Question NW2033 to the Minister in the Presidency

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13 September 2023 - NW2033

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Bodlani, Ms T to ask the Minister in the Presidency

Whether she will furnish Ms T Bodlani with a list of the details and outcomes of each case of the Media Development and Diversity Agency that was before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in the 2022-23 financial year; if not, why not; if so, on what date?


The MDDA had four (4) matters before the CCMA in the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Three of the matters were resolved by 31 March 2023 and one matter was pending. The three (3) were awarded in favour of the MDDA and one (1) against the Agency. All these matters are available as public records at the CCMA.


CCMA Case No.

Issue in dispute

Outcomes or status

T Sibeko versus MDDA & Z. Mqolomba


The employee referred an unfair labour practice on the basis that the MDDA failed to appoint (promote) T Sibeko into the contested position of Executive Manager: Research, Training, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Date of outcome: 27 July 2022

CCMA found in favour of the MDDA and found that the process followed in appointing Z Mqolomba was not flawless and by the same token was not unfair.

MDDA versus Z Potye


The Board of the MDDA raised issued on incompatibility in terms of Sec 188A of the LRA with the Z Potye and issue was referred and determined by the CCMA.

Date of outcome: 22 January 2023

CCMA found in favour of the MDDA.

MDDA versus Z Potye


Z Potye referred an unfair labour practice matter to the CCMA to have it determined whether the conduct of the MDDA in relation to the non-payment of an annual bonus constituted an unfair labour practice.

Date of outcome: 10 May


CCMA found in favour of the MDDA and found that it was persuaded that the decision to defer Z Potye’s second term bi-annual assessment pending the finalization of a Sec 188A inquiry by an Arbitrator and lifting her suspension was not unfair labour practice.

D Moreroa versus MDDA


D Moreroa referred an unfair labour practice on the basis of an unfair decision to demote him.

Outcome not issued by end of 2022/23 financial year

NAME OF THE DRAFTER: Professor Hlengani Mathebula

DESIGNATION : Chairperson of the Board of Directors

CONTACT DETAILS : 082 448 9219

SIGNATURE : ____________________________


Nomonde Mnukwa (Ms)

Acting Director-General: Government Communication and Information System




Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Minister in the Presidency


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