The Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act, signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa last year, introduces a specialised code of conduct for ward councillors.
Those who are found breaking the code will be prohibited from serving for a period of two years.
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A ‘gamechanger’ for accountability of public officials
Changes to the Municipal Structures Amendment Act (MSA) are set to be a “gamechanger” in ensuring newly elected officials are held accountable during their term of office, according to the manager of the Local Government Institutional Establishment at Cogta, Siyanda Nkehli.