Members of APLU regularly engage in training sessions on public procurement regulation.
At undergraduate level, APLU offers a module on South African public procurement law as part of the Stellenbosch University LLB programme. At postgraduate level, APLU has developed and implemented from 2020, two focused programmes on public procurement law in Africa at Stellenbosch University. These are:
- Master of Laws in Public Procurement Policy and Regulation – LLM (Public Procurement Policy and Regulation); and
- Postgraduate Diploma in Public Procurement Policy and Regulation – PGDip (Public Procurement Policy and Regulation)
Details about these programmes can be found on the website of the Stellenbosch Law Faculty at this link.
A short course on Government Contracts and Procurement Law is offered as part of the UCT Law @ Work Professional Development Project. Details on this course are available at this link.
APLU members further collaborate with a number of foreign institutions in offering procurement law training at international level. This includes collaboration with King’s College London on their MA/PG Dip in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context (see details at this link) and the University of Milan on their Master in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change programme (see details at this link).
APLU members also often develop training sessions tailored to particular contracting authorities’ or suppliers’ needs. Between 2016 and 2019, APLU developed and delivered a major training programme for the Office of the Public Protector of South Africa’s investigators at all offices in the country. More details on this programme can be found at this link.