31. Provincial monitoring and support

The MEC for local government in the province may, subject to any other law regulating provincial supervision of local government -

  1. monitor the process followed by a municipality in terms of section 29;
  2. assist a municipality with the planning. drafting, adoption and review of its integrated development plan;
  3. facilitate the co-ordination and alignment of -
    1. integrated development plans of different municipalities, including those of a district municipality and the local municipalities within its area; and
    2. the integrated development plan of a municipality with the plans, strategies and programmes of national and provincial organs of state;
  4. take any appropriate steps to resolve disputes or differences in connection with the planning, drafting, adoption or review of an integrated development plan between -
    1. a municipality and the local community; and
    2. different municipalities.