Dimension Data said on Wednesday evening that it was “delighted” with a ruling by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) against the former chairman of its Middle East & Africa operation, Andile Ngcaba. Ngcaba told TechCentral he would now take the matter on review in court.
Ngcaba took the NTT-owned and Johannesburg-headquartered Didata to the CCMA after he was excluded from a long-term incentive scheme than benefited staff and other directors.
According to a report in Business Day in August, Ngcaba accused the company of institutional discrimination after he was excluded from the incentive scheme. “I am pursuing this on a basis of principle. If this is happening at my level, how much more on junior level?” Ngcaba said, according to the newspaper.
Ngcaba stepped down as chairman of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa earlier this year after Convergence Partners, his investment vehicle, sold its shares in the company. He joined Didata originally in 2014.
“Ngcaba has lost his CCMA case in which he alleged that Dimension Data had committed unfair labour practices by failing to provide him with remuneration and benefits equivalent to the other senior executives…,” Didata said in a statement.
“The matter was heard by the CCMA on 14 November and the ruling was made public today. The commissioner found that the delay of 15 months in referring the alleged unfair labour practice to the CCMA was ‘wanting and not reasonable at all’. The commissioner also found the Ngcaba’s prospects of success are slim,” it said.
Ngcaba told TechCentral that he would take the matter on review in the courts. He didn’t comment further. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media