FW de Klerk Boulevard gets the nod

2015-01-28 19:40

Table Bay Boulevard was renamed on Wednesday after former president FW de Klerk, despite fierce opposition.

Cape boulevard could be named after De Klerk

2015-01-14 13:24

Table Bay Boulevard may be renamed FW de Klerk Boulevard if the Cape Town council accepts a proposal by the city's naming committee.

Should the City of Cape Town rename a street after FW de Klerk?

2014-10-01 16:23

The City of Cape Town's naming committee has invited the public to decide whether former president FW de Klerk deserves this honour or not.

ANC prioritises Pretoria name change

2013-12-30 11:11

The ANC has placed changing Pretoria's name high on its list of priorities for 2014, according to a report.

Tshwane to challenge street name ruling

2013-09-20 11:38

The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted the Tshwane metro leave to appeal against a previous ruling on street names, according to a report.

Mbombela name change challenge stalled

2013-08-26 22:02

A bid to challenge Minister Lulu Xingwana's nod for Nelspruit to be renamed Mbombela has been delayed, after a scheduling era at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Tshwane street names to remain as is

2013-06-19 22:34

Tshwane cannot be held in contempt of court for not re-installing old street name signs, the city says.

Old street names return to Pretoria

2013-06-13 16:53

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has reportedly denied an application for leave to appeal against an interdict stopping the removal of Pretoria's old street names.

Tshwane street name battle continues

2013-06-12 22:46

The Tshwane municipality will have to spend over R2.6m to re-erect old street names, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

AfriForum to oppose street names appeal

2013-05-15 15:57

The civil rights group, AfriForum, will oppose the Tshwane metro's application for leave to appeal an order instructing it to restore Pretoria's old street names.

Tshwane to fight street names ruling

2013-04-22 19:40

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

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.

Decision on Pretoria name change soon

2013-04-05 13:02

Clarity on the Tshwane/Pretoria name change issue could be expected soon, with a decision set to be announced within weeks, mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Bloem airport officially renamed

2012-12-13 00:30

President Jacob Zuma is in Bloemfontein to officially rename its International airport to Bram Fischer International Airport - as well as unveil a statue to honour former President Nelson Mandela.

Most SA youth oppose Pretoria name change

2012-10-17 13:27

Almost three in five young South Africans feel that Pretoria should not be renamed Tshwane.

Scrap offensive property names, DA urges

2012-10-03 21:17

Properties in Gauteng with racist and offensive names are hindering reconciliation in the province, the DA says.

Tshwane street name changes continue

2012-09-04 14:40

The street renaming process in Tshwane is continuing, but needs consent from the families of those whose names have been approved, the city says.

New Khoisan name for Cape Town

2012-06-25 11:15

Cape Town is set to get another name - which locals may find a bit tricky to pronounce - after the local Khoisan community proposed the name //Hui !Gaeb in honour of their late leader Dawid Kruiper.

Name changes need compromises - DA

2012-05-06 22:59

The names of streets and places should aim to reconcile and unite, rather than divide and this requires compromise all round, the DA says.

Name changes: AfriForum heads to court

2012-04-19 22:35

AfriForum says it will file an urgent court application next week in an attempt to prevent the Tshwane Metro Council from proceeding with 25 street name changes.

Don't fear name changes - Mashatile

2012-04-12 13:02

People need not fear the transformative and inclusive exercise of renaming places in South Africa, and must become involved in the debate, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile says.

Legal action over Pretoria name changes

2012-04-02 17:04

AfriForum says it will take the Tshwane municipality to court if it insists on changing 27 street names in Pretoria without a judicial review.

Pretoria name changes upset Dutch party

2012-03-29 08:27

A Dutch political party has demanded action from the Dutch cabinet in support of the retention of Afrikaans street names in Pretoria.

Mayor: We don't hate Afrikaners

2012-03-28 07:26

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.

No final deal on Pretoria name - FF+

2012-03-23 13:04

Talks about the re-naming of Pretoria and 27 of its streets are still in the early stages and there is no final agreement on these, the Freedom Front Plus has pointed out.


Already a Cape Town street named after FW

2015-01-23 09:29

There is already a street named after former president FW de Klerk in Cape Town, a report has revealed.

Makhado's name reverts back to Louis Trichardt

2014-10-31 07:43

The Limpopo town of Makhado has reverted to its old name of Louis Trichardt, according to reports.

De Klerk welcomes name change

2014-08-14 19:19

Former president FW de Klerk says he is honoured that the City of Cape Town's naming committee has recommended changing Table Bay Boulevard to his name.

No ruling on Mbombela name change

2013-11-17 18:02

It is not clear when the North Gauteng High Court will decide whether Mpumalanga's capital city keeps its name or changes it from Mbombela back to Nelspruit.

Zuma lauds progress to national unity

2013-09-10 23:29

President Jacob Zuma has lauded South Africans for showing maturity in accepting post-apartheid changes to the country's heritage sites.

Mbombela name change challenged

2013-08-26 08:08

Mpumalanga residents and Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism are challenging the changing of Nelspruit's name to Mbombela at the North Gauteng High Court.

ANC disappointed in name change saga

2013-06-14 21:15

The ANC Tshwane regional executive committee has expressed disappointment at a court ruling against it in the Pretoria street name saga.

Pretoria court to rule on street names

2013-06-13 09:02

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria will rule in an application for leave to appeal against an interdict preventing the removal of old Tshwane street names.

Premier: North West needs name change

2013-05-23 14:22

North West province needs a name change and should no longer be a 'direction' or a position on a compass, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Tshwane contests street names ruling

2013-05-10 10:32

The Tshwane metro is seeking leave to appeal a court order instructing it to restore the city's old street names pending the finalisation of an adjudication process, according to a report.

Court rules against Tshwane in naming row

2013-04-19 17:52

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.

Creative ideas for Gugs street names...

2013-01-23 06:44

Residents of Gugulethu in Cape Town have been creative in their suggestions for replacing apartheid-era street names.

Pretoria name change halted for now

2012-12-06 10:48

The ongoing Pretoria name-change saga has been put on ice following unexpected support for the preservation of the name and political wrangling, according to a report.

Emotions high over Pretoria name debate

2012-10-08 10:13

Emotions have run high over the weekend when scores of people attended public meetings about Pretoria's proposed name change.

CT to rename 'Native Yard' street

2012-09-20 12:30

The first of the apartheid-era street names in Gugulethu, Cape Town, will be renamed Stephen Biko Drive, a report says.

New Cape Town street names proposed

2012-07-18 22:13

A proposal for several Cape Town street name changes has been finalised and sent to mayor Patricia de Lille, the City says.

Port Shepstone name change proposed

2012-06-08 11:25

Business leaders in Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast say a proposal by the Hibiscus Coast Municipality to change the town's name will be an expensive and pointless exercise.

Pretoria name changes going ahead

2012-04-30 17:19

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled against an application by AfriForum for an urgent court interdict preventing the City of Tshwane from changing 25 street names.

Finality on Pretoria name by June

2012-04-12 14:16

There should be finality by June on whether Tshwane would be gazetted as the new name for the city of Pretoria, says Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile.

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.

Pretoria street changes 'will cost millions'

2012-03-31 07:31

Pretoria street name changes will cost residents millions of rands, says the Freedom Front Plus.

Tempers flare at renaming meeting in CT

2012-03-28 08:47

Cape Town residents have accused the city council of sidelining Afrikaners in a street renaming process, but the city says the suggestions had come from the public.

Mayor to tackle Pretoria name issue

2012-03-26 14:38

Pretoria's name change is expected to top the agenda in mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa's state of the city address, according to a report.

Pretoria's name to stay as it is

2012-03-23 08:30

The name Pretoria is set to remain, but the names of about 27 streets in the city will be changed, the ANC has reportedly decided.

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