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Schedule 1 - Definitions of Provinces

Part 1

[Schedule 1 amended by s. 11 (a) of Act 2 of 1994.]

THE PROVINCE OF KWAZULU/NATAL

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of 1944)

Alfred
Babanango
Bergville
Camperdown
Chatsworth
Dannhauser
Dundee
Durban
Eshowe
Estcourt
Glencoe
Hlabisa
Impendle
Inanda
Ingwavuma*
Ixopo
Klip River

Kranskop
Lions River
Lower Tugela
Lower Umfolozi
Mapumulo*
Mhlabatini*
Mooi River
Mount Currie(1)
Msinga*
Mtonjaneni
Mtunzini
Ndwedwe*
New Hanover
Newcastle
Ngotshe
Nkandhla*
Nongoma*

Nqutu*
Paulpietersburg
Piet Retief (2)
Pietermaritzburg
Pinetown
Polela
Port Shepstone
Richmond
Ubombo
Umbumbulu*
Umlazi*
Umvoti
Umzinto
Underberg
Utrecht
Vryheid
Weenen

PONGOLA

From the north-western beacon of Portion 45 (Diagram A 4265/55) of thefarm Pongola 61 HU on the boundary between the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland; thence east along the said boundary between the Republic of SouthAfrica and Swaziland to the north-eastern corner of the farm Devils Dive 79 HU, thence generally south along the said boundary to the south-easterncorner of the farm Lebombo's Poort 92 HU, thence generally west along the middle of the Pongola River, to the south-eastern corner of the farm Zwartkloof 60 HU; thence generally north along the boundaries of the following so as to exclude them out of this area: the said farm Zwartkloof 60HU, Kranskloof 59 HU and Portion 45 (Diagram A 4275/55) of the farm Pongola 61 HU to the north-eastern beacon of the last-named Portion 45, the place ofbeginning.

SIMDLANGENTSHA

From the north-western beacon of Portion 10 (Diagram A 1373/39) of thefarm Voorslag 24 HU, in a south-eastern direction along the north-easternboundary of the said Voorslag 24 HU to the north-western beacon of the farmBeginsel 56 HU; thence eastwards along the northern boundaries of thefollowing properties: the said farm Beginsel 56 HU, Kranskloof 59 HU andPortion 45 (Diagram A 4265/55) of the farm Pongola 61 HU, to the north-eastern beacon of the latter portion; thence in a general southern direction along the boundaries of the following properties so as to include them in this area: the said Portion 45 HU, the farm Kranskloof 59 HU and Zwartkloof 60 HU to the south-eastern beacon of the latter farm in the middle of the Pongola River; thence in a general western direction along the middle of the said Pongola River to the northernmost beacon of the farm Gunsteling 45 HU; thence in a general north-eastern direction along the boundaries of the following properties so as to include them in this area: the said farm Gunsteling 45 HU, Prudentie 46 HU, Oranjedal 38 HU, Tobolsk 28 HU, Belgrade 27 HU and Portion 10 (Diagram A 1373/39) of the farm Voorslag 24 HU to the north-western beacon of the latter farm, the place of beginning.

* Kwazulu districts, as they were on 1 February 1977.

THE PROVINCE OF NORTHERN CAPE

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of 1944)

Barkly West
Britstown
Calvinia
Carnarvon
Colesberg
De Aar
Fraserburg
Gordonia
Hanover

Hartswater
Hay
Herbert
Hopetown
Kenhardt
Kimberley
Kuruman (1)
Namaqualand
Noupoort

Philipstown
Postmasburg
Prieska
Richmond
Sutherland
Victoria West
Warrenton
Williston

(1) Excluding the areas as described in Proclamation 103 of 31 October 1991.

THE PROVINCE OF NORTHERN TRANSVAAL

Dzanani*
Ellisras
Letaba 1
Letaba 2
Messina (1)
Mutale*

Phalaborwa
Pietersburg
Potgietersrust
Sibasa*
Soutpansberg 1 (2)
Soutpansberg 2

Thabazimbi (3)
Vuvani*
Warmbaths (4)
Waterberg

* Venda districts, as they were on 13 September 1979

i     Remainder of the farm Elandsfontein 435 KT, in extent 5678,5521 hectares, according to Diagram A2306/1927; and

ii     Portion 1, in extent 1457,4567 hectares, of the farm Dientjie 453 KT, according to Diagram A1939/1964.

THE PROVINCE OF NORTH-WEST

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of1944)

Bloemhof
Bafokeng*
Brits (1)
Christiana
Coligny
Delareyville
Ditsobotla*
Ganyesa*
Klerksdorp
Koster
Kuruman (3)

Lehurutshe*
Lichtenburg (4)
Madikwe*
Mafeking (5)
Mankwe*
Marico 1 (6)
Marico 2
Molopo
Moretele*
Odi*
Potchefstroom

Pretoria (7)
Rustenburg 1 (8)
Rustenburg 2 (9)
Schweizer-Reneke
Swartruggens (10)
Taung*
Tlhaping-Tlharo*
Ventersdorp
Vryburg (11)
Warmbaths (12)
Wolmaransstad

1. Including-

2. Including the areas as described in Proclamation R98 of 30 June 1989

3. Only-

4. Including the areas as described in Proclamation R98 of 30 June 1989

5. Including-

6. Including the areas as described in Proclamations R222 of 28 November 1986; 43 of 18 March 1988; R220 of 30 December 1988; R98 of 30 June 1989; 70 of 1 April 1990; and 103 of 31 October 1991

7. Only those areas as described in Proclamations R137 of 25 September 1987 and R98 of 30 June 1989

8. Including-

9. Including the areas as described in Proclamations 103 of 31 October 1991; 70 of 1 April 1990 and R98 of 30 June 1989

10. Including the areas as described in Proclamation 103 of 31 October 1991

11. Including-

12. Only those areas as described in Proclamation R. 98 of 30 June 1989

* Districts of Bophuthatswana, as they were on 6 December 1977 as well as the areas as described in Proclamation R222 of 28 November 1986.

THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN CAPE

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of1944)

BLOCK 'A'

Aberdeen
Adelaide
Albany
Alexandria
Bathurst
Bedford
Cradock
Fort Beaufort (1)

Graaff-Reinet
Hankey
Hofmeyr
Humansdorp
Jansenville
Joubertina
Kirkwood
Middelburg

Pearston
Port Elizabeth
Somerset East
Steynsburg
Steytlerville
Tarka
Uitenhage
Venterstad
Willowmore

BLOCK 'B'

Albert
Aliwal North
Barkly East
Bizana#
Butterworth#
Cathcart (2)
Elliot
Elliotdale#
Engcobo#
Flagstaff#
Glen Grey#
Herschel#
Hewu*
Idutywa#
Indwe
Keiskammahoek*
Kentani#
King William's Town(3)

Komgha Lady Grey
Libode#
Lusikisiki#
Maclear
Matatiele#
Mdantsane*
Middledrift*
Molteno
Mount Fletcher#
Mount Ayliff#
Mount Frere#
Mqanduli#
Ngqeleni#
Nqamakwe#
East London (4)
Peddie*
Port St Johns#
Queenstown (5)

Qumbu#
St Marks#
Sterkstroom
Stockenstrom (6)
Stutterheim (7)
Tabankulu#
Tsolo#
Tsomo#
Umtata#
Umzimkulu#
Victoria East*
Willowvale#
Wodehouse
Xalanga#
Zwelitsha*

1. Including the areas as described in Proclamation 75 of 30 April 1987

2. Including the areas as described in Proclamation 187 of 3 November 1989

3. Including the areas as described in Proclamations 101 of 26 June 1987; 127 of 12 August 1988 and 187 of 3 November 1989, as corrected by Correction Notice 380 of 23 February 1990

4. Including the areas as described in Proclamations 15 of 3 March 1989 and 187 of 3 November 1989

5. Including the areas as described in Proclamations R211 of 29 October 1982 and 101 of 26 June 1987

6. Including the areas as described in Proclamation 187 of 3 November 1989

7. Including the areas as described in Proclamations 75 of 30 April 1987; R139 of 25 September 1987; and 15 of 3 March 1989

* Districts of the Ciskei, as they were on 4 December 1981

# Districts of the Transkei, as they were on 26 October 1976, including the land mentioned in Proclamations R141 of 30 September 1983 and 43 of 26 April 1985 and the farms Drumleary 130 and Stanford 127

THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN TRANSVAAL

Amersfoort
Balfour
Barberton
Belfast
Bethal
Carolina
Delmas
Ermelo
Groblersdal

Highveld Ridge
Kriel
Lydenburg
Mathanjana (1)
Middelburg
Moutse 1
Moutse 2
Moutse 3
Nelspruit

Pilgrim's Rest 1
Pilgrim's Rest 2
Piet Retief (2)
Standerton
Volksrust
Wakkerstroom
Waterval-Boven
Witbank
White River

1. As described in Part 2 of the Schedule to the Bophuthatswana Border Extension Act, 1978 (Act 8 of 1978);

2. Excluding the Simdlangentsha and Pongola areas, described as:

PONGOLA

From the north-western beacon of Portion 45 (Diagram A 4265/55) of the farm Pongola 61 HU on the boundary between the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland; thence east along the said boundary between the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland to the north-eastern corner of the farm Devils Dive 79 HU; thence generally south along the said boundary to the south-eastern corner of the farm Lebombo's Poort 92 HU; thence generally west along the middle of the Pongola River, to the south-eastern corner of the farm Zwartkloof 60 HU; thence generally north along the boundaries of the following so as to exclude them out of this area: the said farm Zwartkloof 60 HU, Kranskloof 59 HU and Portion 45 (Diagram A 4275/55) of the farm Pongola 61 HU to the north-eastern beacon of the last-named Portion 45, the place of beginning.

SIMDLANGENTSHA

From the north-western beacon of Portion 10 (Diagram A 1373/39) of the farm Voorslag 24 HU, in a south-eastern direction along the north-eastern boundary of the said Voorslag 24 HU to the north-western beacon of the farm Beginsel 56 HU; thence eastwards along the northern boundaries of the following properties: the said farm Beginsel 56 HU, Kranskloof 59 HU and Portion 45 (Diagram A 4265/55) of the farm Pongola 61 HU, to the north-eastern beacon of the latter portion; thence in a general southern direction along the boundaries of the following properties so as to include them in this area: the said Portion 45 HU, the farm Kranskloof 59 HU and Zwartkloof 60 HU to the south-eastern beacon of the latter farm in the middle of the Pongola River; thence in a general western direction along the middle of the said Pongola River to the northernmost beacon of the farm Gunsteling 45 HU; thence in a general north-eastern direction along the boundaries of the following properties so as to include them in this area: the said farm Gunsteling 45 HU, Prudentie 46 HU, Oranjedal 38 HU, Tobolsk 28 HU, Belgrade 27 HU and Portion 10 (Diagram A 1373/39) of the farm Voorslag 24 HU to the north-western beacon of the latter farm, the place of beginning.

i     Remainder of the farm Elandsfontein 435 KT, in extent 5678,5521 hectares, according to Diagram A2306/1927; and

ii     Portion 1, in extent 1457,4567 hectares, of the farm Dientjie 453 KT, according to Diagram A1939/1964.

THE PROVINCE OF THE ORANGE FREE STATE

Bethlehem
Bethulie
Bloemfontein (1)
Boshof
Bothaville
Botshabelo
Brandfort
Bultfontein
Clocolan
Dewetsdorp
Edenburg
Excelsior (2)
Fauresmith
Ficksburg
Fouriesburg
Frankfort
Harrismith

Heilbron
Hennenman
Hoopstad
Jacobsdal
Jagersfontein
Koffiefontein
Koppies
Kroonstad
Ladybrand
Lindley
Marquard
Odendaalsrus
Parys
Petrusburg
Philippolis
Reddersburg
Reitz

Rouxville
Sasolburg
Senekal
Smithfield
Thaba Nchu*
Theunissen
Trompsburg
Ventersburg
Viljoenskroon
Virginia
Vrede
Vredefort
Welkom
Wepener
Wesselsbron
Winburg
Zastron

1. Including the areas as described in Proclamation R 98 of 30 June 1989

2. Including the areas as described in Proclamations R142 of 30 September 1983 and R98 of 30 June 1989

* Districts of Bophuthatswana, as described on 6 December 1977

3. The area for which the QwaQwa Legislative Assembly has been instituted in terms of section 1 of the Self-governing Territories Constitution Act, 1971 (Act 21 of 1971)

THE PROVINCE OF PRETORIA-WITWATERSRAND-VEREENIGING

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of1944)

BLOCK 'A'

Alberton
Benoni
Boksburg
Brakpan
Germiston
Heidelberg
Johannesburg

Kempton Park
Krugersdorp
Nigel
Oberholzer
Randburg
Randfontein
Roodepoort

Springs
Vanderbijlpark
Vereeniging
Westonaria

BLOCK 'B'

Bronkhorstspruit
Cullinan

Pretoria (1)
Soshanguve 1

Soshanguve 2
Wonderboom

(1) Excluding the areas as described in Proclamations R137 of 25 September 1987 and R. 98 of 30 June 1989

THE PROVINCE OF THE WESTERN CAPE

Districts created in terms of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of1944)

Beaufort West
Bellville
Bredasdorp
Caledon
Calitzdorp
Ceres
Clanwilliam
George
Goodwood
Heidelberg
Hermanus
Hopefield
Cape
Knysna
Kuils River

Ladismith
Laingsburg
Malmesbury
Mitchells Plain
Montagu
Moorreesburg
Mossel Bay
Murraysburg
Oudtshoorn
Paarl
Piquetberg
Prince Albert
Riversdale
Robertson
Simonstown

Somerset West
Stellenbosch
Strand
Swellendam
Tulbagh
Uniondale
Van Rhynsdorp
Vredendal
Vredenburg
Wellington
Worcester
Wynberg

Part 2 - Affected Areas

[Para. (d) substituted by s. 11 (b) of Act 2 of 1994.]

i     the district of Brits, excluding the areas as described in Part 1 of the Schedule to the Bophuthatswana Border Extension Act, 1978 (Act 8 of 1978), and Proclamations R222 of 28 November 1986 and R98 of 30 June 1989;

ii     the districts of Moretele and Odi of Bophuthatswana, as they were defined on 6 December 1977.

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