Public asked to comment on boundary changes

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PRETORIA - The Municipal Demarcation Board on Wednesday opened the public consultation process for more than 200 possible boundary changes.

The board made the announcement at its Pretoria offices ahead of the 2014 general elections.

The board’s Gabusile Gumbi-Masilela said half the demarcation changes are minor, but that extensive consultation was needed where large-scale changes were proposed.

She said some 800 boundary change applications were rejected because it would divide communities into separate municipalities.

Once the submission process is advertised, affected parties will have 21 days to make written representations.

(Edited by Katleho Mogase)