CAPE TOWN- A process to rename Cape Town International Airport is currently underway.

The process is an initiative part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape government programme and in line with the South African Geographical Names Council Act of 1998.

Deon Cloete of Airports Company of South Africa (Acasa)’s said, “What we do as the custodian of the airport, we facilitate the process and allow for the right conversations to happen. Ultimately, we’ll compile a report and some of the conclusive and recommendations will flow from there. The process is underway.”


Proposals and comments should be sent to Acsa by close of business on Wednesday 6 June 2018. You can email them to or hand-deliver to an Acsa office at your nearest airport.

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.

Part of the article sourced from Eyewitness News

Photo Credit- IOL

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