Port Elizabeth is now known as Gqeberha

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The decision to rename Port Elizabeth has been approved as announced by Arts and Culture minister Nathi Mthetwa.

The changes were published in a government gazette on Tuesday (23 February). The gazette also includes a number of spelling corrections for existing geographical names as well as official registrations of new names.

All of the changes are being made in the Eastern Cape province. The most notable change is for Port Elizabeth, which is now known as Gqeberha.

The Port Elizabeth International Airport has also had its name changed to the Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport.

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