We look at the various names of the streets in the region, trying to find out who the people were and how
they shaped our history.
The Streets of our Names
The Streets of our Names is our new series looking at the street names in the Makhado municipal area. We try to find out who the people were whose names appear on the corners of the streets and also try and establish why they are worth remembering.
During the course of the next few months, we’ll try to touch on both the “old and the new” and, in some cases, the people discussed may be controversial. The idea is not to give a lesson in history (although history is the essential ingredient), but rather to highlight the interesting. There is no political or ideological agenda and if you think the person’s name should never have been on a sign board, then that’s an opinion you’re entitled to. We would like to stay as close to home as possible and would love the more personal stories of these early pioneers.