Tshwane working to finalise street renaming process

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane is hoping to finalise the process of renaming 27 streets by the end of June 2012.

The announcement was made by the city's executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa during his State of the City Address on Tuesday.

"The city commenced with the process of renaming the 27 [streets] in order to bring in inclusivity in the names of the core capital streets in 2007.

"In spite of successfully concluding the mandatory participation process, the city never finalised the renaming process and we wish to conclude this process by the end of this financial year. We are encouraged by the sheer determination and resoluteness of all parties represented in council to conclude this matter in a manner that realises social cohesion and undermines racial faultiness," he said.

The financial year ends on June 30 for municipalities.

With regard to the Tshwane/Pretoria name change, Ramokgopa said: "We will be seeking audience with the Minister of Arts and Culture to provide clarity on his assertion for further consultation.

"It should be remembered that council has fulfilled all its legislative obligations on this matter and it is now in the hands of the Minister to give final determination. We will commit to inform the residents of Tshwane and the country on the outcomes of our engagement with the Minister."