It’s official, Port Elizabeth is now called Gqeberha and South Africans are battling to pronounce it.
Gqeberha is the isiXhosa name for Walmer Township, one of the first and oldest Port Elizabeth townships.
Nathi Mthetwa, Arts and Culture minister announced a number of other name changes in the Eastern Cape including Uitenhage which will now be known as Kariega.
|Old name||New name||Area||Feature|
|Port Elizabeth International Airport||Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport||Nelson Mandela Bay||International airport|
|Port Elizabeth||Gqeberha||Nelson Mandela Bay||City|
|Uitenhage||Kariega||Nelson Mandela Bay||City|
|East London Airport||King Phalo Airport||Buffalo City||Airport|
|MaClear Town||Nqanqarhu||Buffalo City||Town|
|King William’s Town||Qonce||Buffalo City||Town|
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