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We prioritise quality over quantity when it comes to appointing candidate attorneys. We have a selective approach to our appointment process, focusing on a few exceptional candidates who demonstrate the potential to make a valuable contribution to our established law firm. Join Cluver Markotter’s team of outstanding candidate attorneys.

More about Cluver Markotter

For over 130 years, we have established a distinguished legacy of providing trusted legal services that adhere to the highest ethical standards. As a team, we remain committed to achieving excellence in various fields of law, constantly drawing inspiration from our diverse clientele.

We render legal services to clients throughout South Africa

Our team comprises up to 30 experienced professionals, offering legal services to clients throughout South Africa. Our extensive client base ranges from individuals to small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, tertiary education institutions, companies listed on the JSE, and city councils. Furthermore, our location in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s largest wine farming communities, allows us to provide specialised legal services to clients in the farming and wine industry.

At Cluver Markotter, we are proud to support and contribute to the local community where we practice. Our participation and investment of various resources are geared towards making a difference.

Quality over quantity

At our established law firm, we maintain a selective approach to our appointment process, prioritising the selection of exceptional candidates who display the potential to become valuable additions to our team.

While strong academic credentials are a prerequisite for employment at our firm, we recognise that several other skills and attributes can indicate a candidate’s potential to become a successful attorney. Therefore, we seek candidates who demonstrate the following qualities:

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What candidate attorneys can expect

Open-Door Policy

As a candidate attorney at Cluver Markotter, you can expect an open-door policy that facilitates easy access to comprehensive knowledge and mentorship from our esteemed Directors. Our Directors are always available to provide guidance and advice, ensuring that you have the support you require to excel in your role.

Wide Scope and Depth

At Cluver Markotter, we take great pride in our ability to provide exceptional legal services to a broad spectrum of businesses and unique clients. Our wide scope and depth equip us to handle intricate cases and deliver outstanding outcomes. Our management structures ensure that you have the opportunity to work on compelling cases and receive on-the-job training directly from our experienced Directors.

Flexible Rotation Schedules

Additionally, we offer flexible rotation schedules across various fields of law and departments, with a particular emphasis on Commercial Law, Property Law, and Litigation departments. This affords you the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse areas of legal practice, work alongside different attorneys and clients, and obtain valuable experience in different styles of legal practice.

Assigned Mentorship

We understand that commencing your legal career can be intimidating. Thus, we have implemented an assigned mentorship programme for all our candidate attorneys. From day one, you will be paired with an experienced mentor who has been through the same process as you and will guide you through the two-year programme. This mentorship programme provides assistance, training, and advice to help you develop the necessary skills for a successful career in the legal industry.

Join our Student Vacation Programme

Take the first step towards a successful and fulfilling career in law by joining our Student Vacation Programme.

The purpose of the programme

The programme aims to help students explore their interests in the field of law, learn about the daily tasks and challenges faced by legal professionals, and get a taste of what it's like to work as an attorney at Cluver Markotter.

The how and the when

Held during the June holidays, this three-day programme provides law students with the perfect opportunity to witness the various departments within our established firm and engage with our attorneys before applying as a candidate attorney.

What you can expect:

During the vacation programme, you'll be introduced to our experienced attorneys who will share their knowledge and expertise with you through discussions and practical examples. You'll learn about the daily tasks and challenges faced by our legal teams and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to deliver top-quality legal services to our clients. Click here to apply.

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Junior Litigation Practitioner

Cluver Markotter Inc hereby invite junior litigation practitioners to apply for a position in our Litigation Department.

The requirements would be that the suitable candidate meets the following criteria:

  • Have a valid driver’s licence;
  • Be admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa with preferably one year’s post admission experience;
  • Preferably have at least 2 years (including pre- and post-admission) experience in Labour Dispute Resolution, including disputes at the CCMA, Labour Court and internal disciplinary hearings;
  • Be capable to ensure efficient administration of own client files and diary.

The recommendation would be that the suitable candidate has the following work experience:

  • General Labour Dispute Resolution (including disputes in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and internal disciplinary hearings);
  •    Drafting of applications, pleadings, heads of argument and documentation incidental to labour disputes in various forums, as well as internal labour documentation including Notices in terms of Section 189, chargesheets, rulings etc.;
  • Drafting of legal opinions, correspondence and agreements;
  • Briefing Counsel;
  • Legal research;
  •  Experience in High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation, in addition to the above listed experience, will be advantageous.

Interested and suitably qualified persons are invited to submit applications, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (in which your experience in Labour Dispute Resolution is set out in full), to Ann Keyter.  Applications must reach us by no later than 15 September 2023 and must be transmitted by email to

All applications will be received and considered on a confidential basis.

Preference would be given to BEEE candidates, but this is not a requirement.

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