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National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Internships South Africa 2023/2024


The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was created in Section 179 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996.) The mission of the National Prosecuting Authority is lead by the Constitution to ensure that justice is brought to those victimised by crime. The NPA ensures that this is achieved without favour, fear or prejudice and executes this by collaborating with both the public and their partners, ensuring the prevention and solving of all crime.


Eastern Cape (Butterworth, Mthatha, East London, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown)
Free State (Bloemfontein, Welkom)
Gauteng (Johannesburg,Vaal Rand, Pretoria, West Rand, East Rand)
KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, Empangeni, Port Shepstone, Ntuzuma, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith)
Limpopo (Thohoyandou, Polokwane, Modimolle)
Mpumalanga (Middelburg, Nelspruit, Witbank)
Northern Cape (Kimberley, Upington)
North West (Mmabatho, Klerksdorp, Odi)
Western Cape (George, Cape Town, Wynberg, Bellville, Mitchells Plain)
Salary: between R198 411 and R23 0259 per year (LP-1 to LP-2)
Start date: 3 January 2022
Duration: 12 months

The National Prosecuting Authority is inviting graduates and final year LLB students to apply for an Internship position.

Interns will partake in a 12 month programme, which once completed will inclue a formal assessment to determine the competency of being appointed as a Prosecutor in South African Courts. Once candidates pass the test, they may be appointed as entry level Prosecutors in the District Courts.

The Prosecutor will then be responsible for:

  • Conducting prosecutions
  • Attending to all matters relating to prosecutions
  • Being a gatekeeper of criminal law
  • Representing public interest in the criminal justice process



Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have completed an LLB degree or equivalent, with these courses (as a minimum): Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Interpretation of Statutes
  • OR
  • Must be in the final year of LLB degree studies, with these courses (as a minimum): Law of Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Interpretation of Statutes
  • Must complete the degree before starting the programme
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have a professional attitude
  • Must be accountable and have credibility



Students must download the Z83 form (pdf format) to apply.

Attach the following documents to your application form:

  • A Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified copy of your Identity Document
  • A certified copy of your Matric Certificate
  • A certified copy of qualification, if completed
  • A copy of academic record on institutes letterhead, if still studying


Applications must be emailed to ONE of these centre, stating the relevant reference number:


Please note:
1) Candidates must only apply at one location – if they apply at more than 1 location, they will be disqualified.
2) If you do not receive any feedback within 6 months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
3) Candidates will write an entry exam as part of the selection process and only if they pass, will they move on to next level of the selection process.


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact The National Prosecuting Authority directly:

Bloemfontein & Welkom
Contact Person: Lemmer Ludwick
Telephone Number: 051 410 6001

Butterworth & Mthatha
Contact Person: Linda Mankayi
Telephone Number: 047 501 2607

Durban; Empangeni; Port Shepstone & Ntuzuma
Contact Person: Ntokozo Dlamini
Telephone Number: 031 334 5274

East London
Contact Person: Talita Raga
Telephone Number: 040 608 6812

George, Cape Town; Wynberg; Bellville & Mitchells Plain
Contact Person: Angelene Jansen
Telephone Number: 021 487 7123

Contact Person: Noria Malahlela
Telephone Number: 011 220 4274

Kimberley & Upington
Contact Person: Nicholas Mogongwa
Telephone Number: 053 807 4539

Middelburg, Nelspruit & Witbank
Contact Person: Tebogo Mashile
Telephone Number: 013 045 0686

Mmabatho; Klerksdorp & Odi
Contact Person: Flora Kalakgosi
Telephone Number: 018 381 9041

Pietermaritzburg & Ladysmith
Contact Person: Thabisile Radebe
Telephone Number: 033 392 8753

Port Elizabeth
Contact Person: Andiswa Qamba
Telephone Number: 012 845 1450

Contact Person: Nomfuneko Ntapane
Telephone Number: 046 602 3046

Thohoyandou; Polokwane & Modimolle
Contact Person: Thuba Thubakgale
Telephone Number: 015 045 0285

Vaal Rand & Pretoria
Contact Person: Godfrey Ramakuela
Telephone Number: 012 351 6808

West Rand & East Rand
Contact Person: Khensani Manganye
Telephone Number: 011 220 4266


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