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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 4 : Community Participation

18. Communication of information concerning community participation



1) A municipality must communicate to its community information concerning-
a) the available mechanisms, processes and procedures to encourage and facilitate community participation;
b) the matters with regard to which community participation is encouraged;
c) the rights and duties of members of the local community; and
d) municipal governance, management and development.


2) When communicating the information mentioned in subsection (1), a municipality must take into account-
a) language preferences and usage in the municipality; and
b) the special needs of people who cannot read or write.