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Bloemfontein International Airport Officially Renamed in Honour of Bram Fischer

'n Seun soos BramNews24 has reported that President Jacob Zuma was in Bloemfontein yesterday to announce the official renaming of Bloemfontein International Airport to the Bram Fischer International Airport in honour of the struggle veteran. The renaming process was started in 2011 on the recommendation of the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC) but met some bureaucratic difficulties along the way.

Thabo Manyoni, the metro executive mayor of the area, paid tribute to Fischer in his speech and referred to him as a “Giant of Africa”. Hannes Haasbroek’s biography of Fischer ‘n Seun soos Bram: ’n Portret van Bram Fischer en sy ma Ella offers a look at Fischer’s life as a son, lawyer and member of the struggle against apartheid.

President Jacob Zuma officially renamed the Bloemfontein International Airport to the Bram Fischer International Airport on Thursday ahead of unveiling a new Nelson Mandela statue in Bloemfontein.

Mangaung metro executive mayor Thabo Manyoni welcomed the president to Mangaung. He also welcomed the Fischer family and acknowledged the role played by Bram Fischer as a “Giant of Africa”.

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