Media Alert: Khoekhoe Geographical Names Brochure Launched By Minister Marais | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Khoekhoe Geographical Names Brochure Launched By Minister Marais

20 March 2017

As we celebrate Human Rights Day tomorrow, 21 March 2017, Minister Anroux Marais, will officially launch the Khoekhoe Geographical Names in the Western Cape Province Brochure in Cape Town.

Geographical names provide a sense of belonging to a suburb, a town or city where people reside. A highly emotive aspect of debates around the ongoing transformation of the heritage landscape in South Africa is changes to, or possible changes to, existing geographical names. The official brochure to be launched tomorrow details and raises awareness on place names in this province that are derived from Khoekhoe heritage.

The launch of the Khoekhoe Geographical Names brochure is testament to the progress that has been made by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in transforming our heritage landscape in the Western Cape, so that it is more socially inclusive of all who call it home.

The brochure will be launched at the Platteklip Wash House which is the original historical complex where Cape Town's washer women plied their trade in the mid to late 19th century.


Date:              Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Time:              11:00

Venue:          Platteklip Wash House, Table Mountain National Park, 25 Bridle Road, Oranjezicht

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171