- ItemSurvey of available information on the criteria for the demarcation of regions(CODESA, 1993) South Africa. Negotiating Council of the Multi-Party Negotiating Process. Commission on the Demarcation/Delimitation of States/Provinces/RegionsThe Commission on the Demarcation/Delimitation of Regions undertook a survey of the information pertaining to the demarcation of regions, including where such information was located and in what form it was available. Using designated criteria for the demarcation of regions as the terms of reference, the Commission was able to identify the types of information that might be needed. The survey was preliminary in nature, and was therefore not comprehensive. The categories of information collected were grouped into the following topics: 1. Socio-economic/development 2. Physical infrastructure 3. Social infrastructure (Health, Education and Welfare) 4. Institutional and administrative capacity 5. Finances, including income and expenditures of TBVC, SGT and regional governments 6. Maps of boundaries (i.e. provincial, magisterial, district and RCS boundaries). Information and data published in articles, institutional documents and statistical reports are included in the survey. The survey also includes a development information framework document, which was provided by the Development Bank of Southern Africa's Centre for Information Analysis. In addition to this, the Department of National Health and Population Development provided a document on health trends in South Africa.
- ItemSubmissions received(CODESA, 1993) South Africa. Negotiating Council of the Multi-Party Negotiating Process. Commission on the Demarcation/Delimitation of States/Provinces/RegionsThese documents contain submissions from individuals, traditional leaders, political parties, municipalities and NGOs regarding the division of South Africa into regions. Many of them contain maps illustrating the proposed regions. The submissions are broken down into categories, which unfortunately exclude submissions from individuals: Technocratic submissions. These submissions present scenarios based solely on technical criteria, such as water supply, telecommunications, electricity, policing, etc. They contain no references to political criteria such as legitimacy. None of these submissions recommend that further consultation might be necessary. Right Wing submissions. There are 4 submissions in this category. All of them refer to specific regions which they claim as a “volkstaat”. They all propose different regions for a “volkstaat”. Only one of the submissions makes reference to mechanisms for grassroots consultation among Afrikaners regarding regional boundaries. National Political Actors. There are 8 submissions in this category from political parties. Some of the parties suggested that further consultation was needed. Political actors such as the Transkei, Ciskei and Bophutatswana produced regionally specific, rather than national maps. Others. These include submissions from various organization such as SACOB, DBSA, Free Market Foundation, NAFCOC, etc.
- ItemReport of the Commission on the Demarcation /Delimitation of SPRs(CODESA, 1993) South Africa. Negotiating Council of the Multi-Party Negotiating Process. Commission on the Demarcation of States/Provinces/RegionsOn 28th May 1993, the Negotiating Council of the Multiparty Negotiating Process established the Commission on the Delimitation/Demarcation of SPRs (states, provinces, regions). The Commission consisted of 15 members and was given a time frame of 6 weeks to complete its mandate. The Commission held its first meeting on 8th June 1993 and reached a decision by 31 July 1993. The task of the Commission was to make recommendations on the demarcation of SPRs in South Africa. The question of structures, powers and functions of the SPRs was not included in the Commission’s terms of reference. The Commission was required to hear representations from the public , and to allow all interested parties to submit their views within a specific period of time. The Commission’s working procedure was to gather information and to hear evidence. They then processed the information and prepared a final report. The Commission did not try to predetermine the appropriate number of SPRs nor their size. Rather it sought to obtain guidance on these issues by examining submissions received, and by applying the criteria provided by the Negotiating Council. They also took into account international experience regarding the process of demarcation of regions and the criteria for the demarcation of regions. The Commission reported back to the Negotiating Council and recommended that 9 regions be demarcated.
- ItemMeeting of the Commission on the Delimitation/Demarcation of Regions and the technical staff, 17 July 1993(CODESA, 1993) South Africa. Negotiating Council of the Multi-Party Negotiating Process. Commission on the Demarcation/Delimitation of States/Provinces/RegionsThis document contains the agenda for the meeting of the Commission held on 17th July, 1993, as well as the minutes of the meeting held on 10th July, 1993. It also contains the draft framework for the final report on the demarcation of regions, as well as a discussion document on the criteria for the demarcation/delimitation of regions. There is also a working document which was meant to facilitate discussion, and eventually form the basis of the “Perspective on Submissions” chapter of the final report.