Over the last 30 years, a fascinating variety of new place names have been given in South Africa. Falling into place provides detailed accounts of how towns, cities, suburbs, provinces, airports and even holiday resorts have been named - and, in some cases, renamed. Covering everything from names in the Kruger Park and the controversy over Pretoria/Tshwane to the natural features of Marion Island, the title is a useful reference and an entertaining companion to the evolution of local place names - and the emotions that can be involved. Drawing on a wide range of popular and archival sources, the title will be a valuable and unusual contribution to the study of social change in South Africa.
Publisher: New Africa Books (Pty) Ltd