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WHAT HAP­PENED SINCE NAME CHANGES are such an emo­tional is­sue for many peo­ple, it’s nat­u­ral that the me­dia re­ported widely on the Louis Trichardt is­sue. The Ap­peal Court found that the pro­posed name change from Louis Trichardt to Makhado was faulty, be­cause not enough res­i­dents had been con­sulted, and ruled that the old name be re­in­stated. The town coun­cil is in two minds about whether it should take the is­sue fur­ther.

WHAT OTH­ERS SAID BEELD said that even if the town was even­tu­ally named Makhado, it’s clear from the judg­ment that democ­racy in SA “is al­ler­gic to uni­lat­eral de­ci­sions that are forced on peo­ple”. The pa­per said it was an op­por­tu­nity for Pallo Jor­dan, as the Min­is­ter con­cerned, to in­tro­duce a proper all-in­clu­sive work­ing method for such is­sues. Rap­port said that name changes cre­ated di­vi­sions be­tween peo­ple and wasted a lot of money.

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