ABOUT  Sea Harvest :

In Saldanha Bay, 1964, Pescanova, a Spanish-owned fishing company caught interest in a fishing village on South Africa’s West Coast. Saldanha Bay is situated close to the cold Benguela current that has a perpetual supply of fish. This proved to be a fruitful fishing ecosystem, especially in WWII. Pescanova, along with other fishing bodies then formed Sea Harvest.

Sea Harvest’s purpose is deep sea trawling of local Hake and packaging the fish into frozen products which can then be distributed locally and internationally. Owing to technological expertise, within the first year of opening, Sea Harvest had production that used high-end processing equipment and techniques. Sea Harvest was also was South Africa’s biggest automatic refrigeration installation within their first 12 months of production.

In 2008, the South African consortium purchased Sea Harvest, lead by Brimstone Investments and Kagiso- a Cape-based empowerment company. This purchase made Sea Harvest South Africa’s biggest empowerment company in the fish industry.
Today, Sea Harvest operates and owns 42 vessels, including a number of trawlers used to catch and process fish, most notably the Cape Hake. Sea Harvest still stayed true to their roots in Saldanha Bay and today they are the single largest employer to that municipality and it’s surrounding areas.

Sea Harvest has been labelled as a national asset, contributing to half of commercial fisheries income in South Africa. Annually, they launch projects across all sectors to help in the preservation of the fishing habitat. They pride themselves conserving the environment, supporting the ecosystem all while strengthening their companies longevity.


Sea Harvest is looking for a qualified legal graduate/ post-articles candidate interested in learning and growing in their establishment to join their team on a 12 month term contract. The candidate will be joining the Group company Secretariat and Legal Department. This role will supply the candidate with exposure to both legal and governance related competencies and compliance.

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Key Performance areas of the programme:
Monitoring the change in legislation affecting the company whilst making sure Sea Harvest stays up to date with new legislative developments. Drafting and evaluating legal agreements, assisting the companies secretary and performing assigned legally-orientated duties and responsibilities.


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:

  • Education Required: LLB Degree or equivalent
  • Completed Articles (advantageous but not essential)
  • Must be willing to work a 12 month term contact
  • Must have a high attention to detail and strong writing skills
  • Must have a strong work ethic
  • Must be able to apply learned knowledge to the legal function of the business
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work well with team mates and independently while delivering all commitments
  • Must have a willingness to learn and receive feedback openly
  • Interest in corporate law would be advantageous
  • This internship is open only to EE candidates (people of colour)



To apply, visit Sea Harvest’s website: https://seaharvest.simplify.hr/Vacancy/ajhkoy
Please ensure that you have certified copies of the following documents available, as you will be required to upload them when applying: Recent photograph (head and shoulders), Identity document, Curriculum Vitae, tertiary qualification certificate.


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact Sea Harvest directly:
Telephone number: 021 468 7900
Email address: [email protected]