From the 17th to the 19th of March 2020, the Johannesburg Arbitration Week will be hosted by the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, leading firms of attorneys and various Bar Councils.
This international arbitration week will take place at the Maslow Convention Centre on Rivonia Road in Sandton; the core business district of South Africa.
You are warmly invited to set aside the time to join the conversation as to: - • Why South Africa has become a new destination for international arbitration • Its strengths, its potential and its challenges • Developments and opportunities in this part of the world and along the African Silk Road.
The conference fee of ZAR 8,000.00 will cover three exciting conference days with outstanding speakers, an opening ceremony in true African style, all lunches, teas, coffees and refreshments, a wine tasting evening featuring the top wine makers in the country and a dinner with a difference.
Directly after the conference we will be offering you various unique options of exploring the beauty and some of the landmarks of the country, including the Cradle of Mankind close by, or a visit to one of South Africa’s world-renowned wildlife reserves, a short flight from Johannesburg.
Full details of the Programme, accommodation and optional excursions will soon be made available. We warmly invite you to reserve these dates and to join us on this journey of discovery.
An AFSA branch will soon be established in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to provide arbitration and mediation services to both the public and private sector in the Eastern Cape.
This follows an approach by a number of legal practitioners from the Eastern Cape who saw the need to establish an AFSA branch in this region. A committee was established comprising legal practitioners who practice in Mthatha, East London and Johannesburg. The committee members, now the founding members of the AFSA Eastern Cape branch, include: Adv V Notshe SC, Adv MM Matyumza, Adv V Msiwa, Adv E M Matanda, Adv B Metu, Adv SX Mapoma, Adv G Badela, Adv Z Ndesi Gilikidla and practising attorneys Ms VS Mncedane, Mr T A Nkele, and Mr V Nosindwa.
The AFSA Eastern Cape branch will offer services to the whole of the Eastern Cape Province. The founding members are of the view that historically, the Eastern Cape has produced strong and competent lawyers, while a number of judges in the various courts of the country are products of Eastern Cape universities and practiced in the Eastern Cape before elevation to the bench. Future arbitrators and mediators who have successfully completed AFSA’s Advanced Training Course, offered under the aegis of the University of Pretoria, will be excellent arbitrators.
According to Advocate Mapoma SC “the establishment of the branch augers well for the future. With the assistance of AFSA, systems will be put in place, training will be provided, and a panel of arbitrators will be established.”
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