Skip to comments.S.Africa's capital renames streets for anti-apartheid heroes
Posted on 05/29/2012 7:02:14 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The city of Pretoria has begun renaming streets to honour heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle, leaving some whites worried about losing their cultural identity in the South African capital.
Eighteen years after the African National Congress was elected to power, the city's streets still bear the names of leading figures from South Africa's white-dominated past, making it impossible to cross Pretoria without passing a mention of the fathers of apartheid.
For mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the changes are about striking a balance between the memory of the country's former masters and their successors.
Although Pretoria's population has become more diverse in recent years, the capital retains a strong presence of Afrikaners, descendants of the first Dutch settlers who arrived in the 17th century.
Afrikaners were closely identified with apartheid, which ended when Nelson Mandela became the first black president in 1994.
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Just wondering if maybe they may name streets after the victims of the ANC’s Magoo’s bar bombing in Durban. Just saying.
So is South Africa officially on the turd world list of places to avoid?
Heard bad things about Johanesburg, not sure if Durban is any safer.
I hear the whites are leaving all they have just to get out of the country alive.
Probably the only safe big city in the country to visit would be Pretoria. But like you said, it won’t stay that way for long.....
It is interesting to note that all blacks in South Africa emphasize apartheid, and yet never mention that those same white Afrikaners abolished it.
Dang, I cannot even pronounce their names, they look like an eyechart. B-P
Isn’t South Africa the goal Obama has in mind for the usa?
Pay close attention, white American Socialists.
If you think that you or your children are going to exercise political leadership in a minority white America, think again.