Advert for Law Clerks intake for 2024/2025, Ref No: OCJ/01/2023

The Constitutional Court invites applications from suitable candidates for appointment as Law Clerks for 2024/2025. 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 of January 2024 to December 2024 or July 2024 to June 2025, depending on each Justice’s requirements. Applicants should indicate the period for which they wish to be considered. It must be noted that all applications are considered by all the Justices of the Court, consequently, applicants should not specify a preference to work for a specific Justice.
To qualify for the above position, applicants

  • Must be South African citizens and;
  • Should be in possession of a Grade 12 (Matric) Certificate and an LLB Degree or any appropriate equivalent legal qualification degree/qualification at NQF Level 8 with 480 Credits as recognized by SAQA or should be in the final year of study for such degree;
  • Applicants should display an interest in courses relating to constitutional law. Academic excellence and research
    experience will be an added advantage.

Applications should include the following:
(1) A new Z83 form, which can be downloaded from the internet at / or obtainable from any Public Service Department. Each application form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialed by the applicant. The application must indicate the job title and the reference number as stated in the advert. Failure to fully complete the form, sign and initial will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. Applications using the old Z83 will not be considered.
(2) A cover letter for the job application;
(3) A recent, comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV);
(4) Copy of an Identity Document (ID);
(5) Copies of all qualifications (Grade 12 (Matric) certificate, high education qualifications and academic records/transcripts);
(6) Letters of recommendation from three contactable referees (indicating their names, emails and telephone numbers); and
(7) An example of written work that is between 6-12 pages in length, which is solely written by the applicant and demonstrates the applicant’s legal research, writing and critical analysis skills.

Should the applicant be in possession of a foreign qualification, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the qualification is accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered during the selection process.

Applicants must please be advised that the advert runs from 01 January 2023 with a closing date of 31 March 2023. No applications received outside these dates will be considered. All applications must be filed in either one of the following manners:

  1. Electronically by email to:
  2. By registered post to: The Director: Human Resources
    Office of the Chief Justice
    Private Bag X10, Marshalltown
  3. By hand delivery to: The Office of the Chief Justice
    Human Resource Management and Development
    188, 14th Road, Noordwyk
    All enquiries should be directed to the Office of the Chief Justice: Human Resources
    Department on 010 493 2500 / 2533 / 2531/ 2528. Attention to Mses. C Gideon and S
    Tshidino or Mr K Mphela).