The Moot Court seats a total of 57 people: 3 Judges on the bench; 2 Registrars; 2 Recorders; 12 at Counsel's bar; a witness/presenter's stand; and 37 in the gallery. Counsel's bar and the gallery are designed in the round to allow maximum audience interaction. The Moot Court is equipped with the following state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment presentation systems:
Auto-reverse audio-record and playback with built in microphones on the Judges' bench, Registrars' table and Counsels' bar.
Video-record and playback. Two video cameras provide complete coverage of the activities within the Moot Court and are remote operated from a central touch control at the recorder's table.
Video conference. Two cameras provide complete coverage of the activities within the Moot Court. The video conferencing equipment has a 512 kb/sec 4 x ISDN line capability. Unfortunately the Moot Court is not able to provide video based conferences via IP at this stage.
Computer-based presentations. The computer has network and internet access and Microsoft Office 2007. Using a wireless keyboard, data may be projected via ceiling mounted data-projector to the automated drop-down screen. Power point presentations may be accessed via a flash drive, CD-ROM or directly from the UCT network.
Internet/network access and power outlets for notebook computers under the Judges' bench (2 points) and Counsels' bar (6 connection points). The Moot Court is able to provide network connectivity into the UCT system allowing internet access. The Moot Court cannot guarantee laptop compatibility.
The venue includes the use of a small adjacent kitchen with 50 cups and saucers and a kettle. Only light refreshments may be served in the Moot Court and in a manner that does not damage the table surfaces. No mugs should be used.