District - South Africa

South Africa

Main article: Districts of South Africa

In South Africa, the district municipality forms the layer of government below the provinces. A district municipality is in turn divided into several local municipalities.

This structure varies in the eight largest urban areas:

  1. Bloemfontein (seat of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality),
  2. Cape Town (City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality),
  3. Durban (seat of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality),
  4. East London / King Williams Town (seat of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality),
  5. East Rand (seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality),
  6. Johannesburg (City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality),
  7. Port Elizabeth incl. Uitenhage (seat of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality) and
  8. Pretoria (seat of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality),

where a metropolitan municipality replaces both a district and a local municipality.

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