President Ramaphosa wants to reduce the number of provinces in South Africa

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Venomous

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LOL,

Is all that one can do.

How much money will end up being spent rebranding provinces and companies AGAIN..........!
 

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It sounds like a great idea, but the domino effect of shifting each provincial border means many people will never be happy with whatever choices are made.

Its the same with international borders, best not to tamper with them, even if they are sub-optimal...
 

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After viewing the Magesrfontein memorial last week and reading up on the history of Kimberley, maybe we can move the diamond city back into the Freestate? Undoing that colonial British meddling....;)
 

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Original reason for nine provinces was to create jobs for comrades.
Underlying reason now is to seize control of the Western Cape without busing in huge numbers of voters.
I tend towards things not being thst simple.... Yes regaining the wc would be an expected outcome but it's not the sole reason an idea like this is being talked about...
 

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Sounds like a ploy to get the DA out of the Western Cape. They might want to merge all the Capes.

Practically North West + Gauteng , Northern Cape + Western Cape , Mpululanga + Limpopo seems like a good merge

Durban, Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria should act has their own independent entities
 

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It sounds like a great idea, but the domino effect of shifting each provincial border means many people will never be happy with whatever choices are made.

Its the same with international borders, best not to tamper with them, even if they are sub-optimal...
To hell with trying to please all and sundry. That's impossible. The ANC has to try and do something to improve things. Have you noticed the shambles that they caused in the past?
 

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Sounds like a ploy to get the DA out of the Western Cape. They might want to merge all the Capes.

Practically North West + Gauteng , Northern Cape + Western Cape , Mpululanga + Limpopo seems like a good merge

Durban, Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria should act has their own independent entities
We are reducing provinces here, not creating new ones.
 

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Northern Cape has just over a million inhabitants.. don’t think it will change too much politically vs 5.8m in western cape.
Pretty much the entire EC has moved to the WC already... might as well make it one. More territory for the DA if they play their cards right.
 
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