MLA Site Additions

  • The Maritime Law Association of South Africa was established in February 1974 as a result of concern among maritime lawyers and the shipping industry that legislation in South Africa regulating maritime affairs did not appear to be keeping pace with developments elsewhere in the world.


Below are links to the papers presented at the recent MLASA 2018 conference at the Le Franschoek Hotel and Spa in Cape Town from the 31st of August – 2 September 2018. A full report on the conference together with photos of the weekend will be posted to the Associations homepage shortly. We trust that the papers will illustrate the high level of presentations that we were privileged to experience at the conference:

  1. Betrayal of the promise – How South Africa is being stolen – Professor Haroon Bhorat;
  2. Is there an international rule of law? – Honourable Mr Justice Richard Goldstone;
  3. “Automated Ships” – Harmenhoek, Managing Partner Hoek ten Katen;
  4. “Bribery and Corruption, money laundering and sanctions: understanding financial crime risks and their impact on shipping” – Michelle Linderman and Cari Stinebower, Partners at Crowell and Moring LLP;
  5. “Innovation in Court Practice: Experts in the hot tub” – Angus Stewart SC;
  6. “Cyber Crime in Shipping – Part 2” – Julian Clark, Partner and Global Head of Shipping at Hill Dickenson LLP;
  7. “Accurate Reporting: An illustrated guide on oft misunderstood, obscure historical and contractual terms” – Captain John L David, Marine Professionals, Master Mariner;
  8. “SAMSA an update” – Sobantu Tilayi CEO of SAMSA;
  9. “The use of Electronic Navigation Data in the Incident Investigation” – Ken Ellam, General Manager, Master Mariner – Solis Marine Consultants.