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Johannesburg, Gauteng

The Economic Freedom Fighters is a political organisation advocating for economic freedom of the poor masses of South Africa. The Organisation, as bona fide employer, seeks to appoint a Legal Practitioner who is in good standing with the Legal Practice Council of South Africa, to play a role in its Legal Department. He should be a licensed driver with own vehicle. The role reports to the Secretary General in the SGO, at the Head Office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The key performance areas for the position include:

1. Screening, evaluation and prioritisation of case matters from both walk-ins and of emailed correspondence.
2. Research into latest rules of practice of various forums, like Consumer and Rental Tribunals, CCMA, Small Claims Courts, Magistrates Courts, High Courts (all divisions), Constitutional Courts, etc
3. Noting appeals and filing appeal applications in the correct format and standard required by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
4. Interpreting legislation and ensuring best practice in enhancement of the legal profession
5. Legal drafting and opinions to leaders and counsel.
6. Filing papers in line with updated civil procedures; attend to various administrative requirements.
7. Litigating on behalf of the organisation
8. Shall be the initiator, prosecutor and handle internal disciplinary processes of the organisation.
9. Representing and briefing external counsel in criminal matters
10. Coordinating legal matters of the organisation.
11. Assist in efficient contract management
12. Reporting to the officials of the organisation.

Job Requirements:
The individual applicant will be in possession of the following, and:

1. At least a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Law, preceded by a matric qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution
2. Solid Labour Law background
3. Insight into court procedures (civil and criminal)
4. Experience in CCMA processes and procedures.
5. At least three years post-admission legal experience, at the superior courts and the labour courts, will be an advantage, so is experience in Media or Cyber Law
6. Good working knowledge of Contract Law, Labour Law.
7. Familiarity with the EFF constitution, Code of Conduct and the latest manifesto will be an added advantage.
8. Must have litigated at Magistrate’s Court, at least, in opposed matters, inclusive of filing service documents


1. A deadline driven individual with good command of legal drafting and opinion documents
2. Professional filing and litigation skills
3. Prompt co-ordination skills
4. Interpretation of both legislation (law and legal issues) and various documents and texts
[Quantitative] Research abilities, a plus.
5. Labour Relations and Compliance acumen
6. Computer literacy, especially Microsoft office programmes
7. Ability to present and explain statements of fact and the law, and to argue clearly and logically both orally and in writing.
8. Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the public.
9. Skills in drafting legal documents and instruments
10. Knowledge of legal drafting principles and methods


1. Good communication and negotiation skills
2. Keeping updated on new legislation and changes in law quite diligently.
3. Valid Driver’s License
4. Lawyer’s Permit/Court Order
5. Fidelity Fund certificate, if available
6. Bachelor’s Degree
7. Matric Certificate
6. Valid South African ID or Passport
7. Other qualifications

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