A lot can change in a century. And indeed, the world was a much different place in 1924 to what it is now.

In the case of Gqeberha, from 1924 these changes changed the role of the port city as just a transit point for goods from the interior (as to some degree it still remains for wool, citrus, manganese and so on) but also into a node for the forging and fabrication of steel, rubber and polymers into components for the nearby assembly of cars. ..

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