Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Court Interpreter Bloemfontein

Closing date yi 6 ka April 2020


  • NQF level 4/Grade 12.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Proficiency in one or more indegenous languages.
  • Three months practical experience will be an added advantage;
  • A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of legislation which governs transparency and confidentiality in the Public Service (Act 2 of 2000) as amended.
  • Adherence to Batho-Pele and the Justice Principles.
  • Full command of the language.
  • Cultural diversity.
  • Knowledge of Policies, Prescripts and Legislation.
  • Communication (verbal and written), Listening, Inter-personal relations, Computer literacy (MS word), Planning and Organising, Problem solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Time management.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Language Proficiency: Bloemfontein Sesotho, Sepedi, Tshivenda, English and Xitsonga (Shangaan) will be an added advantage.


  • To interpret in a Court of Law (Criminal, Civil and Labour).
  • To interpret in Small Claims Courts. Interpret in pre-trial proceedings and consultations.
  • Liaise with the Supervisor for Foreign Language Interpreters.
  • Consecutive interpreting from source to target language during Court Proceedings, pre-trial consultation, quasi and Judicial.
  • Interpret nonverbal gesture, dramatization and confessions.
  • Carry out sight translation of documents (j88, sworn statement, etc); Collect unusual terminology and concepts.
  • Consult dictionary, colleagues, community members and experts.
  • Enter the meaning of words into glossary register.
  • Assist with the reconstruction of Courts records.
  • Enter cases in the Criminal Record Book.
  • Compilation of statistics.

Additional Information

  • Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at
  • A Z83 form & CV must be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications, identity document and a driver’s license where necessary.
  • A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.
  • Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered.
  • All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.
  • Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance.
  • Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin.
  • The DOJ&CD 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 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.
  • Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
  • If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful the department reserves the right not to fill these positions.
  • Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.

Ref No

  • 20/20/FS


  • R173 703 - R201 612 per annum.
  • The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.


  • Ms NM Dywili Tel No: (051) 407 1800

Application Form

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Please direct your application to:

  • Post to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X20578, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • Hand deliver at: 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9301.
Lomsebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 22 ka March 2020

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