Watter Straatname in Pretoria gaan waarskynlik verander?

‘n Besoeker aan die Arrive Alive webtuiste het inligting gestuur aangaande straatname wat gaan verander. In hierdie bespreking wil ons net kortliks aantoon wat hierdie moontlike veranderings mag wees.

Politieke partye uit die opposisie het aangetoon dat hierdie wysigings ‘n aansienlike hoeveelheid geld gaan kos. Wat ook al die gevolge mag wees wil ons nie nou hier bespreek nie, maar wel kortliks die moontlike gewysigde name aantoon.

Hierdie name is deur die stadsraad aanvaar en is nou aan die Ministerie van Kuns en Kultuur en Geografiese Name Komitee gestuur vir goedkeuring.

Ons deel graag hierdie wysigings soos wat dit in Engels verskyn met meer inligting oor wat die nuwe naam is of waar dit in die geskiedenis inpas:

Wysiging na Nuwe Straatname

* Church (there was a church on Church Square)

From Nelson Mandela to the East – Stanza Bopape (ANC activist murdered by security forces)

From Nelson Mandela to Church Square – Helen Joseph (anti-apartheid activist headed 1956 Women’s March to Union Buildings)

From Church Square to R511 – WF Nkomo (Medical doctor and educator)

From R511 to the West – Elias Motsoaledi (ANC activist, one of the eight men sentenced at the Rivonia Trial to life imprisonment)

* Michael Brink (Johannes Michael van Helsdingen Brink was the mayor of Innesdal before it was incorporated into Pretoria) – Nico Smith (anti-apartheid activist, lived with his congregation in Mamelodi)

* Zambezi (river) will now be known as Sefako Makgotho (politician, journalist, teacher and president of the SA Native National Congress)

* Hendrik Verwoerd (prime minister of SA) – Johan Heyns (moderator of Ned Geref Kerk, criticised apartheid and was assassinated)

* Voortrekkers / Beatrix (daughter of Meintjies, after whom Meintjieskop is named) / Mears (James Edward Mears was a businessman who ended up penniless) – Steve Biko (Black Consciousness Movement leader, died in Pretoria Central Prison)

* Hans Strijdom (apartheid prime minister) – Solomon Mahlangu (ANC activist, hanged in 1979)

* Mitchell (George Mitchell’s daughter Rebecca married John Soutter, who laid out Pretoria West, using many of his relatives’ names) – Charlotte Maxeke (religious leader and political activist)

* Schoeman (Commandant-General Stephanus Schoeman, at one time acting president of the ZAR) – Francis Baard (activist who participated in 1956 Women’s March)

* Van der Walt (owner of the farm Elandspoort on which Pretoria was established) – Lilian Ngoyi (anti-apartheid activist and president of ANC Women’s League)

* Andries (Andries Pretorius, after whom the city was named) – Thabo Sehume (Black Consciousness Movement stalwart and trade unionist)

* Jacob Mare (member of the ZAR Volksraad, song My Sarie Marais was written for his daughter) – Jeff Masemola (PAC activist and Atteridgeville teacher sentenced to life on Robben Island)

* DF Malan (apartheid prime minister of SA) – Es’kia Mphahlele (SA writer, academic, artist and activist)

* Prinsloo (legislator Joachim Prinsloo) – Sisulu (in recognition of the contribution of Sisulu family)

* Skinner (William Skinner, landdrost) – Nana Sita (anti-apartheid activist, member of Transvaal Indian Congress)

* Queen Wilhelmina (Dutch queen) – Florence Ribeiro (anti-apartheid activist who, with her husband Fabian, was killed by security forces)

* Esselen (Ewald Esselen, jurist and politician, attorney-general of ZAR) – Robert Sobukwe (PAC president)

* Vermeulen (Hendrik Vermeulen was a mason) – Madiba (affectionate name for former president Nelson Mandela)

* Schubart (Anton Schubart, a state secretary) – Sophie de Bruyn (anti-apartheid activist and founder of SA Congress of Trade Unions)

* Potgieter (PJ Potgieter was first full-time mayor of Pretoria) – Kgosi Mampuru (local chief in 19th century, his kraal was on the banks of the Apies River)

* Proes (BEC Proes was the first state attorney) – Johannes Ramokhoase (teacher and first black mayor of Pretoria)

* Duncan (Sir Patrick Duncan, the first South African to become governor-general) – Jan Shoba (Apla commander)

* General Louis Botha (first prime minister of Union of South Africa) – January Masilela (secretary for defence killed in car accident)

* Walker (after Arthur Walker or his son Mackie, surveyors)/Charles (Charles Marais, many streets in Brooklyn named after Marais family) – Justice Mohamed (Ismail, first chief justice appointed by post-apartheid SA )

* Lucas Mangope (president of the Bophuthatswana homeland) – Molefe Makinta (ANC activist)

* Leah Mangope (wife of Lucas Mangope) – Peter Magano (anti-apartheid activist)

* Paul Kruger (first president of ZAR) – name to be retained

* Pretorius (Boer leader after whom Pretoria was named) – name to be retained

* Nelson Mandela Drive – Nelson Mandela

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