MDBs WARD DELIMITATION PROCESS GAINS MOMENTUM
In an effort to obtain
stakeholder support on the ward delimitation process, the Municipal Demarcation
Board (MDB) is engaging all key stakeholders, which includes amongst others
Mayors, MECs, as well as Municipal Managers. The objective is to ensure that
our stakeholders are empowered and get a clear understanding of the process of
years, the MDB delimits wards in metropolitan and local municipalities for
electoral purposes. To this end, the MDB will conduct technical sessions with
municipalities to configure draft wards between September and October 2019.
commences with the publication of formulae to calculate the number of
councilors by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)
and thereafter the publication of the number of councilors by the provincial
MEC’s responsible for local government. ,.
Thus far the Minister Dr. Nkosazana
Dlamini-Zuma published the formulae in July 2019 and six provinces have
published the number of Councillors, namely:
- North West
- Western Cape
- Eastern Cape and
- Free State
CURRENT STATUS OF THE WARD DELIMITATION PLAN
above, the MDB will now focus on the technical sessions with all Provinces,
thereafter a nationwide public consultations on the first draft set of wards
will commence from January 2020. Details of these consultations will be communicated
towards the beginning of January 2020.
of a robust public participation, MDB appeals to all stakeholders to embrace
the ward delimitation process and familiarise themselves with process in order
to participate meaningfully.
on the Ward Delimitation Process can be obtained on the MDB website, www.demarcation.org.za