Trauma Release

I am busy with material updates for 2016 for our ADR and Mediator Training Although mediators do not assume the role of counsellor, it is important that they understand how individuals and groups behave during trauma and what the residual effects of trauma might be. Trauma is said to be anything that overwhelms our natural […] […]

Am I violent?

As a proponent of non-violence and non-adversarial methods of getting to justice, I spend a lot of time looking around me, glancing within and recognizing the violent impulses that I too have to dismantle and unlearn that obviously emanate from living in a violent world. On our mediation training programs one of the first things […] […]


THE ADVENT OF PEACE Those who celebrate Christmas in terms of the Christian Story, understand to a greater or lesser degree, the season to be a time of patient expectation of the advent of Peace. The Christian hope is wrapped up in that Peace showing up in a baby person born a homeless refugee amidst […] […]

Hope Farm Needs a Miracle

Friends As many of you know Access to Justice and ADR Network SA have been involved in assisting a group of refugees displaced in the attacks in April. Our initial involvement was to instruct attorneys to assist in securing their release from jail after they were arrested in the wake of the closure of the […] […]

ADR and Mediator Training for the rest of the year and early 2016

Friends We have completed our 5 day training program schedule for this year. Distance Learning Remains open to register and complete. 5 Day Training Early 2016 5 day training will resume in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town on the last Monday to Friday of January, February and March 2016 You can register until 25 November 2015 at […] […]

ADR Network SA featured Mediators

    NARISSA HIRALALL is an attorney, partner in the firm Hiralall Attorneys and a member of the KZN Law Society. She is a CD/ACDS and CEDR-accredited Mediator. Narissa offers mediation services in Labour Law, Commercial Law, and various other areas. Narissa chairs disciplinary enquiries and represents parties at the CCMA and Bargaining Councils. She […] […]

ADR Training in Mediation 9-13 November 2015

Friends Just a reminder that 5 day training is scheduled for 9-13 November 2015 as follows: Durban at our offices in Hillcrest Johannesburg at Constitution Hill The Thursday covers prescribed content on Court Annexed Mediation and can be undertaken on its own Email Peace Sheena Jonker […]

#feesmustfall #outsourcingmustfall to #feesarefalling and #outsourcingisfalling

#outsourcingmustfall Outsourcing has fallen at UCT: why is this an important win for all of us? At common law a contract does not have to be fair to be lawful. For a contract to be lawful there must be consensus (agreement), the parties must have capacity to act, the terms must be legally and physically […] […]

Lawyers as Peacemakers Conference and Upcoming Training

Friends 1. Lawyers as Peacemakers The lawyers as peacemakers conference takes place this Wednesday and Thursday at UNISA in Pretoria. Hosted by the Africa Centre for Dispute Resolution this conference brings together changemakers in the world of legal practice and peacemaking: Lawyers, mediators, activists and others. You can still register today. There is no cost, […] […]

Mediation Training 14-18 September 2015: Constitution Hill Johannesburg and other news

Friends Training Next Week: Constitution Hill, Johannesburg All registrations for next week’s training must be in by 12 pm today. If you have not yet registered and wish to do so, please send an urgent email to The Thursday (17 September) is Court Annexed Mediation and may be done as a one day program […] […]