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

Schedule 1 : Code of Conduct for Councillors

4. Sanctions for non-attendance of meetings

 

 

1) A municipal council may impose a fine as determined by the standing rules and orders of the municipal council on a councillor for:
a) not attending a meeting which that councillor is required to attend in terms of item 3; or
b) failing to remain in attendance at such a meeting.

 

2) A councillor who is absent from three or more consecutive meetings of a municipal council, or from three or more consecutive meetings of a committee, which that councillor is required to attend in terms of item 3, must be removed from office as a councilor.

 

3) Proceedings for the imposition of a tine or the removal of a councillor must be conducted in accordance with a uniform standing procedure which each municipal council must adopt for the purposes of this item. The uniform standing procedure must comply with the rules of natural justice.