The MDB is currently in the process of redetermining municipal boundaries. Members of the public will be given an opportunity to provide views and representations on the outer boundary process for class 2-4 redeterminations in due time. Members of the public are advised to be on the lookout for updates relating to the process.

CLASS 2-4 Categories are as follows:

      • Class 2 – Consolidation and Annexations: This is a medium scale boundary re-determination that may impact on a sizable geographic area, and number of voters in one or all the municipalities affected. This type of determination may impact on ward arrangements but will not materially impact on the capacities of the affected municipalities to deliver services.
      • Class 3 – Amalgamations: This type of re-determination entails a major and large-scale municipal boundary re-determination which will have a significant impact on the geographic areas, the number of voters, and the capacities of the affected municipalities, the re-determination includes the merging of adjacent municipalities or the splitting of municipal areas to create other municipal areas.
      • Class 4 – Categorization: This is a type of re-determination that involves the categorisation of any new Category A Metropolitan, Category C District and Category B Local municipalities with or without boundary changes; Category A must satisfy Section 2 of the MSA and Section 24 and 25 of the Act respectively; the Board will categorise an area that qualify to be a category A municipalities after consultation with National Minister responsible for local government, the MEC for local government in the provinces concerned, and SALGA.

Enquiries can be directed to, contact +2712 341 2481. For more information visit the MDB website