Restitution Advisor at Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Vacancies 2022

Directorate: Legal Support 
SALARY : R491 403 per annum (Level 10) 
CENTRE : KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg) 
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and an appropriate LLB or B Proc Degree. Minimum of 4 years extensive post-qualification legal professional and advisory experience. Admission as an Attorney or Advocate. Post qualification experience in court litigation. Experience in conveyance and vetting documents. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Restitution of Land Rights Act, 22 of 1994, Law and other relevant Acts and Legislative prescripts. Specialised knowledge of Constitutional Law. Law of Contracts. Knowledge of South African Law, in particular Land Reform laws. Post qualification experience in court litigation. Knowledge of conveyance and vetting of documents. Job related skills: Proven supervisory and management skills, Ability to draft legal opinions and contracts, Negotiation skills, research and very good writing skills. Ability to think independently, analytically and innovatively. Good problem-solving skills. Mediation and conflict resolution skills. Computer literacy. Skills in court litigation. Communication skills (verbal and written). A valid driver’s licence. Preparedness to travel and work irregular hours under tremendous pressure. 
DUTIES : Check legal compliance. Check research report e.g Rule 3 and Rule 5. Check Section 42D. Check Gazette report. Attend to negotiations with farmer / landowner. Prepare response to the representation for the farmer / landowner. Prepare response to the representation for the farmer / landowner. Check Section 42E expropriation. Check claimant verification. Check Communal Property Association 1 (CPA) to CPA 8 / Trust constitution. Liaise with landowner. Check financial compensation funds. Prepare settlement agreements. Check CPA constitution. Provide litigation support in the Restitution Branch. Draft referrals. Issue notice of instruction to appoint State Attorney. Facilitate the process of legal representation. Exchange of court document (Pleadings). Attend courts. Attend Pre-trials. Serve referrals on interested parties. File the notice of referrals. Facilitate the implementation of court orders. Attend consultations with State Attorney and Advocates. Draft legal documents. Draft legal documents (deed of sale). Draft settlement agreement. Draft lease agreement. Draft caretaker ship agreement. Draft CPA constitution. Facilitate adoption of CPA constitution. Facilitate the elections of the CPA. Draft legal opinion and documents. Transfer private or state land. Prepare financial compensation submission. Facilitate the registration of transfers. Sign agreements for both parties. Facilitate transfer of payments. Issue instruction of conveyers. Monitor the transfers on a weekly basis and inspection. Issue instruction to State Attorney for transfer and pay the balance. Issue instruction to State Attorney inclusive of Section 42D. Request clearance rates from Municipality. Prepare memorandums for payment of rates. Acquire proof of payment of rates. Obtain certificates from Municipality. Monitor the transfer process until the end and inform the claimants. 
ENQUIRIES : Mr S Ndlovu Tel No: (033) 355 8400 
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to Private Bag x 9132, Pietermaritzburg, 0001 or hand delivered to: 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street (formerly known as Loop Street). 
NOTE : Coloured and Indian Males and African Coloured, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.