Ekurhuleni Local Laws
Ekurhuleni is a great place to live in and the Municipality is working hard to make it even better. To see to it that all Ekurhuleni residents continue enjoying their freedom in this City, the Municipality has certain rules on how to do things. These rules are called By-Laws and Policies.
|What is a By-law?||
A By-law is a set of rules or legislation passed by the council of a municipality to regulate matters it is authorised to administer within its area of jurisdiction. A municipality derives the powers to pass a by-law from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, which gives certain specified powers and competencies to local government.
|Who is responsible for Enforcing Ekurhuleni By-laws and Policies?||
The various departments where By-laws regulating matters within their field of responsibility have been passed are responsible for the enforcing of the by-laws and policies in conjunction with the Department of Community Safety in terms of delegated authority from the Council.
|Why do we have municipal By-laws?||
In terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa a municipality has exclusive municipal executive and legislative authority in its area of jurisdiction to inter alia pass and administer By-laws for the effective administration of matters that it has the right to administer and for its own internal proceedings and arrangements. All the By-laws applicable in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are listed in a register called the Municipal Code.
|Process in passing or amending a By-law||
The By-Laws adopted since 6 December 2000 by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality as well as some of the By-Laws of the disestablished Municipalities in place prior to 6 December 2000 which are still in force, are listed in the Municipal Code.
The jurisdiction of each By-Law is indicated next to its listing in the Municipal Code.
The By-Laws contained in the Municipal Code, are only amended and/ or updated once passed by Council and promulgated in terms of Sections 11, 12 and 13 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, read with Section 7 of the Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act.
The Municipal Code has been compiled and is updated by the department Corporate and Legal Services.
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- Arts, Culture and Heritage Facilities By-Law
- Cemetries and Crematorium By-Law
- Control and Letting of Library, Auditoriums and Group Activity Halls By-Law
- Credit Control and Debt Collection
- Electricity By-Law
- Emergency Services By-Law
- Fresh Produce Market By-Law
- Library and Information Services By-law
- Planting, Pruning, Removal and Treatment of Street Trees By-Law
- Police Services By-Law
- Public Health By-Law
- Rates By-Law
- Regulations of Parks and Open Spaces By-Law
- Solid Waste By-Law
- Sport and Recreational Facilities
- Standing Orders By-Law
- Tariff By-Law
- Waste Water By-Law
- Water Services By-Law