OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
The Overberg District Municipality covers the Municipalities of:
WHAT IS A DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY?
District municipalities administer and make rules for a district, which includes more than one local municipality.
The purpose of district municipalities and local municipalities sharing the responsibility for local government in their areas is to ensure that all communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, have equal access to resources and services.
This will help some local municipalities who don't have the capacity (finances, facilities, staff or knowledge) to provide services to their communities. It will also help to cut the costs of running a municipality by sharing resources with others. The "richer" areas will help the "poorer" areas.
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS
Some of the functions and powers of district municipalities include: