International Industrial Dispute Resolution Conference speaker – Ms Nerine Kahn

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05 January 2017

Nerine Kahn worked for 5 years as a Labour Lawyer. She joined the CCMA as a Commissioner in 1996, amongst the first group of full time Commissioners. In recognition of her exceptional ability as a Commissioner, Kahn quickly moved up the ranks and in 1999 she was appointed Senior Commissioner. After 6 years as a Commissioner she joined the Department of Labour as the Chief Director of Labour Relations, responsible for collective bargaining, minimum wage and employment equity legislation. During this period she also served on the CCMA’s Governing Body as the government representative. She later became the Acting Compensation Fund Commissioner.

Nerine took up the position of CCMA Director on 1 March 2006. She is an Industrial Psychology (Honours) and Law graduate from Wits University. She also has a higher diploma in Labour Law from Rand Afrikaans University. She is married with two boys Connor and Oliver and enjoys gardening and entertaining for relaxation.