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Ethekwini boundaries reviewed

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The eThekwini municipality's boundaries were being reviewed, the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) said on Wednesday.

eThekwini municipal manager Sbu Sithole. Credit: INLSA

“Currently there are about nine major boundary change proposals that affect eThekwini northern and southern boundaries,” MDB chairman Landiwe Mahlangu said.

This was discussed at a meeting between the MDB and the eThekwini municipality on Friday.

Mahlangu said demarcation was intended to “normalise” how South African societies were structured.

“The proposal seeks to move King Shaka International Airport from eThekwini to Kwadukuza municipality,” Mahlangu said of the change affecting the northern boundary.

All political parties in the council supported this, he said.

“Also important is this municipality's willingness to work with the Ilembe district municipality to try to reach consensus around specific proposals, including the King's Gate development area,” Mahlangu said.

The board's processes would involve testing public opinion on the proposals, possibly conducting studies, and holding formal public hearings.

“It is envisaged that the process will only be completed in 2013,” Mahlangu said. - Sapa

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