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27. Powers of Minister in respect of Certain Local Authorities Authorities

1. If the Minister, after consultation with the council and the Administrator of the province in question is satisfied that a local authority fails to apply any relevant provision of this Act properly in its area of jurisdiction, the Minister may by notice in writing, served by post or delivered, order such local authority to so apply such provision forthwith.

[Sub-s. (1) substituted by s. 5 (a) of Act 36 of 1984.]


2. If a local authority without reasonable cause fails to comply within a reasonable time with the provisions of any notice served on or delivered to it in terms of subsection (1), the Minister, after consultation with the council and the Administrator of the province in question may by notice in the Gazette deprive such local authority of any power or exempt it from any duty conferred upon or entrusted to it by or in terms of this Act and confer such power or entrust such duty to any person, including such Administrator, mentioned in such notice, and thereupon such person shall for the purposes of such power or duty be deemed to be such local authority.

[Sub-s. (2) substituted by s. 5 (b) of Act 36 of 1984.]


3. Any notice published in the Gazette in terms of subsection (2) may be withdrawn in like manner.


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