Law Making (Bills & Acts)
ROLE PLAYERS IN THE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE
The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature is comprised of the Members, Speakers office and the Administrative section. The legal service unit plays a supporting role.
LEGISLATIVE MANDATE OF THE LEGAL
The Legislature receives ordinary Bills affecting Provinces from National Parliament in terms of section 76 of the Constitution, 1996.
The legal unit’s role on the section 76 Bills is to:
- Attend briefings by the NCOP on the relevant Bill(s)
- Legal technical comment, summary of legislation and clarification for public hearings.
The unit may be requested to draft, edit and give legal technical comment on Provincial legislation.
- Advise members on oversight matters during committee meetings.
- Assist departments in the legislature administration by drafting legal opinions on constitutional and administrative law as well as general legal matters (contracts, service issues.)
- Member of the procurement committee ( assessment of tenders)
- Gazette management for the legislature administration (official newspaper, legislation needs to be published for validity).
- Theft and losses( motor vehicle accidents)
- Claims against the institution ( defend or settle )
- Research on relevant legal topics within the administration
- Attend committee meetings.