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Regional Services Councils Act, 1985 (Act No. 109 of 1985)

2. Delimitation of regions


(1) The Administrator may, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) and after consideration of a report of the Demarcation Board for Local Government Areas referred to in section 7 of the Promotion of Local Government Affairs Act, 1983 (Act 91 of 1983), by notice in the Official Gazette—
(a) delimit a region by determining and describing and from time to time altering the boundaries of the area or areas (whether such areas are contiguous or not) comprised by it;
(b) combine two or more regions (whether their areas are contiguous or not), and exercise any power referred to in paragraph (a) in respect of the combined region;
(c) include any part of the area of any region in the area of another region, whether such part is contiguous to the area in which it is included or not; and
(d) revoke the delimitation of a region.


(2) The Administrator shall exercise the powers conferred upon him in terms of subsection (1)—


(a) with the concurrence of—
(i) [sub-para. (i) deleted by Proclamation R153 of 31 October 1994].
(ii) [sub-para. (ii) deleted by s. 7 of Act 56 of 1993.]
(iii) the Minister of Finance;
(iv) [sub-para. (iv) deleted by s. 7 of Act 56 of 1993].
(b) after consultation with—
(i) the local bodies in the region or regions in question;
(ii) the council of every region affected by the proposed exercise of powers;
(iii) any other body or person that he deems necessary; and
(c) with due regard to the matters referred to in Schedule 1.


(3) The Administrator may, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) (b), assign a name to a region and determine the seat within the region of the council, which is established for the region.


(4) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), the Administrator may amend, substitute or repeal any notice referred to in subsection (1).