[cape_town] - Call to help UCT rename 'dishonourable' buildings

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This could see buildings such as the Leslie Commerce Building, Bremner Building, Chris Barnard Building, PD Hahn Building, the MR Drennan Anatomy Museum and streets such as Rhodes Street being renamed.

UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has invited the public to submit proposals to the Naming of Buildings Committee.

Phakeng said the proposal must be accompanied by a motivation that convincingly makes the case for why the current name should be removed, and a motivation explaining the rationale for adopting the new name.

“You are invited to consider names of people but also names other than those of people, to offer a wider reflection of UCT’s identity as a university. We would also consider the naming of buildings that are not currently named, such as the new lecture ­theatre,” Phakeng said....

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