n Without Prejudice - Do arbitration awards prescribe? : arbitration

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Does the Prescription Act (68 of 1969), which provides that "a debt shall be extinguished by prescription after a lapse of a period..." apply to arbitration awards issued in terms of the Labour Relations Act (65 of 1995) (the LRA)? If so, what processes as envisaged by the Act will successfully interrupt the running of prescription are questions the Labour Court has grappled with over the years? The Labour Court has been divided as to the answers to these questions.

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