Geraldine Mettler and Charmaine Mare - Public hearings on the Bill were held during the third week in May 2003. The main issue deals with the power of all municipalities (metro, district and local) to impose rates on properties within their area of jurisdiction. These properties include farms, unused farms, formal and non-formal settlements, state trust land as well as tribal and other forms of communal property.
Public hearings on the Bill were held during the second week in May 2003. The main issue pertaining to local government is the control over outlets that sell liquor to the public, with specific reference to the where and when of liquor sales.
Community Law Centre - The Municipal Structures Second Amendment Bill was introduced to regulate a change made to the type of municipality during the term of a municipal council. It regulates the influence that such a change has on the term of office bearers as well as the disestablishment of a municipality's executive governance structures.
Community Law Centre
Towards a common framework for managing local authorities and service re-organisation processes in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Municipal Systems Act, No. 1 of 2003
Keywords: Municipal Systems Act, Constitutional law, SAMWU v. the City of Cape Town, service delivery, municipal competencies
The Powers of Local Government In Decentralized Systems of Government: Dispelling “The Curse of Common Competencies”, No. 2 of 2003
Keywords: local government, legislative and executive competencies, overlapping jurisdiction, plenary powers, service delivery, subsidiarity, supervision