THE Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) said on Friday its current acting director Cameron Morajane will formally assume directorship of the commission from April.

The CCMA said in a statement on Friday Mr Morajane had been appointed by the CCMA’s governing body partly in recognition of previous expertise in both the union movement and in the private sector.

Mr Morajane formerly headed legal services at the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), joining the CCMA as a senior commissioner in 2012. He had formerly practised law in a private capacity.

"We are confident that under his leadership the CCMA is well positioned to take up the challenges of the future, will strengthen service delivery and continue to make a significant difference in the labour market," CCMA board chairman Daniel Dube said in a statement.

Mr Morajane had been serving as acting director since the departure of CCMA director Nerine Kahn in December.

While Ms Kahn had been praised for overseeing the rapid growth of services provided by the CCMA during her decade long tenure, she left amid questions regarding possible maladministration at the commission.