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EKURHULENI GEOGRAPHICAL NAMING AND RE-NAMING

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19/03/2018

EKURHULENI GEOGRAPHICAL NAMING AND RE-NAMING

The City of Ekurhuleni has approved the Ekurhuleni Geographical Naming and Renaming Policy (ITEM A-SRAC OC (032016) CM 22/06/2017) in June 2017. As resolved by the Policy the City of Ekurhuleni established the Ekurhuleni Geographical Naming and Renaming Committee (A-RC(SHRAC)(15-2017 ). The naming and renaming process for the City of Ekurhuleni can now be activated as per the approved legislative procedures.

The implementation procedures of the City of Ekurhuleni Naming and Renaming policy is as follows:

  1. The Geographical Naming Committee was appointed by the Office of the City Manager.
  2. The Department SRAC and Department City Planning to table all nominations for naming or renaming received to the Geographical Naming and Renaming Committee (Attached see Ekurhuleni Nomination Form)
  3. The Geographical Naming Committee will consider all nominations and make a recommendation to Council
  4. The Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee, in consultation with Section 79 SHRAC Oversight Committee, shall submit a report to municipal council for approval.
  5. A notification of the proposed new names shall be publicised in the local press notifying the public of the proposed change of name and inviting comments.Written comments on the proposed change must be received within 30 days of the date of the publication;
  6. If no objections are received the Council Resolution will stand as is, when objections are received the nomination will be re-considered by the Geographical Naming Committee and Council.

The success of naming and renaming in Ekurhuleni is based on a community participation process. The Department SRAC also plan to embark on a roadshow in May 2018 to promote the Ekurhuleni Naming and Renaming processes and procedures. Nomination forms for naming and renaming will be available at all Libraries in Ekurhuleni and on www.ekurhuleni.gov.za . Community can submit all completed naming and renaming forms to:

Department of SRAC (Sport, Recreation , Arts and Culture )

Ekurhuleni Geographical Names Committee

City of Ekurhuleni

P.O.Box 45

GERMISTON

1400

No 41 Old Magistrate's Court

Cnr Van Riebeeck and Gerrit Maritz Street

Alberton North, 1449

Tel: (011) 999- 3209

Fax: 011 999-3357

WHO MAY APPLY FOR THE APPROVAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL NAME

10.1 The following categories of institutions, bodies or persons may apply on a prescribed form (Attached) for an approval of geographical name:

a) EGNC

b) All government departments

c) Property developers, or

d) Any other person/ body/ institution

11 NAMING OF TOWNSHIPS AND STREETS

11.1 All townships established in terms of applicable legislation shall be named for purposes of identification in accordance with the following procedures: -

11.1.1 New Townships

a) All applications for township establishment whether submitted by a private developer, the municipality, provincial or national government, or any other applicant, shall include a proposed name for the township so created.

b) The proposed name shall be in accordance with the principles articulated in this policy and shall be approved simultaneously with approval of the township.

11.1.2 Existing Townships with no names and Un-Named Streets

11.1.2.1 In the case of existing townships with no names, the procedure shall be as follows: -

a) Any ideas, proposals, petitions or requests from any party must be submitted to City Planning department in the prescribed format, for registration purposes.

b) The application referred to in (a) above shall include the following information:

i) The proposed new name and the reasons for the name.

ii) A locality map showing the township proposed for naming.

ii) The applicant or requesting party's proof of legal residency or business address in the EMM as well as contact details.

c) City Planning will receive the application and subject it to the scrutiny of EGNC.

d) On the basis of the recommendation of the EGNC, a report will be submitted to Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee.

e) The Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee, in consultation with Section 79 SHRAC Oversight Committee, shall submit a report to municipal council for approval.

f) Once the name is approved, the City Planning Department erects notices on the site and at prominent strategic positions such as schools, clinics, libraries, etc, reflecting adequate details of the name, i.e. the date of implementation, the approved name and the date of the Council decision.

g) The City Planning Department shall notify all affected role-players such as the Gauteng Geographical Names Committee, Surveyor-General and Postmaster-General, the Registrar of Deeds, the SA Post Office, Telkom, the South African Police Service, Emergency Services, EMPD, the Roads Department and City Planning of any change or variation in the name of any feature in terms of Section 69(1)(a) of the Local Government Ordinance, 1939.

11.2All streets created through subdivision, township establishment, or any other procedure shall be named for purposes of identification and for purposes of providing addresses for residents of the streets so created.

11.2.1 New Streets

a) An application for subdivision or township establishment which creates new streets shall include proposed names for the streets created.

b) The proposed names shall be in accordance with the principles articulated in this policy, and shall be approved simultaneously with the subdivision or township establishment.

c) The proposed names shall be received by City Planning department, and be submitted to EGNC for verification of compliance with the policy, including clearance with GIS, as part of the circulation of the application.

11.2.2 Un-Approved and Informal Townships

a) Streets in un-approved and/or informal township shall not be named in terms of this policy unless the said township/settlement is to be regularized.

b)In the case of a regularised township a layout plan will first have to be prepared in order to create the formal streets.

12.RENAMING OF GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

12.1 Townships with existing names

a) An application for change of name of a proclaimed township must be submitted to City Planning department on a prescribed form,

b) The application referred to in (a) above shall include the following: -

i)The proposed new name and the reasons for the name.

ii)A locality map showing the township proposed for re-naming.

iii) The applicant or requesting party's proof of legal residency or business address in the City of Ekurhuleni as well as contact details.

c) On the basis of the recommendation of the EGNC, a report will be submitted to Council Section 79 Rules Committee.

d) The Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee, in consultation with Section 79 SHRAC Oversight Committee, shall submit a report to municipal council for approval.

e) Once the name is approved, the City Planning Department erects notices on the site and at prominent strategic positions such as schools, clinics, libraries, etc, reflecting adequate details of the name, i.e. the date of implementation, the approved name and the date of the Council decision.

f) The City Planning Department shall notify all affected role-players such as the Gauteng Geographical Names Committee, Surveyor-General and Postmaster-General, the Registrar of Deeds, the SA Post Office, Telkom, the South African Police Service, Emergency Services, EMPD, the Roads Department and City Planning of any change or variation in the name of any feature in terms of Section 69(1)(a) of the Local Government Ordinance, 1939.

12.2 The renaming process of an existing street name is as follows:

a) Any ideas, proposals, petitions or requests from any party must be submitted to City Planning department on the prescribed format, for registration purposes.

b) The application referred to in (a) above shall include the following information:

i) The proposed new name and the reasons for the name.

ii)A locality map showing the street proposed for renaming.

iii)The applicant or requesting party's proof of legal residency or business address in the EMM as well as contact details.

c) On the basis of the recommendation of the EGNC, a report will be submitted to Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee.

d) The Council Section 79 Rules Standing Committee, in consultation with Section 79 SHRAC Oversight Committee, shall submit a report to municipal council for approval.

e) Once the name is approved, the City Planning Department erects notices on the site and at prominent strategic positions such as schools, clinics, libraries, etc., reflecting adequate details of the name, i.e. the date of implementation, the approved name and the date of the Council decision.

f) The City Planning Department shall notify all affected role-players such as the Gauteng Geographical Names Committee, Surveyor-General and Postmaster-General, the Registrar of Deeds, the SA Post Office, Telkom, the South African Police Service, Emergency Services, EMPD, the Roads Department and City Planning of any change or variation in the name of any feature in terms of Section 69(1)(a) of the Local Government Ordinance, 1939.

g) The signage showing the old street name (crossed out below the new name) should be retained for a period not exceeding 12 months to enable members of the community to familiarise themselves with the new name.

12.3 Other Municipal Features

12.3.1 An Application for renaming any municipal features, shall be submitted formally on a prescribed application form to SHRAC and must contain the following information:

a) Details of the applicant

b) The proposed new name

c) The convincing reasons for the proposed change

12.3.2 The following shall also apply:-

a) A notification of the proposed new name shall be publicised in the local press notifying the public of the proposed change of name and inviting comments.

b) Written comments on the proposed change must be received within 30 days of the date of the publication;

For more detail information on the Ekurhuleni Naming and Renaming process , please contact Trinity Tshisevhe @ , Tel: 011 999 6835

News release issued by :

Hannelie Swart

Acting DH: ACH

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