The name of the game

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WHAT HAP­PENED THE AG­GRES­SIVE TONE of Arts & Cul­ture Min­is­ter Pallo Jor­dan’s state­ments in Par­lia­ment about the chang­ing of names was crit­i­cised, af­ter which the min­is­ter said that Jan van Riebeeck also changed the names of places, moun­tains and rivers with­out a sec­ond thought. The min­is­ter said that a les­son in na­tion build­ing by the DA and oth­ers who wish to com­plain is there­fore out of place, be­cause re­build­ing is a two-way street. RAP­PORT said that Pallo Jor­dan is a bit­ter man and that we can for­get about na­tion build­ing while his voice is part of the ma­jor­ity. The news­pa­per said Jor­dan should know all about the na­ture of the ne­go­ti­ated set­tle­ment that filled all South Africans with so much hope in the first few years af­ter 1994. Beeld and the Cape Times said the chang­ing of names should be dealt with cir­cum­spectly in a coun­try with so much di­ver­sity.

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