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International Arbitration Act, 2017

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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.


Last update: April 2024

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The International Arbitration Act, 2017, (Act No. 15 of 2017) has been amended and updated by the Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2023, as per Notice No. 4597, GG50430 dated 3 April 2024.


The International Arbitration Act, 2017 (Act No. 15 of 2017) has been added to the website by Notice No. 1454, Government Gazette 41347, dated 20 December 2017.