Any attempt by the South African National Geographical Names Council to consider the name-change request to change Potchefstroom to Tlokwe will result in court action, Action Potchefstroom said on Wednesday. Spokesperson for the civic organisation Theo Venter said the request for the name change was fundamentally flawed.
"This year's fashion week will be different," says Luke Radlott, an assistant designer for Black Coffee, talking about the 11th annual Sanlam South African Fashion Week that started on Wednesday. The yearly fashion spectacular runs until Saturday at Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre.
Theft of artifacts and "heritage objects" from museums, galleries and churches is on the rise, said Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan on Monday. "Unfortunately, many of these items have not been recovered," he said in response to questions in Parliament.
The news of the death of South African reggae star Lucky Dube in a botched hijacking attempt in Johannesburg has drawn strong reaction from around the world. As he was leaving for the World Cup in France, President Thabo Mbeki made an appeal to South Africans to confront the "scourge" of crime together.