Name change briefing cancelled

2010-01-28 15:09

kalahari.com

Pretoria - A media briefing on geographical name changes was cancelled at the last minute on Thursday because of "technical aspects" in the source document, the department of arts and culture said.

"The decision to cancel the briefing was taken after the deputy minister studied the documents presented to him and identified some technical aspects that required further attention before any pronouncements on name-changes could be made," the department said in a statement.

"An announcement will be made as soon as all the technical matters have been dealt with to the satisfaction of minister Lulu Xingwana and deputy minister Paul Mashatile."

The briefing was called in the same week the civil rights initiative AfriForum and the Freedom Front Plus slammed attempts to change the name of Pretoria to Tshwane before the World Cup.

Major protests will be planned

"This organisation also intends to launch major protest actions before, during and after the World Cup soccer tournament if the name were to be changed," chief executive officer Kallie Kriel said on Wednesday.

He said legal action would also be taken.

AfriForum was responding to a report in Beeld, according to which the ANC was in urgent talks with Xingwana to "get rid of" the name Pretoria before the World Cup.

The Freedom Front Plus argued that the planned name change would create division among South Africans.

"If all South Africans want to live alongside each other, they will have to respect each other's cultures, heritage and diversity and will have to help build a new shared heritage," said FF Plus leader in Gauteng Jaco Mulder.

He said the FF Plus and civil organisations such as Solidarity, AfriForum and the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Associations had for years fought to retain the name of Pretoria.

"The party will shortly be in court again, alongside AfriForum, to rescue Pretoria's street names," he said.
- SAPA

Read more on:    afriforum  |  ff+  |  name changes
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SA men take relay silver

2014-07-25 23:12

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Friday Cape Town - 16:15 PM
    Road name: Wet Weather
    RAIN across the greater Cape Town area - drive with care and use headlights - Allow Extra Tavel Time
  • Friday Kuils River - 09:28 AM
    Road name: Polkadraai Road Eastbound
    ROADWORKS between the R102 Van Riebeeck Road and the R310 Baden Powell Drive exit - DELAYS
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Bold 9790

Bold Design The BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone combines the iconic BlackBerry...

From R2508.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The day may have a fluctuating sensitive energy to begin with, but later when the Moon moves into dramatic and creative Leo you...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.