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

Chapter 5 : Integrated Development Planning

Part 3 : Process for planning, drafting, adopting and review of integrated development plans

33. Ad hoc committees

 

 

1) Whenever necessary, the MEC for local government in a province must appoint an ad hoc committee consisting of members representing local government, the provincial government and the national government to decide on an objection by a municipality in terms of section 32(3)(b).

 

2) The MEC appoints the members of an ad hoc committee representing-
a) local government, with the concurrence of the municipality which lodged the objection and any other municipality involved in the dispute;
b) the provincial government, with the concurrence of the provincial organ or organs of state involved in the dispute or in whose functional area the dispute is located; and
c) the national government, with the concurrence of the national organ or organs of state involved in the dispute or in whose functional area the dispute is located.

 

3) An objection referred to an ad hoc committee must be dealt with in accordance with procedures prescribed by regulation.

 

4) A matter before an ad hoc committee is decided if at least two spheres of government agree on the matter.

 

5) If the ad hoc committee rejects the municipality’s objection, the municipality must, within 30 days of the date on which the committee has taken the decision and informed the municipality, comply with the MEC’S request.