Municipal Systems Act, 2000

This provides for the systems needed to enable municipalities to move progressively towards the social and economic upliftment of local communities, and ensure universal access to essential services that are affordable to all.

National Land Transport Act, 2009

The NLTA provides for the transformation and restructuring of the national land transport system as initiated by the National Land Transport Transition Act of 2000.

National Road Traffic Act, 1996

This Act provides for road traffic matters that apply uniformly throughout South Africa.

Roads Ordinance Act, 1976

These provide for road traffic matters throughout South Africa.

Urban Transport Act, 1977

Promotes the planning and provision of adequate urban transport facilities, the establishment of transport funds, metropolitan transport areas and metropolitan transport advisory boards and for the preparation and implementation of urban transport plans.

Environmental Conservation Act 73, 1989 (ECA)

A national law that provides for the conservation and use of the environment in South Africa.

National Environmental Management Act 107, 1998 (NEMA) and related regulations on environmental impact assessments (EIAs)

This Act provides for co-operative, environmental governance by establishing principles for decision-making on matters affecting the environment and procedures for co-ordinating environmental functions exercised by organs of state

National Heritage Resources Act 25, 1999 (NHRA)

This Act aims to promote good management of national heritage resources, and to enable and encourage communities to nurture and conserve their legacy.

Sectional Titles Act 66, 1971

This Act provides for the division of buildings into sections and common property and for the acquisition of separate ownership in sections.

Advertising on Roads and Ribbon Development Act 21, 1940

This Act regulates the display of advertisements at places visible from public roads.

Local Government Municipal Systems Act 32, 2000 (MSA)

This Act provides for the mechanisms and processes that are needed for municipalities to bring about the social and economic upliftment of communities.

Building Standards Act 103, 1977

This Act prescribes building standards applicable to all buildings erected.

Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16, 2013 (SPLUMA)

This Act provides a framework for spatial planning and land use management in South Africa.

Western Cape Land Use Planning Act 3, 2014 (LUPA)

This provincial Act consolidates legislation in the Western Cape pertaining to provincial planning, regional planning and development, urban and rural development, regulation, support and monitoring of municipal planning.



This By-law regulates stormwater management in the area of the City of Cape Town, and regulates activities which may have a detrimental effect on the development, operation or maintenance of the stormwater system.

The City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-Law, 2015 (MPBL)

This regulates and controls municipal planning matters within the geographical area of the City.

constitution of the transport and urban development authority for cape town by-law, 2016

To amend the Constitution of Transport for Cape Town By-law so as to amend the Preamble; to amend definitions; to insert new definitions; to change the name of the transport authority; and to provide for new functions.