Since the promulgation of South Africa's International Arbitration Act (IAA) in late 2017, which incorporates the UNCITRAL Model Law, the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)'s international caseload has grown exponentially. To facilitate this continued growth, ensure best quality services possible and keep pace with developments in the rules of other major arbitral centres around the world, AFSA has decided to revise its International Arbitration Rules.
To that effect, AFSA has assembled a Drafting Committee and an Advisory Board composed of leading academics, experts and practitioners from around the globe to revise and redraft its current International Arbitration Rules, which pre-date the passing of IAA.
Today, AFSA is proud to announce that its New International Arbitration Rules will be released during the Johannesburg International Arbitration Week in March 2020.
Prior to the official launch of the New International Arbitration Rules, AFSA wishes to publish draft rules for public comment to encourage wider public participation in the process.