Cape Town - A major Cape Town road is on Sunday officially being renamed after anti-apartheid activist and academic Jakes Gerwel.
At noon, Mayor Patricia de Lille is hosting a ceremony to change the name of Vanguard Drive – which runs from Acacia Park near the N1 all the way to Mitchells Plain – to Jakes Gerwel Drive.
De Lille said renaming the road would honour Gerwel’s memory and commemorate his “great contribution to our democracy”.
The decision to name a major city road after Gerwel met with widespread praise when it was announced early last year.
Not so this month’s announcement that the city is looking to rename Table Bay Boulevard after the last apartheid president, FW de Klerk, a move which has been criticised by the ANC and Cosatu.