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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 Eight : General

38. Payment of witness fees



(1) A witness subpoenaed in any proceedings in the Commission must be paid a witness fee in accordance with the tariff of allowances published by notice in the Government Gazette in terms of section 142(7) of the Act.


(2) The witness fee must be paid by—
(a) the party who requested the Commission to issue the subpoena; or
(b) the Commission, if the issue of the subpoena was not requested by a party or if the Commission waives the requirement to pay witness fees in terms of section 142(7)(c).


(3) Despite sub-rule (1), the commissioner may, in appropriate circumstances, order that a witness receives no fee or reasonable travel costs and subsistence expenses or only part of such fees or expenses.