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

Chapter 8 : Municipal Services

73. General duty



1) A municipality must give effect to the provisions of the Constitution and-
a) give priority to the basic needs of the local community;
b) promote the development of the local community; and
c) ensure that all members of the local community have access to at least the minimum level of basic municipal services.


2) Municipal services must-
a) be equitable and accessible;
b) be provided in a manner that is conducive to-
i) the prudent, economic, efficient and effective use of available resources; and
ii) the improvement of standards of quality over time;
e) be regularly reviewed with a view to upgrading, extension and improvement.