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

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Rules regulating the Practice and Procedure for Resolving Disputes

15. Taxation

 

 

1) The director may appoint any person a taxing officer if the person is in the opinion of the director able to perform the functions of a taxing officer in terms of these Rules. The director will determine the terms and period of appointment of the taxing officer.

 

2) The taxing officer must tax any bill of costs for services actually rendered in connection with proceedings in the Commission.

 

3) At the taxation of any bill of costs, the taxing officer may call for any book, document, paper or account that in the taxing officer’s opinion is necessary to properly determine any matter arising from the taxation.

 

4) Any person requesting a taxation must satisfy the taxing officer that the party liable to pay the bill has received notice of-
a) the time and place of the taxation; and
b) that party’s entitlement to be present at the taxation.

 

5) Despite rule 15.4 notice need not be given to a party-
a) who failed to appear at the hearing either in person or through a representative; or
b) who consented in writing to the taxation taking place in that party’s absence.

 

6) Any decision by a taxing officer is subject to the review of the Labour Court on application.