LSSA invites candidates to indicate their interest in position of NDPP

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has invited attorneys to avail themselves to serve as National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

The LSSA is one of the seven entities that have been invited by President Cyril Ramaphosa to constitute the NDPP Selection Advisory Panel (the Advisory Panel) to identify and interview suitable candidates to be recommended to the President as the potential NDPP. We have welcomed this new, transparent process.
President’s announcement – Read here.
LSSA press release – Read here.
Presidency’s statement on the first meeting of the NDPP Selection Advisory Panel held on 22 October – Read here.
National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998 – Download here.

Should you be interested in the position of NDPP and be of the view that you are a fit and proper attorney, with the relevant experience, conscientiousness and integrity to be entrusted with the role of NDPP; possess the legal qualifications to practise in all the country’s courts, are immune to improper influence and able to act without fear, favour or prejudice, please submit the following:

  • A 200 word (maximum) motivation outlining your relevant and appropriate experience and expertise.
  • A full CV with contact details (please note that you must be a South Africa citizen).

E-mail these to by 17:00 on Thursday, 25 October 2018.

– An LSSA panel (the LSSA panel) will interrogate all the applications.
– The LSSA panel will request confirmation of good standing from the relevant provincial law society for candidates.
– Candidates selected by the LSSA panel will then be taken forward to the Advsory Panel constituted by the President to follow the formal selection and interview process at that level.
– The selection and interview process will be conducted by the Advisory Panel. The LSSA is seeking to facilitate a transparent process which must be finalised by 1 November, in order to take candidate names forward to the President’s Advsory Panel by its deadline of 2 November. The Advisory Panel must report to the President by 7 December 2018.