Cases Calendar

 December 2022

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

The Tribunal is established in terms of section 193 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) to adjudicate applications made in terms of the Act and provide Alternative Dispute Resolution for companies. It has jurisdiction throughout the Republic of South Africa, performs its functions impartially and without fear, favour or prejudice and in a transparent manner.

The seminar will focus 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 will hear an internal view from the Tribunal and an external view of representatives from companies, academia and law firms.

The sessions will provide 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 format

The seminar will have Expert Panel discussions and allow time for questions and robust engagement.


Who should attend

The seminar is intended to attract company law practitioners, the business fraternity, academics, the Judiciary and company shareholders, directors and employees.


Seminar details

Date:            Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time:           09:00 to 13:00

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

Draft programme:           To open the draft programme click here


RSVP by 25 February 2020 to Sharon Werthen via telephone: 021 650 3065 or email: