Afzul Ebrahim Soobedaar

2016-08-08

Johannesburg Area, South AfricaAlternative Dispute Resolution

Current Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Previous CCMA

Education University of Durban-Westville

Experience

National Senior Commissioner: Collective Bargaining & Outreach

Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

May 2016 – Present (4 months)

National Senior Commissioner: Mediation & Collective Bargaining

Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

March 2007 – Present (9 years 6 months)Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Head the Mediation & Collective Bargaining department of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). Responsible for the development and implementation of the CCMA’s mediation strategy with a specific focus on labour dispute resolution at a national level. Have successfully mediated significant disputes of national interest.


Serve on the Executive Committee of the CCMA which is responsible for the management of the organisation. In addition, chair the following committees; Strategy Committee, Bid Adjudication Committee, Training Layoff Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Provident Fund.


Involved in labour dispute resolution since 1999, as a Part-time Commissioner based at the CCMA’s Durban office.

Part-time Commissioner

CCMA

November 1999 – February 2007 (7 years 4 months)Durban Area, South Africa

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Business Plans Reviewer

SANZAF

June 2012Poverty Alleviation

I serve on the Review panel of the Entrepreneurship Development programme.

Education

University of Durban-Westville

MBA

1990 – 1992

University of Durban-Westville

BSc

1977 – 1980

Raisethorpe High School

Matric

1974 – 1976

Additional Info

Interests

Fly fishing

Personal Details

Recommendations

Birthday September 29

National Senior Commissioner: Mediation & Collective Bargaining

Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Tersia Ströh

Manager: Office of the Director at CCMA National Office

Afzul is an excellent facilitator and mediator - his insight is remarkable and he is a formidable strategist. 

April 13, 2015, Tersia was with another company when working with Afzul Ebrahim at Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Sebolelo Dimo

Board Member at CHIETA

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January 26, 2015, Sebolelo was with another company when working with Afzul Ebrahim at Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Terry Bell

Writer, editor, broadcaster & Inside Labour columnist at Fin24 and City Press, South Africa

A fair, just and extremely knowledgeable man whose grasp of industrial relations and labour law is second to none.

November 13, 2014, Terry was with another company when working with Afzul Ebrahim at Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Jan de Lange

Specialist Reporter at Media24

Afzul Soobedaar is one of South Africa's most competent mediators in labour disputes. It is an extremely rare skill that demands the highest level of integrity from practitioners in order to obtain the trust of warring parties in the most bitter labour disputes. At the same time it requires cutting edge knowledge of labour law and dispute procedures. Examples of disputes...more

August 4, 2014, Jan was with another company when working with Afzul Ebrahim at Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

Tanya Cohen

Labour Market Policy Expert

I have worked with Afzul Soobedaar over a number of years. He has displayed serious commitment, determination, professionalism and a deep belief in the value of resolving conflict through sustainable settlements. Afzul works well within a diverse team and frequently takes on far more than his required responsibilities. Afzul develops sound working relationships based on...more

September 12, 2013, Tanya managed Afzul Ebrahim indirectly at Commission for Concilation, Mediation and Arbitration

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