By accepting appointment to the Panel of Arbitrators established and maintained by The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa each arbitrator undertakes to adhere to these principles and standards of conduct.
- The arbitrator will always discharge his/her duties in such manner as to ensure a fair administration of justice between the parties.
- An arbitrator will not accept appointment unless he/she is satisfied that he/she can act impartially and independently in that matter. He/she will disclose to the AFSA Secretariat before appointment any matter known to him/her which could impair, or which might reasonably be thought to impair, his/her ability to act with due impartiality and independence.
- An arbitrator will act diligently and efficiently, and always with due courtesy to the parties and their witness.
- It is a condition of the appointment that the arbitrator will devote sufficient time and proper attention to the matter.