SAFM had a fascinating discussion on the Dictionary of South African Place Names the other day, which seemed particularly relevant given our series ‘No longer at This Address’ which looks at our new road names in Durban, and the people behind the names. The Dictionary of SA Place Names, researched and written by Professor Peter Raper, Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Free State, provides a comprehensive glossary of Southern African towns, villages, railway stations, mountains, rivers and beaches. Part academic text, part travel guide, the book is a great reference for anyone who wants to understand a bit more about this fascinating country that we call home.
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