APLU launches new book publication

On 1 November 2018, APLU launched its latest publication, entitled Public Procurement Regulation for 21st Century Africa, edited by Sope Williams-Elegbe and Geo Quinot and published by Juta & Co.

CoverThe book is an edited collection of 15 chapters written by academics, practitioners and officials working in public procurement law. It investigates a number of key themes to foster an understanding of public procurement law in the context of contemporary Africa, in particular in relation to the close ties between public procurement law and pressing policy issues: from development plans to donor aid and international lending, to anti-corruption agendas and capacity challenges, to public finance management, enforceable remedies under the rule of law, and human rights.

The authors of the book draw on their varied experience from scholarship, government, international bodies, NGOs and private practice to provide a range of perspectives that shed light on this vital field of law.

At the launch, Adv Kevin Malunga, Deputy Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa, who also wrote the foreword to the book, reflected on the key role of procurement law in enhancing good public governance and the challenges that South Africa in particular continue to face in this regard.

Pictured at the launch: (from left) Adv Kevin Malunga, Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe, Mr Stephen Allcock of Juta and Prof Geo Quinot

Pictured at the launch: (from left) Adv Kevin Malunga, Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe, Mr Stephen Allcock of Juta and Prof Geo Quinot

The contents of the book include:

  • Foreword: Public procurement regulation suited for 21st century Africa: Reform, governance and innovation – Advocate Kevin S Malunga, Deputy Public Protector of the Republic, South Africa
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Abbreviations
  • The new challenges and opportunities for public procurement regulation in Africa – Geo Quinot & Sope Williams-Elegbe
  • Public procurement law in Africa within a developmental framework – Geo Quinot
  • Development aid procurement and the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights: Challenges and opportunities to move towards the new frontier of ‘buying justice’ – Annamaria La Chimia 
  • Economic and legal perspectives on the use of horizontal public procurement policies to drive industrial development and economic transformation in South Africa – Tebogo Makube 
  • Corruption, fraud and African procurement – Moustapha Diallo
  • The use of civil activism in combating corruption in public procurement: A South African perspective – Stephen de la Harpe
  • Curbing corruption in Africa through the African Integrity Fund: A case study of firms sanctioned – the African Development Bank – Sanjeev Narrainen
  • Self-cleaning in public procurement in Africa: Lessons from the European Union – Willard T Mugadza
  • Weaponising transparency: Nigerian defence procurement reform as a counterterrorism strategy – Eva Anderson, Matthew T Page & Tom Keatinge
  • Electronic procurement in Africa – Caroline Nicholas
  • Construction procurement in South Africa: Capacity for procurement law or procurement law for capacity? – Allison Anthony
  • The standstill period in South African public procurement – Justin Laing
  • Supplier remedies under Namibia’s Public Procurement Act 15 of 2015 – Ester N Kuugongelwa
  • The public procurement complaint and administrative review mechanism in Ghana – Dominic N Dagbanja
  • Bidder and contractor remedies in procurements funded – the multilateral development banks: The case of the World Bank – Sope Williams-Elegbe
  • Bibliography of Research on Public Procurement Regulation in Africa

The book is available from Juta at the following link.

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