Department of Justice is recruiting for Court Manager [x2 posts]

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is hiring and invites applications for the vacancy: COURT MANAGER (X2 POSTS).

CLOSING DATE: 29 May 2023

SALARY : R527 298 – R617 622 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.


  • Ngwelezane Magistrate Court Ref No: 23/65/KZN
  • Magistrate Phalala Ref No: 32/23/LMP

REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate National Diploma/ Degree qualification (NQF level 6) as recognized by SAQA in Public Administration/ Management/ Law/ Legal studies or field of study or equivalent legal qualification;

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in court management environment with a minimum of 2 years as a
supervisor or team leader; Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the Public Financial Management Act (PFMA);

Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Account; A valid driver’s license.

Skills and Competencies: Applied strategic thinking; Applied technology; Budgeting and financial management; Communication and information management; Continuous improvement; Citizen focus and responsiveness; Developing others; Diversity management, impact and influence; Planning and organizing; Problem solving; Project management.

DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: Coordinate and manage the financial, Human resource, risk and security in the court; Manage the strategic and business planning processes;

Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; Compile an analyze court statistics to show performance and trends;

Support case flow management at the court; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvements; Manage service level agreements.


  • KwaZulu-Natal: Ms. M.P. Khoza Tel No: (031) 372 3000
  • impopo: Ms Mongalo MP Tel No: (015) 287 2037 or Ms Manyaja P.M. Tel No: (015) 287 2026


KwaZulu-Natal: Quoting the relevant reference number and direct your application to: The Provincial Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place Off Anton Lembede Street, Durban.

Limpopo: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Provincial Head, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, Private Bag X9526, Polokwane 0700 or Physical address: Reception area, Limpopo Provincial Office, 92 Bok Street, Polokwane, 0699.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service Department office on the DPSA web site link:

Should an application be received using incorrect application employment form Z83, it will be disqualified, which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV only (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience).

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview which should not be older than six months.

Failure to comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified.

The successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record, citizenship & financial/asset record checks and qualification and employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes.

Applicants who do not receive confirmation or feedback within 3 (three) months after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Due to the large volume of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.


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