An application has been made to the Limpopo Provincial Geographical Names Committee (LPGNC) to rename Danie Joubert Street in Tzaneen to former Miss SA Ndavi Nokeri Street.

Nokeri who is from Gavaza village in Tzaneen, Mopani District was crowned Miss South Africa in 2022. She received a heroic three-day welcome which included breakfast by the premier of Limpopo, Stanley Mathabatha accompanied by MECs. This was followed by a street parade in and around the City of Polokwane and a welcome ceremony in Tzaneen.

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The application is one of the 11 proposed name changes within the Tzaneen Municipality sent to the LPGNC. It was submitted by Mr Vukosi Mathale.

TZANEEN STREET TO BE RENAMED AFTER FORMER MISS SA NDAVI NOKERI?

The Limpopo Provincial Geographical Names Committee is set to have a consultative meeting with the Tzaneen Municipality on Friday, 24 November over the name change proposals. This also includes the proposal of the Ndavi Nokeri Street.

This also includes an application by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba for the name change of Makgoebaskloof Dam to Makgobaskloof Dam.

DA LIMPOPO OPPOSING NAME CHANGE PROPOSALS

The DA on Wednesday also indicated that it would challenge the application for the proposal to change Tzaneen to Tshaneng Town. As well as Haenertsburg to Bjatladi GA-Makgoba. Both these two applications were made by Mr Jimmy Khubjana.

“While redress is crucial, Haenertsburg and Tzaneen were not established through a war or any displacement of local people,” said the DA.

‘The DA will introduce an online petition to the community of Tzaneen, who is already outraged by this process. [We] will submit it to the Name Change Committee and the parliamentary petitions committee. As well as to the Limpopo Provincial Geographical Names Committee.”

Full list of name change proposals: 

 Call for Joubert Street in Tzaneen to be renamed after former Miss SA Ndavi Nokeri