Nuwe Eersterus

New Eersterust
New Eersterust
New Eersterust
New Eersterust

 New Eersterust shown within Gauteng

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%

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".


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


The most widely spoken languages are Tswana, 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. Tswaing Crater Meseum is also located in New Eersterust


Notable Citizens

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