The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture has gazetted new name changes for South Africa, including two towns in the Eastern Cape.
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According to BusinessTech, Fort Beaufort will now be called KwaMaqoma, while Somerset East will now be called KwaNojoli.
In addition, the department is also changing the name of Brooksnek village in the province to Ben Mbizweni.
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The last couple of years have seen a number of name changes take place, including new names for Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), King Williamstown (Qonce) and Uitenhage (Kariega).
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THE LATEST NAME CHANGES AS BELOW:
|Old name||New name||Province||Feature|
|Fort Beaufort||KwaMaqoma||Eastern Cape||Town|
|Somerset East||KwaNojoli||Eastern Cape||Town|
|Brooksnek||Ben Mbizweni||Eastern Cape||Village|