The legislature is responsible for law making, oversight and public participation. These responsibilities include, amongst others:
• developing and adopting policies, plans and strategies; consideration of matters reserved for Council and approval of By-Laws;
• monitoring and reviewing the actions of the executive; proactive interaction with the executive and the administration, as well as monitoring of compliance with the constitutional obligations by the executive and the administration;
• ensuring participatory governance by building relationships with communities, involving and empowering communities to enable meaningful participation.
The legislature is made up of Council, the Speaker of Council, Chief Whip, and two sets of Council committees - Section 79 Portfolio committees and Standing committees.