Posted on March 14, 2005

S.Africa Mulls Property Name Changes

Reuters, Mar. 4

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa will soon table a law forcing owners to change names given to private properties that could be offensive, a government official says.

More than 10 years after the end of white rule, South Africa has embarked on a sweeping programme to change official place names deemed derogatory, racist or too reminiscent of the country’s apartheid past.


Ndimo said more than 57,000 place names still needed to be changed with priority given to major centres.