73. General duty

  1. A municipality must give effect to the provisions of the Constitution and-
    1. give priority to the basic needs of the local community;
    2. promote the development of the local community; and
    3. ensure that all members of the local community have access to at least the minimum level of basic municipal services.
  2. Municipal services must-
    1. be equitable and accessible;
    2. be provided in a manner that is conducive to-
      1. the prudent, economic, efficient and effective use of available resources; and
      2. the improvement of standards of quality over time;
    3. be financially sustainable;
    4. be environmentally sustainable; and
    5. be regularly reviewed with a view to upgrading, extension and improvement.