The Companies Tribunal (the Tribunal) is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) established in terms of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 to provide speedy resolution of company disputes. The Tribunal has jurisdiction throughout the Republic of South Africa. It is independent, and subject to the Constitution and the law. It exercises its functions in accordance with the Act and performs its functions fairly,without fear, favour or prejudice and in a transparent manner.