AFRICA : South Africa’s city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed to Gqeberha.

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AFRICA : South Africa’s city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed to Gqeberha.

South Africa’s city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed to “Gqeberha” drived from the “Xhosa language”, the native tongue of late political hero, Nelson Mandela.

South Africa’s Arts and culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa announced the name change on Wednesday, along with other changes to names of towns and public infrastructure.

South African’s have embraced the change, although acquiring mastery in pronouncing “Gqeberha” hasn’t come easy for non ~ speakers of xhosa.

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