The small town of Brandfort in the Free Notify will be renamed Winnie Mandela.
Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa gazetted the title change on Friday.
“I, Nathi Mthethwa, minister of sport, arts and culture, officially popular the following geographical title, in phrases of portion 10 (2) of the South African Geographical Names Council Act (Act No 118 of 1998),” reads the gazette.
The slack warfare stalwart Winnie Mandela was banished to the small town by the apartheid executive in 1977. She lived there till the mid-1980s, when she returned to her home in Soweto.
The town is ready 350km from Johannesburg.
The division of arts & culture mentioned the title change was one of the ways in which the division is honouring Winnie Mandela’s legacy.
“It’s miles pivotal that our geographical names replicate the ancient past of such icons,” the division mentioned in a press birth.