Constitutional Court of South Africa: Law Clerks intake for 2024/2025

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The Constitutional Court of South Africa invites applications from suitable candidates for appointment as Law Clerks for 2024/2025.

CLOSING DATE: 31 March 2023.

SALARY: The salary for these contract positions is R 393 711.00 per annum plus 37% in lieu of benefits. No other benefits are afforded.

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.

REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for the above position, applicants must

  • be South African citizens
  • 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.

DUTIES: 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.


Applications should include the following:.

  • A NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded on the bottom of this article or obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV ONLY; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated).

  • A cover letter for the job application;
  • A recent, comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Copy of an Identity Document (ID);

  • Copies of all qualifications (Grade 12 (Matric) certificate, high education qualifications and academic records/transcripts);

  • Letters of recommendation from three contactable referees (indicating their names, emails and telephone numbers); and

  • 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.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources.

Each application form must be full y completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant.

Applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be notified either by June / July 2023. If you are not notified by that date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of the required documents on or before the day of the interviews.

Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personal suitability check/vetting process (criminal record, qualification verification, citizenship check and reference checks).

Applicants who are successful must be willing to relocate and find their own accommodation as well as to meet all the transportation requirements and all associated costs.

Please note that the Office of the Chief Justice is not in a position to pay resettlement costs.

All applications must be filed in either one of the following manners:

1.Electronically by email to:[email protected]
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

ENQUIRIES: 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).


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