Office of the Chief State Law Adviser

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OCSLABACKGROUND

The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser provides legal advice, representation and legislative drafting services to the Executive, all state departments at both national and provincial levels, municipalities, parastatals and independent or autonomous bodies that may refer work to it. It supports the government to achieve its objectives of transforming South African society and redressing past imbalances by providing efficient and cost-effective legal advice, legislative drafting and translation services of high quality.

MISSION

To provide reliable legal advice, representation, legislation and legislative drafting services to the State in a cost effective and efficient manner.

VISION

To ensure that the services rendered are improved in accordance with the mission and that of the Chief State Law Adviser is responsive to the needs of its clients in a globalised and highly industrialised world in which information technology plays a vital role.

PRINCIPLES AND VALUES

  • Constitutional Values
  • Batho Pele principles
  • Professionalism and continuous improvement
  • Integrity and Ubuntu

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • Improved provision of legal services to the state organs.