ANC to decide on province demarcations

The ANC says the president has commissioned an investigation into the structure of the provinces.

FILE: The ANC says the president has commissioned an investigation into the structure of the provinces. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says delegates attending its National General Council next month will decide whether South Africa's provinces should remain in their current state or whether they should be reconfigured to accommodate the shifting dynamics.

The ANC says the president has commissioned an investigation into the structure of the provinces and the move to review it is not a veiled plan to regain control of the Western Cape.

Head of the party's Governance Committee Nomaindia Mfeketo says the Western Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng have borne the burden of heavy migration.

She says these provinces need to be compensated but the former apartheid homelands also need special attention.

"What would be the benefits and the disadvantages of reducing provinces; we'll take it from there because that will not come from the ANC members, that needs to come from citizens. It's talking about making sure that you share resources equally."