Office of the Chief Justice Circular 22 of 2021


The President of the Republic of South Africa proclaimed, by Proclamation No 44 of 2010, the establishment of the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) as a national department on 23 August 2010 to support the Chief Justice as the Head of the Judiciary and the Head of the Constitutional Court. The services of the following dynamic person/s are required to capacitate the Office:


APPLICATIONS                     : Middelburg: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The

Provincial Head: Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X 20051, Mbombela 1211. Applications can also be hand delivered to, Mpumalanga Division of the High Court, Office of the Chief Justice Provincial Service Centre, 311 Samora Machel Drive, Mbombela 1200.

CLOSING DATE                     : 02 July 2021

NOTE                                       :          The Office of the Chief Justice 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, the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act55) of 1998) and the relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration and preference will be given to Women and Persons with Disabilities. Note: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department. Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered. 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 six 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. Shortlisted candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes. Note: Requirement for all Senior Management Service (SMS) Posts – Nyukela Programme: This is a Pre-Entry Certificate to Senior SMS endorsed by DPSA which is offered by the National School of Government (NSG) through an online course platform. The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link:                                                                                                                                          The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the Pre-entry certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected tFollowing 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.

ERRATUM: The post of Court Manager (Middelburg High Court), with Ref No: 2021/129/OCJ advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 20, dated 04 June 2021 with a closing date 21 June 2021, has been withdrawn, and the correct salary notch for the following posts: Deputy Director: Executive Support to the Chief Executive Officer (SAJEI) (National Office), with Ref No: 2021/130/OCJ and Deputy Director: Information Security (National Office), with Ref No: 2021/131/OCJ are R733 257.00 (All-inclusive salary package). We would like to apologies for the inconvenience caused by this.




POST 22/98                            : COURT MANAGER, REF NO: 2021/150/OCJ

Re-advertisement Candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply


SALARY                                  :            R733 257 per annum (All-inclusive salary package). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE                                  : Middelburg High Court

REQUIREMENTS                  : Matric and a three (3) year relevant qualification in Management or Administration.

A minimum of six (6) years’ relevant experience of which three (3) years’ should be at a Supervisory Level. A valid driver’s licence. Technical knowledge and competencies: Knowledge of Human Resource Management, Financial, Assets and Supply Chain Management. Knowledge of Case Flow Management. Understanding of Facilities and Security Management. Leadership capabilities. Behavioural Competencies: Effective communications skills. Good interpersonal skills. Problem solving skills. Conflict management skills. Time management and ability to work under pressure.

DUTIES                                    : Provide strategic and operational leadership to the Court to optimally deliver on the

OCJ mandate. Provide integrated human resource management and development services, overall financial, asset and supply chain management services in the Court. Coordinate and facilitate internal audit and risk management services. Provide administrative and technical support. Monitor the overall performance of the Court and enhance Judicial stakeholder relations. Provide effective and efficient management of facilities and security services to the Judiciary.

ENQUIRIES                            : Mr. M Jele/ Mr. V Maeko Tel No: (013) 758 0000

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