Ethekwini Municipality have released a notice of intention to change the names of numerous streets in Durban...

It is generally internationally accepted that when a new road is built, it is named after a recent event / happening. As time passes the event becomes a historical affair, and the name of the road pays tribute to that event.

From the names of roads, directional maps are created; buildings and businesses are named. Amongst other things, stories and memories are created, and as time goes by grandparents share their stories with their nephews.

What can be more historically inspiring than the names of the roads/paths your forefathers walked on, where you, possibly decades later, still find yourself walking on today?

How tragic do we then see ANC's "rush to rewrite the history of KwaZulu-Natal" by renaming places using only ANC-affiliated freedom fighters? It is as if the names and events that do not fit into the ruling party's liberation narrative, are disdainfully rejected.

Dont we have better things to do; like stop crime, educate the population, protect the environment, and learn to live in health.

We sincerely urge you to exercise whatever rule possible to halt the approval of Durbans road name changes for the preservation of our history.


PS: Comments can be sent to:
Municipal Manager, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban, 4001,
or, Emailed to: [email protected],
or, Fax to: +27 (0)31 311 4024.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 December 2015200. Neil S
    City Durban Who is paying for all these changes? Has the economic cost of these changes been taken into account? Spend the money on building a new school for a community,
  • 13 December 2015199. Anchen Mci
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015198. Daniel S
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015197. Mrs Jennyg
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2015196. Stephne F
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 2015195. Wendy G
    City DURBAN I object to the way this process has been handled and certain of the names proposed
  • 23 May 2015194. Tyrone F
    I support this petition
  • 05 May 2015193. Wayne L
    City Durban What a Waste of Money and Man Power
  • 27 April 2015192. Kionne G
    City Durban Half of these people means nothing to this country. This government will mean nothing to this country soon.
  • 07 April 2015191. Richard H
    I support this petition
  • 20 March 2015190. Peter Mc
    City Road Town, BVI An ex-Durbanite, will never return.
  • 11 March 2015189. Gregory S
    I support this petition
  • 06 March 2015188. Jim S
    City Pietermaritzburg Madness! KZN will become an international laughing-stock. Spend the money on housing and education.
  • 26 February 2015187. Ruth H
    City Durban Waste of money. Just think of the time wasted in meeting to discuss the matter. More important issues to be dealt with - crime, housing for poor ....
  • 24 December 2014186. Sheldon B
    City Durban The government is a bunch of losers.. Leave Durban Alone. Support the march on May 1st 2007 @ the city centre!
  • 07 December 2014185. Candice Blackburn
    City Durban Spend this money on something worthwhile
  • 23 November 2014184. Gitika S
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2014183. Jaclyn Little
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2014182. Ashika J
    City Durban Dont change names
  • 18 October 2014181. Saloshni M
    City Durban The cost of renaming the roads can be put to much better use.
  • 17 October 2014180. Mark F
    City durban Use the money for more useful purposes such as fighting crime.
  • 22 September 2014179. Shane P
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2014178. Anne Marieo
    City durban I object vehemently to so many name changes to our durban streets.
  • 09 September 2014177. Audrey C
    City Glenhills, Durban Absolutely ridiculous!!!
  • 05 September 2014176. Sholin R
    City Durban Ð’
  • 16 June 2014175. L Pk
    City Durban No to these ridiculous and VERY costly road name changes that do nothing to help the average man in the street.
  • 04 May 2014174. Renley Henson
    I support this petition

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Adrienne HullBy:
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Ethekwini Municipality

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