The Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) cultural body, Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee (ECPGNC) will conduct public hearing on proposed name change of provincial geographical features that are located within the Nelson Mandela Bay Local Municipality from 13 to 21 November 2018.
The ECPGNC has received applications for proposed renaming, conducted research on the name and facilitated a consultative process with local community concerned, business, faith organisations, and other stakeholders in the jurisdiction of the place to be renamed. We are now in the stage of public hearings and advertisement of proposed names for public comment where details of reason for the proposed standardization of each name will be presented.
If there are any objections, the names are sent to the ECPGNC’s Objections Sub-committee for response. If a consensus on the new name has been reached amongst all relevant stakeholders, the Committee makes recommendations to the national South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC) which examines the processes followed in coming to the conclusion that such a name should be standardised or accepted before the name is gazetted for public comments, acceptance or rejection.
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