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EFF calls for Western Cape name changes

The party wants name changes to be made to 40 places including Camps Bay, Worcester and George.

FILE: Places include Camps Bay, Worcester and George. Picture: Screengrab/YouTube

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday said Western Cape towns with colonial names must be changed to reflect their origin.

The third largest party in South Africa announced the names of 40 places, including Camps Bay, Worcester and George, be renamed as part of a broader campaign of transformation.

The EFF will embark on a three-month consultation process to gauge the views of locals in those areas.

The party's Western Cape chairperson Bernard Joseph said, "We need to have a consultative process so that we can change these names. Hopefully, I trust that it will change to the original names of African and Khoi San."

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in April reported the EFF was particularly unhappy with the Southern Cape town George being named after a British monarch King George III.

The party also called for a name change to the PW Botha College, named after the late former South African president.

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