ARTICLES RELATING TO KGOSIENTSO RAMOKGOPA

Probe into Pretoria power cuts

2014-07-03 05:48

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says criminal investigations into Pretoria's electricity substation vandalism will include municipal employees.

Cops flee sjambok-wielding protesters

2014-06-17 14:48

Tshwane metro police officers have rushed to remove their vehicles as sjambok-wielding protesters marched in Pretoria central.

Stop damaging infrastructure, urges mayor

2014-02-27 07:43

Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has urged service delivery protesters to stop damaging infrastructure, saying this infrastructure is meant to help them.

Hammanskraal residents get title deeds

2013-10-05 18:26

More than 2000 residents of the Kanana Section in Hammanskraal have been handed title deeds.

Archbishop visits Mandela

2013-06-25 17:32

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has left the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is still in a critical condition.

Mayor makes 'cordial' visit to Kleinfontein

2013-05-29 22:42

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has visited the controversial Afrikaners-only community of Kleinfontein outside Rayton, east of Pretoria, an official says.

Tshwane to fight street names ruling

2013-04-22 19:40
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The Tshwane metro will appeal a decision by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria interdicting the removal of old street signs, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Court to rule on Pretoria name change row

2013-04-18 08:10
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Judgment on a bid for an urgent interdict against the removal of street names in Pretoria will be given this week, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Cosatu impressed with Tshwane financials

2013-04-06 18:44

The Congress of South African Trade Unions says it is impressed with the City of Tshwane's healthy financial report.

Municipality warned before art theft - DA

2012-11-12 17:07

The Tshwane metro had been repeatedly warned about the lack of adequate security measures at the Pretoria Art Museum, the Democratic Alliance claims.

Crowds gather for Women's Day event

2012-08-09 12:52

Hundreds of people gathered in central Pretoria for the beginning of the annual Women's Day commemorations.

Cleaning up Pretoria painful - mayor

2012-07-16 20:59

Efforts to clean up Pretoria city centre will be a painful process that must be tackled, says Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

Ramokgopa touted as Mmemezi’s replacement

2012-07-11 16:03

ANC Tshwane regional chairperson and Mayor Sputla Ramokgopa has become the frontrunner to replace disgraced former Gauteng housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Tshwane mayor not talking to IFP MP

2012-06-01 11:05

IFP MP Koos van der Merwe has laid a criminal charge against Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for allegedly ignoring him for four months.

Zuma arrives for Freedom Day celebration

2012-04-27 11:20

President Jacob Zuma has arrived at the Union Buildings in Pretoria for the annual Freedom Day celebration, joining scores of people who had converged earlier.

Pretoria street changes 'will cost millions'

2012-03-31 07:31
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Pretoria street name changes will cost residents millions of rands, says the Freedom Front Plus.

Mayor to tackle Pretoria name issue

2012-03-26 14:38
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Pretoria's name change is expected to top the agenda in mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa's state of the city address, according to a report.

No crisis in Tshwane, says mayor

2012-01-31 21:30

The Tshwane metro has denied that municipal departments have been placed under administration due to poor performance and corruption.

Proposed Pretoria name change slated

2011-11-22 22:34

Political parties and civic rights bodies have condemned reported plans to rename Pretoria as Tshwane before the end of 2012.

Pretoria will become Tshwane - mayor

2011-11-22 11:33
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Pretoria will be renamed Tshwane by the end of 2012, irrespective of the cost or opposition to the move, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Gauteng ANC worried about anarchists

2011-10-05 14:24

A "notorious gang of anarchists" is attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC, the party has said.

Engineers decide on fate of Schubart Park

2011-10-04 20:23

Engineers will assess what should happen with the Schubart Park flats in central Pretoria, says Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

ANC Tshwane's take two

2011-10-02 17:27

ANC members in the Tshwane region have elected two sets of leaders at two separate conferences.

Tshwane head earns more than Zuma

2011-07-29 10:29
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The new Tshwane municipal manager will earn more than President Jacob Zuma, after a "market-related" annual package of up to R2.7m was approved by council.

Tshwane to crack down on Easter drivers

2011-04-20 20:07

Holiday makers passing through Tshwane over Easter can expect stringent law enforcement as the city deploys about 300 police officers.

 

Pretoria blackouts work of saboteurs - mayor

2014-07-02 19:27

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says electricity blackouts in Centurion, south of Pretoria, have been caused by saboteurs.

Vendors bring Pretoria to a standstill

2014-06-17 14:33

Shops in central Pretoria have closed their doors as hundreds of hawkers protested in the city centre.

ANC prioritises Pretoria name change

2013-12-30 11:11
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The ANC has placed changing Pretoria's name high on its list of priorities for 2014, according to a report.

Prayers, songs for Mandela

2013-06-27 21:17

The words "Nelson Mandela, there's no one like him" reverberated through the Pretoria Art Museum during a prayer meeting.

Tshwane street names to remain as is

2013-06-19 22:34
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Tshwane cannot be held in contempt of court for not re-installing old street name signs, the city says.

Mayor on Kleinfonetin fact-finding mission

2013-05-28 15:53
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Tshwane's Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa will visit the Afrikaners-only community of Kleinfontein outside Rayton, but his office says it is not is not a law enforcement exercise, but is aimed at fact-finding.

Court rules against Tshwane in naming row

2013-04-19 17:52
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The Tshwane metro has been ordered to stop removing old street names in Pretoria for the time being, and to put back names it has removed within two months.

Pretoria's old street names stay for now

2013-04-17 22:03

A North Gauteng High Court judge has granted an interim interdict stopping the City of Tshwane from removing old street name signs pending the outcome of the review application process.

Integrated transport necessary - mayors

2012-10-22 09:28

There is a need for an integrated transport system for the Gauteng municipalities of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and the City of Johannesburg, their mayors have said.

Fire damages Tshwane mayor's house

2012-07-29 16:34

The home of Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has been slightly damaged by a fire, officials say.

Re-energise Tshwane youth unit: ANCYL

2012-07-11 21:01

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa should appoint a new board for the Youth Development Unit, says the ANC Youth League.

Tshwane mayor stands up vendors

2012-06-05 19:09

Hundreds of informal traders who'd gathered in Pretoria, have left disappointed after hearing that Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa would not receive a memorandum of their demands.

Buthelezi skips celebrations, says IFP ignored

2012-04-27 18:00

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has not attended the Freedom Day celebration in Pretoria because his party's role in the struggle against apartheid was not recognised.

Tshwane metro 'changed naming policy'

2012-04-11 10:06

The ANC-controlled City of Tshwane changed a policy requiring public consultation on street names just weeks before new names were approved, according to a report.

Mayor: We don't hate Afrikaners

2012-03-28 07:26
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There has been no final decision on Pretoria's name and Afrikaners are not being targeted in the process to change street names, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Tshwane mayor defends 7 'protectors'

2012-02-05 21:15

Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has hit back at reports that he has seven bodyguards.

Mayors' salaries to top R1m

2011-12-20 21:45

Salaries of mayors of the country’s major cities will top R1m for the first time after a 5% increase - backdated to July.

Pretoria name change 'to divert attention'

2011-11-22 12:48

The Freedom Front Plus says the Tshwane mayor's comment about changing Pretoria's name is a political smokescreen to divert attention away from service delivery issues.

Probe into Tshwane top cop continues

2011-11-02 17:34

An Independent Complaints Directorate probe into claims of criminal conduct by Tshwane metro deputy police chief Ndumiso Jaca is continuing.

Protector probing Tshwane mayor

2011-10-04 22:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating allegations of corruption, mismanagement and nepotism against Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa.

Fake plates cop put on special leave

2011-10-04 16:30

The Tshwane deputy metro police chief has been placed on three month's special leave amid allegations he used the same number plate for his motorbike and car.

Schubart Park residents to be moved

2011-09-22 19:00

Some residents of Schubart Park will be relocated after violent protests at the block of flats in Pretoria, the City of Tshwane has said.

Tshwane: ANC, DA fish in enemy waters

2011-05-15 18:20

The ANC and DA have both indulged in heavy election fishing in enemy waters to ensure they capture the City of Tshwane on election day.

ANCYL fed up with Tshwane leadership

2011-02-25 20:37

The ANC Youth League in Pretoria has criticised the party's regional leadership for the manner in which it runs the region.

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