Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)

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 CCMA will

  • Conciliate workplace disputes;
  • Arbitrate certain categories of disputes that remain unresolved after conciliation;
  • Facilitate consultations regarding large-scale dismissals due to operational requirements;
  • Conduct inquiries by arbitrators;
  • Establish picketing rules;
  • Determine disputes about demarcation between sectors and areas;
  • Facilitate the establishment of workplace forums and statutory councils;
  • Compile and publish information and statistics about its activities;
  • Consider applications for accreditation and subsidy by bargaining councils and private agencies; and
  • Administer the Essential Services Committee.

What does CCMA deal with?

How long do CCMA cases take?

Is CCMA free?

Can I go to CCMA if I resign?

What are the 4 fair reasons for dismissal?

How do you win a CCMA unfair dismissal case?

Are lawyers allowed at CCMA?

How can you prove discrimination is unfair?

How much compensation will I get for unfair dismissal in South Africa?

What can I do if I am unfairly dismissed at work?

Is it better to resign or be dismissed?

Can a resignation be rejected?

What happens at a CCMA hearing?

What happens if you ignore the CCMA?

How do I present a case at CCMA?

Who can represent an employer at the CCMA?