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17th SADC Lawyers Association Annual Conference and General Meeting 17 to 19 August 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre 

Wednesday 17 August 2016  
18:30 Welcome cocktail function sponsored by First National Bank
FNB Portside - Registration required. Access will be only for delegates who have registered for the welcome cocktail.
Speaker: Judge Vincent Saldanha, High Court: Western Cape Division (Cape Town). Download welcome address.
   Download the conference Legalbrief newsletter produced by Juta.  
 Thursday 18 August 2016 
07:30 Registration  
09:00 Opening session Auditorium 2
Welcome remarks
Session Chairperson: Mr James Banda, Vice President, SADC Lawyers’ Association.
Mr Mvuso Notyesi and Mr Jan van Rensburg, Co-Chairpersons, Law Society of South Africa.

Remarks on ‘Promoting the harmonisation of trade and investment laws and legal practice standards for regional development and effective integration in SADC’
Mr Gilberto Caldeira Correia, President, SADC Lawyers’ Association.

  Opening address:  Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa  
10:30 Refreshment break  
11:00 Plenary session
Construction Law: Claims for delay on international construction projects
Adv Johan Beyers, Advocate, Cape Town Bar, South Africa download presentation and Dr Tony Farrow, International Delay and Quantum Expert, Managing Director of Navigant's Global Construction Practice, United Kingdom download presentation.

A word from our platinum sponsor, FNB: Jesse Weinberg
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Stream 1   Ballroom East Stream 2   Auditorium 2  
  Environmental challenges: Wildlife poaching
Session Chairperson: Ms Sashi Nchito, SADCLA Councillor, Zambia;
Prof Tumai Murombo, Director and Professor of Environmental Law,
Nelson Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa;
Mr Tom Ogola, Managing Partner, Ochieng Ogola & Co Advocates and former legal officer, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya; Download presentation
Mr Rudi Aucamp, Senior Associate, Aucamps
Attorneys, South Africa Download presentation
Developments in Commercial Arbitration
Session Chairperson: Ms Binta Tobedza, SADCLA
Executive Commitee Member, Botswana
Ms Sara Mhamilawa, Legal Counsel, Network Information Centre, Tanzania; download presentation
Ms Tadala Chinkwezule, Legal Services Manager, AHL Group, Malawi; download presentation
Mr Grant Herholdt, Director, Dispute Resolution/International Trade, ENSafrica, South Africa download presentation

 Download issue 2 of the conference Legalbrief newsletter produced by Juta.  
Friday, 19 August 2016  
09:00 Plenary session   Auditorium 2
Economic protection and the role of African multilateral institutions (NEPAD, SADC, AU and COMESA)
Session Chairperson: Ms Nkoya Thabane-Hlaele, SADCLA Executive Committee Member, Lesotho;
Mr Daniel Njiwa, Country Representative - Zambia/Regional Policy Lead - Food / Trade Eastern and
Southern Africa, Development Alternatives Incorporated, (previously economist at COMESA), Zambia; download presentation
Adv Mojanku Gumbi, consultant, Gumbi Dechambenoit & Associates, South Africa;
Mr Elton Jangale, barrister, PFI Partnerships Law Consultants, Malawi Download presentation.
11:00 Refreshment break    
 11:30  Stream 1   Ballroom West Stream 2  Auditorium 2  
  Finding a balance between the free movement of persons  (immigrants, asylum seekers, migrants)
and combatting human trafficking

Session Chairperson: Dr Arne Wulff, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung , Rule of Law
Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya;
Mr Modiri Matthews, Chief Director: Inspectorate Immigration Services,
Department of Home Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa;
Ms Ottilia Maunganidze, Programme Head (Acting) & Senior Researcher,
Institute for Security Studies, South Africa;
Dr Hermann Knott, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
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The appointment of judicial officers
How selection processes contribute towards independent,  impartial and accountable judiciaries
Best-practice guidelines for interview processes and selection

This sessions is sponsored by the
Democratic Governance & Rights Unit (UCT)
Mr Arnold Tsunga, Director, International Commission of Jurists - Africa
Mr CP Fourie, Attorney, Law Society of South Africa, Member of the South African Judicial Service Commission;
Ms Lineo Tsikoane,National Programme Officer, Coalition of African Lesbians, and founding director, Seinoli Legal Center, Lesotho;
Mr Christopher Oxtoby, Senior Researcher, Democratic Governance & Rights Unit, University of Cape Town

13:00 Lunch      

Networking session
Ballroom West
Working across borders in the SADC region and throughout
the rest of the African continent:

The use of collaborative alliances, legal networks and integrated law firms to service your clients wherever they do business in Africa -
Celia Becker, ENSAfrica Download presentation

Auditorium 2
16:00 Plenary session
Auditorium 2
Conference and AGM resolutions
19:00 Closing gala dinner - Speaker: Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning Performance Monitoring Evaluation and Administration, South Africa
Download closing address.
  Download issue 3 of the conference Legalbrief newsletter produced by Juta.  




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