Jul 31, 2020

State Advocate (Attorney)

  • National Prosecuting Authority
  • Polokwane, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Asset Forfeiture Unit
CENTRE : Polokwane - Recruit 2020/133
(Thohoyandou) - Recruit 2020/134
Bloemfontein - Recruit 2020/135
Kimberley - Recruit 2020/310

REQUIREMENTS : A recognized four-year legal qualification. Right of appearance under any of the applicable laws or ability to obtain the right of appearance in terms of the said laws. At least 5 years post qualification legal experience. Admission as an Attorney of the High Court of South
Africa. Appropriate knowledge of or experience in the implementation of the Prevention of
Organized Crime Act and in dealing with legal matters relating to Asset Forfeiture Unit is
recommended. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, presentation and communication skills.
Strong computer skills (Ms Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is recommended.
Professionalism and able to act independently Willingness to travel and work extended
hours. Excellent communication and administrative skills are recommended, as well as
literacy and numeracy skills in so far as being able to understand profit and loss
calculations and basic business finance is recommended. Ability to conduct legal research
is recommended. Valid driver’s license is recommended.

DUTIES : Act as Attorney for the Asset Forfeiture Unit. Execute tasks that by law must be performed by Attorneys. Attend to diverse types of civil litigation in the High Court, Magistrate Courts as well as appeals from these courts, including appeals to the Supreme Court of Appeal.
Deal with constitutional issues, including litigation in the Constitutional Court. Draft and /
or settle all types of agreements render legal opinions, draft and move applications. Attend
to queries from curators on litigation of Asset Forfeiture matters. Collect all taxed bills of
all costs in favour of the state.

Bloemfontein e-mail:


The NPA is an equal opportunity employer.

People with disabilities will be given preference and are encouraged to apply.

In the filling of vacancies, the objectives of Section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996, and in particular the Employment Equity Act,1998 (Act 55 of 1998) and the NPA Employment Equity Strategy 2016, will take highest preference in selection of suitable candidates.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be submitted to the relevant Recruitment Response E-mail as stated below.

NOTE : For your application to be accepted: Applications must be submitted on a Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department which must be fully completed as per the instructions on the form, signed and dated.

If the Z83 is not completed as prescribed your application will not be accepted. CVs without a Z83 will not be accepted.

Handwritten Z83 must be completed in BLOCK LETTERS. Only copies of certified required qualifications, identity document and other listed documents as per the advert, must be included with your application.

All applications must reach the NPA on/or before the closing date.

No late applications will be accepted/processed.

The NPA cannot be held responsible for server delays.

Applicant’s attention is drawn to the fact that the NPA uses an Electronic Response Handling System in terms of e-mailed applications.

Please DO NOT contact the NPA directly after you have e-mailed your applications to enquire if your application(s) have been received.

If you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt within one week after the closing date then you can contact the NPA.

The NPA reserves the right not to fill any particular position.

If you do not hear from us within (3) three months from the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be subjected to a security clearance of at least confidential.

Appointment to this position will be provisional, pending the issue of security clearance.

Fingerprints will be taken on the day of the interview.

The social media accounts of shortlisted applicants may be accessed.

A valid driver’s license will be a requirement where applicable.

(Attach proof of drivers license).

NB! Applicants who are successful must please note that the npa is not in a position to pay resettlement costs

ERRATUM: Kindly note that

The post of Regional Court Prosecutor with Ref No: Recruit 2020/88 and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions with Ref No: Recruit 2020/77 with closing date 30 March 2020 advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 37 dated 13 March 2020 has been withdrawn.


R763 21. - R1 266 156 per annum (Total cost package) (LP-7 to LP-8)

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