The ANC's determination to change the names of colonial-era towns and cities, for me, constitutes a slap in the face for white South Africans, many of whose ancestors spent their lifetimes building up this country to make it the relative African powerhouse that it became. In the early 2000s I made my sentiments quite clear.
The was run in the Herald on July 8, 2000. The text is below. Please click on it to see it in larger format, and again to see it even larger.
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On the same page was this article by Sol Schkolne, with the remainder below.
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Patrick Cull was the Herald political correspondent for many years. During the anti-apartheid struggle years we saw very much eye to eye, but on issues like Zimbabwe in the 2000s, among others, we differed sharply. To editor Ric Wilson's credit, at this stage he ran my articles and letters critical of Cull. This appeared on August 19, 2000.