Drawing on its experience in administering thousands of arbitration matters, AFSA offers South African companies and individuals an optimal process to resolve business and related disputes confidentially, quickly and fairly under the supervision of AFSA’s National Registrar, Isabel Terk, and her team of six case handlers.
The AFSA administration process which is unique in South Africa provides the parties with the essential supervisory and logistical support vital for an effective outcome. The first step is that the parties agree to refer the matter to AFSA to administer (see the model clause) and if and when a dispute arises, either party may request AFSA to proceed. Once AFSA has accepted a request to administer the arbitration process according to its detailed Rules, it supports and guides the parties as they move towards the desired outcome: a binding arbitration award following a fair hearing in a tailor-made process.
All domestic arbitrations are governed by the provisions of the Arbitration Act, No. 42 of 1965.
The AFSA Domestic Panel of Arbitrators includes retired Judges, Senior and Junior advocates, attorneys, accountants and experts from various related professions. Parties are free to select their arbitrator, but if they are unable to do so, AFSA will hand-select an appropriate Panel member.See Rules for Domestic Arbitration
If you need more information please contact the AFSA National Registrar Isabel Terk (contact number: +27 11 3200600) or any of her team of case handlers.
The Domestic Division is chaired by Advocate Michael Kuper SC, chairman of AFSA and CAJAC