Tshwane to challenge street name ruling

2013-09-20 11:38

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Pretoria - The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has granted the Tshwane metro leave to appeal against a previous ruling on street names, Beeld reported on Friday.

The case between the metro and lobby group AfriForum will now reportedly be heard in front of a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

The metro turned to the court after losing a second court battle in June on changing the city's old street names.

Previously, Judge Bill Prinsloo dismissed the metro's application to appeal against a previous order in favour of AfriForum.

An urgent interdict was granted in April to AfriForum after Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa announced in a city address that Pretoria's old street signage would be permanently removed.

The metro was then ordered to put back the street names within two months, pending the outcome of a review application, and to discontinue the removal of the old names.

AfriForum's legal representative Willie Spies reportedly said on Thursday that the appeal might be heard in 2015.

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