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Position: Independent Correctional Centre Visitor (36-month contract)
Salary: R75 837 per annum (3/8th, Level 05) plus 37% in lieu of benefits
Centres: Central Management Region (Multiple Ref No’s)

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Independent Correctional Centre Visitor | Piet Retief Centre


  • Grade 12/Senior Certificate
  • Computer literacy and accuracy
  • Recommendation of nomination as ICCV by a community organization (not older than 6 months)
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Familiarity with Batho Pele principles
  • Assertiveness and ability to work under pressure
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Driver’s license (added advantage)
  • Preference for applicants residing near the respective correctional centre

Independent Visitor Duties:

  • Conduct site visits and report on urgent matters
  • Regularly interview inmates and DCS officials about complaints and mandatory issues
  • Receive and capture all complaints/requests in the database
  • Open and maintain case files, follow up on outstanding complaints
  • Submit monthly reports, provide statistical analysis of complaints
  • Attend to enquiries, follow reasonable instructions from supervisor/Regional Manager


  • Central Management Region: Mr M Prusent / Ms Y Mdlalose Tel No: (051) 4301954
  • Northern Management Region: Mr M Mentoor / Ms G Thabethe Tel No: (012) 663 7521

Department: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Closing Date: 04 September 2023


  • Submit applications with completed and signed Z83 form (available on
  • Include a detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of ID, Senior Certificate, highest qualification, and driver’s license (if applicable) to be submitted by shortlisted candidates before the interview
  • SAQA evaluation report required for foreign qualifications
  • SMS posts require technical and competency assessment, and a pre-entry certificate from NSG
  • Financial disclosure form and security clearance required
  • Police Clearance certificate for foreign/dual citizenship holders when shortlisted
  • DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer
  • We will consider Employment Equity imperatives and HR policies.
  • Reasonable accommodation for People with Disabilities
  • Correspondence limited to short-listed candidates
  • If no response within 3 months, application is unsuccessful
  • Department reserves right not to fill positions
  • Encouragement for women and people with disabilities to apply, preference for EE Target

Independent Correctional Centre Visitor

Job Application Instructions for Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services

Location and Submission Addresses:

  • Centurion/Northern Management Region: Private Bag 153, Centurion, 0046. Alternatively, applications may be handed in at Block C 3, Eco Origins Office Park, Witch-hazel Street, Centurion, 0046.
  • Central Management Region: P.O. BOX 3839, Bloemfontein 9301. Alternatively, applications may be handed in at Fedsure House, 3rd Floor 62 St Andrews Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.

Closing Date: 08 September 2023

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must use the completed and signed new Z83 Form, effective since 1 January 2021. This form can be obtained from any Public Service Department or the DPSA website link:
  • A comprehensive and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) is required, including specific starting and ending dates for all relevant positions. Clarify experience levels and ranks compared to the Public Service.
  • Include at least three contactable references.
  • Certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate, Driver’s License (if necessary), and all qualifications mentioned in the CV.
  • Shortlisted candidates should provide a SAQA verification report for foreign qualifications (if applicable), on or before the interview date.
  • Foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and proof of evaluation is required only for shortlisted candidates.
  • We will not consider incomplete or late applications.

Selection Process and Requirements:

  • Successful appointment is subject to a positive outcome of the security clearance process and verification of educational qualification certificates.
  • Please make sure to submit all requested information and attachments.
  • We will limit correspondence to short-listed candidates due to the anticipated high response rate.
  • If not contacted within three months of the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.
  • Submission of the employment application form implies agreement and consent to processing of personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).
  • Candidates may undergo skills/knowledge tests if applicable.
  • Successful candidates will undergo a 12-month probation period.
  • JICS reserves the right not to make any appointments from the advertised posts.
  • Successful candidates must sign a performance agreement.

Important Notes:

  • Appointments will follow the Public Service Act of 1994.
  • We prioritize diversity and equity employment, giving preference to Whites, Indians, and people with disabilities.


  • For Independent Correctional Centre Visitors (ICCV) in the Central Management Region/Bloemfontein, the submission addresses have been updated as follows:
  • Central Management Region: P.O. BOX 3839, Bloemfontein 9301. You can alternatively hand in applications at Fedsure House, 3rd Floor, 62 St Andrews Street, Bloemfontein 9300.
  • Closing dates for posts in the Central Management Region are extended to 8 September 2023.

KwaZulu-Natal Management Region:

  • Note that the post of Independent Correctional Centre Visitor at Durban Medium A, ref no: JI 37/2023, advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 27 dated 04 August 2023, has been withdrawn.

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