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parliamentBusinessLive reports that co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Zweli Mkhize has approached the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) to ask for a 12-month extension in which to enact an amendment to legislation dealing with municipalities.  

The court had previously decided that the Municipal Systems Amendment Act of 2011 was unconstitutional on procedural grounds and had given parliament two years to enact a correct one.  The two years expired on Saturday with no amendment having been passed.  Mkhize said in a statement on Monday that his department had asked the court to grant an extension period of another 12 months.  In 2017 the ConCourt confirmed the decision of the North Gauteng High Court that Section 56A of the 2011 Act was invalid because it had been incorrectly processed by parliament.  The matter had been brought to court by the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on the grounds of the unconstitutionality of prohibiting municipal managers or managers directly accountable to them from holding political office in a political party.  The ConCourt, however, did not rule on that substantive matter.

  • Read the full original of Linda Ensor’s report in the above regard at BusinessLive

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