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Government Gazette, 15 January 1998
No. 18596     51

Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997 Act No. 1, 1998




When the Western Cape government contracts for goods or services, it must do so in accordance with a system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.


Subsection (1) does not prevent the Western Cape government, within a framework of national legislation, from implementing a procurement policy providing for—


categories of preference in the allocation of contracts; and


the protection or advancement of persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination.



The Western Cape government may raise loans for capital or current expenditure, in accordance with conditions determined by national legislation, but loans for current expenditure—


may be raised only when necessary for bridging purposes during a fiscal year; and


must be repaid within 12 months.




The Western Cape government may guarantee a loan in accordance with conditions determined in national legislation only.


The Western Cape government must publish a report annually on the guarantees it has granted.

Asset register


Provincial legislation must provide for—


a register of provincial assets; and


the registration of assets in that register.

Chapter 8


Policing functions of Western Cape government



The Western Cape government is entitled—


to monitor police conduct;


to assess the effectiveness of visible policing;


to oversee the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service, including receiving reports on the police service;


to promote good relations between the police and the community; and


to liaise with the national Cabinet member responsible for policing with respect to crime and policing in the Western Cape.