Assistant Director: Legislation Support, Ref No. LG 31/2023 – Cape Town, CBD

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Department of Local Government, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a competent individual to provide support to the department and municipalities to ensure legislative clarity. This post is based in Cape Town, CBD.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year National Diploma/B-Degree (or higher qualification); A minimum of 3 years administrative experience.


An appropria tetertiary qualification in a law related field.

Key Performance Areas

Assessing and submit appointment of senior managers in terms of sections 54A and 56 of the Municipal System Act and compile reports thereof;
Instructing and coordinating on litigation for and against the department/MEC for Local Government and maintain the register thereof; Advice and research on legislation and provide verbal and written responses to relevant stakeholders;
Maintain institutional integrity of municipalities by ensuring amendments of establishment notes;
Publishing by-election notices and liaise and engage with relevant stakeholders pre and post local government election;
Support the deputy director in ensuring legislative adherence in preparation towards a local government election; Reponsible for the legal resource centre.

Knowledge of the following:

Local government legislation;
Legislative amendments;
Municipal Structures Act;
Municipal systems Act and applicable regulations;

Skills needed:

Written and verbal communication;
Analytical skills;
Interpersonal skills;
Proven computer literact;
Planning and organising skills.