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Municipal Law

Our expertise on Municipal Law has grown exponentially over the years as a result of various legal services and opinions that we provided to municipalities and municipal entities. We are proud of the role that we have played in assisting municipalities to augment their governance structures to ensure that the provision of municipal services to local community is done in an effective and sustainable manner. We succeeded in developing the governance framework for the City of Johannesburg in line with the principles of good governance and the legislative framework governing municipalities and the municipal entities.The legal advisory services we render include the following:

  • establishment of municipal entities;
  • legal opinions on the MFMA, Municipal Systems Act, Companies Act and other statutes impacting on municipalities;
  • drafting of inter alia:
    • service delivery agreements;
    • memorandum of incorporations;
    • induction manuals;
    • Shareholder Compacts;
    • Standard Operating Procedures;
    • Service Standards;
    • By-laws on establishment of service utilities; and
    • Terms of Reference for the Municipal Audit Committee, Performance Audit Committee and Risk Governance Committee.


We have firm understanding on the implementation of the Integrated Development Plans, Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan and business plans for municipal entities.


Municipal law books. MNS Attorneys provide municipalities and municipal entities with legal services.