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Sections 15 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act
No. 32 of 2000 provides as follows:

A municipality must compile and maintain in bound or loose-leaf form, and when feasible also in electronic format, a compilation of all its by-laws, including any provisions incorporated by reference as by-laws of the municipality. This compilation, to be known as the municipal code, must be constantly updated and annotated; and kept at the municipality’s head office as the municipality’s official record of all applicable by-laws. The municipality, at the request of a member of the public, must provide that person with a copy of or an extract from its municipal code against payment of a reasonable fee determined by the municipal council.

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