- Apr 5, 2004
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A petition titled “Keep the name Port Elizabeth” was circulated on social media and garnered about 26,000 signatures.
However, the petition — despite the signatures — was counted as a single objection
Agree.They tried it with Grahamstown, and it's still known as Grahamstown. Same with Bloemfontein, Nelspruit etc...
- Port Elizabeth airport is now Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport
- East London airport is now the King Phalo Airport
- Port Elizabeth itself is now Gqeberha
- Uitenhage is now Kariega
- King William’s Town is now Qonce
- Maclear is now Nqanqarhu