FUNCTIONING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ARBITRATORS
(SOUTHERN AFRICA) NPC DURING THE LOCKDOWN

The Association functions on a remote basis during this period. Its offices are closed, but staff perform their normal functions from home, as far as possible.
They can be reached by telephone at the Association’s landline and electronically via e-mail and are available during normal office hours.

The Association will continue to process applications for the appointment of arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators during the lockdown period.

No arbitration hearings will take place at the Association’s premises during the lockdown period.

Arbitrators and the parties involved in pending arbitrations must adhere to the Regulations during the lockdown period.
This may necessitate postponement of hearings and the extension of applicable time periods.
Arbitrators and parties are encouraged to co-operate in this regards, in the interests of alternative dispute resolution and in the national interest.

Adjudications must proceed according to the applicable Rules. Time limits apply and those involved must take this into account.
If hearings are necessary, they must be conducted remotely.


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