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 is a township in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which is the metropolitan area comprising Port Elizabeth, Despatch, Uitenhage and other surrounding towns.
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) With NU 5,6,7 having the most expensive houses 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.
- "Main Place Motherwell". Census 2011.
- "Motherwell Urban Renewal Programme". Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "distance between Port Elizabeth and Motherwell - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-07-08.