Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday rename Kings House Presidential Residence in Durban after the highly regarded educationist, journalist and first President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Dr John Langalibalele Dube.
The residence is used by both the President and the Deputy President of the Republic.
The renaming follows the President's announcement in his State of the Nation Address on government's drive to celebrate, preserve, restore and promote South Africa's heritage.
Through the Heritage Project that pays tribute to heroes and heroines of the anti-apartheid struggle, government seeks to ensure a more representative and inclusive South African history and heritage.
It is believed that this will contribute also to shared values and a common national identity.
Dube was the founding President of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) which became the ANC in 1923. He served as SANNC president between 1912 and 1917.
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