Tshwane Contest Names Decision

LazyLion

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The Tshwane metro is seeking leave to appeal a court order instructing it to restore the city's old street names, it was reported on Friday.

It filed papers in High Court in Pretoria applying for leave to appeal the order granted by Judge Bill Prinsloo in April, the Pretoria News reported.

Prinsloo ordered the Tshwane metro to stop removing old street names pending the finalisation of an adjudication process. He also ordered the municipality to put back the old street names it had removed.

Lobby group AfriForum brought the application for the court interdict.

According to the newspaper, the council was arguing that the judge erred in finding that, unless the interdict was granted, the old names would fall into disuse and the outcome of the review process would only be an academic process.

The Pretoria News reported that the council was asking for the application to be decide on an urgent basis, but that a date had not yet been set.


Source : Sapa /jm/aa/clh
Date : 10 May 2013 09:22
 

OrbitalDawn

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Clearly this is more important than fixing the damn traffic lights.
 

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Tshwane is being malicious: Afriforum

The Tshwane metro is using the appeals process to frustrate an order against it in the Pretoria street name saga, lobby group AfriForum said on Tuesday.

"The council is showing a pattern of malicious behaviour," AfriForum lawyer Willie Spies said in a statement.

"It will be a black day for the country when authorities are allowed to abuse appeals processes to frustrate the execution of court orders at taxpayers' expense."

He said this was why AfriForum was opposing Tshwane's application to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein.

Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa's spokesman Blessing Manale said the metro applied to the SCA on July 3.

He said it was within the metro's rights to "defend the heritage of our city".

"It is not the opposition alone who can use the courts. They have often used the courts to frustrate socio-economic development," Manale said.

"It is within our right to appeal."

On June 13, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed the Tshwane metro's application for leave to appeal against an interim order, granted in April.

That order prevented the city from removing old street names, and ordered it to re-install old signs which had already been removed.

The order was granted after an urgent application by AfriForum, pending the outcome of its application to set aside Tshwane's 2012 resolution to change the "offensive" names of 25 streets.

AfriForum said on Tuesday the High Court in Pretoria would hear the case on October 24.


Source : Sapa /aa/hdw/ks/jk
Date : 06 Aug 2013 16:03
 

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He said it was within the metro's rights to "defend the heritage of our city".


That order prevented the city from removing old street names, and ordered it to re-install old signs which had already been removed.

Well, a) what about my heritage?
And b) They're already in contempt of court for not complying with the judge's orders to have them back up by (iirc) 14 July.
 

supersunbird

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You know how to see that the ANC are retards when it comes to renaming streets and why they should leave well enough alone?

The old street names were mostly just surnames or single words (not all, but mostly), now they come and make every renamed street Name and Surname, making it harder to remember and more work to write and and and...
 

froot

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You know how to see that the ANC are retards when it comes to renaming streets and why they should leave well enough alone?

The old street names were mostly just surnames or single words (not all, but mostly), now they come and make every renamed street Name and Surname, making it harder to remember and more work to write and and and...

And now when you call the cops and they ask for the closest intersection, all you say is "eish".
 

Hemi300c

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Just give the streets numbers like in New York for eg then we can all be happy and it would be easier to find your way - OOOOOH shyt I forgot municipalities cant count past 10..........................
 

eltherza

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I used to live in Pietermaritzburg and the street names there had good meanings to what was acually on the street.

Durban road lead to durban
Commercial road had commercial buildings
Church street had a church
Loop street looped back around
Easy guess on Chapel street...
Heck, burger road has mcDonalds on it...

The excuse of "offensive apartheid names" lead to these street being renamed to things I never bothered to learn.

Since then PMB has really fallen from grace and I shudder to go back there... but it's all ok, at least the street names aren't 'offensive'.
 

Wasabee!

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I'm sure GPS companies are tired of our s**t.

Actually they sell more maps and units because of this s**t. So they rejoice. The darkies seem to think this is helping the injustices of the past, although the clever Africans see through this.

I can't want for the darkies to become Africans but that might take a few generations. Until then the ANC will probably rule and we will be fscked in every way. Btw petrol going up again tonight 32c. Lube up.
 
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