Cape Town has opened up the renaming of a number of the city’s streets to the public.

Cape Town is planning on overhauling the names of numerous streets across the city and is trying to get the public to offer up their own suggestions.

A series of adverts have been published in the local press listing the proposed new street names – which are dotted across the capital.

A naming committee came together last year to discuss renaming streets, buildings and public places.

Since 2007, 31 name changes have been proposed and four of those have been implemented.

Brett Herron, who chairs the naming committee, said: “We invite the public to comment on the remaining 27 name changes before a proposal is made to council.”

“The process to change street names will be as inclusive as possible,” he added.

But for travellers who are familiar with Cape Town, there is no need for concern as no major tourism destinations are on the list – so those must-see landmarks are not going to disappear.

Written by Ruth Norris

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