88. Minister requesting the establishment of multi-jurisdictional municipal service districts

  1. The Minister may, in the national interest and in consultation with the national Minister responsible for the functional area in question, request two or more municipalities to establish designated multi-jurisdictional municipal service districts to conform to the requirements of national legislation applicable to the provision of a specific municipal service.
  2. The municipalities that receive a request in terms of subsection (1), must within two months of receiving such request decide whether to accede to the request, and convey their decision to the Minister.