Mahamed Rajah is a part-time Senior Commissioner at the CCMA and also serves on the CCMA collective bargaining panel. He has more than 30 years extensive experience as a facilitator, mediator, arbitrator, trainer and relationship-building facilitator. He chairs disciplinary hearings and bargaining forums. Mahamed was Associate Professor at the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, lecturing in Labour Law, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Industrial Relations and Dispute Resolution (1980 – 2016). Mahamed has been actively involved in training and capacity building over the years. He consulted for the International Labour Organization's project to train staff of the Department of Labour and co-trained mediation training at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) trading college in Tunis, Italy. He was one of the trainers of the first selection of the CCMA Commissioners at its inception.
Mahamed trains and assesses candidate Commissioners at Wits University and serves as an assessor at Stellenbosch University. Mahamed was privileged to act as a Judge, in Paris, at the ICC international mediation competition. Mahamed is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK) accredited commercial mediator, coach and assessor. He was trained at the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) in Britain. He is a Mediation Training Institute International (MTI) certified consultant in workplace mediation. Before joining UNISA, in 1980, Mahamed was an employment consultant and an instructor at the Iranian Air Force Language Academy.