Code of Conduct

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.
  • The arbitrator will insist that the proceedings remain confidential unless the parties agree otherwise
  • The arbitrator will employ procedures which avoid unnecessary cost or delay and which promote the efficient despatch of his/her task.
  • The arbitrator will abide any rulings made by AFSA in regard to standards of conduct and accepts the duty to inform the AFSA Secretariat of any matter or thing which may be relevant to his/her appointment as an arbitrator in any particular case or to the desirability of his/her continued appointment to an AFSA Panel of Arbitrators.
  • The arbitrator undertakes to co-operate with the AFSA Secretariat in order to facilitate the Secretariat’s work in administering any arbitration to which he/she is appointed as arbitrator. The arbitrator undertakes to remain at all times an AFSA Panellist in good standing.
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