Junior Legal Counsel at Ivanhoe Mines

Job Description

IVANHOE MINES is looking for a Junior Legal Counsel 

Ivanhoe Mines is a leading Canadian mining company committed to becoming a global leader in the supply of critical resources required to transition our world to a low-carbon, renewable future.  Ivanhoe is focused on developing and expanding its four principal mining and exploration projects in Southern Africa. The development of the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), the Platreef palladium-rhodium-platinum-nickel-copper-gold discovery in South Africa, the extensive redevelopment and upgrading of the historic Kipushi zinc-copper-germanium-silver mine, also in the Democratic Republic of Congo and exploration on the Western Foreland, near Kamoa-Kakula.

Play your part in our team succeeding…

Ivanhoe Mines SA (Pty) Ltd is looking for a qualified attorney to join its dynamic in-house legal team as a Junior Legal Advisor. The role will be to provide general drafting and legal support to the senior member(s) of the team.

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You will have the following:

  • A LLB degree
  • An admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Commercial and litigious legal drafting experience
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing a variety of commercial contracts
  • Valid driver’s licence

Personal Competencies should include:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Being able to distill legal issues which need to be addressed in a variety of situations
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ethics
  • Good attitude towards seniors and peers
  • Working well under pressure
  • Working well in a team

Your Key Performance Activities will include but not limited to: 


  • Draft, review, edit, interpret contracts and other legal documents and correspondence
  • General document management
  • Assistance with applying for routine permits/licenses including ensuring that all correspondence with Government departments is up to date, liaising and co-ordinating consultants to ensure that applications are submitted and processed in a timely fashion
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  • Travelling to and from Limpopo to attend meetings and site visits
  • Provide general assistance to the legal team in a timely manner
  • Conduct research and provide solutions to legal queries
  • Assist with general administrative tasks and document management

The finer details:

When applying, please submit a PDF version of your CV together with certified copies (certification within a 3-month period) of your ID/passport, drivers licence and qualifications. 

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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