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Law Researcher

Office of the Chief Justice - Bloemfontein, Free State

Full-Time | Government

Closing date yi 2nd ka October 2020


  • An LLB degree or four (4) years’ recognized legal qualification.
  • Three (3) years relevant legal experience.
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Skills & 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.
  • 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.


  • Conduct legal research as required by the Judges and other personnel of the Court.
  • Perform proof reading 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 judgments for style and accuracy of citations.
  • Perform quasi-judicial functions.
  • Attend to additional duties as assigned.

Additional Information

  • 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.

Ref No

  • 2020/101/OCJ


  • R376 596 per annum.
  • The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.


  • Ms M Luthuli
  • Tel No: (051) 406 8191

Application Form

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