October 7, 2016

Municipalities

Municipalities are governed by huge legislative framework from the constitution right down to local bylaws and policies

Municipalities are governed by huge legislative framework from the constitution right down to local bylaws and policies. Within this environment it is important to understand the influence of the different legislation on the municipalities. Once you start reading this legislation you will develop an interest for it and you as a ratepayer will start to feel protected.The following is a list (not complete) of the different pieces of legislation that governs local government:

  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
  • The Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Act 117 of 1998
  • The Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000
  • The Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003
  • The Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, Act 6 of 2004

Within this environment it is important to understand the influence of the different pieces of legislation on the functioning of municipalities.


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