Nuwe Eersterus

Place in Gauteng, South Africa
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; 28.13333CountrySouth AfricaProvinceGautengMunicipalityCity of TshwaneArea • Total23.64 km2 (9.13 sq mi)Population
 • Total35,059 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)Racial makeup (2011) • Black African99.2% • Coloured0.2% • Indian/Asian0.2% • White0.1% • Other0.3%First languages (2011) • Tswana27.6% • Northern Sotho22.3% • Tsonga21.5% • S. Ndebele10.4% • Other18.2%Time zoneUTC+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 "Resi/ Eersterus"[citation needed].


It was incorporated into the Gauteng province in 2004 under the jurisdiction of the Tshwane Metro. The semi-rural township is situated between the borders of Gauteng and Northwest provinces, but it has been and it is still governed by Gauteng through 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.
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