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Dr Hilda Grobler
Senior Arbitrator and Mediator
Hilda has over 30 years’ experience in conducting arbitrations, mediations and workplace facilitations, as well as in the chairing of disciplinary enquiries and appeal hearings.
She presided in the Industrial Court from 1990 – 1999 and is currently an accredited arbitrator (Association of Arbitrators) and senior commissioner at the CCMA and various bargaining councils. Hilda is also an accredited mediator (Conflict Dynamics; South African Medico-Legal Association; LEAD – Court Annexed Mediation) and has conducted a number of investigations for large organizations. Hilda is an experienced trainer/lecturer, and regularly teaches the Legal Drafting modules in the Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations at UKZN.
BA, University of Natal
BA Honours UNISA
MA, University of Pretoria
LLB, University of Natal
PhD, University of Natal
Senior Teacher’s Diploma (Durban Teachers Training College)
South African Society for Labour Lawyers (SASLAW)
Member of South African Medico-Legal Association
Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators Southern Africa
Member of Tokiso Alternative Dispute Resolutions
KZN Provincial Treasury Municipal Bids Appeal Tribunal Chairperson
A discussion of a recent Labour Appeal Court judgment which finally explains exactly what an order of “reinstatement with retrospective effect” actually means, and what applicants need to do in the event that a respondent refuses to comply with such an order.