West Rand urged to attend hearings on merging municipalities

2015-07-20 14:44

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Johannesburg - All West Rand residents should take part in the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) public meetings on the merging of four municipalities into a single metropolitan municipality, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday.

"The meetings form part of the process the MDB uses to consider Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s request to merge the Merafong, Westonaria, Randfontein and Mogale City municipalities into a single metropolitan area," provincial chairperson, Solly Msimanga, said in a statement.

The meetings were scheduled for this week:
- Tuesday: Randfontein IEC hall at 10:00
- Wednesday: Westonaria Banquet Hall at 10:00
- Thursday: Mogale City Krugersdorp Centenary Hall at 10:00
- Friday: Merafong Civic Centre Carletonville at 10:00

"We have on a number of instances placed on record that merging dysfunctional municipalities with functional ones will not improve service delivery, nor will it improve people’s quality of life," Msimanga said.

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