The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued a statement on Thursday to indicate that employees who have had awards issued in their favour but cannot afford the costs of enforcing or executing the awards (i.e. the sheriffs’ fees) can now approach the CCMA for assistance.
This service is only intended for those employees who are too indigent to afford the costs of enforcement or execution. The CCMA has deemed such employees to be those who earn below R205,433-30 per annum (R17,119-44 per month). The CCMA says it reserves the right, in appropriate circumstances, to recover the sheriffs’ costs from an employee who has successfully enforced or executed his or her award.
- Read the CCMA’s press statement in full here.