Exciting news! South Africa is getting a new ‘coastal city’

Exciting news! South Africa is getting a new ‘coastal city’

The small town of Port St Johns is likely to become a new coastal city ‘thanks to its rich history and heritage’.

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Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa recently made several changes to the names of towns, cities, and airports in the Eastern Cape.

The government has already gazetted the changes of geographical names in the Eastern Cape.

Port Elizabeth, is now known as Gqeberha. The Port Elizabeth International Airport also got a name change. It will, for now, be called Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport.

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However, do you know about the new ‘coastal city’?

COGTA confirmed there will be a new city by the beach in that part of town.

 Port St Johns is between Durban and East London – a stretch of land where there’s no major city.

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It is situated 220 kilometres northeast of East London. Mthatha is also close with an hour’s drive. 

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Source: PSJ on Twitter

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