Renaming of 11 SA correctional facilities

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Name changes |

Yesterday, the Department of Correctional Services announced that names of eleven facilities will be changed, in recognition of “key events, geographic significance and personalities associated with these facilities”. By region, these facilities are as follows:

Gauteng: Johannesburg, Pretoria Central and Leeuwkop

Limpopo/Mpumalanga/North West: Barberton and Modimolle

Eastern Cape: St Albans and East London

Western Cape: Pollsmoor

Free State/Northern Cape Region: Kroonstad

KwaZulu-Natal: Durban Westville and Pietermaritzburg

Interested in making a recommendation? The process is open to the public, by way of motivations of up to 500 words to Mr Zach Modise by 4 February 2011 via post, email or fax:

Address: CDC Corrections, Private Bag X136, Pretoria, 0001 OR
Fax: 012 328 8326 / 086 569 1482

According to the department, the “new names will be announced on 21 March 2011 as part of the programme aimed at celebrating the Human Rights Day.”  You can read the full press release here, or obtain more information from Sonwabo Mbananga on 082 045 3963. Also, for more general information on name-changing processes and procedures, visit the Department of Arts and Culture website here.


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Giving a grown-up a new name demands more wisdom and far-sight than naming a newly-born. A thrilling and challenging assignment, indeed!

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