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Seminar on the impact of the Companies Tribunal’s mandate

Posted on 13 Dec 2019

Date of the event: 27 Feb 2020
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Venue: University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Hall, 37 Orange Street Gardens

The Companies Tribunal (the Tribunal), in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Commercial Law Department, hosted a seminar relating to the Tribunal’s mandate.


The seminar focused on the role of the Tribunal in four types of applications provided for under the Act:

  • Social and Ethics Committee exemptions in terms of section 72;
  • Name Disputes in terms of sections 11 and 160;
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in terms of section 166; and
  • Directorship Disputes in terms of section 71.

For each topic or session, the audience heard about internal view from the Tribunal and external view of representatives from companies, academia and law firms.


The sessions provided the audience with a good view of interalia:

  • The role of the Tribunal and its impact thereof;
  • The areas of difficulty in adjudication and resolution of disputes; and
  • Possible solutions to the identified challenges.



Seminar details

Date:            Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time:           09:00 to 13:00

Venue:        Hiddingh Hall, 37 Orange Street Gardens, University of Cape Town