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South Africa is to change the name of its capital city, Pretoria, to Tshwane, as part of a move to make place names more African

This isn't really news, since Tshwane has been the official municipal name for a while now. And Tshwane is semantically appropriate. But making the place more 'African'? Doesn't that imply that African-born whites who speak English or Afrikaans can't call themselves African? By the way, read down through the comments below; there's some pretty disappointing racism coming from both sides. #link