OPINION: 54th ANC conference marks watershed for SA
DATE: 19 December 2017
AUTHOR: IOL News
Professor Peter Raper and Dr Lucie Möller of the Human Sciences Research Council specialise in toponymy, which is defined as the etymological study of geographic or place names. Names are an embodiment of history and that makes the study of their origin very revealing.
In South Africa many of the names reflect the history of struggle and many in those of its underdeveloped regions, especially shanty towns, are named after the heroes and heroines of the Struggle post-1994 - revealing as it were, the hope of the nation for the future.
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