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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

40. Certification of arbitration awards


(1) An application to have an arbitration award certified must be made on—
(a) LRA Form 7.18 in respect of an award by a commissioner;
(b) LRA Form 7.18A in respect of an award in arbitration conducted under the auspices of a bargaining council.


(2) Any arbitration award that has been certified in terms of section 143 of the Act that—
(a) orders the payment of an amount of money may be enforced by execution against the property of the employer party by the Sheriff of the court in the Magisterial district where the employer party resides, or conducts business;
(b) orders the performance of an act other than the payment of money may be enforced by way of contempt proceedings instituted in the Labour Court.



(3) For the purposes of sub-rule(2), an arbitration award includes an award of costs in terms of section 138(10), a taxed bill of costs in respect of an award of costs and an arbitration fee charged in terms of section 140(2).