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

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Code of Conduct for Commissioners

3. General obligations of Commissioners



To ensure that all processes which commissioners conduct are seen to be fair, impartial, independent and ensure that they promote the principles of equity and social justice in order to maintain the confidence of the public, and all CCMA users, commissioners must:


3.1 act with honesty, impartiality, due diligence and independently of any outside pressure in the discharge of their statutory functions;
3.2 conduct themselves in a manner that is fair to all CCMA users and the public at large;
3.3 not be swayed by fear of criticism or by self-interest;
3.3 ensure that they remain abreast of relevant dispute resolution techniques policies and guidelines issued by the CCMA and relevant developments in statute and case-law.

[Note – Numbering error (duplication of 3.3) as published in the original Gazette]

3.4 ensure that their conduct reflects the values of the CCMA1.



1 CCMA Values; Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Integrity, Transparency