Local Government Bulletin - Volume 7, Issue 3, 2005
Volume 7, Issue 3, 2005
Source: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 1 –4 (2005)More Less
After some delays, the Municipal Property Rates Act of 2004 (the Act) was finally brought into operation on 1 July 2005. This comprehensive Act institutes a uniform structure to the levying of property rates, which was previously governed by a number of old provincial ordinances. This article highlights only a number of key features of the Act. Subsequent articles will provide more detailed analyses of its specific aspects.
Author Vuyo MlokotiSource: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 4 –7 (2005)More Less
The Municipal Structures Act of 1998 mandates the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to declare part of an area that must have both district (category C) and local (category B) municipalities as a district management area (DMA), if the establishment of a category B municipality in that part of the area will not be conducive to fulfilling the objectives of section 24 of the Demarcation Act.
Source: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 7 –9 (2005)More Less
The recent controversy surrounding the municipal manager of the Central Karoo District Municipality raised important questions regarding which sphere of government is responsible for the conduct of a municipal manager. Ultimately, who has the power to dismiss a municipal manager?
Author Gladys MawonekeSource: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 11 –12 (2005)More Less
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) procurement process overlaps in many respects with the recently published Supply Chain Management (SCM) regulations. The overlap occurs where a proposed transaction is both a PPP and one of the matters to which the SCM regulations apply. Although the focus in this article is not on the SCM regulations, any attempt to discuss the PPP procurement process separately from the SCM regulations would be incomplete.
Author Victoria JohnsonSource: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 13 –14 (2005)More Less
Contract renegotiations and amendments are a relatively common feature of long-term service delivery agreements and public-private partnerships (PPPs). The legislature has recognised this in existing and newly promulgated legislation which clearly aims to limit the risks associated with contract amendments.
Author Reuben BaatjiesSource: Local Government Bulletin 7, pp 15 –16 (2005)More Less