KWAZULU-NATAL
SOCIETY OF MEDIATORS

 

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Mediators was founded in order to promote and advance the use of mediation in the settlement of disputes. 

The society also aims to develop and maintain high standards of training and practice within the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

MEDIATION EXPLAINED

WHAT IS MEDIATION?​

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. The role of the mediator is to facilitate a settlement of the dispute by assisting the parties to identify their underlying interests and by exploring with them possible means by which areas of conflict can best be resolved. It is a voluntary process and no decision or final outcome is imposed on the parties without their consent. In most cases, any agreement achieved by mediation may be ratified and made a binding order of court should this be the wish of the parties.

IS IT TOO LATE TO MEDIATE IF THE CLAIM HAS GONE TO COURT?​

No. It is never too late to mediate. It is always best to do it as early as possible, before legal costs and expenses are incurred. In some circumstances, the courts encourage parties to mediate a settlement, even after a matter has gone to court.

HOW DOES MEDIATION WORK?​

Once the parties agree to mediate they appoint a mediator acceptable to them. A mediation agreement is then concluded by the parties and the mediator. Thereafter the parties meet with the mediator and the process of mediation commences.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHO PAYS?​

Mediation costs considerably less than litigating in court. Mediation sessions are usually charged at an hourly rate agreed between the parties in dispute and the mediator. The rate of charge depends on the person selected as mediator ie that person's seniority and experience. The mediator's fees are usually paid jointly by the parties.

ARE THE MEDIATORS SPECIALISTS?​

There is a view that mediators need to be qualified and experienced in the subject that is in dispute, but that need not be the case. When it comes to assisting parties who are in dispute, it is the mediator who is as valuable as the process of mediation. A skilled mediator should be able to mediate a dispute on any subject matter. Mediators come from a mixed professional background of lawyers, chartered surveyors, chartered engineers, architects etc. Having said that, parties may, if they wish, choose a mediator with a background in the area of the dispute subject matter.

GET IN TOUCH WITH A MEDIATOR

SIPHO MAKHAYE

083 785 0622
sipho.umlozihrm@telkomsa.net

Commercial

IAN CHADWICK

082 458 9552

aijchadwick@gmail.com

Civil & Commercial

ANISA KHAN

 083 459 4366

Anisakhan1@telkom.net

Community & Commercial

FAWZIA KHAN

082 904 2360

fawzia@thelawdesk.co.za

Family

FRANS WILBRINK

083 265 3805

wilbrink@icon.co.za

Civil & Commercial

KRISH GOVENDER

032 944 4181

kg@kg.co.za

Civil & Family 

JOANNA MAYNE

033 392 8000

Jo@Randles.co.za

JEANNÉ VOGEL VAN DER SANDT

082 415 8160

 j@vvds.co.za

Family & Civil

MARLENE JACOBS

082 456 9205

m.jacobsmediation@gmail.com

Family, Civil, Commercial, Medical Malpractice & RAF

ISHARA KAMINI BODASING

083 4112 875

ishara.aorc@gmail.com

Civil

MOHAMED ESSACK

083 778 0070

mahomed@eandh.co.za
Civil & Commercial

HILTON GREEN

082 802 9894

hilton@hgconsult.co.za

Commercial 

MANDLA NGCOBO

065 669 3450

hypolite1962@gmail.com

Civil

SUNGAREE PATHER

073 252 7559

sungaree@telkomsa.net

Civil & Family 

MICHELLE POSEMANN

082 659 5329

 michelle@openweb.co.za

Commercial

THAMARAY MOODLEY

  083 442 4755

thamaraymoodley@telkomsa.net

Family

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