Motherwell, Eastern Cape
|Municipality||Nelson Mandela Bay|
|• Total||25.86 km2 (9.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Motherwell was planned to accommodate the black squatters who were relocated from Zwide and Veeplaas, and construction began in 1984. It is the largest settlement in terms of population and land area in Port Elizabeth.
It is separated into blocks called "NU"s [Neighboring Units] (e.g.NU5 or NU8) from 1 to 13, then 29. Motherwell has a number of public schools, both at primary and secondary level. It also has a clinic; a day hospital; library; numerous public parks; community centers. Retailers such as Shoprite; Spar; Boxer Superstores; PEP, and national restaurant chains Debonairs; Steers; Kentucky Fried Chicken; and Chesa Nyama also have a presence in Motherwell.
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