The recent renaming of NY 1 has done more than merely draw attention to the importance of our heritage as Capetonians and as South Africans – it has highlighted a sensitive issue with regards to the naming, or rather the spelling, of Gugulethu.
On all official documentation, as well as on maps and road signs, fake audemars piguet watches the area is spelt “Guguletu”. To the isiXhosa residents of the area, however, its proper name is “Gugulethu”. The city now plans to resolve this lingering inconsistency.
Brett Heron, the city’s naming committee chairman, in responding to debate has said that he has always used the name with the “H”. He had only noticed the varying spelling when NY 1 was renamed Steve Biko Drive the previous week.
It was brought to the attention of the broader public when a Cape Times article ran a story about the renaming, carrying a photograph which showed the sign with the spelling “Guguletu”, but in the story and the headline, the name was spelt “Gugulethu”, which is in keeping with the newspaper’s house style.
Relevant officials have been called upon to verify the correct spelling. It has been established that the suburb was registered as Guguletu, without the “H”, and was registered under a 1984 act. This is therefore the official name of the suburb. Herron is aware of this discrepancy and promised to raise the issue with the naming committee and the language committee in the coming weeks.
Residents interviewed explained that the name “Gugulethu” means “our pride”. The township was originally called Nyanga West, but was changed by residents to “Gugulethu”. A few residents also explained that if the area is called “Guguletu” the meaning of the name would change.
The Eastern Cape provincial manager at the Pan SA Language Board, Mlawu Tyatyeka, said that the signs were written with the old orthography, which was based on the English sound where the “H” was implied, but not written. He said that this is an Anglicisation of the pronunciation of isiXhosa, and that the new orthography, fake hermes watches which came into effect in the late 1960s, was not being adhered to.
Whether this will be corrected remains to be seen, but for now, the road sign will continue to signpost the area as “Guguletu”.
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