The Democratic Alliance in the Gauteng province says it has launched a petition to oppose the proposed renaming of William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Drive. The City of Johannesburg announced the proposed change in September of last years. In an online petition, the DA has said the renaming would cause a "duplication of names", citing that four schools, a clinic, a taxi rank and a street within the jurisdiction of Johannesburg are already named after Madikizela-Mandela. The party also said the renaming would come with costs, which both government and the business sector could not afford at this stage. - Smile 90.4FM

The Democratic Alliance in the Gauteng province says it has launched a petition to oppose the proposed renaming of William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Drive. The City of Johannesburg announced the proposed change in September of last years. In an online petition, the DA has said the renaming would cause a “duplication of names”, citing that four schools, a clinic, a taxi rank and a street within the jurisdiction of Johannesburg are already named after Madikizela-Mandela. The party also said the renaming would come with costs, which both government and the business sector could not afford at this stage.