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Tlokwe Local Municipality

Posted on 07 December 2011 by Gaurav Malik

Tlokwe Local Municipality (before February 2007, Potchefstroom Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District MunicipalityNorth West ProvinceSouth Africa. The seat of the local municipality is Potchefstroom.

The most widely accepted theory on the origin of the name Potchefstroom is that the name is composed of three words: Potgieter, chef and stroom. The first syllable is that of Potgieter, the second from the fact that he was a “chef” or a leader of the emigrants, and the third signifying the Mooi River. The complete name “Potgieter” was gradually shortened to “Pot”.[3]

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