Nuwe Eersterus

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New Eersterust
New Eersterust is located in Gauteng
New Eersterust
New Eersterust
 New Eersterust shown within Gauteng
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Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
Established {{#property:P571}}
 • Total 23.64 km2 (9.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 35,059
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.2%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 27.6%
 • Northern Sotho 22.3%
 • Tsonga 21.5%
 • S. Ndebele 10.4%
 • Other 18.2%

New Eersterust (Nuwe Eersterus) is a township in northwestern Gauteng province, South Africa, about 39 km northwest of Pretoria. It is bordered to the west by Soshanguve and to the east by Hammanskraal. The township is commonly known as "Eestrus"[citation needed].


It was incorporated into the Gauteng province in 2004 under the jurisdiction of the Tshwane Metro.


The township is one of the most underdeveloped in the Tshwane Area. The township is known for its nightlife and party scene. Weekends are never completed without parties.[citation needed]


The mostly widely spoken language is Tswana, since New Eersterust boasts with 4 primary schools with SeTswana as a medium of instruction, 1 high school and a secondary school.[citation needed]


The township is divided in blocks A, B, C, D1, D2, E, F1, F2, F3, F4 and Soutpan, where the Tswaing crater museum is situated. The museum is situated 3 km away from the bustling township centre.


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