EFF wants 40 Western Cape towns renamed

The party is also calling for the country to be renamed Azania.

FILE: Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will approach the national government with submissions on its campaign to have Western Cape towns with colonial names changed.

The party said it wants names of 40 towns including Camps Bay, Worcester and George to be renamed as part of a broader campaign over transformation.

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

The red berets also want the country to be renamed to Azania.

EFF provincial chairperson Bernard Joseph said they will embark on a three-month consultation process.

"We will definitely talk to relevant government departments at a provincial as well as national level to do submission and consultations."

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