Dispute Resolution for Professional Football - Thoughts from the Deep(ish) South*

Dispute Resolution for Professional Football - Thoughts from the Deep(ish) South*
Michael Murphy is the Legal Counsel of the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) but wrote this article in his personal capacity.

“We have set out on a quest for true humanity, and somewhere on the distant horizon we can see the glittering prize. Let us march forth with courage and determination, drawing strength from our common plight and our brotherhood. In time we shall be in a position to bestow upon South Africa the greatest gift possible - a more human face.”[1]

The murdered anti-apartheid icon, Steven Bantu Biko, wrote these words at a time when conditions for the majority of South Africans were horrific, the apartheid state seemed all powerful, and the prospects of change remote. Biko knew it was essential to focus attention on...

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