Launch of the AdJASA Special Interest Group on Public Procurement

The Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA) has established a Special Interest Group (SIG) on public procurement law. The inaugural meeting of the SIG will take place on Monday 18 June 2018 at the offices of Webber Wentzel attorneys, 90 Rivonia Road Sandton. Anyone is welcome to attend. A limited number of people will also be able to join the event by way of virtual link at Webber Wentzel’s Cape Town offices.

The SIG has been established to assist its members to keep abreast with the ever-increasing number of legislative enactments and judicial pronouncements in this field of law and to contribute to procurement law reform. The SIG is open to any person with an interest in public procurement law.

Please find attached the draft terms of reference as well as a draft agenda for the inaugural meeting below. Please note that the agenda may undergo further changes before the meeting.

Kindly send any comments that you may have on the draft terms of reference to Mr. Peter Volmink at Comments are to be sent on or before 11 June 2018.

To attend the meeting, kindly RSVP by sending an email to by no later than 11 June 2018.


AdJASA Special Interest Group on Public Procurement

 18 June 2018

Venue: Webber Wentzel Attorneys – 90 Rivonia Road, Sandton.


08h30 – 09h00  Registration
09h00 – 09h10  Welcome Acting Chairperson
09h10 – 09h20  Adoption of Terms of Reference
09h20 – 09h30  Election of office bearers: Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretariat.

09h30 – 10h45

Discussion items

•       What do we expect from the new Procurement Bill?


Prof Geo Quinot

Tea Break (10h45-11h00)


11h00 – 11h45




11h45 – 12h30



Discussion items cont.


  • Adverse costs orders against public officials: an incentive for good governance or a ‘Sword of Damocles’?


  • Transversal contracts and “Piggybacking”.


Leslie Mkhabela




Achmat Toefy & Megan Adderley

12h30 – 12h50  General Discussion
12h50 – 13h00 Conclusion Chairperson
Light Lunch (13h00-13h45)

Draft Terms of Reference