Office of the Chief Justice : Law Clerks 2022



The Constitutional Court invites applications from suitable candidates seeking
appointment as Law Clerks for 2022. Each Justice of the Constitutional Court is
assisted by two Law Clerks whose primary function is to carry out legal research
for their respective Justice. Appointments are made for the periods January 2022 to
December 2022 or July 2022 to June 2023 depending on each Justice’s
requirements. Applicants should indicate the period for which they wish to be
considered. Applications are considered by all Justices of the Court, and applicants
should not specify a preference to work for a specific Justice.

The Office of the Chief Justice (Constitutional Court) seeks to ensure that the persons
selected are broadly representative of the South African population in terms of race
and gender and background. Applicants should be in possession of an LLB degree
(or an equivalent or post- graduate degree) or in the final year of study for such
degree and should display an interest in subjects relating to constitutional law.
Academic excellence and research experience is recommended. Successful
applicants will be subjected to a vetting process. Further details about the
programme can be found on our website

Applications should include the following:
(1) Z83 – application for employment form (which is obtainable from any
Government Department, on the DPSA website or here);
(2) a cover letter;
(3) a full curriculum vitae;
(4) a certified ID copy;
(5) certified copies of all academic records;
(6) an example of written work between 6 – 12 pages in length, which
demonstrates critical legal analysis and is written solely by the applicant; and
(7) letters of recommendation from two referees, together with their names
and contact details (including but not limited to email addresses).
(1) Applications are to be submitted electronically by e-mail to: Applications can also be hand delivered to: Office of the
Chief Justice, 188 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand.
The salary for these contract positions is R 376 596.00 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits.
No other benefits are afforded.
The advert runs from 1 January 2021 with a closing date 31 March 2021. No applications
will be accepted before and after this.
Contact Details: Office of the Chief Justice: Human Resources Department on 010 493
2500/2533/2531 (attention: Ms B Rakgatho/ Ms L Mothemane). Applicants who are
shortlisted for an interview will be notified either during June 2020. If you are not notified by
that date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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