Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
  • Country: South Africa
  • City: Benmore
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1979
  • Interests: Arbitration – ADR (Conciliation - Mediation - Negotiation)
  • Fields of expertise: All types of Disputes

[edit] Description

The Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) was formed in 1979 to constitute an organisation to promote arbitration as a means of resolving disputes, to provide a body of competent and experienced arbitrators and ADR specialists for appointment as required, to assist arbitrators and ADR specialists in the efficient discharge of their duties, and to make arbitration and ADR more effective. The Association currently has approximately 700 members from a wide range of professions.

Members are entitled to attend all lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and the like that the Association organises, to enroll in the correspondence courses, to receive the Association's Handbook and other publications, among which the newsletter Arbitrarily Speaking. They may use the George Quail Library and rely on the Association for advice and guidance in the conduct of arbitration and ADR procedures. Fellows are eligible for appointment as arbitrator. On their request, the Secretariat will administer their arbitrations, including sending and receiving notices, booking a hearing venue, organising recording and transcription of proceedings, holding fee deposits.

[edit] Other Arbitration Bodies in South Africa

Outside the field of labour relations and besides the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) and its branches, only one other arbitration organisation exists in South Africa, the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

Internationally, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris is represented in South Africa via ICC SA.

[edit] Contact

146 Arbitration House, 4 Protea Place, Benmore 2010 - South Africa

Tel: 27 11 320 0591/2

Fax: 27 11 320 0593

Email: arbitrators@icon.co.za

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