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AfriForum continues fight against street name changes

AfriForum is adamant to fight the changing of street names in Tshwane.

AfriForum is adamant to fight the changing of street names in Tshwane.
AfriForum,Pretoria,Kallie Kriel,pretoria name changes
Local

PRETORIA - AfriForum said on Monday it will still forge ahead with plans to have the decision to change street names in Pretoria reviewed.

The North Gauteng High Court dismissed the organisation's urgent application on Monday to stop the name change process pending the outcome of its main court battle.

AfriForum's Kallie Kriel said they plan to serve papers on the Tshwane Municipality within the next two weeks to have the name change decision reviewed.

The council chose at its meeting in April to change the names of 25 streets in the capital city.

AfriForum objected, saying there was not enough public participation.

This claim was dismissed by the municipality.

The organisation approached the court last week, after the city had started implementing the council's decision.

It said the urgency of its recent application was negated because the municipality retained the old street names directly below the new signs.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)


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