State Attorney Services South Africa

By | October 21, 2021

State Attorney Services South Africa

State Attorney Services South Africa | 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 from qualifying personnel for admission as advocates for the High Court.
  • The handling of applications for admission as a practising 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