The unit also process condonations applications in terms of Rule 34. If a dispute is outside statutory time frames, 90 days for ULP, 30 days for dismissals, the GPSSBC has no jurisdiction until the condonation, has been dealt with and the panellist has issued a ruling to grant the condonation.

The Resident Panellist Unit will process the application by informing the respondent that they must file their opposing affidavit within 14 days.

If after 14 days has expired, and the respondent has not oppose the condonation, the Resident Panellist administrator will appoint a panellist to issue a Ruling on papers without convening a formal hearing.
If the condonation is not granted, it is the end of the matter and the file will be closed.