The Oliver Tambo Moot Court is primarily a student facility of the Faculty of Law, having as its main purpose the promotion of debate and discussion within the Law Faculty. It is not intended as an ordinary teaching venue, though teachers are encouraged to make use of the Court for structured informal debates as part of taught courses.
The Court may be hired out for appropriate commercial use. Preference should be given to use by members of the legal profession, especially as a venue for dispute resolution.
As a secondary use, and subject to the needs of student debating and mooting, the Court may be used for formal Faculty functions, including Faculty Board or other meetings; guest presentations to and by the Faculty; video presentations to and by the Faculty, its staff and students.
With the approval of the Dean and without disturbance to any member of the Faculty, the Court may be used by members of the staff of the Faculty for private purposes. Such use shall be in accordance with the University's rules governing such private use.
The Faculty, through the Dean's Advisory Committee, shall set rates for the commercial use of the Court. These rates shall serve as guidelines to the Moot Committee and the Dean in agreeing to the terms of hiring of the Court.
The Court is to be kept locked with the alarm set at all times that it is not occupied. Any person accessing the Court shall be responsible for the security of the Court during the time it is thus accessed, and shall be responsible for locking the doors and arming the alarm system. Access shall be by the use of Staff cards only.
The Court's kitchen is available to users of the Court. If hot drinks are served, use should be made of the cups and saucers to prevent damage to the furniture. No mugs should be used in the Court. Users are responsible for ensuring the Court is left clean and tidy.
Enquiries and bookings for the use of the Court should be directed to the Faculty IT Manager, at Tel: +27 21 650 5320; or
Please complete the Booking Form and submit it to Ms Jenny Erasmus by Fax: +27 21 650 5660.