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

Chapter 5 : Co-Operative Government

35. Promotion of co-operative government by national and provincial institutions


National and provincial departments and public entities must—

(a) in their fiscal and financial relations with the local sphere of government, promote co-operative government in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Constitution;
(b) promptly meet their financial commitments towards municipalities;
(c) provide timely information and assistance to municipalities to enable municipalities—
(i) to plan properly, including in developing and revising their integrated development plans; and
(ii) to prepare their budgets in accordance with the processes set out in Chapter 4 of this Act; and
(d) comply with the Public Finance Management Act, the annual Division of Revenue Act and the Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Act, 1997 (Act No. 97 of 1997), to the extent that those Acts regulate intergovernmental relations with the local sphere of government.