Third International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa

The African Procurement Law Unit (APLU) is pleased to announce the Third International Conference
on Public Procurement Law Africa.

The Conference was held from 1st – 2nd November, 2018 at the Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Conference theme was Procuring for Development in Uncertain Times. The theme addressed a range of critically important issues relating to the uncertainty facing public procurement in Africa and beyond, especially in relation to digital innovations such as “smart contracts”; the integration between procurement and human rights issues such as modern slavery; global uncertainty in the face of Brexit and “America First” policies; the role of procurement in meeting the Sustainable Development goals; recession in many African countries and slow global economic growth, as well as issues of anti-corruption, governance and the operational context of procurement. Plenary speakers included some of the leading thinkers in public procurement in Africa and internationally.

Keynote address by 


Law Faculty Trust Chair in Social Justice, Stellenbosch University and former Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa



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