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Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act, No. 3 of 2021

Long title


To amend the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, so as to insert, delete and amend certain definitions; to remove all references to district management areas; to remove all references to plenary executive system as a type of municipality; to provide for a minimum of 10 councillors per municipality; to amend the deviation threshold; to provide for the prohibition of a councillor who was found guilty of a breach of the Code of Conduct for Councillors for a period of two years; to clarify the date of assumption of office by a councillor; to allow for extension on the declaration of the result of an election; to require the municipal manager to inform the MEC for local government in the province in addition to the Electoral Commission of ward vacancies; to provide that the MEC call and set the date for by-elections; to clarify who can inform the municipal manager of a specific vacancy; to allow the MEC to designate a person to call and chair a meeting of the municipal council when the speaker, acting speaker or municipal manager refuses to call the meeting; to provide for additional functions of the speaker; to provide for a whip of municipal council; to clarify the formula for the composition of an executive committee; to provide for the establishment of a municipal public accounts committee; to provide for the resolution of a situation where excessive seats may arise from the seat calculation in local municipalities; to amend the timeframe for the municipal manager to inform the chief electoral officer of vacancies; to allow for the MEC to inform the chief electoral officer of vacancies if the municipal manager fails to do so; to clarify the supplementation of party lists for local municipalities; to provide for the resolution of multiple seats which may arise where a candidate qualifies to be elected to more than one seat; to clarify the supplementation of party lists for district municipalities; to provide for a Code of Conduct for Councillors; to provide for transitional arrangements in respect of municipalities with a plenary executive system; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 117 of 1998...
2. Repeal of section 6 of Act 117 of 1998...
3. Amendment of section 7 of Act 117 of 1998
4. Substitution of section 9 of Act 117 of 1998
5. Substitution of section 10 of Act 117 of 1998
6. Amendment of section 12 of Act 117 of 1998...
7. Amendment of section 20 of Act 117 of 1998...
8. Amendment of section 21 of Act 117 of 1998...
9. Insertion of section 21A in Act 117 of 1998
10. Amendment of section 22 of Act 117 of 1998
11. Amendment of section 23 of Act 117 of 1998
12. Amendment of section 25 of Act 117 of 1998...
13. Amendment of section 27 of Act 117 of 1998...
14. Amendment of section 29 of Act 117 of 1998...
15. Insertion of section 29A in Act 117 of 1998
16. Amendment of section 30 of Act 117 of 1998
17. Amendment of section 36 of Act 117 of 1998
18. Amendment of section 37 of Act 117 of 1998...
19. Insertion of sections 41A, 41B, 41C, 41D, 41E and 41F in Act 117 of 1998
20. Amendment of section 43 of Act 117 of 1998
21. Amendment of section 44 of Act 117 of 1998
22. Amendment of section 45 of Act 117 of 1998...
23. Amendment of section 46 of Act 117 of 1998...
24. Amendment of section 48 of Act 117 of 1998...
25. Amendment of section 53 of Act 117 of 1998
26. Amendment of section 56 of Act 117 of 1998...
27. Amendment of section 63 of Act 117 of 1998
28. Amendment of section 73 of Act 117 of 1998...
29. Insertion of section 79A in Act 117 of 1998
30. Amendment of section 81 of Act 117 of 1998...
31. Repeal of section 89 of Act 117 of 1998
32. General amendment
33. Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 117 of 1998...
34. Amendment of Schedule 2 of Act 117 of 1998...
35. Amendment of Schedule 3 to Act 117 of 1998...
36. Addition of Schedule 7 to Act 117 of 1998
37. Repeal of laws
38. Transitional arrangements
39. Short title and commencement
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