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City to host ceremony for the renaming of Oswald Pirow Street to Christiaan Barnard Street
MEDIA ALERT/INVITATION
1 DECEMBER 2011



City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, will officially rename Oswald Pirow Street to Christiaan Barnard Street on Saturday 3 December 2011.

The name change will honour the achievements of world-renowned cardiac surgeon, the late Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard.

The date is significant as it will be exactly 44 years ago that Dr Barnard performed the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant on 3 December 1967.

Dr. Barnard became a Freeman of the City of Cape Town on 3 May 1968.

Date: Saturday 3 December 2011

Time: 10:00

Venue: c/o Nelson Mandela Boulevard and Oswald Pirow Street, Cape Town

All media are welcome to attend. 


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ISSUED BY:
LISLE BROWN
MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 3065
CELL: 084 888 1901

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
SOLLY MALATSI
SPOKESPERSON FOR EXECUTIVE MAYOR ALDERMAN PATRICIA DE LILLE
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 1382
CELL: 083 943 1449
 
 
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