The eThekwini Municipality newspaper, METRO Ezasegagasini published today, Friday, 23 March 2007, carried a four page supplement on the renaming and naming of infrastructure within the jurisdiction of the municipality.

Technical difficulties resulted in the supplement carrying some wrong information about new street names. Following are infrastructure names that were officially changed at a function held today, 23 March 2007 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex:


Old Name New Name
Victoria Embankment Margaret Mncadi Avenue
Stanger Street Stalwart Simelane Street
NMR Avenue Masabalala Yengwa Avenue
Point Road Mahamta Gandhi Road

Alice Street
Johannes Nkosi Street
Grey and Broad Street Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street

Cormmecial Road
Dr AB Xuma Street
Northern Freeway Ruth First Freeway
Durban ICC Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex


The new 2010 Stadium is now called Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Proposals for new names of other infrastructure in and around eThekwini  Municipal area are still welcome for submission from members of the community.  These can be sent by post to Municipal Manager,  Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Victoria Embankment), 2nd Floor, Rennie House, Durban, 4001 or e-mail to corporate