De Waal Drive becomes Philip Kgosana Drive today. Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams/INLSA
To mark what would have been Philip Kgosana’s 81st birthday today, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will officially unveil Philip Kgosana Drive.

De Lille’s spokesperson, Xolani Koyana, said that as part of the City’s commitment to redress injustices and build an inclusive city, De Lille was scheduled to perform an unveiling ceremony at Philip Kgosana Drive today.

In August, it was reported that the council had approved the renaming of De Waal Drive after the late Kgosana, a Struggle leader and former regional secretary of the Pan Africanist Congress in the Western Cape.

Kgosana led an anti-pass march of approximately 30 000 protesters from Langa and Nyanga along De Waal Drive on March 30, 1960.

Kgosana made many sacrifices for what he believed in: the liberation of the people of South Africa from an oppressive apartheid regime.

The unveiling will take place at The Plantation, corner of De Waal Drive and Windburg Avenue, at 11.30am today.