RE/NAMING NOMINATION FORM: FRANK’S OLD CANTEEN,
The process to be followed is as such:
i. Any ideas, proposals, petitions, or requests from any party must be submitted electronically to the Office of the ED:
Institutional Advancement in the prescribed format, to be registered.
ii. The application referred to in (i) above shall include the following information:
(a) The proposed (new) name and the reasons for the name.
(b) The applicant or requesting party’s full contact details, for future communication.
NOMINEE CONTACT DETAILS:
NAME & SURNAME:
This form must be submitted to:
Office of the Executive Director: Institutional Advancement
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
The closing date for Nominations: 23 July 2012.
APPLICABLE EXTRACTS FROM UJ NAMING AND RENAMING POLICY
The following general guidelines apply:
(a) No commitment regarding naming or renaming of properties, events, facilities and programmes shall be made before formal appro val of a naming or
(b) Each proposal shall be in writing;
(c) A thorough analysis of the proposal shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Policy together with a financial review;
(d) Due attention shall be given to both the short- and long-term appropriateness of a naming;
(e) Consideration shall be given to the geographic spread of namings so that all UJ campuses’ properties, facilities, events and programmes are considered
for possible namings;
(f) Consideration shall be given to ensure that any endowment associated with a naming will be sufficient to sustain a named prop erty, event, facility or
(g) A naming will generally be effective for the useful life of the property, event, facility, programme or designated use of an area;
(h) A property, event, facility or programme may be renamed after a new honouree/donor subject to the specif ic terms and conditions in the
endowment/donation agreement related to the prior naming action;
(i) In the naming of a facility, property, event or programme, the full name of the individual concerned shall be used;
(j) The proposal and record of action taken shall be maintained in the permanent archives of the University
(k) Naming rights for benefactors who meet the naming criteria (see also 7) will be granted in instances where there is a minimum commitment of five years.
The following criteria pertain to naming after individuals on grounds of:
A proposed honouree shall have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:
(a) by achieving unique distinction in public and/or professional life;
(b) by making a major contribution to the public good;
(c) while serving the University in an academic capacity;
(d) while serving the University in an administrative capacity;
(e) by contributing in exceptional ways to the welfare of the University.
When a proposed honouree has served the University in an academic or important administrative capacity, or has served the community, province, or nation in an
elected or appointed position, or has achieved unique distinction in public or professional life, a proposal may be made:
(a) One year after retirement/separation from the University; or
(b) One year after the person’s death, except under exceptional circumstances as agreed by the Council.
Consideration shall be given to the following:
(a) the significance of the proposed endowment/donation;
(b) the urgency of need for the project to be funded;
(c) the eminence, reputation and integrity of the individual whose name is proposed;
(d) the relationship of the individual to the University.
The endowment/donation shall constitute the full amount or a significant portion of the total cost of the project to be named.
The following conditions pertain:
(a) In order to avoid any appearance of commercial influence or conflict of interest, additional due diligence should be tak en before naming a property, event,
facility or programme after a corporation or a corporate foundation:
(b) Naming after an individual associated with a corporation or corporate foundation is handled as per the naming process for an individual;
(c) Corporate names may be used to designate buildings, individual rooms, suites of rooms, as well as endowed chairs and professorships;
(d) Plaques in public spaces within buildings may recognise the contributions of corporations;
(e) Under special circumstances, corporate signage may be used if the Naming Committee deems it appropriate. Time limits shall be set on the use of such
(f) A naming in recognition of a pledge/bequest is contingent on the fulfilment of that pledge.
In the case of naming requests on the back of sponsorships, each case will be considered on its merits and motivated in terms of the Guidelines (1. above).
Certain namings may take the form of descriptors, in which case the following conditions pertain:
(a) Such namings must take into account the cultural sensitivities of groups within the University and the broader community;
(b) Such namings need to take into account any underlying symbolic meanings that may have negative connotations among certain cul tural groups;
(c) If geographic descriptors are used they need to reflect the broader South African and/or continental context;
(d) Religious descriptors shall be considered in exceptional circumstances only;
(e) As far as possible, alignment with the values of the country and the University should be demonstrated.
(a) When a named property, area, facility or programme reaches the end of its useful life and is to be developed for another use, the new
property/facility/event/programme may be named in recognition of a new honouree/donor.
(b) A proposal for renaming or addition of a second name to a named property, facility/event/programme shall be reviewed by the Council of the University.
(c) Previous honourees/donors shall be recognised in an appropriate manner.
(d) When a renaming is due to take place, University representatives will make all reasonable efforts to inform, in advance, the original honourees/donors
and/or their immediate family members and shall ensure all legal obligations have been complied with.
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF NAMES:
In the rare instances that features are named after a person, the person’s name and surname shall be used in full, i.e. Braam Fischer Drive, not just Fischer nor Braam Drive, as
a reflection of the honour bestowed upon them.
The renaming of streets and public places should only be done where there is a need and in such a way as to curb unnecessary expenses.
The process of naming and or renaming must be undertaken in a consultative manner and this must be clearly demonstrated before a final decision can be taken.
Below is the criterion for the identification and allocation of names:
(a) There should be no duplication of names or confusingly similar names in the University of Johannesburg;
(b) Names of which the spelling or pronunciation may cause confusion because of its correlation with existing names, should be avoided;
(c) Names of well-known places in other countries and the names of other countries should be avoided;
(d) The use of a name which relates to people either living, or those alive during living memory should not be used when naming or renaming buildings, venues and
open spaces. Only exceptional circumstances will be given consideration (such as the naming of buildings and public amenities) and justifications will be required;
(e) Names should not be too long or clumsy. Street names shall be limited to a length of 18 characters, including any combination of spaces, letters or punctuation in the
base portion of the name, in order to facilitate the use of standard signage materials. Only in exceptional circumstances will street names of a longer length be
considered with the required justification;
(f) The use of compound names should be discouraged;
(g) Names should not be discriminatory or derogatory from the point of view of race, religion, sex, colour, creed, political affiliation or other social factors to any
community or section of a community;
(h) Names should promote goodwill and reconciliation;
(i) Names should be expressed in any of the four official UJ languages;
(j) Names should promote a sense of ownership and the character of an area.
(k) Names should be in keeping with the theme of an area, meaning that they should have local relevance;
(l) Street names should not change at intersections. Continuations of existing streets must use the existing name;
(m) Names that should be construed as advertising a particular business, service or product shall not be allowed;
(n) Names should increase the marketing potential and investment attractiveness of an area;
(o) Renaming of sections or partial areas of streets should not be considered. However, portions of a public facility (such as a swimming pool) may have another name
than that of the entire facility, and
(p) Changes of names for public buildings, facilities and open spaces such as public open spaces shall only be approved when they do not violate historical or common
usage names (especially in the case of renaming cemeteries).
(q) No feature should be named after a serving local councillor or serving politician.