City launches public participation process to rename William Nicol Drive.

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    William Nicol Drive covers a vast majority of Bryanston and Fourways. Photo: Chante' Ho Hip

    BRYANSTON – The City’s intention to rename the road, which ventures into Bryanston and Fourways, was first disclosed in 2018 by the then MEC of Transport Ismail Vadi.

    The City of Johannesburg has officially launched the public participation process to rename William Nicol Drive after the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

    Executive Mayor Geoff Makhubo made the announcement on 26 September after paying his respects to the late activist on her 84th birthday.

    The late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and politician. Photo: City of Joburg via Facebook

    “As the City of Johannesburg we wanted to pay our respects today and officially launch the start of the public participation process to rename William Nicol Drive after a motion of council was passed a year and a half ago, in order to honour Mama Winnie,” said the mayor in a statement.

    The City’s intention to rename the road, which ventures into Bryanston and Fourways, was first disclosed in 2018 by the then MEC of Transport Ismail Vadi.

    “The renaming of one of the City’s iconic landmarks is a result of council’s commitment, which symbolises the immeasurable commitment of Mama Winnie to the struggle for humanity and liberating this council,” Makhubo concluded.

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