Public to have a say on renaming of District Six street

Cape Town - 140212 - Heerengracht Street, Buitengracht Street and Keizersgracht Streets in the CBD are going to formalized as there are many different ways they are spelt. Picture: David Ritchie
Residents are encouraged to have their say on the request to rename Keizersgracht in District Six to its historical name of Hanover Street.

Mayor Dan Plato has called on interested and affected parties to share their views as part of an official public participation process.

“The City of Cape Town recently received a proposal for Keizersgracht in District Six to be renamed Hanover Street. The forced removals that took place during apartheid will always bring painful memories to those who resided in District Six. The proposal is that the renaming could assist in igniting good memories for those who suffered from and experienced these removals,” he said.

The public participation process will officially take place as from Monday July 15 to Friday July 26.

However, residents can already submit their comments and share their stories by sending emails to

Written submissions can also be dropped off at the City’s sub-council offices.