Job Opportunity: Senior Court Interpreter Positions at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 2023

Job Opportunity : Application Deadline: September 4, 2023

Job Opportunity :Are you a skilled interpreter looking for a rewarding opportunity? The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is offering four Senior Court Interpreter positions, providing an attractive annual salary ranging from R294,321 to R343,815. As part of the role, the successful candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement.

Job Opportunity :Position Details: Senior Court Interpreter (4 Positions)

Salary: R294,321 – R343,815 per annum


  • Magistrate, East London (Ref No: 80/23EC)
  • Magistrate, Uitenhage (Ref No: 81/23EC) – Re-advertisement – applicants who previously applied must re-submit their applications
  • Magistrate, Queenstown (Ref No: 82/23EC)
  • Magistrate, Port Elizabeth (Ref No: 87/23EC) – Re-advertisement – applicants who previously applied must re-submit their applications


  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter
  • Or, a Grade 12 certificate with a National Diploma in Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 or any relevant tertiary qualification at NQF level 5, plus 3 years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter
  • Proficiency in English and two or more indigenous languages (preference given to languages used in the specific area and sign language)
  • Applicants will undergo a language test (speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Possession of a driver’s license will be an advantage
  • Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, attention to detail


  • Interpretation in court for Criminal and Civil cases
  • Interpretation for confessions, commissions, tribunals, and family law matters
  • Translation of legal documents and exhibits for court use
  • Involvement in serious cases
  • Fulfillment of assigned duties in alignment with office rationalization

For inquiries, please contact Mr. A Jilana at Tel: (043) 702 7000 / 7010.

How to Apply: To apply, quote the relevant reference number and address your application to: The Provincial Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


  • Separate applications must be submitted for each reference number.
  • Application submissions must be received before the respective closing dates.

Prospective applicants are advised to use the new Z83 form, effective from January 1, 2021, for their applications. Make sure to indicate the reference number of the vacancy in your application.

For additional information about advertised positions, direct your inquiries to the relevant department. Please refrain from approaching the Department of Public Service and Administration for such information.

Ensure your applications reach the appropriate advertising departments on or before the specified closing dates.

Download Z83 Form Here


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