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South Africa’s Local Government Elections to Take Place on 1 November 2021

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South Africans will head to the polls on 1 November 2021 to elect the political leadership of the country’s 257 municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced. The announcement of the election date came after the Constitutional Court on Friday refused the Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC) application […]

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Statement from Minister Mkhize on the Application to the Constitutional Court for Extension of the Municipal Systems Bill

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National Cogta Minister Zweli Mkhize on ConCourt Judgement

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs was a party in the proceedings in which the Constitutional Court confirmed the North Gauteng High Court decision that had been brought by the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (“SAMWU”) and declared as invalid SECTION 56A of the Municipal Systems Amendment Act 7 of 2011. In doing […]

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Circular by Minister Mkhize on Court Judgement Declaring Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act Invalid

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CIRCULAR FROM COGTA MINISTER DR ZWELI MKHIZE ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGEMENT DECLARING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS AMENDMENT ACT, 2011 (ACT NO. 07 OF 2011) INVALID 1.   PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR The purpose is to: 1.1   inform municipalities and provincial departments responsible for local government about the status of […]