Law Researcher Post at the Office of the Chief Justice

Law Researcher Post at the Office of the Chief Justice

DEADLINE: 01 September 2023

Law Researcher Post at the Office of the Chief Justice

  • REF NO: 2023/293/OCJ
  • (Six Month Contract)
  • (Re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)
  • SALARY: R424 104 – R508 692 per annum, plus 37% in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
  • CENTRE:  Thohoyandou High Court

REQUIREMENTS:  Matric and an LLB Degree or a four (4) year Legal qualification as recognized by SAQA. A minimum of two (2) years’ legal experience obtained after qualification, A minimum of three (3) years’ legal research experience and completed articles will be an advantage, Knowledge of Electronic Information Resource and online retrieval (Westlaw, LexisNexis, Jutastat), Skills and Competencies: Excellent research and analytical skills. Report writing and editing skills. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Problems analysis, solving and planning skills. Computer literacy (MS Word). Project management, including planning and organizing ability. Ability to integrate knowledge from diverse sources. Accuracy and attention to detail. Interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure. Time management skills. Creative and analytical skills.

DUTIES: Perform all legal duties for the Judges to enable them to prepare judgements. Research and retrieve all relevant material from all sources in both hard and electronic formats on legal issues as requested by a Judge. Read all relevant material and analyze it thoroughly. Discuss all possible variations on a legal point with colleagues and/ or the Judge’s attention. Prepare a comprehensive memorandum on the outcome of the research. Proof read all judgments, articles, speeches and conference papers with respect to spelling and grammar. Double-check all references and footnotes on in all judgements and legal articles against the original text to ensure correctness. Correct mistakes with the assistance of track changes to that the Judge can accept or decline any proposed changes. Drafting of speeches, legal articles and conference papers electronic format on legal issues as requested by a Judge. Read all the relevant material and analyze it thoroughly. Prepare PowerPoint presentations. Perform quasi – judicial functions. Monitoring and bringing to the attention of Judiciary new developments in law and Jurisprudence. Performing any court – related work requested to improve the efficiency of the court.

ENQUIRIES:  HR Enquiries: Ms. R.F Mathobela/ Ms. E.M Ramaphakela: Tel No: (015) 495 1758/1744; Technical enquiries: Ms. M.M.G Phaswane Tel No: (015) 495 1812

Where to submit your applications

Thohoyandou: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice Service Centre, Limpopo, Private Bag X9693, Polokwane, 0700. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the High Court of South Africa: Limpopo Division, Polokwane, 36 Biccard & Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0699

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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