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Local Government Laws Amendment Act, No. 19 of 2008

Long title


To amend the Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act, 1998, so as to insert a definition; and to provide for determinations of municipal boundaries to take effect on the commencement of the following municipal financial year; Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, so as to insert a definition; to provide for consequential amendments pertaining to interventions in municipalities; to provide for amendments to provisions relating to ward committees; and to provide for authorisations and adjustments of powers and functions to take effect on the commencement of the following municipal financial year; Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000, so as to substitute a definition; to provide that the term of employment of a municipal manager may not exceed a maximum of five years; to align certain delegations with the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003; to regulate the participation of municipal staff members in national, provincial and local elections; to amend the Minister's regulatory powers; to provide for a municipality to provide an owner with copies of accounts sent to the occupier of such property; to provide for a correction in the Afrikaans text of section 106; to refine the process to investigate maladministration and related matters; to provide for the exemption of municipalities from provisions of the said Act, and to amend the Code of Conduct for Councillors and Municipal Staff in order to align it with the Municipal Finance Management Act; and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004, so as to substitute certain definitions; to allow quantification in terms of cost of relief measures to be dealt with through the municipal budget; to allow for municipalities not to value public service infrastructure if there is no intention to levy rates; to correct certain citations; and to allow for the curbing of rates revenue; to rationalise local government laws that have become obsolete as a result of local government legislation that was enacted since 1994; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER 1. AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION ACT, 1998
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 27 of 1998...
2. Amendment of section 23 of Act 27 of 1998...

CHAPTER 2. AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL STRUCTURES ACT, 1998
3. Amendment of section 1 of Act 117 of 1998...
4. Amendment of section 34 of Act 117 of 1998
5. Amendment of section 35 of Act 117 of 1998...
6. Amendment of section 73 of Act 117 of 1998
7. Amendment of section 74 of Act 117 of 1998
8. Substitution of section 75 of Act 117 of 1998
9. Amendment of section 84 of Act 117 of 1998...
10. Amendment of section 85 of Act 117 of 1998...
CHAPTER 3. AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS ACT, 2000
11. Amendment of section 1 of Act 32 of 2000...
12. Amendment of section 57 of Act 32 of 2000...
13. Amendment of section 60 of Act 32 of 2000
14. Insertion of section 71A in Act 32 of 2000
15. Amendment of section 72 of Act 32 of 2000
16. Amendment of section 86H of Act 32 of 2000...
17. Amendment of section 102 of Act 32 of 2000
18. Amendment of section 106 of Act 32 of 2000
19. Amendment of section 118 of Act 32 of 2000...
20. Amendment of item 6 of Schedule 1 to Act 32 of 2000
21. Amendment of item 14 of Schedule 1 to Act 32 of 2000
22. Amendment of item 4 of Schedule 2 to Act 32 of 2000...
23. Insertion of item 5A in Schedule 2 to Act 32 of 2000

CHAPTER 4. AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL PROPERTY RATES ACT, 2004
24. Amendment of section 1 of Act 6 of 2004
25. Amendment of section 3 of Act 6 of 2004
26. Amendment of section 7 of Act 6 of 2004
27. Amendment of section 9 of Act 6 of 2004
28. Amendment of section 15 of Act 6 of 2004
29. Amendment of section 17 of Act 6 of 2004
30. Amendment of section 19 of Act 6 of 2004
31. Amendment of section 20 of Act 6 of 2004
32. Amendment of section 46 of Act 6 of 2004
33. Amendment of section 78 of Act 6 of 2004
34. Amendment of section 86 of Act 6 of 2004
35. Amendment of Part 1 of Schedule to Act 6 of 2004

CHAPTER 5. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
36. Repeal of laws
37. Short title

SCHEDULE (SECTION 37) [s37]
 
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