Corporate Legal Services Department
Effective corporate governance is the main role of the Corporate Legal Services Department. This is done by driving legal compliance and specialised legal advisory services that cut across departments and City entities.
Render legal advice and enhances governance processes within the Constitutional framework of South Africa and the municipality by providing innovative, qualitative, precise and clear legal advisory services, guided by the principles of good corporate governance.
Corporate Legal Services Department is a proactive, professional and responsive legal advisory service enterprise.
Office of the HoD
The department provides legal support and plays an interpretative role on all legislation applicable to the Municipality and its Entities. The Department’s main objective is to institutionalise legal compliance guided by the following principles:
With Diane Makwela in the driver’s seat, the key strategic thrusts of this function are to co-ordinate, develop, plan and drive an overall support services strategy of the Corporate Legal Services Department. It incorporates overall administrative financial
City Secretariat Services
The key strategic thrusts of this function is the overall responsibility of the City Secretariat functions including the SMT and Mayoral Committee and its Sub-Committees.
Municipal Courts, By-law enforcement, Compliance management
The key strategic thrusts of this function are, with continuous improvement as the goal and employing a strategic approach, this role develops, monitors, advises on and makes representation regarding municipal courts operations, by-law enforcement and compliance and contract management, ensuring compliance with legislation.
Specialised Legal Support, By-law Drafting & SCM Support Services
The key strategic thrusts of this function are to develop, monitor and render advice on legal opinions, processes, strategies, plans and standards; fostering inter-departmental relationships to ensure compliance with legislation; interpreting, reviewing and implementing organisational compliance to By-laws and regulatory frameworks; developing standardized legal opinion and monitoring implementation programmes and communication plans, ensuring effective rollout. The other key strategic thrust is the development, management and monitoring of the overall By-law drafting and Supply Chain Management support