Petition objecting to the name changes of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage

Sign this petition to show your support for the DA’s efforts to fight these name changes.

The government has, in the middle of a pandemic, recently changed the names of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage to Gqeberha and Kariega.

Did they follow all the necessary steps to make this important decision?

We have all been kept in the dark.

While redress is crucial in our democracy, these name changes have very little historical meaning and are taking place at a time when unemployment is sky-high.

Changing these names will cost millions, we don’t have.

Name change processes must be inclusive and reflect our constitutional commitment to reconciliation. 

The majority of residents in Nelson Mandela Bay were not given enough chances to object to the name changes and are overwhelmingly against them.

Sign this petition to fight these name changes.

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The government has, in the middle of a pandemic, recently changed the names of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage to Gqeberha and Kariega.

Did they follow all the necessary steps to make this important decision?

We have all been kept in the dark.

While redress is crucial in our democracy, these name changes have very little historical meaning and are taking place at a time when unemployment is sky-high.

Changing these names will cost millions, we don’t have.

Name change processes must be inclusive and reflect our constitutional commitment to reconciliation. 

The majority of residents in Nelson Mandela Bay were not given enough chances to object to the name changes and are overwhelmingly against them.

Sign this petition to fight these name changes.