New Durban street names win support
Durban - Most Durban residents who took part in a public hearing and consultation process felt nine controversial new street names should be adopted, the New Age reported on Friday.
The affected streets were Margaret Mncade (formerly Victoria Embankment), Stalwart Simelane Street (Stanger Street), Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (NMR Avenue), Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Road), Johannes Nkosi Street (Alice Street), Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street (Grey Street and Broad Street), Dr AB Xuma (Commercial Road) and Ruth First Freeway (M4 northern highway).
The newspaper said the public hearings had taken place over a three-month period.
More than 8 500 people had contacted the eThekwini municipality over the issue, with almost all wanting the new names to stay.
The Democratic Alliance had taken the African National Congress-led council to court, complaining that there had not been public participation in the process.
In November last year, the municipality was ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal to hold public hearings, after the court found it had followed inadequate procedure.