The 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 drivers licence is a requirement


SALARY : R226 611 – R266 943 per annum. The successful candidate will be required
to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Magistrate’s Office, Welkom (1), Thaba-Nchu (1) and Bethlehem (1)
REQUIREMENT : NQF level 4 / Grade 12; National Diploma: Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5
or any other relevant tertiary qualification at NQF level 5; Proficiency in two or
more indigenous languages; Three (3) years practical experience as a Court
Interpreter A valid driver’s licence 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:
Communication skills, Listening skills, Inter-personal relations, Problem
solving, Planning and organising skills and Analytical thinking skills; Time
management; Confidentiality and ability to work under pressure. Language
Proficiency: Welkom: Sesotho, IsiXhosa, English and Afrikaans. Language
Proficiency: Bethlehem: English, Afrikaans, Sesotho and IsiZulu. Language
Proficiency: Thaba-Nchu: Sesotho, Setswana, English and Afrikaans.
DUTIES : Interpret in court of Law (Civil and Criminal matters; Entering of criminal cases
in the criminal record book / register; 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 gesture, dramatization and
confessions; Ensure that subordinates conclude performance agreements;
Review performance and give feed back to Court Interpreters; Collect, monitor
interpreting register, calculate and compile statistics; Making arrangements for
foreign languages interpreters in consultation with the Prosecutor; Perform a
variety of routine interpreting duties related to the Core function of the
Department, 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 @ (051) 407 1800
APPLICATIONS : Please direct your applications to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X20578,
Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand deliver at 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke
Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.
CLOSING DATE : 26 February 2018
NOTE : Interested applicants may visit the following website: or to view the full job specification of the above positions.
Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public
Service Department or on the internet at A Z83 form & CV must
be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications, identity document
and a driver’s licence where necessary. 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. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be
required to undergo a security clearance. The foreigners or dual citizenship
holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin.
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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