The CCMA and IEDF’s journey to develop sustainable learning interventions.

As the world changes, market, and business needs change. More people embark on new ventures to be able to make a living and thus choose an informal business to be the ideal starting point. Most of these individuals do not have the basic understanding of how to run Human Resource Processes within their business as their primary objective is the need to survive on a daily basis.

The partnership between the CCMA and the IEDF created a Labour Law conscious environment to support our members (both employers and employees) in their pursuit towards upholding the right to fair labour practices within South Africa. These training programmes are delivered by means of Live Online Classroom Sessions to all IEDF members on a monthly basis.



Date: 9 March 2023- Discrimination in the workplace

Date: 30 March 2023- Rules of the CCMA

Date: 20 April 2023-Rules of Evidence within a CCMA dispute

Date: 25 April 2023 (Build up to Freedom Day) – Overview of the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing and the related Amendments to the Labour Relations Act.

Date: 4 May 2023 (After workers Day)-Understanding Organizational Right and Collective Agreements

Date: 11 May 2023-Industrial Actions and Picketing Rules

Date: 13 & 14 June 2023 (Build up to Youth Day) – Basic Conditions of Employment Act 0 BCEA

Date: 23 & 24 June 2023 – Effective Negotiation Skills

Date: 8 August 2023 (Build up to Women’s Day)- Dealing with Sexual Harassment as a form of unfair discrimination at the workplace.


Response from a participant at our training sessions: CCMA Rule and Referring Disputes 0 Understanding the CCMA and its processes

Will you be able to use/apply what you have learnt?

Basically, protecting yourself as an employer, following the correct procedures when you have employees. Steps that you need to take as well as things you can do to save money in your business.

The CCMA is there for the employee and the employer. Business Owner-February 2023

Response from a participant at our training sessions: Managing misconduct-related discipline in the workplace.

What did you benefit from and why?

I am a one-man business and the main reason why I have not employed many people was because I did not understand what to do when someone uses foul language or steal in my business. Business Owner- February 2023


Yolanda Van Dyk

IEDF Director: Human Capital