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Divisional Council, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with small initials.
historical
In the Cape Colony and later the Cape Province: a local government body consisting of a council of elected members responsible for the provision of services outside municipal boundaries; DC noun1 Also attributive.
Note:
Introduced in 1855, divisional councils were superseded by regional services councils (see RSC) in the late 1980s.
1855 Act 5 in G.W. Eybers Sel. Constit. Doc. (1918) 83Every such district shall elect one person to be a member of the Divisional Council of such division.
1988 Race Rel. Survey 1987–8 (S.A.I.R.R.) 122As a result of the establishment of RSCs a number of bodies were abolished, including the 13 development boards, the Transvaal Board of Peri-Urban Areas and 38 divisional councils in the Cape.
In the Cape Colony and later the Cape Province: a local government body consisting of a council of elected members responsible for the provision of services outside municipal boundaries; DCnoun Also attributive.
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Hence divisional councillor noun phrase, a member of a divisional council.
1980 Grocott’s Mail 30 Sept. 5Dias Divisional Councillor Mr J— L— was acquitted last Wednesday on a speeding charge after a speed trap...was described..as ‘highly irregular and illegal’ by a Grahamstown magistrate.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 18 June 2The committee would resume its hearing on Tuesday when it would start concentrating on getting evidence from divisional councillors.

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