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International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 (English / Afrikaans)

15 of 2017

The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 intends:

  • 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;
  • to provide anew for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards;
  • to repeal the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act, 1977;
  • to amend the Protection of Businesses Act, 1978, so as to delete an expression; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1 of 1986


  • 19 December 2017