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"Our communities have to understand why the existing names need to be changed or standardised, they need to be reminded of our history as the Eastern Cape and also engage in the transformation agenda of the Eastern Cape government. For instance, this year has been dedicated to Nkosi Njongumsobomvu Maqoma, who devoted his life and time to fighting for his people’s land and freedom from the British Colonisation. The freedom we are enjoying nowadays was fought for long before the politicians started the struggle of freedom."
"Highlighting what is expected of the council, Mr Martin highlighted the importance of expediting the name change of our towns. “It is painful to drive in the province and still come across colonial names as if we are in another country. The committee needs to deal with geographical name change with more zeal and eagerness in order to transform our province to represent the culture and people of the Eastern Cape.”