Editorials
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14 Oct 2021
6:15 am

New names part of change in SA

Editorials

We’ve got used to many 'new names' and these will be accepted, too, in time.

Picture: City of Ekurhuleni

It seems to be a fortuitous coincidence that, after two years of conscientious endeavour, the ANC-led coalition in the Ekurhuleni metro has been able to reveal sweeping name changes just ahead of the local government elections. Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina said: “The overarching objective of the ANC is to build a national democratic society that recognises and celebrates the heroes and heroines of South Africa who embody the ideals of social justice and equality.” Fair enough … but whose heroes and heroines are we talking about? It seems like it’s the people the ANC would like to remember – and...