Municipal boundary changes on the cards

2011-06-28 13:27

More than 500 municipal boundaries could be changed by the next general election, Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) chairman Landiwe Mahlangu said in Pretoria today.

Mahlangu said the board had identified the potential major and minor boundary changes.

These should be completed by early in 2013, after the MDB had received input from various stakeholders, and the process finalised by May 2013.

“We need to open up this process. We are asking those who have submissions to make, they should do so,” he said.

Those wanting to make submissions should do so by December 15.

Some of the changes could include amalgamations or a simple change of municipal boundaries to follow a feature such as a road or a river.

Mahlangu said the MDB would visit various municipalities across the country later this year to hear submissions.

The next general election is in 2014 and the next local government election is in 2016.

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