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Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act, No. 7 of 2011

Long title


To amend the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000, so as to insert and amend certain definitions; to make further provision for the appointment ofmunicipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers; to provide for procedures and competency criteria for such appointments, and for the consequences of appointments made otherwise than in accordance with such procedures and criteria; to determine timeframes within which performance agreements of municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers must be concluded; to make further provision for the evaluation of the performance of municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers; to require employment contracts and performance agreements of municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers to be consistent with the Act and any regulations made by the Minister; to require all staff systems and procedures of a municipality to be consistent with uniform standards determined by the .Minister by regulation; to bar municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers from holding political office in political parties; to regulate the employment of municipal employees who have been dismissed; to provide for the Minister to make regulations relating to the duties, remuneration, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment of municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers; to provide for the approval of staff establishments of municipalities by the respective municipal councils; to prohibit the employment of a person in a municipality if' the post to which he or she is appointed is not provided for in the staff establishment of that municipality; to enable the Minister to prescribe frameworks to regulate human resource management systems for local government and mandates for organised local government; to extend the Minister's powers to make regulations relating to municipal staff matters; to make a consequential amendment to the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, by deleting the provision dealing with the appointment of municipal managers; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 32 of 2000
2. Insertion of section 54A in Act 32 of 2000
3. Substitution of section 56 of Act 32 of 2000
4. Substitution of word in section 54 A and section 56
5. Insertion of section 56A in Act 32 of 2000
6. Amendment of section 57 of Act 32 of 2000
7. Insertion of section 57A in Act 32 of 2000
8. Amendment of section 66 of Act 32 of 2000
9. Amendment of section 67 of Act 32 of 2000
10. Amendment of section 71 of Act 32 of 2000
11. Amendment of section 72 of Act 32 of 2000
12. Amendment of section 106 of Act 32 of 2000
13. Amendment of section 120 of Act 32 of 2000
14. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 32 of 2000
15. Repeal of section 82 of Act 117 of 1998
16. Transitional arrangements
17. Short title

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