Jul 31, 2020

Specialized Commercial Crime Unit State Advocate

  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

POST 18/20 : 
CENTRE : Cape Town - Recruit 2020/138 (05 Poats)
Durban - Recruit 2020/139 (02 Posts)

REQUIREMENTS : A recognized four-year legal qualification. At least five years’ post qualification legal
experience. Right of appearance under any of the applicable laws or ability to obtain the
right of appearance in terms of the said laws. Admission as an Attorney and/or Advocate
will be an added advantage. Well-developed skills in legal research and legal drafting.
Good knowledge of civil and/or criminal procedure. Proficiency in prosecution,
competency in guiding investigations, drafting charge sheets, indictments and court
documents and dealing with representations. Knowledge of and skills in general
prosecution. Good interpersonal, analytical, organisational and communication skills. Valid
driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Study case dockets. Decide on the institution of and conduct criminal proceedings. Draft
charge sheets, indictments and other court documents. Represent the State in all courts.
Prepare a case for court, including the acquisition of additional evidence, lead and cross
examine witnesses, address the court on inter alia, conviction and sentence. Study
appeals and reviews, attend to representations, prepare opinions and heads of arguments.
Conduct prosecution of serious, complex and organised commercial crime and corruption
matters. Appear in court in motion applications pertaining to criminal matters and in
general conduct prosecution on behalf of the state.

APPLICATIONS : Cape Town e mail
Durban e mail


The NPA is an equal opportunity employer.

People with disabilities will be given preference and are encouraged to apply.

In the filling of vacancies, the objectives of Section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996, and in particular the Employment Equity Act,1998 (Act 55 of 1998) and the NPA Employment Equity Strategy 2016, will take highest preference in selection of suitable candidates.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be submitted to the relevant Recruitment Response E-mail as stated below.

NOTE : For your application to be accepted: Applications must be submitted on a Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department which must be fully completed as per the instructions on the form, signed and dated.

If the Z83 is not completed as prescribed your application will not be accepted. CVs without a Z83 will not be accepted.

Handwritten Z83 must be completed in BLOCK LETTERS. Only copies of certified required qualifications, identity document and other listed documents as per the advert, must be included with your application.

All applications must reach the NPA on/or before the closing date.

No late applications will be accepted/processed.

The NPA cannot be held responsible for server delays.

Applicant’s attention is drawn to the fact that the NPA uses an Electronic Response Handling System in terms of e-mailed applications.

Please DO NOT contact the NPA directly after you have e-mailed your applications to enquire if your application(s) have been received.

If you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt within one week after the closing date then you can contact the NPA.

The NPA reserves the right not to fill any particular position.

If you do not hear from us within (3) three months from the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be subjected to a security clearance of at least confidential.

Appointment to this position will be provisional, pending the issue of security clearance.

Fingerprints will be taken on the day of the interview.

The social media accounts of shortlisted applicants may be accessed.

A valid driver’s license will be a requirement where applicable.

(Attach proof of drivers license).

NB! Applicants who are successful must please note that the npa is not in a position to pay resettlement costs

ERRATUM: Kindly note that

The post of Regional Court Prosecutor with Ref No: Recruit 2020/88 and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions with Ref No: Recruit 2020/77 with closing date 30 March 2020 advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 37 dated 13 March 2020 has been withdrawn.


R763 212. - R1 266 156. per annum (Total Cost Package) (Level LP- 7 to LP-8)

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