APLU regularly hosts or co-hosts seminars and symposia on particular topics in public procurement law.
Starting in 2011, APLU has hosted a series of international conferences focusing on public procurement law in Africa. Since 2016, these conferences have taken place every second year in Cape Town and brought together international scholars and practitioners working in the field of public procurement law.
First international conference on public procurement law in Africa 2011
2nd International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa 2016
3rd International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa 2018
4th International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa 2021
APLU’s Sope Williams-Elegbe presented on “Public Procurement, Corruption and Blockchain Technology: A Preliminary Inquiry” at the Blockchain Africa 2020 Conference, Sandton, Johannesburg, 12 March 2020. More details on the conference can be found here.
Willard T Mugadza is the Founder of Africa Institute for Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement and currently a Lecturer in Public Law at Midlands State University (Gweru, Zimbabwe). He specialises in public procurement law, anti-corruption law, international economic law, international trade law, administrative law and public international law. His latest publication is ‘Book review: Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa (2018) 21 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal. Further, his latest project is with World Bank Group – Doing Business 2019 Contracting with the Government of Namibia. He holds a B-Juris, LLB, LLM and LLD. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
APLU will host a morning symposium with the theme: “Procurement Law on Three Continents” on 25 April 2017 in Stellenbosch. Speakers will reflect on the procurement laws in the USA, EU, South Africa and within the Multilateral Development Banks, such as the World Bank. Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in public procurement law, but seats are limited and it is thus essential to book a seat by sending an email to Kyle Jordaan at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details can be found here >>.
APPRRU is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the second International Conference on Public Procurement Law Africa. The Conference will be held from 24 – 25 November, 2016 at the Century City Conference Centre & Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. The Conference theme is Public Procurement Regulation suited for 21st Century Africa: Reform, Governance and Innovation. Detail on the conference and the call for papers can be found at the following link.
Mr JC Mabushi
Jean-Claude Mabushi has a Masters Degree in Economic Law, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and an MSc. in Public Procurement Management, University of Turin/ITC-ILO, Italy. The thesis of his MSc. dealt with the scope for improving integrity in public procurement through legal reform in Burundi. Mr Mabushi is currently an independent consultant in public procurement. He has previously worked at the International Development Law Organization, where he was involved in developing and implementing projects in the areas of public procurement policy, legal reform and capacity building within the international development context.
He has also conducted diagnostic assessments of national public procurement systems in various African countries and delivered training sessions to procurement officials from developing countries.