10 June 1987
The Town-Planning and Townships Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance 15 of 1986), was assented to on 18 December 1986 and commenced on 10 June 1987. This Ordinance is applicable in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo Provinces. It has been repealed in so far as it applies to Mpumalanga Province by the Mpumalanga Town Planning and Land Related Laws Repeal Act, 2016, effective from 1 October 2019.
Section 139 of the Ordinance was declared constitutionally invalid by the Constitutional Court on 10 November 2016 in the matter of Pieterse N.O. and other v Lephalale Local Municipality and other.