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AfriForum name change application dismissed

AfriForum’s Pretoria name change application was dismissed by the North Gauteng High Court.

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Local Politics

PRETORIA - AfriForum’s urgent application to halt the name change process in Pretoria was dismissed by the North Gauteng High Court on Monday.

In March, the Tshwane Municipality decided to change the names of 25 streets.

But the civil rights group objected to the move, claiming there was not enough public consultation on the matter.

On Monday, the municipality welcomed the court's decision, saying it would continue with the name change process.

AfriForum’s Advocate Willem Spies said the ruling was a minor setback.

He said this was only interim relief before their main application.

Several road signs have already had their names crossed out with red tape and replaced with new ones.

Spies said the municipality’s move to retain the crossed out old names for six months took away the urgency of their application.

AfriForum will file papers to review the application in the next two weeks.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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