Public participation meeting to be held over Cape Town International Airport name change

By AFP 4 June 2018
Airport workers look at the new tapestry artwork after it was unveiled at the Cape Town International Airport, in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 December 2015. The huge artwork featuring a 'flying' Nelson Mandela hangs above arriving passengers on occasion of today's World Human Rights Day. EPA/DAVID HARRISON

Airports Company SA is expected to host a public participation meeting on Monday evening over a potential name change to the Cape Town International Airport.

In a fiery speech at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral at the Orlando Stadium in April, EFF Julius Malema called for the airport to be renamed after the struggle icon.

Other names being touted include late former president Nelson Mandela, struggle stalwarts Robert Sobukwe, Albertina Sisulu and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Traveller24 reported last month that four of South Africa’s airports will be undergoing a name change as part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape Government Programme.

Cape Town International Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport, Kimberly Airport and East London Airport are all pegged to undergo the name-change process. DM


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