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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings before the CCMA

Part Four : Arbitrations

19. When must the parties file statements



(1) The Commission or a commissioner may direct—
(a) the referring party in an arbitration to deliver a statement of case; and
(b) the other parties to deliver an answering statement.


(2) A statement in terms of sub-rule (2) must—
(a) set out the material facts upon which the party relies and the legal issues that arise from the material facts; and
(b) be delivered within the time-period specified by the commissioner.


(3) The commissioner has a discretion to continue with the matter despite non-compliance with a commissioner's directive. However, any non-compliance may be taken into account when considering costs at the conclusion of the arbitration hearing.