SALARY: R257 508 – R303 339 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE: Magistrate Office: Odendaalsrus

REQUIREMENTS: NQF level 4 / Grade 12. National Diploma: Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 or any other equivalent qualification in the field of languages and minimums of three (3) years practical experience in court interpreting OR Grade 12 with ten (10) years practical experience in court interpreter. Valid (motor vehicle) Driver’s license will be an added advantage. Knowledge of Legislation which governs transparency and confidentiality in the Public Service (Act 2 of 2000) as amended. Skills and Competences: Excellent communication, Listening, Inter-personal relations, Problem-solving, Planning and organizing and Analytical thinking skills. Time management.

Confidentiality and ability to work under pressure. Language Proficiency: Odendaalsrus: Sesotho, English, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.

DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: To interpret in a court of Law (Civil and Criminal matters. Entering of criminal cases in the criminal record book/register. To interpret in small claims courts. Interpret in pre-trial proceedings and consultations. Consecutive interpreting from source to target language during Court proceedings, pre-trial, consultation, quasi and judicial. Interpret non-verbal gestures, dramatization and confessions. Ensure that subordinates conclude performance agreements. Review performance and give feedback to Court Interpreters. Collect, monitor interpreting register, calculate and compile statistics. Making arrangements for foreign language interpreters in consultation with the Prosecutor. To perform a variety of routine interpreting duties related to the Core function of the Department. To attend to all other duties that can be assigned to him/her from time to time and to assist with the necessary administrative duties.

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

APPLICATIONS: Email Address: OR fax 0864003806 / 0865070071


CLOSING DATE: 03 August 2020

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the email address specified to each post. The email must include only completed and signed Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary. Attachments must be limited to 10 megabytes. Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without reaching the Department. Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. 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. A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. The candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. 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.

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