n Local Government Bulletin - Managing district-local municipal relations




Extracted from text ... Causing conflict Defining roles - section 84 of the Structures Act The lack of clarity on the division of powers and functions between district and local municipalities is a major cause of conflict. In a survey conducted by the National Council of Provinces, nearly half of the municipalities cited indistinct role clarification as a problem in intergovernmental relations. The scope and technical meaning of section 84(1) of the Structures Act, which sets out the district's functions, is unclear. The definitions contain at least three kinds of difficulties: first, a lack of clarity on the point at which a matter is ..


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