The changing municipal and provincial boundaries of Gauteng
The year 2020 marks 20 years since the final phase of local government restructuring which saw, among other things, the establishment of metropolitan government in South Africa. This map of the month outlines the evolution of municipalities in Gauteng since 2000 as well as future prospects. It is clear that although the consolidation of municipalities in 2000 was referred to as the final phase, contestation over the most appropriate shape of local government in Gauteng has continued, and is likely far from over.
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