The Municipal Council of Windhoek’s mandate is derived from the Local Authorities
Act, Act 23 of 1992 (as amended), Section 30 (1). In summary, the powers, duties, functions, rights, and obligations of a Local Authority are to:
• Supply water
• Provide, maintain, and operate a system of sewage and drainage for residents
• Refuse Removal
• Establish and maintain cemeteries
• Construct and maintain streets and public spaces
• Supply electricity or gas (as per the Electricity Act, Act 2 of 2000)
• Establish, carry and maintain a public transport service
• Establish housing schemes
• Construct and lease to market houses, auction/sale rooms, stalls, and warehouses
• Establish, operate, and maintain abattoirs, aerodromes, ambulance services, bands and orchestras, dipping tanks, museums and libraries, and traffic services
• Acquire, hire, mortgage, and sell immovable property
• Borrow money and accept donations


Determined by notice in the Government Gazette: In terms of section 30 (1) (4) of the Local Authorities Act, Act 23 of 1992 as amended.
• Charges, fees, and other monies in respect of services


And generally:
• To do anything necessary or conducive to the exercising of its powers and enhancing the performance of its duties and functions in terms of the Local Authorities Act