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

Schedule 1 : Code of Conduct for Councillors

6. Personal gain



1) A councillor may not use the position or privileges of a councillor, or confidential information obtained as a councillor, for private gain or to improperly benefit another person.


2) Except with the prior consent of the municipal council, a councillor may not-
a) be a party to or beneficiary under a contract for-
i) the provision of goods or services to the municipality; or
ii) the performance of any work otherwise than as a councillor for the municipality;
b) obtain a financial interest in any business of the municipality; or
c) for a fee or other consideration appear on behalf of any other person before the council or a committee.


3) If more than one quarter of the councillors object to consent being given to a councillor in terms of subitem (2), such consent may only be given to the councillor with the approval of the MEC for local government in the province.