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Demarcation Area's

Friday, May 03, 2013

Provided in the document below is the demarcation area of the six new branch courts as determined by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

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PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT ACT

Friday, April 26, 2013

On 2 December 2011 the President of South Africa, Mr. JG Zuma (MP), signed the Protection of Harassment Act, 17 of 2011 (the Harassment Act) into law. The Harassment Act will come into operation on 27 April 2013, our national Freedom Day. Freedom Day marks the liberation of our country and its people from a long period of oppression by minority rule through the relentless efforts of those who fought for our liberation who had to endure imprisonment, harassment and death by the apartheid-era government. It also signifies the date on which all persons in South Africa irrespective of race and/or creed cast their vote in the first democratic election in the country on 27 April 1994, to afford us the freedoms that we enjoy today. However, today we have violence, perpetrated by the hands of persons known to victims of crime.

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Conditions of Sales

Monday, March 11, 2013

Please find attached the amended conditions of sale, which takes into account the increase in the Sheriff's commission.

  • The increase comes into effect on the 22nd of March 2013.
  • Please be advised that the panel of attorneys of FNB will be instructed to use these conditions as from the 22nd of March 2013.
  • The Sheriff’s commission has increased from R8 750.00 to R9 655.00 excl. VAT.
  • Please refer to clause 4.9.

Further amendments to cater for electrical fence certificates of compliance in terms of the Electrical Machinery Regulations which is issued in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Please refer to clause 5.1.

Siyanazisa Newsletter - Volume 1, February 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

A busy year ahead!!!

It’s my pleasure to welcome each and every one of you back to work. We hope 2013 will be a great year for you and your families. For us, it’s another opportunity to work hard in pursuing and achieving our strategic and objective goals.

Last year we welcomed new Board members and a new executive manager, and added five new employees to the staff contingent of the SABFS. We also saw a number of developments within the Board, including, for the first time, formal training courses accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority and Safety and Security SETA – a big step forward in professionalising the sector.

The sheriffs’ profession received an enormous boost in capacity last year when the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Jeff Radebe appointed 121 sheriffs countrywide. We also welcomed the announcement of 130 vacant posts to be filled this year, and wish all applicants the best of luck.

Improving the public perception of the sheriffs’ profession is one of our major priorities, and to this end we’re going to embark on a number of outreach programmes and media campaigns. We will, in the meantime, continue exercising oversight of the sheriffs’ profession by ensuring that their duties and responsibilities are completed in the prescribed manner that upholds the dignity of all the people we serve.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, current and retired sheriffs, for giving so freely and abundantly of yourselves to the Board and the profession for many years. This year is going to be a busy one for us. Let us all work hand in hand to improve our services and change the perception of sheriffs in the eyes of the public.

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FACILITATOR, ASSESSOR AND/OR MODERATOR APPLICATION FORM

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The South African Board for Sheriffs (the Board) is a statutory body regulating the affairs of the Sheriffs throughout the Republic Of South Africa. It does so in terms of the Sheriffs Act, No 90 of 1986, as amended. The objects of the Board are, amongst others, to maintain the esteem of, the enhancement of the status of, and the improvement of the standard of training of and functions performed by, Sheriffs.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a permanent position. You will be contracted per project.

To assist you, we have provided you with the following information. If you believe that you have any of the following competencies then you should apply. You may apply for a position as a Facilitator, Assessor or Moderator. You may apply for all three or a combination of the three available positions.

It would be common knowledge that we need persons with specific skills, keeping in mind the fact that services will be provided within the Sheriffs profession. You should have:

DISTINCT ADVANTAGES:

  • Content knowledge of the Sheriffs Profession
  • Knowledge of SETA learning processes
  • Research skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Creative skills
  • Lesson preparation
  • Power Point knowledge
  • Computer software skills
  • Experience

Further sought after competencies are as follows;

  • The facilitator should have a friendly yet professional manner.
  • The ability to interact with an audience is crucial since we require our learners to participate during sessions.
  • The capacity to speak more than one language would be most valuable since our learners are representative of all races and cultures.
  • A strong sense of cultural diversity is a must in order to relate to a varied group of learners.
  • The talent to pitch to learners of all ages and learning levels as well as different job specifications is a challenge that cannot be ignored.
  • A clear understanding of teaching and learning methodologies would be an attribute to the facilitator.

If successful, you will be required to:

  • Sign a two year contract with the SABFS, in line with its roster.
  • Confirm your availability / Subject to your availability
  • Attend capacity building workshops
  • Attend Train the Trainer workshops.
  • Attend preparation meetings/workshops.
  • Analyse group and individual learner profiles
  • Travel to various provinces
  • Spend time away from home
  • Work weekends
  • Prepare for lessons
  • Develop presentations and
  • Assist with material development

Assessors and Moderators will know that they will need to be accredited for the specific qualifications the SABFS will present. You will need to apply to the SASSETA for an extension of scope to include the various Unit Standards required. You may apply to the SABFS now and if successful, you will be given an opportunity to approach the SETA for the extension of scope.

Remuneration: R 2 500.00 per Day

  • The fee includes your preparation
  • If you are a VAT vendor, you may add VAT to the fee
  • If you are not a VAT vendor you will receive the full fee and we will provide you
  • with an IRP5 certificate at the end of the financial year

The SABFS will provide travel and accommodation.

Please submit the application form, your CV, SETA Registration Certificate/s and any other certificates of qualifications, by 25 March 2013 and forward by fax or e- mail to:

Zainab Abrahams
The South African Board for Sheriffs
Training Division
P.O. Box 5454
Cape Town
8000
Fax.: 0866062989
E-mail: zainab@sheriffs.org.za
Tel.: 021 462 3209

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ATTENTION ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS- DESIGN COMPANY

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
RE: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FROM DESIGN COMPANIES TO APPLY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN BOARD FOR SHERIFFS, SO THAT ONE DESIGN COMPANY MAY BE APPOINTED IN FOR A 2 YEAR CONTRAC

The South African Board for Sheriffs (“SABFS”) is a statutory regulatory body established in term of the Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986. The SABFS’ objectives are the maintenance of the esteem, the enhancement of the status and the improvement of the standard of training of and functions performed by sheriffs.

Closing date for submission: 08 March 2013

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Sheriffs Tariff Amendments

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Business Day - Advocate Quits Bar Council Over Practice Bill

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

THE deputy chairman of the national advocates body, the General Council of the Bar, resigned on Monday because of the council’s stance on the Legal Practice Bill.

The bill has been intensely criticised by leading figures in legal circles including the late chief justice Arthur Chaskalson for being destructive of the independence of the legal profession, regarded as a prerequisite for an independent judiciary. The resignation of Izak Smuts SC may signal what is to come when the controversial and divisive bill is canvassed in Parliament. 

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EMPLOYER INTERNSHIP SUPPORT: FREE STATE & NORTH WEST (Rustenburg Areas)

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Safety and Security SETA has called on the Sheriffs Profession to participate in a drive to provide Interns with an opportunity to obtain practical work experience.

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ERRATUM: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT VACANT OFFICES OF SHERIFFS COUNRTY WIDE

Friday, January 25, 2013

Note: The closing date for the vacancies of sheriffs that were advertised in the Sunday Times and City Press on the 16 December 2012 has been extended to 8 February 2013.

Further Note: The vacancies of sheriffs mentioned below that were advertised have been withdrawn.

WITHDRAWAL
EASTERN CAPE: Burgersdorp and Steynsdorp
FREE STATE: Senekal High and Lower Courts; Steynsrus Lower Court MPUMALANGA: Evander High Court; Middelburg High Court

Enquiries: Ms Joy van der Heyde, Tel: 021 462 5471. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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