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Municipal Demarcation Board adds new ward to KwaDukuza

MDB spokesperson Barileng Dichabe said ward 30 had been added because Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs had determined that KwaDukuza now needed 59 councillors, one more than in 2016.

Ward boundaries have changed in KwaDukuza since the 2016 elections, meaning voters will need to get clued up on where to cast their votes come November 1.

This year the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) announced the addition of a new ward within KwaDukuza, Ward 30, in the Ballito area.

Changes to wards are made by the MDB to ensure an equal number of registered voters in each ward. This may not vary by more than 15%.

MDB spokesperson Barileng Dichabe said ward 30 had been added because Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs had determined that KwaDukuza now needed 59 councillors, one more than in 2016.

The retention of wards as they were in previous elections are not always possible, especially in municipal areas where the number of wards increase or decrease.

The number of registered voters for KwaDukuza in 2016 was 128 633, up from 2014’s 119 268. There are 139 398 registered voters for the 2021 elections.

Ward 30 is made up of Zimbali, Seaward Estate, Townsend Park, the business area behind Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Umhlali Golf Estate, Caledon Estate, Ballito Gardens, Manor Estates and part of Compensation. The voting station will be at Townsend Park.

Additional changes were made to a number of wards throughout KwaDukuza

With changes made to 23 wards, it is recommended that residents check where they are registered to vote by visiting the IEC’s voter information centre at www.elections.org.za/pw/Voter/Voter-Information.

You will need your South African Identification Number and must already be registered to vote.

Wards which have not changed since the 2016 elections include wards 2, 8, 11, 12, 19, 24 and 25.

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