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Press Release on the Passing of

Sigqibo Colin Rani



30 June 2020


The South African Association of Labour Dispute Resolution Practitioners, referred to as SALDREP, regrets to announce the passing of Mr Sigqibo Colin Rani on 30 June 2020 after he succumbed to COVID-19.

Rani was a founding member of SALDREP, a recently constituted professional association of labour dispute mediators and arbitrators in both the public and private sectors. Rani commenced his career in the trade union movement in the chemical sector before he became a CCMA part-time commissioner and bargaining council panellist twelve years ago. He had a passion for training and mentoring in the field of labour law and dispute resolution.

Rani’s unique combination of professionalism, kindness and sincerity will be missed by all his colleagues. Indeed, it is a loss for the labour market and the profession of dispute resolution. It is both tragic and ironic that he took ill after returning to work in order to serve the public by resolving labour disputes and dispensing social justice in the world of work.

“Colin was a very honourable, dedicated and focussed individual and all that he wanted to do was serve and see fairness throughout society, and he did so with the highest professionalism and ethical standards,” said Mr Mike Marawu of SALDREP’s National Committee.

SALDREP on behalf of all its members throughout South Africa expresses sincere condolences to Rani’s family, friends and community. He is survived by his wife and children.

SALDREP will convene an online memorial service shortly, details to be announced on


SALDREP Contact details:
Winnie Everett – 0834603952;;
Mike Marawu – 0836624577;

Photo used with permission of the family

On Wednesday 08 July 2020 at 16h00, an online memorial service will be held for Colin on Zoom. Use the link below 10 minutes before the scheduled time to join in the meeting waiting room. Space for participants will be limited. Speakers, immediate Family and SALDREP members will have preference for access to the meeting:

Meeting ID: 990 2145 8345 Password: 193899

Download the Memorial programme and Obituary here