Municipal Demarcation Board

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The districts of South Africa and metropolitan municipalities with the boundaries set by the Municipal Demarcation Board (as of 2011)

The Municipal Demarcation Board (short: MDB , German for "Municipal Demarcation Committee") is an independent South African authority to define the boundaries of municipalities, districts and electoral districts (wards). It is based in Pretoria , whose administration is also the only branch in the country.

The Municipal Demarcation Board was already provided for in Section 155 (Paragraph 3b) as an independent body in the South African constitution of 1996.

The authority received its specific legal basis with the Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act (Act No. 27/1998) and the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act (Act No. 117/1998) .

Its legislative basis also includes other legal acts of the Constitutional Court .

The Municipal Demarcation Board consists of seven to 15 people who are appointed by the President of South Africa for five years. Only the chairman works full-time for the board. There are additional staff for supporting tasks.

Chairman and Deputy

The following people were and are at the head of this authority:

  • 1999–2004: Michael Oliver Sutcliffe (Deputy: Nkaro Aldefrida Mateta)
  • 2004–2009: Vuyo Mlokoti (Deputy: Morongoa Essy Letsoalo)
  • 2009–2014: Landiwe Jackie Mahlangu (Deputy: Nondumiso Gwayi)
  • 2014–2019 (until February 19):
  • 2019 (since March 1): Thabo Moses Manyoni (Deputy: Mbali Pearl Myeni)

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. Legislation. Accessed August 9, 2019 .
  3. Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act, 1998 (Act No 27 of 1998) . (legally adjusted in the version according to the Local Government Laws Amendment Act 51 of 2002 ) on (English)
  4. ^ The Presidency: President Ramaphosa appoints members of the Municipal Demarcation Board . News from March 1, 2019 on (English)
  5. ^ Government Communication and Information System: COGTA Minister welcomes new Municipal Demarcation Board . News from March 3, 2019 on (English)