Port Elizabeth has been named Port Elizabeth for years. CLICK HERE. It is not a matter of if Port Elizabeth will receive a name change but rather a matter of when.Gqebera, is the new name recommended for the windy city by the Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee. Email helpdesk@dispatchlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. The Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee has recommended name changes for Port Elizabeth, the airport and Uitenhage. The majority of our people love the name of the City and do not find it offensive at all. It was considered, after which it was rejected and the process continued. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? HERITAGE. Already subscribed? Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Justice and correctional services department spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said the Port Elizabeth High Court was a division of the Eastern Cape and any name changes in the province would be reflected. Nqaba Bhanga, MPL You should also have a good think about why you’d want to go to Port Elizabeth. The committee announced earlier this year that the proposed new names for Port Elizabeth, the airport and two surrounding towns were as follows: Justice and correctional services department spokesperson Chrispin Phiri said the Port Elizabeth High Court was a division of the Eastern Cape and any name changes in the province would be reflected. Not all names from the past are offensive. Phiri did not respond to questions about what the process of the name change would be. Port Elizabeth has been named Port Elizabeth for years. Covid grant & infrastructure: Ramaphosa outlines SA's economic recovery plan. The Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee’s call to change the name of Port Elizabeth to Gqebera is a slap in the face of the poor and suffering people of the province and the Democratic Alliance (DA) will never support this. The Author of each article can be found in the signature at the bottom of each individual article. After a shortlist was announced, the committee received two petitions from people who are against the name change. What this means is that if you want to go to Port Elizabeth anytime soon, you’ll want to look out for the name change. Already registered on HeraldLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Taps are running dry and farmers are losing their livestock and crops. The need for drought assistance is great, especially after the provincial department for rural development and agrarian reform only made R3,2 million available to assist farmers. This translates to more than 1,2 million people in the province who are without work. Community News and Views from Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, 10 November 2019 By //  by Port Elizabethan Leave a Comment. Countrywide more than 10 million people are now unemployed. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. Nelson Mandela Bay is one of the top 5 municipalities in South Africa when it comes to irregular expenditure and is currently ungovernable due to corruption, maladministration and violence. #FeesMustFall then and now: Activists reflect on trauma, sacrifice and what's ... Helen Zille on EFF's land claims: Most people are still paying off bank loans ... EC health MEC's university course paid for by local municipality, Durban woman arrested for murder of man found in abandoned house. Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now. Please do NOT change the name! “Should there be a name change it is conceivable the seat of the High Court of SA Eastern Cape Division in Port Elizabeth will have to reflect that change,” Phiri said. Mail them now and say NO to a name change: presidentrsa@presidency.gov.za;rofhiwam@dac.gov.za;leonahs@dac.gov.zae; Sign in with the same details. Only a DA government will not be deterred by frivolous name changes and will focus on job creation, growing the economy and delivering services to all. Notably, there’ll be some name changes in the Nelson Mandela Bay Local Municipality. The following two tabs change content below. OR - CLICK HERE to answer 5 quick questions! © 2020 Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. Please do NOT change the name! The Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee’s call to change the name of Port Elizabeth to Gqebera is a slap in the face of the poor and suffering people of the province and the Democratic Alliance (DA) will never support this. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. The millions that would be spent on name changes can be used instead to assist our farmers. 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There is so much more the government can do with money rather than changing names of cities and streets Mail them now and say NO to a name change: presidentrsa@presidency.gov.za;rofhiwam@dac.gov.za;leonahs@dac.gov.zae; … What do the names Gqebera, David Stuurman and Kariega have in common?.. It has also proposed that the acronym NU — used to demarcate sections of Motherwell township — be scrapped. Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now. This author is a 'catch-all' for occasional articles and letters written to MyPE. Changing the names of the province and Port Elizabeth must be the last thing on Premier Mabuyane’s priority list. Uitenhage’s Rosedale township will be renamed Kamesh if the committee’s  recommendation is approved. Premier Mabuyane should focus instead on making sure that the failing Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is placed under administration and that Council is dissolved and the local government elections rerun. Questions or problems? DA Eastern Cape Provincial Leader, Filed Under: Letters to the Editor Tagged With: nqaba bhanga. There is so much more the government can do with money rather than changing names of cities and streets. The name Port Elizabeth defines who we are and it has been the name identifying our Friendly City to generations of people. Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999, Port Elizabeth High Court name change possible, Justice and correctional services department spokesperson. Simply sign in below. © 2020 Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. Set your categories menu in Theme Settings -> Header -> Menu -> Mobile menu (categories) The announcement in June that the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, had approved the belated name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda was … If Port Elizabeth’s name changes to Gqebera, it is highly likely that the Port Elizabeth High Court would follow suit. EC Premier Oscar Mabuyane, who also plans to change the name of the province, is clearly out of touch with the needs of the people. The province yet again has the highest expanded rate of unemployment in the country, at 46.5%. Adversely affected by the Manganese Ore Dust? Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999. After years of public debates on name changes, the naming committee recommended that Port Elizabeth be renamed Gqebera, the airport be named after Khoi and San chief David Stuurman and Uitenhage be renamed Kariega. The Eastern Cape government will have to spend millions of rands to change the name while 36.5% of the residents of the province, according to Stats SA’s most recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey, are unemployed.

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