LEGISLATION & FORMS

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has announced that court-annexed mediation will be implemented in certain selected courts across the country, from 1 August 2014.Rules for court-annexed mediation were published in the Gazette on 18 March 2014, under Notice No: 37448 and a corresponding Mediation Rules Booklet has been made available. Please feel free to down load both.

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Rules for court-annexed mediation
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TESTIMONIALS

Connie Theron, Practising Attorney - UCT Law Clinic
“While working at the University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic and later at the UCT Law Clinic, I found the pro bono mediation services of Gerrie van der Watt of the Mediation Centre to be highly professional and extremely effective in our divorce matters. It is fantastic that our clients, with little or no financial means, can benefit from such an excellent programme.

The mediators are able to provide a non-threatening environment in which the clients are able to talk openly about issues that matter most to them, but which the Court in a divorce matter may choose not to entertain. Through the mediation sessions, the clients are able to reach an agreement together which ultimately they are both happy with. In cases where mediation did not yield the result of a settlement, the process was still extremely valuable, giving the parties better perspective and highlighting the key issues in dispute.”