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What are the Different Types of Boundary Re-determinations?

The Municipal Demarcation Board undertakes three broad types of municipal outer boundary determinations where the criteria are applied deferentially and the data requirement and motivation also vary.

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The Determination and Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries

In preparations for the 2016 municipal elections, the Minister has, after consultation with the MECs responsible for local government in the provinces  . . .

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COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government in implementing the Back to Basics programme and warned of consequences for failure to do so.

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  • The Determination and Redetermination of Municipal Boundaries +

    In preparations for the 2016 municipal elections, the Minister has, after consultation with the MECs responsible for local government in Read More
  • COGTA Calls for Effective Collaboration in Implementing Back to Basics +

    Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel appealed for collaboration across the three spheres of government Read More
  • Back to Basics Through MDB's Ward Delimitation Consultative Process +

    Address by Mr Andries Nel, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the launch of the Municipal Demarcation Read More
  • What is the National Development Plan? +

    The National Development Plan is a plan for the country to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 through uniting Read More
  • Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Outlines Ward Delimitation Process Priorities +

    While awaiting the publication of the formula for the determination of the number of Councillors the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) Read More
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Municipal Infrastructure Grant Transfers

supplements municipal capital budgets to eradicate the backlog in municipal infrastructure for providing basic services to poor households.  In 2009/10 financial year 89.4% of the total MIG allocation of R8.7 billion was spent on municipal infrastructure for the provision of basic services. 

R9.7 billion is allocated for the 2010/11 financial year for the eradication of backlogs in municipal infrastructure.  This sub-programme supports the achievement of targets set in the Infrastructure Development sub-programme.