The Geographical Names Bank is a database consisting of approved geographical names for the City of
Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality area. The approved names will be utilised to name public places and
streets that have not been named yet. In order to populate the Geographical Names Bank the community of
Tshwane is invited to submit proposed names for approval by Council.
Any person, community or organisation within the boundaries of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
is entitled to propose new names for the Geographical Names Bank.
All proposed names must be accompanied by information on the language of origin, meaning of the name
and proof of the source of the name. Proposed names should be in line with the Local Geographical Names
Policy, which is available on the City of Tshwane website http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/Departments/
In order to avoid duplication, proposed names should first be verified against the Tshwane street names
search form at the following link:http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/Departments/City-Planning-and-Development/
Proposed names can be submitted to the City Planning and Development Department, Toponymy Office,
Isivuno Building, Room 10 001, 143 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria, or email@example.com, or at the
office of the Chairperson of the Local Geographical Names Committee at HB Phillips Building, 5th Floor,
Room 504, 320 Bosman Street, Pretoria, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries in this regard may be directed to:
Busisiwe T. Hlongwane at 012 358 4571 or at 012 358 5449.
Alderwoman Karen Meyer
Chairperson: Local Geographic Names Committee