CCMA: Means test for assistance with enforcement of CCMA awards

Press Statement dated 29 June 2017
Employees who have had awards issued in their favour but cannot afford the costs of enforcing or executing the awards (the sheriffs’ fees) can now approach the CCMA for assistance.
This service is only intended for those employees who are too indigent to afford the costs of enforcement or execution.
The CCMA has deemed these employees to be:-
• Employees who earn below two hundred and five thousand four hundred and thirty three rand and thirty cents (R205 433-30) per annum (R17 119-44 per month). Proof of earnings will be required.
• Employees who earn the above-stipulated amount irrespective of whether they were represented by a union or a legal representative in the arbitration proceedings.
The CCMA reserves the right, in appropriate circumstances, to recover the sheriffs’ costs from an employee who has successfully enforced or executed his or her award. The appropriate circumstances referred to will be determined at the sole discretion of the CCMA.
Employees who require assistance with this service may approach the CCMA for enquiries by contacting the CCMA regional office that issued the award or the CCMA Call Centre on 0861 16 16 16.
Issued by Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)