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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 7 - Local Government

159. Terms of Municipal Councils

 

 

1) The term of a Municipal Council may be no more than four years, as determined by national legislation.

 

2) If a Municipal Council is dissolved in terms of national legislation, or when its term expires, an election must be held within 90 days of the date that Council was dissolved or its term expired.

 

3) A Municipal Council, other than a Council that has been dissolved following an intervention in terms of section 139, remains competent to function from the time it is dissolved or its term expires, until the newly elected Council has been declared elected.