Government procurement accounts for a substantial part of the global economy and is therefore closely regulated in law to prevent fraud, waste, corruption or local protectionism.

This field of law called public procurement regulation is internationally one of the fastest growing areas of legal interest both in practice and academia.

Join us for a twenty-four-hour course, held over six days, in which we will cover the important aspects of public procurement, and explain the relevant procurement law and what has been achieved with regards to procurement policy, procedures and best practice.

When and where?

  Please note that the original dates have been changed to accommodate Election Day on 29 May.

The course is presented over six four-hour sessions:

Session 1: 23 May, 13:00 to 17:00 SAST

Sessions 2 to 6: 28 May, 30 May, 4 June, 5 June and 6 June 2024, 8:00 to 12:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom - exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

The following topics will be dealt with during the course: 

  • The government procurement process and its regulatory framework
  • The impact of the Constitution on government contracting processes
  • Procurement methods and the use of competition
  • Fairness and transparency in the negotiation and variation of contracts
  • The fair treatment of participating bidders
  • The right to reasons and access to information
  • Procurement and black economic empowerment
  • The availability of remedies to aggrieved parties

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Advocates and attorneys
  • Legal advisors
  • Legal practitioners
  • Government officials (national, provincial and local)
  • Anyone who has an interest in government procurement


Tanaka Mparutsa is a PhD Candidate in Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are predominantly in the areas of contract law, public procurement law, company law, corporate governance and corporate compliance. Ms Mparutsa obtained the degrees LLB (University of Fort Hare), LLM in Commercial Law (University of Cape Town), LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice (University of Edinburgh in Scotland). Through her two LLMs she attained expertise in, inter alia, Advanced Contract Law in South Africa, Contract Law in Europe, Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance, Regional and International Corporate Governance, and Competition Law in Europe. She also practiced predominantly in the areas of government contracts, public procurement law and commercial law in general at Clark Laing Incorporated.

How much?

R6,950 per person


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend all the sessions of the course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.