Look broader than political figures for airport renaming, says columnist

The Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) needs to look beyond political heads for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport, says Andile Ndevu.

The opinionista and former Lead SA Hero says that the renaming of the airport should be more inclusive.

Read: CT airport name must change to Krotoa - Icosa and EFF debate

Ndevu wrote a column for the Daily Maverick explaining that the process is an opportunity to unite society.

LISTEN: 'You can't bear the thought that our airport be named after a black person'

He maintains that there are important figures in other sectors of society - such as sport or arts and culture - who deserve consideration.

The nature of this debate is going to raise a lot of emotions.

Andile Ndevu, Executive Director at Ubuntu Youth Development (NPO)

We should be considerate of all sectors of society.

Andile Ndevu, Executive Director at Ubuntu Youth Development (NPO)

We should not confine ourselves to the political names which are well-known when we rename the airport.

Andile Ndevu, Executive Director at Ubuntu Youth Development (NPO)

We should not only look on party political leaders. We should look at broader in society at people who played a vital role.

Andile Ndevu, Executive Director at Ubuntu Youth Development (NPO)

Take a listen to him share his opinion:


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