Jurie Roux will find out in November if he has to repay R37-million to Stellenbosch University.
In December 2020, Roux was ordered to repay the money that an arbitrator ruled to have been misappropriated during his tenure at the university.
Last week, former appellate judge Louis Harms, advocate Chris Eloff and advocate Michael van der Nest heard the appeal arbitration. Rapport newspaper says the outcome of the appeal is expected in November.
“The university has not lost the R37-million it is demanding from me,” said Roux in court documents last year. “The case before the university, as well as its own documents and expert report, indicate that the money was spent on legal expenses that were for and to the benefit of the university.
“The work I have done (together with others) has enabled the university to exploit great value from the Maties rugby brand. In and around 2008 and 2009, the university’s brand was valued at about R100-million. Maties rugby is one of the important components of that brand.”