04 June 2021 - NW1354
King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
With reference to his reply to question 2194 on October 2020, regarding the name changes in the Eastern Cape that have taken place (a) what total costs have been incurred to date for (i) advertising (ii) venues of local consultation meetings (iii) honoraria paid to Provincial Geographical names committee and (iv) honoraria to the South African Geographical names council for sittings and (b) on which dates were name change applications received for (i) King Williamstown and (ii) East London.
(a) Costs incurred to date for:
- Advertisements on newspapers is R42 209 19
- Venues for local consultations were provided by the Buffalo City Municipality free of charge
- Honoraria paid to the Eastern Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee is R 23 998.19
- Honoraria paid to the South African Geographical Names Council for its sitting is R147 986.00.
(b). Applications for name changes were received as follows: application for the name change of King Williamstown to Qonce was received on the 15th of October 2014 and the application for the name change of East London to Gompo was received on the 13th of October 2014.