AFSA scored a total of 4137.4 points while the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) in the second place, scored 1429.4 points. The survey confirmed that AFSA is the premier arbitration centre in Africa as it relates to experience in administering arbitration cases under its rules. The top five arbitral centres as ranked by respondents are AFSA, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Kigali International Arbitration Centre, Lagos Court of Arbitration and Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration.
The facilities (human and technical) that respondents expect an international arbitration centre to provide, include accessible location, panel of experienced arbitrators, multilingual staff and delivery services (including rules/notes/guidelines), state-of-the-art technology, well trained administrative staff, code of ethics for arbitrators, knowledge of socio-cultural context, attractive website, independence from government or other organisations, and security.
The survey revealed that the major cities in Africa that host arbitrations, whether ad-hoc or institutional, are Cairo, Johannesburg, Kigali, Lagos, Cape Town, Abidjan, Abuja, Pretoria, Durban, and Tunis. South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban, is the country where the largest number of arbitrations are held.