Trade Disputes in South Africa

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Recognized under South African law as a means of dispute resolution and has been the principal form of dispute resolution in sectors like construction, engineering, insurance and other commercial disputes.
Arbitration Law
Arbitration Act 42 of 1965.
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
Free determination of the number (one or more) and the method of appointment by the parties.
Arbitration Procedure

Dispute resolution provisions in agreements usually stipulate the procedural rules that will be applicable to the arbitration process. Thus, in domestic arbitrations, one would find that rules such as those of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA).

There is no right of appeal to the courts against the decisions of an arbitrator. There is only a right of review.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)
Association of Arbitrators

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