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/ 2 November 2010

Ramokgopa takes over from aunt as Tshwane mayor

Kgosientso “Sputla” Ramokgopa was elected mayor of Tshwane on Tuesday over Democratic Alliance candidate Gerhardus Pretorius by 92 votes to 49 votes. The Mail and Guardian had established in July that outgoing mayor Gwen Ramokgoba’s nephew was tipped to take the position. A committee member that wanted to remain anonymous said, “These are the rewards […]

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/ 13 May 2008

Mandela warns against divisiveness in SA

Former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday warned against ”destructive divisiveness” in the country. ”Remember the horror from which we come.” Mandela was speaking shortly after receiving the Freedom of the City from Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa at a private ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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/ 14 March 2008

Pretoria mayor on crime, power saving

Although crime in public places has decreased, there has been an increase of crime in residential areas, Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa said on Friday. Delivering her State of the City address at the council offices in Pretoria, the mayor said that the city is concerned about the increase in ever more violent crimes in residential areas.

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/ 6 February 2008

Tshwane outlines power-saving plans

All traffic lights at the 788 controlled intersections in Pretoria are to be retrofitted with light-emitting diodes and later backed up to solar power, the Tshwane metropolitan council said on Wednesday. This followed meetings between mayor Gwen Ramokgopa and big business outlining the council’s plans to deal with the electricity crisis.

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/ 29 August 2007

ANC reaction to name-change ruling slammed

Opposition political parties on Wednesday expressed shocked at the reaction of local African National Congress (ANC) leaders on the ruling of the Pretoria High Court preventing the name Pretoria being replaced with Tshwane on road signs. On Tuesday the court granted an urgent interim interdict to the Freedom Front Plus and AfriForum.