Human Resources South Africa



April 07
13:48 2012

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is an independent, juristic body that helps to resolve disputes and offers advice and training on labour relations. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA). It is an independent body, does not belong to and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business.

The Governing Body is the supreme policy making body of the CCMA and consists of a chairperson, three state representatives; three representatives from organised labour and three representatives from organised business; The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is an independent juristic body, mainly state-funded. On its governing body are representatives from government, business and labour, each with 3 representatives. All of whom are nominated by NEDLAC and the Director of the CCMA nominated by the Governing Body.

Referring a dispute:
If you are an employee in dispute with your employer, or vice versa, over a matter such as-
• dismissal,
• wages and working conditions
• workplace changes, or
• discrimination

The CCMA’s functions are to –
• try to resolve disputes through conciliation or arbitration;
• help in forming workplace forums;
• publish information on its activities and guidelines for dispute resolutions;
• advise on getting legal advice;
• determine dispute resolution fees, if applicable;
• make rules to regulate –
• the meeting procedure of its committees;
o conciliation and arbitration procedures;
o office hours for delivering processes;
o forms to be used;
o how arbitration costs are calculated; and to publish these rules in the Government Gazette

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  1. Maduelo Clement Sethlabane
    Maduelo Clement Sethlabane January 26, 09:01

    arbitrators training

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