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

Chapter 4 : Municipal Budgets

23. Consultations on tabled budgets


(1) When the annual budget has been tabled, the municipal council must consider any views of—
(a) the local community; and
(b) the National Treasury, the relevant provincial treasury and any provincial or national organs of state or municipalities which made submissions on the budget.


(2) After considering all budget submissions, the council must give the mayor an opportunity—
(a) to respond to the submissions; and
(b) if necessary, to revise the budget and table amendments for consideration by the council.


(3) The National Treasury may issue guidelines on the manner in which municipal councils should process their annual budgets, including guidelines on the formation of a committee of the council to consider the budget and to hold public hearings.


(4) No guidelines issued in terms of subsection (3) are binding on a municipal council unless adopted by the council.