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Sheriff Vacancies

VACANT OFFICES OF SHERIFFS

Suitably qualified and fit and proper persons are invited to apply for the vacant offices of the sheriffs in the high and lower courts in the following areas:

A. THE HIGH AND LOWER COURTS

Eastern Cape:

• Alice and Seymour High & Lower Courts • Barkley East High & Lower Courts • Bedford High & Lower Courts • Burgersdorp, Molteno and Steynsburg High & Lower Courts • Cala (Xalanga) and Elliot High& Lower Courts • Centani High & Lower Courts • Elliotdale High &Lower Courts • Hankey High & Lower Courts (vacant with effect from 18 July2013) • Hofmeyer, Ntabethemba and Whittlesea (Hewu) High & Lower Courts •Humansdorp High & Lower Courts (vacant with effect from 18 July 2013) •Indwe, Dordrecht and Lady Frere High & Lower Courts • Jamestown High &Lower Courts • Komga High & Lower Courts • Maclear High & Lower Courts• Mount Ayliff High &Lower Courts • Mount Fletcher High & Lower Courts• Pearston High & Lower Courts • Sterkstroom High & Lower Courts •Sterkspruit High & Lower Courts • Tsomo High & Lower Courts • Uitenhage South High & Lower Courts.

Free State:

• Boshof, Dealesville and Hertzogville High & Lower Courts • Bultfontein High & Lower Courts • Clocolan and Senekal High &Lower Courts • Dewetsdorp and Wepener High & Lower Court • Edenburg,Reddersburg and Trompsburg High & Lower Court • Edenville, Petrus Steyn andSteynsrus High & Lower Courts • Excelsior High & Lower Courts •Frankfort and Villiers High & Lower Courts • Harrismith High & Lower Courts • Hennenman and Ventersburg High & Lower Courts • Jagersfontein,Koffiefontein, Fauriesmith and Petrusburg High & Lower Courts • KestellHigh and Lower Courts • Memel, Vrede & Warden High and Lower Courts • PaulRoux High & Lower Courts • Rouxville, Smithfield, Springfontein, Bethulie High & Lower Courts • Sasolburg High & Lower Courts • Wesselsbron High& Lower Courts.

Gauteng:

• Germiston North High and Lower Courts • Lenasia andLenasia North High & Lower Courts • Soweto West High and Lower Courts •Meyerton High and Lower Courts • Pretoria North High and Lower Courts •MamelodiHigh and Lower Courts.

Kwazulu Natal:

• Durban Coastal High & Lower Courts • Howick High &Lower Courts • Kranskop High and Lower Courts • Ladysmith High & LowerCourts • Lower Tugela (Stanger) High and Lower Courts• Melmoth Ulundi High& Lower Courts • Mtunzini High & Lower Courts • Port Shepstone High& Lower Court • Umzimkulu High & Lower Courts (vacant with effect from7 February 2013) • Umlazi (2) High & Lower Courts • Weenen High & LowerCourts.

Limpopo:

• Mokopane (Potgietersrus) High and Lower Courts •Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) High and Lower Courts • Musina High & LowerCourts • Naphuno High & Lower Courts • Nkowankowa (Ritavi) High & LowerCourts • Praktiseer High & Lower Courts (vacant with effect from 27 April2013) • Sekhukhune High & Lower Courts (vacant with effect from 27 April2013).

Mpumalanga:

Amersfoort High & Lower Courts • Machadodorp High &Lower Courts • Middelburg High & Lower Courts (with effect from 17 December2013) • Morgenzon High & Lower Courts • Wakkerstroom High & LowerCourts.

Northern Cape:

• Carnarvon High & Lower Courts • Douglas High & Lower Courts • Garies High & Lower Courts • Griekwastad High & Lower Courts • Kathu High & Lower Courts • Olifantshoek High & Lower Courts(vacant with effect from 11 November 2013) • Phillipstown High & Lower Courts • Pofadder High & Lower Courts • Richmond High & Lower Courts •Sutherland High & Lower Courts • Kudumane High and Lower Courts•Phillipolis High and Lower Courts.

North West:

• Bloemhof High & Lower Courts • Delareyville and Sannieshof High and Lower Courts • Lichtenburg, Ditsobotla, Itsoseng High and Lower Courts • Orkney High and Lower Courts • Schweizer Renecke High and Lower Courts.

Western Cape:

• Beaufort West High & Lower Courts • Calitzdorp Highand Lower Courts • Khayelitsha High & Lower Courts • Knysna High & Lower Courts • Ladismith High & Lower Courts • Mitchell’s Plain South High &Lower Courts (vacant with effect from 8 October 2013) • Murraysburg High &Lower Courts • Stellenbosch High & Lower Courts • Riversdal and AlbertiniaHigh & Lower Courts • Uniondale High & Lower Courts • Vanrhynsdorp High& Lower Courts • Wolseley High & Lower Courts • Wynberg East High &Lower Courts.

B. THE LOWER COURTS

Eastern Cape:

• East London Lower Court.

Free State:

• Brandfort & Theunissen Lower Court • Hoopstad LowerCourt

Limpopo:

• Nylstroom Lower Court • Sekgosese Lower Court • Thabazimbi Lower Court.

Mpumalanga:

• Belfast and Waterval Boven Lower Courts.

Northern Cape:

• Colesburg Lower Courts.

North West:

• Bafokeng Lower Court• Tlhabane Lower Court • MoreteleLower Court.

C. THE HIGH COURTS

Eastern Cape:

• Grahamstown High Court • Matatiele High Court • MountCurrie High Court • Somerset East High Court • Willowvale High Court.

Free State:

• Fouriesburg High Court.

Gauteng:

• Vereeniging High Court.

Limpopo:

• Mankweng High Court • Mutale High Court • Dzanani HighCourt • Nebo High Court • Thohoyandou High Court • Tshilwavhusiku High Court •Vuwani High Court • Waterberg High Court (vacant with effect from 29 April 2013) •Tshitale High Court.

Mpumalanga:

• Evander High Court • White River High Court.

Northern Cape:

• Postmasburg High Court (with effect from 11 November2013).

North West:

• Potchefstroom High Court • Ventersdorp High Court

Western Cape:

• Bonnievale High Court.


Requirements for holding an office of sheriff:

Person of integrity associated with office of a sheriff,technical competence and experience required to conduct the business ofsheriff, an understanding of the civil law and knowledge of the relevantaspects of the Constitution of South Africa, Magistrates’ Court Act, Rules ofCourt, Supreme Court Act, Rules of the Supreme Court of Appeal, CriminalProcedure Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act,National Credit Act, Sheriffs Act. A sheriff is not an employee of thedepartment and generates his/her income from the service and the execution ofcourt documents in terms of the prescribed tariffs. The applicant mustdemonstrate the potential ability to establish and operate an office to conductbusiness relating to the service of summonses and other court processes; theexecution of warrants of execution and ejectment interdicts and garnisheeorders; the making of inventories on the processing of warrants of execution;the provision of returns of service; the holding of execution auctions; and thekeeping of a trust account of a sheriff. A person appointed as a sheriff maynot perform or engage in any remunerative work outside the office of a sheriffwithout the approval of the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.The person appointed as sheriff cannot perform the functions of a sheriffunless he/she has been issued with a Fidelity Fund Certificate, issued by theSouth African Board for Sheriffs. Preference will be given to applicants whoseappointments will promote equitable demographic representation andinclusiveness by race, gender, disability or any, of the constitutionallyrecognized ground.

All applications must be completed on the Form 1 (J743) andmust be accompanied by:

(a) a curriculum vitae of the applicant; (b) a certified copy of the identity document of the applicant; (c) certified copies of all educational qualifications of the applicant; (d) certified copies of certificates of service or, if not available, an affidavit by the applicant in respect of previous periods of employment rendered by him or her; (e)testimonials from 2 previous employers of the applicant, if available; (f) the nature and history of any past or present business undertaking, occupation or trade of the applicant; (g) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two references; (h) an affidavit regarding previous convictions and sequestrations,if any; (i) an affidavit with the necessary supporting documents, if applicable, that an applicant has the financial ability to establish and operate an office of sheriff, including a list of all assets and liabilities of such an applicant; and (j) a certified copy of his or her driver’s license, if the applicant has a valid driver’s license.

Enquires: Ms. Joy van der Heyde (021) 462-5471 or jvanderheyde@justice.gov.za

Applications must be submitted on Form 1 (J743) obtainable from the following websites: www.doj.gov.za and www.sheriffs.org.za. Forms may also be requested from the court Manager at the Magistrates’ Office. All applications must be addressed to the Court Manager of the Magistrates’ Office where the vacancy occurred (follow the link on the application form for the addresses of all the court managers).

The Minister may, in the interest of access to justice,appoint a sheriff to more than one office. In the case of a person who alreadyoccupies the office of sheriff in a different court or area, he or she may berequested to vacate the office upon his or her appointment to a vacant officeof a sheriff.

Closing date: 18 January 2013.


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Personnel Vacancies

If you have vacancies and want to recruit, please contact Nelmari at admin@sassoc.co.za

 

Listing of personnel vacancies by various Sheriff’s Offices:

 

 Eastern Cape:

  • None

 

Free State

  • None

 

Gauteng

  • None

 

KwaZulu Natal

  • None

 

Limpopo

  • None

 

Mpumalanga

  • None

 

Northern Cape

  • None

 

Western Cape

  • None
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