Merging municipalities makes problem bigger: iLIVE
We are now 18 years into our democracy and the government and provinces are still busy with demarcations ("Complicated demarcations", yesterday).
Time and again, such demarcations have brought little result except mayhem to the affected areas.
Residents have reacted violently to incorporations and amalgamations because of perceived lack of consultation and the fear of being disadvantaged.
Many areas become far too large to be administered in an efficient way.
In some cases, there is definitely a hidden agenda by the authorities to amalgamate municipalities and areas.
Why would anyone in their right mind weld functioning and defunct municipalities together?
It would be a better idea to sort out the problems than hide them through incorporations.