African Public Procurement Law Journal

The African Public Procurement Law Journal was established to stimulate and foster academic engagement and debate in the field of public procurement law and regulation on the African continent. The Journal is the first platform devoted exclusively to research into public procurement law in Africa and will be published online by the African Procurement Law Unit of the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.


The Journal will publish articles continuously on its website and consolidate all contributions in two editions per year. The Journal will publish high quality papers on themes and sub-themes relevant to procurement law and regulation in Africa. The Journal intends to make widely accessible, information on African public procurement law, regulation and policy and provide readers with scholarly and in-depth analysis on the same. The Journal is aimed at a diverse audience of academics, practitioners, regulators, policy makers, government officials and students. 



Special edition on the draft South African Public Procurement Bill


The APPLJ is inviting anyone with an interest in procurement law reform in South Africa to contribute short contributions on the draft Public Procurement Bill published by the South African National Treasury on 19 February 2020 for public comment. The aim of this special edition will be to generate debate about specific aspects of the draft Bill that can inform further development.

Contributions of any length, focusing on any particular aspect of the draft Bill are welcome. 

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APPLJ invites authors to submit papers dealing with public procurement law relevant to Africa for publication. The following categories of papers are published:

  • Articles: Critical Analyses of topical themes drawing on public procurement policy, law, regulation and development.


  • Book Reviews: Critical assessments of new books or reports that are related to public procurement policy, law and regulation.


  • Shorter Notes and case commentaries: Intellectually motivated commentary on any public procurement related adjudication or other topical issue.
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Vol 7, No 1 (2020)

Table of Contents


Geo Quinot

Articles & notes

Jonathan Klaaren, Ryan Brunette
Allison M Anthony
Sope Williams-Elegbe
Pippa Reyburn
Helen Venter