include East London, Grahamstown, Uitenhage, King William’s Town and Port Elizabeth.
The committee has, over the past few months, received submissions on what these towns and their suburbs should now be called. The committee has now drawn up a short-list and is to present it at the public hearings.
Among its proposals is that East London be renamed Gompo; that King William’s Town become Qonce; Grahamstown, Nxele; and Uitenhage, Qhagqiwa. If the committee has its way, it would also change Port Elizabeth to Nelson Mandela.
Other proposed names are:
West Bank to Nongqongqo;
Wilsonia to Nqaza;
Peelton to Ncemerha;
Mount Coke to Mkhangiso;
Abbotsford to Vakwini;
Newlands to Nxarhuni;
Nahoon River to Nxarhuni River;
Nahoon to Nxarhuni;
Buffalo River to Qonce River;
Frankfort to Donqaba; and
Gonubie to Qunube.
Committee chairperson advocate Loyiso Mpumlwana said the committee had delayed the process in order to allow for enough time for communities and other stakeholders to make submissions. “We have been busy formulating district committees, as well as familiarising people and municipalities about the Geographical Names Committee and what it is all about,” he said.
The new process starts all over again on Monday, June 7, when the committee spends the week holding four public hearings in around Buffalo City Municipality. From there it will move to other parts of the province. “The process is aimed at giving residents who live in these areas a say, and we want to reach as many people as possible,” Mpumlwana said.
During the public hearings, residents will be given a chance to either submit new names or vote when more than one option for a particular place is given.