Acsa is calling for public comments and proposals by 6 June, for the renaming of not only Cape Town’s airport, but East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport as well.

Four possible names have already been put forward: Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Robert Sobukwe.

You are invited to comment in the form below. Should you be at a loss for words, read the live input or documents. Feel free to copy and paste into the message area provided.   Closing date is midnight 6 June 2018.

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2018-08-27 16:22:47 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
Seems the people in power have more money than brains. The cost of changing names will not make our airports better nor our corrupted country a better place. Stop wasting taxpayers hard sweat money. Who fills your coffers? THE POOR TAXPAYERS.
2018-08-16 18:38:55 +02:00
Yes, rename the airports.
Rename them, give our people hope.
2018-08-16 16:04:52 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
Ridiculousness. The names are known and recognised globally, this will waste money that we as a country do not have, and will make the lives of people across the world difficult. Would be disgusted and disapointed if this happened, not proud of this country, the country I call my home, this country has so much going wrong, why add yet another negative connotation for the world to see, this is embarrasing
2018-08-15 15:24:00 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
we have no money to waste on things like this!
2018-08-06 19:58:38 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
or rename them after white people that where killed
2018-07-27 17:03:07 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
Why change the name of something that works? do not waste the tax payers money on rubbish.
2018-07-23 18:38:34 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
I believe the Cape Town International Airport should not have its name changed.
It has been known by this name since it was first built, & is recognised globally. There is no need to make changes & confuse people.
2018-07-23 14:09:48 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
2018-07-19 13:19:42 +02:00
Yes, rename the airports.
If you must change the name of the airport, the Khoi San peoples were in the Cape, including the Northern Cape, up to the Fish river in E.Cape before whites came here or other indigenous groups. These people were the first indigenous people living in the Cape, including the Strand Loopers. What about Saartjie Baartman or other similar name. This woman suffered extreme cruelty at the hands of white people (the British), degraded and treated as sub-human. To ignore the original inhabitants of the Cape would be a severe slap in the face of those people who decended from this group and still living here in the Cape.
2018-07-15 20:58:30 +02:00
No, do not rename the airports.
To expensive, rather focus on the poor


  • An application will be made to the relevant Geographical Names Provincial Committee for processing by Acsa.
  • These committees will verify that the applications comply with the guidelines in the national Handbook on Geographical Names.
  • The provincial committees will then forward the applications to the SAGNC. The council will take a decision on the form or forms of names and recommend them for the Minister of Arts and Culture’s approval.
  • Once the names have been approved by the minister, they will be published in the Government Gazette. A period of 30 days is required for any objections to be submitted in response to the Gazette.
  • Should any objections be received, the minister will assess them before a final decision is published in the Gazette.
  • The Department of Transport and Acsa will then implement the official names as soon as possible.
airports name change


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