Makhado's name reverts back to Louis Trichardt

2014-10-31 07:43
The North Gauteng High Court. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

The North Gauteng High Court. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

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Johannesburg - The Limpopo town of Makhado has reverted to its old name of Louis Trichardt, The Star reported on Friday.

This came after the minister of arts and culture and disgruntled residents, known as the Chairpersons Association, reportedly reached an agreement that was made a court order on Thursday.

In terms of the agreement, the minister agreed that his decision to approve the name change be set aside.

According to Beeld, the agreement was made an order by the North Gauteng High Court.

The Star reported that according to court papers, the chairperson of the SA Geographical Names Council was satisfied that adequate consultations were held prior to deciding to change the town's name.

However the relevant local and provincial geographical names committees reportedly failed to ensure proper records of these consultations were kept.

"As a result, these records cannot be placed before court to prove on a balance of probabilities that consultations indeed took place in compliance with the [SA Geographical Names Council] Act," lawyer Doris Tshepe told the court.

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