The Limpopo Provincial Geographical Names Committee [LPGNC] has called on citizens of the province to participate in application/proposal of name change processes. The LPGNC is a statutory body of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture mandated to work with stakeholders to change the geographical names landscape of the province.

It’s main office is situated in Polokwane, Capricorn District This is in line with the South African Geographical Names Council Act 118 of 1998.

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The body is calling citizens to participate in proposals/geographical names that are
names that are;
-Offensive, derogatory, apartheid names, wrongfully spelled and/or new names of:
Human Settlement (Villages, suburbs, Townships, Towns).
Post offices
Railways Station

-Natural landforms such as


Application forms are available at Municipalities through the offices of the speaker, and ward councilors.

Calls for proposals for geographical name change in Limpopo
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Meanwhile, the LPGNC has welcomed its second consecutive unqualified audit opinion for the 2022/2023 financial year. This follows the report of the Independent Auditor’s Matseba Chartered Accountants INC for the unqualified audit opinion with findings for the year ended March 2023.

“This is a significant achievement and a step in the right direction,” said LPGNC in a statement.

“The unqualified audit opinion is the second for LPGNC for the past two financial years of 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. This audit outcome should give confidence to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and the Provincial government at large that LPGNC can account for the funds it manages.

“Therefore, the Committee calls upon all its stakeholders such as communities, Contralesa, Municipal Councils, youth and women formations and individuals to be part of these initiatives, which have great potential to change lives to South Africa’s national and heritage developmental goals,” they added.

“The Matseba Chartered Accountants has noted that there was a significant improvement in the overall audit outcome when compared to prior years, with some challenges remaining particularly with the performance reporting.”