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Powers & Functions

The powers and functions assigned to the Ngwathe Local Municipality are stipulated in sections 156 and 229 ofthe Constitution and Sections 83 and 84 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act,1998.More specifically, the powers and functions of the municipality relating to Section 84 of the said Act were promulgated in Provincial Notice No 2 dated 14 January 2003 and are as follows:

* Section 84 (1) (e) Solid waste disposal sites
* Section 84 (1) (f) Municipal roads
* Section 84 (1) (j) Fire fighting services
* Section 84 (1) (l) Cemeteries and crematoria
* Section 84 (1) (n) Municipal public works relating to any of the above functions

Notwithstanding powers and functions as promulgated by the Provincial Government, the Cabinet of S.A. has decided that the following powersand functions must still be performed by the municipality:

* Provision of water and electricity
* Provision of electricity must remain within the stakeholders until the restructuring process of electricity is completed.
* Income and expenditure

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