The decision by the eThekwini municipality to revise and scale down the list of name changes in the province should be lauded.
After pleas from affected communities, opposition parties and even the king of the Zulu nation himself, the ANC-led council this week did the right thing by respecting the wishes of the people.
The decision to rename certain streets and places after ANC heroes had sparked tension and threats of violence in the province.
A welcome development is that Mangosuthu Highway, Mangosuthu Technikon and Princess Magogo Stadium will not be renamed.
The decision has shown that grievances can be amicably resolved through consultation.