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The Office of the State Attorney provides legal services to national and provincial departments.

The functions of the State Attorney is as follows:

  • The drafting and managing of contracts on behalf of the State.  
  • The handling of criminal and civil litigation cases instituted against State officials and committed by means of acts or omissions while executing their official duties.     
  • The handing of applications form qualifying personnel for admission as advocates for the High Court.
  • The handling of applications for admission as practicing attorney  
  • The regulation and overseeing of the conduct of private attorneys operating under the State Attorney Act.


  • State Attorney Act (Act 56 of 1957) Eng 



Monthly Statistics on Briefings received by the State Attorney Offices: