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Have Your Say: The International Arbitration Bill [B10–2017]

Submissions and Hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the International Arbitration Bill [B10 – 2017]:

The purpose of the International Arbitration Bill is to:

  • provide for the incorporation of the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, as adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, into South African law;
  • provide anew for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards;
  • repeal the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act, 1977;
  • amend the Protection of Businesses Act, 1978, so as to delete an expression; and
  • provide for matters connected therewith.

Submissions must be received by no later than 28 July 2017. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.  

Submissions and enquiries must be directed to Mr V Ramaano, Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 or emailed to

Copies of the Bill may be obtained from Mr V Ramaano, tel: (021) 403-3820 or 083 709 8427 or  

Issued by Hon. Dr Mathole Motshekga, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services