Nuwe Eersterus

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New Eersterust
New Eersterust is located in Gauteng
New Eersterust
New Eersterust
 New Eersterust shown within Gauteng
New Eersterust is located in South Africa
New Eersterust
New Eersterust
New Eersterust (South Africa)
New Eersterust is located in Africa
New Eersterust
New Eersterust
New Eersterust (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°24′39″S 28°8′0″E / 25.41083°S 28.13333°E / -25.41083; 28.13333Coordinates: 25°24′39″S 28°8′0″E / 25.41083°S 28.13333°E / -25.41083; 28.13333
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Tshwane
 • 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%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)

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 "Eersterus"[citation needed].


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


The most widely spoken languages are Tswana, Northern Sotho, Tsonga and Ndebele.


The township is divided in blocks A, B, C, D1, D2, E, F1, F2, F3, F4 and Soutpan and Marikana informal settlement. The Tswaing Crater Museum is also located in New Eersterust.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place New Eersterust". Census 2011.

Notable Citizens