Government on renaming four SA airports
According to Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, the government was considering the renaming of South Africa’s major four airports.
These airports are Cape Town International Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport, East London Airport and Kimberly Airport.
This is in line with the South African Geographical Names Council Act of 1998 and is part of the transformation Of Heritage Landscape Government programme.
Well-traveled aspiring actress, Minenhle Hlengwa said changing names of airports makes no difference more especially now that the country is still faced with effects of the pandemic COVID-19. Hlengwa said government needed to focus more on practical ways to getting the country back to normal.
“The funds needed for the renaming of these airports could be used for other pressing reasons, in the uplifting of the economy,” said Hlengwa.
Asisipho Nkosi said South African female icons names needed to be strongly considered when renaming the airports.
Durban University of Technology (DUT) student, Sphamandla Mkhwanazi said the government needed to take into consideration the Economic Freedom Fighter’s (EFF) campaign for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport to Winnie Mandela International Airport. However, Mkhwanazi said this can wait as the country currently faces more crucial issues such as job loses under the pandemic.