Senior Court Interpreter Vacancies at Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Two positions as Senior Court Interpreters are now open for applications. The department of Justice and Constitutional Development is looking for candidates with at least a Grade 12 certificate. If you think you have what it takes to qualify for this position, then the Senior Court Interpreter vacancies at Department of Justice and Constitutional Development may be just for you!


South Africa Senior Court Interpreter
South Africa Senior Court Interpreter

Both of these position offer a salary ranging from R 242 75 to R 285 630 annually. The qualified candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement. The available positions are located at Evander Magistrate Office (ref. no: 2019/02/MP) and Standerton Magistrate Office (ref. no: 2019/03/MP). Please include the respective reference number within your application depending on the centre you are applying for. Both positions require all candidates to have at least an NQF level 4 or Grade 12 certificate as the minimum educational requirement. This qualification should be accompanied by an NQF level 5 tertiary qualification in legal interpreting or equivalent. Having proficiency in two or more indigenous languages is a must along with proficiency in English.

Other inherent requirements needed for the Senior Court Interpreter vacancies at Department of Justice and Constitutional Development include three years of practical experience and a valid driver’s license.

Language requirements: Afrikaans; Sepedi; isiZulu

Required skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Analytical thinking
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Confidentiality
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  • Render interpreting services
  • Translate legal documents as well as exhibits
  • Assist with the reconstruction of Court Records
  • Develop Terminology
  • Perform specific line as well as administrative support functions
  • Supervision and control of interpreters

How to Apply

Submit your application for Senior Court Interpreter vacancies at Department of Justice and Constitutional Development via post to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit 1200

Or hand deliver to: 24 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, 4th floor Nelspruit 1200

Your application must include:

  • A z83 application form
  • A CV
  • Original certified copy of ID document, driver’s license, qualifications
  • A SAQA evaluation report in case you hold any foreign qualification

Apply before February 11, 2019. No incomplete nor late submission will be taken into consideration.

The foreigners and dual citizenship holders must also attach the police clearance certificate from the country of origin. People with disabilities will be given reasonable accommodation where driver’s license is a requirement. Only shortlisted applicants will be receiving correspondence. That being said, if you haven’t received any notifications in three months after the deadline has passed, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Applicants will complete a financial disclosure form as well as be required to undergo a security clearance.

The department of Justice and Constitutional Development reserves the right not to fill these positions if deemed necessary. People with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply and will receive preference according to EE Equity target.

For enquiries, please refer to: Ms KN Khanyile ( 013 753 9300 Ext.220 or Physical address

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