OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE
The Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the
objectives of section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996, the Employment Equity
imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55) of 1998) and the relevant Human
Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Women and People with
Disabilities are encouraged to apply
APPLICATIONS : Bloemfontein: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application
to: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X20612,
Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand deliver applications to the Free State High Court,
Corner President Brand and Fontein street, Bloemfontein, 9301.
Northern Cape: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application
to: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag x5043,
Kimberley, 8300 or hand deliver application to the High Court, Sol Plaaitjie
Drive, Room B107, Kimberley
North West: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
The OCJ Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X 2033,
Mmabatho, 2735 or hand deliver applications to 22 Molopo Road, Ayob
CLOSING DATE 19 February 2021
NOTE : Note: Shortlisted candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and
verification processes. Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the
Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days &
Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a
requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a successful
completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by
the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG
under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be
obtained by following the below link:https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entryprogramme/.
The successful candidate will be required to
provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management
Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore,
candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise
that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the
interview and the technical exercise, the Selection panel will recommend
candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in
compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency
based assessments. Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable
from any Public Service Department or on the internet at
www.dpsa.gov.za/documents. The completed and signed form should be
accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all
qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies are allowed;
certification should not be more than three months old). Failure to submit all
the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
Please indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your
application form. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date,
please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Applications received
after the closing date, as well as applications received via fax or email, will NOT
be considered or accepted.
POST 04/81 : LAW RESEARCHER REF NO: 2021/11/OCJ
SALARY : R376 596 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate
will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Supreme Court Of Appeal: Bloemfontein
REQUIREMENTS : An LLB Degree or a minimum of four (4) years’ recognized legal qualification.
One (1) years’ relevant legal experience. Sound Knowledge of domestic and
international legal database. Library and book-based research knowledge.
Minimum of 1-year relevant legal experience. A valid driver’s licence will be an
added advantage. Skills and Competencies: Excellent research and analytical
skills. Report writing and editing skills. Excellent communication skills (written
and verbal). Understanding of the Constitution and relevant legislation.
Computer literacy (MS Word). Ability to access and utilize computer research
programmes (Westlaw, LexisNexis, Jutastat). Planning and Organising. Ability
to integrate knowledge from diverse sources. Accuracy and attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills. Problems solving skills. Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to work independently.
DUTIES : Conduct legal research as required by the Judges and other personnel of the
Court. Perform proofreading functions, drafting of speeches, conference notes
and legal articles. Monitoring and bringing to the attention of judges of the court
recent developments in case law and jurisprudence. Checking judgements for
style and accuracy in citations. Perform quasi-judicial functions. Attend to
additional duties as assigned.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Luthuli Tel No: (051) 406 8191
POST 04/82 : REGISTRAR REF NO: 2021/12/OCJ
SALARY : R257 073 per annum. (MR3-MR5) (Salary will be in accordance with
Occupation Specific Dispensation determination. Applicant must attach a
service certificate/s for determination of their experience. The successful
candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Northern Cape High Court: Kimberly
REQUIREMENTS : An LLB Degree or a four (4) year legal qualification. A minimum of two (2)
years’ legal experience obtained after qualification. Superior Court or litigation
experience will be an added advantage. Skills and Competencies: Excellent
communication skills (verbal and written). Computer literacy. Numerical skills.
Attention to detail. Planning, organizing and control. Problem solving and
decision making skills. Customer service orientated. Interpersonal skills.
Conflict management. Strong work ethics. Professionalism. Ability to work
under pressure and meeting of deadlines.
DUTIES : Co-ordination of Case Flow Management support process to the Judiciary and
Prosecution. Manage the issuing of all processes. Initiating Court proceedings.
Co-ordinate, interpreting services, appeals and reviews. Process unopposed
divorces and the facilitation of Pre-Trial conferences. Quality checks on
Criminal Record books. Authenticate signatures of Legal Practitioners,
Notaries and Sworn Translators. Supervision and management of staff.
Provide practical training and assistance to the Registrars’ Clerks. Ensure
annotation of relevant publications, codes, acts and rules. Attend to and
execute requests from the Judiciary in connection with cases and case related
matters. Exercise control over the management and safekeeping of case
records and the record room. Deal with the files in terms of the relevant codes
ENQUIRIES : Ms S Ruthven Tel No: (053) 807 2733
POST 04/84 : ADMINISTRATION CLERK (LEGAL) REF NO: 2021/13/OCJ
SALARY : R173 703 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a
CENTRE : North West Regional Court
REQUIREMENTS : Grade twelve (12) or equivalent qualification. An LLB Degree or an equivalent
qualification will serve as an added advantage. Zero (0)-two (2) years’
experience will serve as an added advantage. Skills and Competencies:
Knowledge of Public Services Legislation, Prescripts and Regulations.
Research skills. Communication skills (verbal and written). Minute taking skills.
Decision making and time management skills. Good reporting skills. Creative
and analytical thinking skills. Computer literacy. Financial, asset and supply
chain management, understanding of facilities and security management,
DUTIES : Conduct Legal Research for the Regional Court President/Chief Magistrate.
Provide Administrative functions to the Regional Court President/Chief
Magistrate. Compilation of statistics. Case Flow management. Assisting
Regional Court Registrar.
ENQUIRIES : Mr OPS Sebapatso Tel No: (018) 397 7114/7064