The Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998

Legally your community has the right to be included in monitoring and reviewing the performance of your municipality. This is set out in the following legislation: 

Section 19.  Municipal objectives

1. A municipal council must strive within its capacity to achieve the objectives set out in section 152 of the Constitution.
2. A municipal council must annually review –

a) the needs of the community;
b) its priorities to meet those needs;
c) its processes for involving the community;
d) its organisational and delivery mechanisms for meeting the needs of the community; and
e) its overall performance in achieving the objectives referred to in subsection (1).

3.    A municipal council must develop mechanisms to consult the community and community organisations in performing its functions and exercising its powers.