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We don't have to rename streets and buildings

30 August 2012, 11:31
The policy makers (government) are so focused on the softer issues of restoration in our country. For me, street renaming is one of the issues in our country that shouldn't be the priority that is enjoying so much focus. Service delivery to the poorest of the poor is priority. The finances that are spent on changing street and place names should first be spent on improving the lives of our people. What honour is there in living and driving in Nelson Mandela Drive and I don't get the basic services that make me feel proud to be a citizen of our liberated South Africa.

And I personally don't mind driving down Hendrik Verwoerd Drive. It will always remind me where we come from, how far we have come, and we will always have the beacons and the images to remind our children of our past history.

Lest we forget. We cannot deny our history by changing street names and place names.

Our responsibility as a liberated people is to create a new history, by building a new history.

Our children will only know where we come from and what we went through if the symbols of our history are there for them to see.And these symbols of our collective history will create a better informed awareness of our collective history as a country.To sanitise the parts of our history that we don't approve of will deny future generations of the real history of our beloved country.

How can we talk about the liberation of our country from the evil, divisive system of apartheid if we can't show future generations what we are talking about.We have defeated apartheid and we are proud of our liberation. So why obliterate the history and the evidence of our resilience.
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