May 08, 2018


  • Office of the Chief Justice
  • Middelburg, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

SALARY:(MR3 to MR5) R226 227 -R433 632 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE: Middelburg High Court

Grade 12 and an LLB Degree or equivalent qualification; 2-8 years’ post qualification legal experience; a valid driver’s license.

Skills and competencies:
Written Communication; Verbal and Non-verbal communication; Numerical Skills; Technical Expertise; Information technology; Attention to detail; Planning, 23 Organizing and Control; Problem solving and decision making skills; Customer service; Interpersonal skills; Conflict Management; Work ethic and motivation; Professional appearance and conduct; Self-management

Co-ordination of Case Flow Management Support processes to the Judiciary and prosecution; Issue all processes initiating court proceedings; Co-ordinate interpreting services, Appeals and reviews; process unopposed divorces and facilitation of Pre-Trial conferences; Check Criminal Record books; Consider judgement by default; appointments of sheriffs of the court on ‘ad hoc’ basis; Authenticate signatures of legal practitioners, notaries and sworn translators; Supervision of subordinates and their performance evaluation process; Any other official duties assigned by relevant stakeholders; provide practical training and assistance to the clerk of the court; Ensure annotation of relevant publications, codes, acts and rules; give attention to and execute requests from the Judiciary in connection with cases and other case related matters; exercise control over case records as well as the record room and deal with the files in terms of the archived codes and act; submission of returns to the court manager and the department; implement rules and procedures and practise; handle taxation and taxing master including any reviews; process and grant judgements by default; manage the civil section including divorce cases; assist the public with court procedures; process reviews and appeals ( civil and criminal) attend or oversee to general public queries or correspondence; attend to judicial support functions;issue/keep/check and analyze court statistics; issue court order or letters to attorneys; safe keeping of records; attend to office management; planning and organization.


The Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in line with the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) Employment Equity targets, through the filling of positions.

To further the objectivity of representivity within the Department.

Women and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head: Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200.

Applications can also be hand delivered to, Office of the Chief Justice Provincial Service Centre, 4th floor, 30 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, Nelspruit.

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet.

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 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 short-listed candidates only.

Short-listed candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes, including a competency assessment (SMS) and personality profile analysis.

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/email, will NOT be considered or accepted.


R226 227 -R433 632 per annum

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