Sobukwe, Sisulu, Madikizela-Mandela among names in hat for CT airport renaming

The renaming of Cape Town International Airport will go ahead, but the question is: after which struggle icon?

Government has confirmed that the names of struggle heroes Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and Albertina Sisulu have all been put forward, among others.

Many South Africans on social media have supported the call to rename the airport after Madikizela-Mandela, as was proposed by EFF leader Julius Malema over the weekend.

Read: 'If you want to honour Mam'Winnie, name the Cape Town airport after her'

EWN reporter Kevin Brandt visited the airport on Monday to ask travellers for their opinions.

Brandt says while travellers like the idea of the airport being renamed, they have varying views on which struggle icon’s name should grace the port of entry.

A lot of people here at the airport feel that the name of Cape Town International Airport should be changed.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

There's dominant support for late former president Nelson Mandela, but also for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

The Transport Ministry and the Arts and Culture Department will be involved in the process, but have not confirmed a date for when to expect the changes.

Government officials are consulting with the families of the late struggle luminaries in the renaming process, Brandt reports.

Officials say that they are now consulting with the relatives of the icons who are being considered for the name change for the airport.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] The pros and cons of using reusable nappies

[LISTEN] The pros and cons of using reusable nappies

Disposable nappies generate 1 ton of waste per baby.

[WATCH] 'Swimming is like meditation for me', says legend Cameron van der Burgh

[WATCH] 'Swimming is like meditation for me', says legend Cameron van der Burgh

Olympic gold winner Cameron van der Burgh joined a live studio audience to share and reflect on his inspiring story.

'If you want to honour Mam'Winnie, name the Cape Town airport after her'

'If you want to honour Mam'Winnie, name the Cape Town airport after her'

EFF leader Julius Malema says many attending Mam'Winnie's funeral at Orlando Stadium are guilty of turning their backs on her.

CPT airport slashes free pick up time from 30 to 20 minutes

CPT airport slashes free pick up time from 30 to 20 minutes

Airport bosses say 20 minutes is ample time to drop off or collect passengers.

Training of airport security under investigation

Training of airport security under investigation

The SA Civil Aviation Authority is probing complaints about inadequate training of airport screeners at an accredited GP facility.

Cape Town Airport's runway realignment promises more flights and less noise

Cape Town Airport's runway realignment promises more flights and less noise

The project is at the tail end of a four year process says Deon Cloete, General Manager, Cape Town International Airport.

Popular articles
First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

The City of Cape Town welcomes the first-ever ShotSpotter-linked conviction and sentence, handed down this month.

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

The instruction from Moyane to the official was to allegedly avoid speaking to KPMG investigators during 'rogue unit' inquiry.

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza says he is considering laying charges against the woman for calling him a ka***r.

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

State-owned (but not managed) Ethiopian Airlines is profitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

On Tuesday, SuperSport released the findings of an investigation by Advocate Vincent Maleka.

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Former director Nerisha Singh says Grant Thornton SA sabotaged her job prospects after speaking up about sexual harassment claims.

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

An expert on human trafficking explains how the syndicate operates and how women are lured into dens.

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the famed and fearless journalist about his money history, hopes and beliefs.

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

On Technobyte this week the traditional doorbell goes hi-tech, Uber wants to fly you and Google is launching an AI lab in Ghana.