06 October 2016 - Today’s event marked the second and final day of the preliminary rounds (Rounds III and IV). Participants were seen once again in their respective court rooms with the judges moderating the proceedings. Each team continued to argue their case for the Applicant and Respondent before different panels of judges.
After completing all the rounds, the final score sheets were collated and the results for all teams verified by Mr Edouard Jacot Guillarmod, an independent auditor.
Then came the moment everyone had been holding their breath for – the announcement of the finalists. The results were announced at News Café, Menlyn where participants gathered for supper and dance. In accordance with the rules of the competition to celebrate African diversity and promote good sportsmanship, no two teams from the same country can be allowed to qualify for the finals even if they are the top two and this rule had to be applied this year to the qualifying Anglophone teams. The following are the teams that made it to the Final:
- Universidade Eduardo Mondlane – for the Lusophone African Speaking Countries
- Institute Universitaire d’ Abidjan – for the Francophone African Speaking Countries and
- Stellenbosch University; and
- Makerere University - for the Anglophone African Speaking Countries.
The teams expressed great excitement at making it to the highly coveted Final. A draw of lots was done to determine the composition of teams at the Final. The following is how the teams will argue:
- Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Institut Universitaire d’ Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire
- Makerere University, Uganda
- Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
All eyes are now on the epic display of legal prowess at the Final that will be held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on 8 October 2016.