n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - The strangulation of local government

Volume 2008, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



Over the past decade, local government has experienced a deluge of laws from the national government. While the provinces have been modest in their contribution to the regulation of local government during this period, the old provincial ordinances cling tenaciously to the statute book. The aim of the new legislation was to give practical effect to the vision of developmental local government envisaged in chapter 7 of the constitution. Of paramount importance was legislation that sought to structure the institutions and process of local government, including the Municipal Structures Act, the Municipal Electoral Act, the Municipal Systems Act, the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Municipal Rates Act, and most recently,the Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Act.

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