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Typist wanted at the Eastern Cape High Court, Gqeberha

Position: Typist (Ref No: 2023/301/OCJ)

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Salary: R171,537 – R199,461 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

Centre: Eastern Cape High Court, Gqeberha

The Eastern Cape High Court in Gqeberha is looking for a dedicated Typist to join their team. If you’re ready to contribute your typing expertise to a dynamic legal environment, we encourage you to apply.

Typist job Requirements:

  • Matric Certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a typing test – Minimum typing speed of 35 wpm

Skills and Competencies:

  • Computer literacy (MS Word/Excel)
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good interpersonal relations
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good timekeeping
  • Telephone etiquette

Typist Duties:

  • Typing a variety of legal documents including appeals, reviews, reports, minutes, circulars, witness statements, affidavits, memorandums, and court orders
  • Providing relief to administrative personnel when necessary
  • Filing, opening files, and making appointments
  • Handling public queries and performing other administrative duties
  • Assisting the taxing master with drawing taxation files, taxation dates for attorneys, and maintaining their diary
  • Dealing with telephone calls regarding taxation dates and court order processes
  • Operating the switchboard and performing tasks allocated by the supervisor

Enquiries: (Typist)

  • Technical Related Enquiries: Ms I Buys, Tel No: (051) 502 6626
  • HR Related Enquiries: Mr S Mponzo, Tel No: (043) 726 5217

Application Instructions

National Office: Midrand:

  • Submit applications quoting the relevant reference number to:
    The Director: Human Resources, Office of the Chief Justice,
    Private Bag X10, Marshalltown, 2107
  • Alternatively, hand deliver applications to the Office of the Chief Justice, Human Resource Management, 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685.

Free State Provincial Centre:

  • Submit applications quoting the relevant reference number to:
    The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice,
    Private Bag X20612, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • Alternatively, hand deliver applications to the Free State High Court, Corner President Brand and Fontein Street, Bloemfontein, 9301.

Labour and Labour Appeals Court: Johannesburg:

  • Submit applications quoting the relevant reference number to:
    The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice,
    Private Bag X7, Johannesburg, 2000
  • Alternatively, hand deliver applications to the 12th floor, Cnr Pritchard and Kruis Street, Johannesburg.

Eastern Cape Division of the High Court: Gqeberha:

  • Submit applications quoting the relevant reference number to:
    The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice,
    Postal Address: Private Bag X13012, Cambridge 5206, East London
  • Alternatively, hand deliver applications to 59 Western Avenue, Sanlam Park Building, 2nd Floor, Vincent 5242, East London.

Closing Date: 08 September 2023


  • All applications must be submitted on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded from or, or obtained from any Public Service Department.
  • Applicants must include a recent comprehensive CV and provide contactable referees with indicated telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • Human Resources will communicate with only shortlisted candidates and require them to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview.
  • The applicant must fully complete the application form, sign it, and initial it accordingly.
  • Failure to fully complete, sign, and initial the application form will lead to disqualification during the selection process.

Applications on the old Z83 form will not be considered.

Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

  • Dual citizenship holders must provide a Police Clearance certificate from their country of origin when shortlisted.
  • Non-South African citizens must submit proof of South African permanent residence when shortlisted.
  • Applications not complying with the mentioned requirements will not be considered.
  • Successful candidates will undergo personnel suitability checks including criminal record, financial checks, qualification verification, citizenship checks, reference checks, and employment verification.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates.
  • If not contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, consider the application unsuccessful.
  • The Department reserves the right not to make any appointments to the advertised posts.
  • No application via fax or email.
  • If you fail to submit all the requested documents, we will not consider your application.
  • Within three months of appointment, successful candidates must engage in an employment contract and establish a performance agreement.
  • Security clearance will be required three (3) months after appointment.
  • The Office of the Chief Justice complies with the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA).
  • We will use your personal information for recruitment purposes and for the specific position you applied for. We will retain unsuccessful applications for internal audit purposes.
  • Providing requested information during the process is necessary. Failure to do so will render your application void.
  • The Office of the Chief Justice will ensure the security and confidentiality of all information shared during the recruitment process.

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