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Formerly Port Elizabeth, now Gqeberha.

Formerly Port Elizabeth, now Gqeberha.

The Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee defended its decision to approve the name Gqeberha for Port Elizabeth, despite the fact that, at the time of the proposal, there was a Gqeberha High School in the same city.

The committee previously said the proposed name for East London – Gompo, was rejected because there is a township in East London named Gompo.

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