Joburg street renamed after ANC founder

2013-03-15 11:32

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Sauer Street in the Johannesburg CBD is being renamed after the founding president of the ANC, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, according to a report on Friday.

The Gauteng government changed the street name on Thursday, The Star reported.

"We can confirm that we are proceeding with the renaming of Sauer Street and from now henceforth the street shall be known as Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street," Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC Lebogang Maile was quoted as saying.

The street runs south to north through the Johannesburg CBD.

The Star's offices and the ANC's headquarters, Luthuli House, are in the street, as are the head offices of the provincial departments of health and housing.

According to the City of Johannesburg website, Sauer Street was named after Dr Hans Sauer, the city's first district surgeon.

In April 1887, a small hospital was set up in a corrugated iron building where he worked.

Commissioner Street, which crosses Sauer Street and runs east to west through downtown Johannesburg was also up for renaming, the newspaper reported.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    anc  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Boks were 'in a dark space'
Pacific island teams singled out for rough tactics?
Robshaw had raw deal
Boks must be 'more clinical' in quarters
Traffic Alerts

Passion is the name of the game. Love is not an intellectual study, but an experience from heart level. You have the tendency more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.