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​​​Melanie S Olivier, Manager: Legal Services 
Tel: 039 688 3530/3502
Fax: 039 682 1720
Email: Melanie.Olivier@ugu.gov.za / objections@ugu.gov.za

Role of Legal Services:
Directing, monitoring and assessing total compliance to legislation of the Municipality; and managing the implementation of the Municipal Compliance checklist
  • Ensuring that all policies developed by the Municipality are legally compliant and enforceable
  • Provision of sound legal advice to the Municipal Manager, Management and Council
  • Communication  with internal and external stakeholders regarding legal matters affecting the Municipality
  • Management and co-ordination of all litigation matters that the Municipality is involved in.
  • Negotiating, drafting and vetting of contractual arrangements for the Municipality
  • Ensuring that municipal officials are aware of and implement legislative reforms and current developments within the legal environment which have impact upon the Municipality
  • Serves as the appeal authority for Appeals and/or Objections against SCM Processes of the Municipality