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ANC discuss province reduction

The ANC says a panel should be hired to look at the possibility of reducing provinces in SA.

Signage for the ANC National Policy Conference 2012 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

MIDRAND - The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday recommended that a panel of experts should be appointed to look at the demarcation of provinces and whether they should be reduced.

The commission that looked at legislature and governance reported back on its deliberations during the party's policy conference in the Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

It proposed that the ANC must review and reduce the number of provinces in the country.

Chairperson of the commission Nomaindia Mfeketo said a panel must be appointed to look at the issue.

"This cannot be done through a thumb suck. The President needs to appoint a commission of people with expertise to deliberate on how to demarcate the country."

On the issue of elections, the committee decided that the current system of separate elections should be retained.