Dispute Resolution and Arbitration T&Cs
- 21.1 Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall, in the first instance, be referred for consideration and attempted resolution to the duly authorised senior management representatives of the Customer and Vodacom.
- 21.2 Should the representatives referred to in clause 21.1 above be unable to resolve the dispute within 7 (seven) days of same being referred to them, then they shall appoint a third party to act as a mediator (and not an arbitrator) to mediate in the resolution of the dispute. Such mediator shall be selected by the President for the time being of the Association of Law Societies of South Africa.
- 21.3 Should the mediation referred to in clause 21.2 above fail to resolve the dispute within 7 (seven) days of appointment of the mediator, then such dispute shall be finally resolved in accordance with the Rules of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa by an arbitrator or arbitrators appointed by the Foundation.
- 21.4 Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause 21, neither party shall be precluded from obtaining relief on an urgent basis from a court of competent jurisdiction pending the decision of the arbitrator.