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Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003)

Chapter 12 : Financial Reporting and Auditing

130. Council meetings open to public and certain public officials


(1) The meetings of a municipal council at which an annual report is to be discussed or at which decisions concerning an annual report are to be taken, must be open to the public and any organs of state, and a reasonable time must be allowed—
(a) for the discussion of any written submissions received from the local community or organs of state on the annual report; and
(b) for members of the local community or any organs of state to address the council.


(2) Representatives of the Auditor-General are entitled to attend, and to speak at, any council meeting referred to in subsection (1).


(3) This section, with the necessary modifications as the context may require, is also applicable if only components of the annual report were tabled in terms of section 127(3).