ALL THE BEST
It is that time of year. As my old friend Winston (the Churchill one) used to say: There are two types of tired. One requires rest and the other requires peace. Both require a wee dram of inebriant. Like now, the two types sometimes attack me at the same time. Sitting around our usual Saturday night campfire, sipping Klippies and Coke from our chipped and dented blikbekers, my two contractor friends Sam Shabangu and Fearless Frikkie, both also afflicted with two-type tired after a challenging year, unanimously declared that I should issue a formal directive to the effect that 2021 be declared officially closed, which I hereby do with immediate and final effect.
What remains is for me to wish each of you a well-deserved break over the festive season and, for the new year, that you may have someone to love, meaningful work to do, things greater than yourself to believe in, a reason to smile every day and, that you will keep your integrity even and particularly when faced with difficult choices.
For the benefit of our more recently joined readers, and for reference purposes, the links below will direct you to each of the following Uncle Oswald’s Q&A Forum contributions for 2020 and 2021.
- January 2020: The High Court Rules in Arbitration and Section 20 of the 1965 Arbitration Act.
- March 2020: Hearsay Evidence and Payment of an Arbitrator’s Fees.
- May 2020: Absolution in Arbitration and Preliminary Meetings.
- July 2020: Judicial Review of an Arbitral Award.
- September 2020: The Rule in Hollington – Another Tribunal’s Opinion.
- November 2020: Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitral Award.
- February 2021: The Arbitration Clause/Agreement.
- April 2021: The Arbitration Defence – S6(1) of the 1965 Arbitration Act and the Common Law.
- June 2021: A Challenge to an Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction.
- August 2021: A Court’s Power to Interfere in a Pending Arbitration.
- October 2021: The difference between Arbitration and Expert Determination.
All the best,
 Editor: For those who might not know, the word ‘Klippies’ is a reference to an iconic South African export brandy.