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

Chapter 14 : General Treasury Matters

167. Councillors’ remuneration


(1) A municipality may remunerate its political office-bearers and members of its political structures, but only—
(a) within the framework of the Public Office-Bearers Act, 1998 (Act No. 20 of 1998), setting the upper limits of the salaries, allowances and benefits for those political office-bearers and members; and
(b) in accordance with section 219(4) of the Constitution.


(2) Any remuneration paid or given in cash or in kind to a person as a political office-bearer or as a member of a political structure of a municipality otherwise than in accordance with subsection (1), including any bonus, bursary, loan, advance or other benefit, is an irregular expenditure, and the municipality—
(a) must, and has the right to, recover that remuneration from the political office-bearer or member; and
(b) may not write off any expenditure incurred by the municipality in paying or giving that remuneration.


(3) The MEC for local government in a province must report to the provincial legislature—
(a) any transgressions of subsection (1); and
(b) any non-compliance with sections 17(3)(k)(i) and (ii) and 124(1)(n).