Petition to oppose the renaming of William Nicol Drive to Winnie Mandela Drive

Show your opposition to the renaming of William Nicol Drive to Winnie Mandela Drive. The City and businesses cannot afford to waste money on this renaming during an economic crisis, and this exercise is just a distraction for the ANC’s failings to delivery services to Johannesburg residents.

Sign the petition to oppose the renaming of William Nicol Drive to Winnie Mandela Drive.

The proposal to rename William Nicol goes against the City’s Naming of Streets and Public Places Policy for several reasons:

  1. William Nicol Drive is the responsibility of the province and the City therefore has no jurisdiction over it.
  2. Renaming should be avoided when there are significant costs – not only to the City, but also to businesses and other stakeholders.
  3. Insufficient public consultation with affected stakeholders, no notice to councillors in the affected wards, and a lack of public notices.
  4. There are already roads and schools named after Winnie Mandela and the policy says that there should be no duplication of names within the City.
  5. A re-naming proposal will be considered only when the long-term benefits to the community can be shown to outweigh any short-term effects or private interests i.e. the political games during an election year.

Please petition Executive Mayor, Geoff Makhubo, and the MMC for Community Development, Cllr Margaret Arnolds, to cease the process of renaming William Nicol Drive.

Sign the petition.

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Sign the petition to oppose the renaming of William Nicol Drive to Winnie Mandela Drive.

The proposal to rename William Nicol goes against the City’s Naming of Streets and Public Places Policy for several reasons:

  1. William Nicol Drive is the responsibility of the province and the City therefore has no jurisdiction over it.
  2. Renaming should be avoided when there are significant costs – not only to the City, but also to businesses and other stakeholders.
  3. Insufficient public consultation with affected stakeholders, no notice to councillors in the affected wards, and a lack of public notices.
  4. There are already roads and schools named after Winnie Mandela and the policy says that there should be no duplication of names within the City.
  5. A re-naming proposal will be considered only when the long-term benefits to the community can be shown to outweigh any short-term effects or private interests i.e. the political games during an election year.

Please petition Executive Mayor, Geoff Makhubo, and the MMC for Community Development, Cllr Margaret Arnolds, to cease the process of renaming William Nicol Drive.

Sign the petition.