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.

 

EVENTS

Please join us for the third in our series of lunch-hour webinars on:

MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS AND

 PREPARING FOR MEDIATION

On: 05 July 2022
At: 13h00 – 14h00
Presenter: Adv Michelle Posemann
Via: Zoom (link to be shared via email)
Cost: KZN SoM members (Free), Non-members – R150
Contact: admin@kznmediation.com / 073 255 9650 (Shelley) to register

 

SUPERVISED MEDIATION ROLE PLAYS 

On 21 June, three of our mediators, Shelley Smith, Marlene Jacobs and Jo-Ann du Plessis, supervised a number of on-line family and workplace mediation role plays for three of our mediators. We are arranging these supervised sessions to assist trained mediators, who are members of KZN SoM, to complete the requirements to become a Mediator.  These requirements for the respective mediation areas, are set out on our website.

We were very pleased with the outcome of this first session, during which each of the participants were able to capably complete two mediations.  

If any practising mediators would like to assist with supervising future sessions, please contact Shelley Smith, our Administrator, at admin@kznmediation.com or on 073 255 9650.

Further, if any Associate Member still needs to complete the practical requirements to become a Mediator, please also get in touch with Shelley to indicate your interest. 

At this stage we do not charge any fee for this service to members, and are pleased to be able to help them fulfil the practical requirements to become Mediators. 

Please keep an eye out for details of future supervised sessions.

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

TRISHAL SHARMA

All Areas of Mediation, Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation, Other PROPERTY DISPUTES

DURBAN AREA -TRAVEL OUT IF SO REQUIRED

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

trishal.sharma@gmail.com
071 271 6317

TS LAW INCORPORATED

ISHARA BODASING

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation, Mediation in medical matters

Durban and Upper Highway

✓Are you available for online mediations?

ishara.aorc@gmail.com
083 411 2875

IBodasing Governance Consultants

SUNGAREE PATHER

All Areas of Mediation, Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation

Durban

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

sungaree@telkomsa.net
+277 325 2755

Vash Choudree & Associates

MICHELLE POSEMANN

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Labour dispute mediation, Maritime dispute mediation, Mediation in medical matters

Durban, Pietermaritzburg

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

michelle@posemann.com
082 659 5329

www.i-mediate.africa

JO-ANN DU PLESSIS

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Psychosocial mediation including LQBTQ, community and cross-generational

Ballito, Salt Rock

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

joann@midwaymediators.co.za 084 592 7400

Midway Mediators www.midwaymediators.co.za

ANTONIA EDMONDS

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Kloof, Upper Highway

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

info@aemediation.co.za
081 047 6224

AE MEDIATION www.aemediation.co.za

SHAKIRA CHETTY

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

✓Are you willing to travel?

shakira@macbuck.co.za
+277 491 9169

Goodway & Buck www.goodwaybuck.co.za

TRACEY-LEIGH WESSELS

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Greater Durban area

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

tlw@law.co.za
031 562 9267

TRACEY-LEIGH WESSELS & ASSOCIATES www.traceyleighwessels.com/

CASSANDRA HOLDCROFT

Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation

Mount Edgecombe, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban North, La Lucia, Ballito

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

cassandra@chattorneys.net
083 231 5066

Cassandra Holdcroft Attorneys http://www.chattorneys.net/

Anthony Ian John Chadwick

commercial mediation, Court-annexed mediation, mediation in medical matters, deceased estate dispute mediation.

Greater Ethekwini municipal area.

aijchadwick@gmail.com
082 458 9552

AIJ Chadwick attorney

Carol Friedman

Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Howick, KZN

✓Are you available for online mediations?

carol@seedtrust.net
082 809 9944

Amy Clair Kate Findlater

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

info@findlater.co.za
033 330 2301

Findlater Attorneys www.findlater.co.za

FRANS WILBRINK

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Labour dispute mediation

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

wilbrink@icon.co.zaa
083 265 3805

Wilbrink and Associates www.wilbrink.co.za"

Joanna Mayne

Deceased Estate Mediation

Pietermaritzburg

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

jo@randles.co.za
083 321 9455

Margie Van Zyl

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Ballito

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

margie@midwaymediators.co.za
083 645 8799

Midway mediators www.midwaymediators.co.za

JENNA JONES

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Durban

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

jenna@jennajonesattorneys.co.za
071 271 6317

Jenna Jones Attorneys http://jennajonesattorneys.co.za

SHELLEY SMITH

Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Parenting Plans

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

shelley@legalpa.co.za
073 255 9650

Roger Knowles

Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Durban if in person, or anywhere on earth if via Zoom

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

rogerconnects@gmail.com
082 892 9752

JEANNÉ VOGEL VAN DER SANDT

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Greater Durban area, Umhlanga & North Coast and nationally

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

j@vvds.co.za
082 415 8160

Vogel van der Sandt Attorneys www.vvds.co.za

INDRANI GOVENDER

All Areas of Mediation, Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Labour dispute mediation

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

indrani.govender@wits.ac.za
083 325 1242

Resource Consulting

Connie Marais

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation

Richards Bay, Empangeni and surrounding areas

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

marais@cmap.co.za
083 645 5969

Connie Marais Attorneys www.cmap.co.za

Chandra Ellaurie

Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Mediation in cross-cultural disputes

Durban and surroundings.

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

ellaurie@yahoo.com
074 317 2437

NEIL GOODWAY

Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Mediation in medical matters, Other ROAD ACCIDENT FUND

KZN

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

neil@macbuck.co.za
082 802 7779

GOODWAY-BUCK ATTORNEYS www.goodwaybuck.co.za

Fawzia Khan

All Areas of Mediation, Commercial and/or workplace mediation, Court-annexed mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

fawzia@thelawdesk.co.za
082 904 2360

Fawzia Khan & Associates www.thelawdesk.co.za

Marlene Jacobs

Civil & Commercial, International with the ADR Group, Family & Divorce, Restorative Justice and Arbitration

Durban

m.jacobsmediation@gmail com
082 456 9205

Anisa Khan

All Areas of Mediation, Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

anisakhan1@telkomsa.net
083 459 4366

ANISA KHAN ATTORNEYS www.anisakhan-attorneys.co.za

KERYN ASKEW

Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Labour dispute mediation

Durban and Upper Highway

✓Are you available for online mediations?
✓Are you willing to travel?

kerynaskew@yahoo.com 082 578 1720

Naseem Hoosen

Divorce mediation, Family mediation, Psychosocial mediation including LQBTQ, community and cross-generational

hoosennb@hotmail.com
084 468 7866

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Are you a mediator operating in KZN and wanting to join the Society?

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Associate Member – For those interested in mediation in KZN or who are in the process of becoming Mediators, but have not yet fulfilled all the requirements (see menu option “Requirements to become a Mediator”) R200 subscription fee per year
Mediator – For those who have fulfilled the requirements to be a mediator in family, commercial, medical and/or other areas of mediation practice R350 subscription fee per year, includes publication of your contact details on the Society’s website.

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