Accreditation

 

Our Accreditations

ADR Network SA exists as a voluntary compliance and regulatory body for mediators, arbitrators and restorative justice practitioners. Practitioners may become accredited with ADR Network SA by applying to our panel at panel@adr-networksa.co.za.

Complaints about any of our members may be emailed to complaints@adr-networksa.co.za.

To verify any individual’s accreditation and/or certification with ADR Network SA please email panel@adr-networksa.co.za.

ACCREDITED PANEL MEMBERS

ALISON BORCHARDT

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Alison holds a degree in Nursing Science and graduated Cum Laude in Community Healthcare, Midewifery and Psychiatric Nursing throughout her degree. She has also commenced an LLB degree.

She is an ADR Network SA-trained mediator based in Cape Town.

Her interests include reading, music (she plays the piano, violin and cello), spending time with friends and family, research and travel.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

Marc Welgemoed

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Marc Welgemoed is a lecturer in the Criminal and Procedural Law Department at the Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law. He is also a clinician at the Nelson Mandela University Law Clinic.
He has been admitted as an attorney in 2000 and has acted as Director of the NMU Law Clinic during 2016.
He obtained the B Iuris degree in 1996, the LLB degree in 1998, the LLM degree in 2014 and the LLD degree in 2021.
Marc joined the NMU Law Clinic on 2 June 2003 and has approximately 19 years experience in clinical legal education (CLE). He lectures the modules Civil Procedure, Law of Evidence, Legal Practice and Unjustified Enrichment and facilitates the practical training of law students at the NMU Law Clinic. He
furthermore has experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in treatise writing. Marc also acted as principal for a number of candidate attorneys at the NMU Law
Clinic from 2007-2018 and served as a member of the executive committee of the South African University Law Clinics Association (SAULCA) from 2009 until 2019. Marc has published in various journals between 2016 and 2022, namely Litnet Akademies, Obiter and Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal. He has also
contributed to the LexisNexis publication “Clinical Law in South Africa”, as well as in the Juta publication “Law Clinics and the Clinical Law movement in South Africa.”

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Charlene Tessa Pieterse

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Charlene Pieterse is currently a Postgraduate Administrative Assistant in the Faculty of Law at the Nelson Mandela University. She is also a part-time final year LLB student. She started her career as a legal secretary in 1997 at a private law firm in Uitenhage (Kariega) in the Eastern Cape. In 1999 she moved to another private law firm in Despatch in the Eastern Cape until 2007. In May 2007 she accepted an opportunity at the Nelson Mandela University Law Clinic, where she worked as a legal secretary until 2018. She was then transferred to the Faculty of Law to assist Master’s and Doctoral students with administrative support. Charlene also obtained her accreditation as Debt Review Counsellor through The Association of University Legal Aid Institutions (AULAI) in 2008.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

CHERYL MOREBY

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I have a Diploma in Law obtained from RAU in 2003. I have worked in various Legal Firms since 1992 and have gained many years of experience in the legal field not only as a secretary in the early days, but also as a Paralegal, often running a legal office on my own. My interests lie in civil litigation, family and criminal law and HR. I also have a Certificate in Labour Law obtained in 2004 and I have dealt with internal labour issues at work since 2001. I am currently a Dispute Resolutions Manager carrying out mediation between clients and creditors in order to amicably settle outstanding debt, disputes regarding contracts, etc. with the ultimate goal of re-introducing the client into the financial mainstream. I am looking forward to expanding my career into the mediation field.”

Cheryl is a trained mediator and arbitrator and is a member of ADR NETWORK SA’s panel.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

ADV. Pumla Tinta

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BACKGROUND

I am a member of the Duma Nokwe Group of Advocates and was admitted as an Advocate
of the High Court of South Africa in November 2018. I completed my pupillage training with
the Johannesburg Society of Advocates in December 2020 and was subsequently called to
the Bar in January 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

I possess a National Diploma in Safety Management as well as a Bachelor of Law (LLB)
degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Prior to joining the Bar, I worked at the
Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) for over 15 years as a Radiation
Protection Officer (RPO), SHEQ Co-ordinator and a Lead Auditor in Radiological Audits,
respectively. I completed my Practical Legal Training with the Law Society of South Africa in
2019. I have attended a short course in Company Law I and completed the Risk,
Governance and Compliance course from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). I am
currently registered for Company Law II with WITS.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
I have a general civil litigation practice with particular interest in the areas of Constitutional
law, Energy law, Administrative law, Construction law, Mining law, Corporate law and Labour
law. I also have a keen interest in Mediation and Arbitration

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CINDY ALLAN 

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Cindy holds an LLB and practices as a notary, conveyancer and litigation consultant.

I am a CEDR qualified mediator as well as CD/ACDS accredited. I have been involved in land matters since 2011, and have acted on the legal services panel of Rural and Land Reform as well as for SANRAL.

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NICOLENE SCHOEMAN-LOUW

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Darlington is a youth developer/community developer, who works with previously disadvantaged youth. He believes that communication is key, and that the lack of communication can create problems.

He holds an honours degree in media studies and has trained as a mediator with ADR Network SA.

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Wayne Jean-Pierre

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Wayne Jean – Pierre is the founding member of Freedoms South Africa NPO. The only non-profit organization to date that provides free service to assist persons who have come in- conflict with the law by providing Free assistance of clearing of criminal records. This is carried out as a passion of love with dignity and respect. 

His clients include: 

  • Citizens living in South Africa looking to make a fresh start in life.  
  • Citizens living abroad 
  • Juvenile and Adult Offenders 
  • Persons Convicted of old apartheid laws 
  • Community engagement as crime prevention 

His community activism started as a youth and continues to date. He worked with National Youth Development Agency in 2000 providing Life Skills training nationally. In the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic he worked by providing accredited training to industries, Non-Profit Organizations and other government departments. The training of organised labour within SAPS on HIV /AIDS the criminal and labour law was conducted to both educate and create a safer environment. He also assisted with both educating and putting policies and procedures in place regarding good practices for businesses. Some of the other work to date has been Human Rights Training to members of Foundation For Human Rights, CAOSA – Community Advice Offices South Africa, Legal Aid, ProBono.org and Legal Aid South Africa. 

Wayne brings a well-established background of community activism, understanding of personal and community conflict, educational approaches to resolving conflict and a compassionate approach development. 

His youth achievements and studies include Springbok Scout, HIV/AIDS Management, Project Management, Paralegal Practitioner, Non-Profit Management, Seta Accredited Facilitator and Assessor.  

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Stephanie Forbes

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I completed matric at St. Andrews Girls School in Gauteng and then completed my Cambridge University A levels at St. John’s Collage.  My tertiary education was at Wits where I completed a BA Hon in Sociology.

I started my career at SBS Household Appliances, now Smeg, and moved to the Western Cape to assist in opening their Cape Town office.

After starting a family I moved to work with the Kitchen Specialists Association, and after several years of running KSA Cape Town I was promoted to National Manager of the association, which also makes me a director of the association.  With a key component part of the association being the consumer, I implemented that all KSA staff dealing with consumer issues must have completed a mediation course and be a registered mediator. Consumer issues, advice, and guidance as well as dispute resolution remain a key part of the KSA’s daily activities.

Recently KSA has aligned itself with SAFI (the South African Furniture Initiative).  We are working with organisations like DTI, SARS and IDC on a Furniture Industry Masterplan.  I was nominated to the SAFI BOD in 2021 and I currently also chair the SAFI kitchen chamber as part of the master plan initiative.

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Charlotte Theron

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Charlotte Theron is a practicing advocate in the High Court. Specialising in Civil litigation, Criminal litigation and Family Law. She has  a passion to help and assist people. She believes in solving problems without unnecessary litigation. Being the middle man to help people to communicate. Her  passion for law ensure that justice is served. She believes that any small act of kindness and justice can lead to great possibilities.

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Eugene Opperman

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In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently, out of the box. The way we challenge the status quo is by making our services evolve around you, the client, being innovative in our thinking, supportive, fair and being part of the solution when the challenge of family law issue presents itself.   We just happen to be great attorneys and mediators as well.
Eugene has extensive experience spanning more than 22 years in a variety of legal fields and is able to resolve conflicts amicably for the benefit of all parties.
Eugene graduated with B.Proc. (UFS) and LL.B. (UNISA) degrees and completed an Advanced Diploma in Business Rescue Management as well as Adv Dipl in Medicina Forensis. He obtained his mediation training through LEAD and has been actively involved in mediation for the past 14 years. He has strong ties with the community doing pro bono work at many NGO’s and is actively involved with community training in the family law sector. He is the co-founder of the first non-profit company called the Institute of Social Development & Justice, that advocates and creates awareness of economic abuse in South Africa.
He can be contacted on 021-2000470 (9 lines) or eugene@oppermansinc.co.za or www.oppermansinc.co.za

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PREBASHNIE MOONSAMIE

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 I am Miss. Prebashnie Moonsamie, an adult Female Attorney and
Conveyancer with Admission as an Attorney of the High Court on the
14th of October 2008 and Admission as a Conveyancer on 15 th
October 2018. I am qualified as an accredited Mediator in July 2020.
Currently Managing Attorney of Iqbal Mahomed Attorneys since April
2022.
 I served my Articles of Clerkship at Iqbal Mahomed Attorneys from
2006 to 2008 and after admission, I stayed on as a Professional Assistant until 2012. I obtained Right
of Appearance in the High Court in February 2009.
 In 2012 I served a short stint in the corporate arena working for a Property Management Company in
the Legal department and completed an Advanced certificate in Business Rescue Practice through
Unisa in 2012 before returning to my passion of Litigation in February 2013 where I took on the role
of Head of Litigation at Iqbal Mahomed Attorneys until April 2018.
 In May 2018 I was employed as Senior Associate and Conveyancer at Mphela & Associates Attorneys
which is situated in Menlo Park, Pretoria.
 From December 2020 I was appointed as a RAF State Attorney until March 2022.
 Currently serve on the Investigating & Disciplinary Committee of the Gauteng Legal Practice Council.
 I serve on the Board of LifeLine Pretoria as the Vice Chairperson, and I am a qualified counsellor for
LifeLine Pretoria and counsel on a regular basis as my social responsibility and dedication to mental
wellbeing.
 Activist against GBV- Award of recognition from WOZA Women in Law 2020.
 I regard myself as a Litigation Specialist as I have extensive knowledge in High and Magistrate Court
Litigation (with court appearance at High Court). More specifically Civil litigation, specialising in
Personal Injury Claims (MVA, especially High Value/High Risk Claims and Medical Negligence,
Unlawful arrest, Slip and Falls), Debt Collection, Family Law, and Commercial Litigation.
 I have a keen interest in Mediation as a preferred alternative dispute resolution to litigation.
 I have completed Judicial Skills Training Course offered by LSSA LEAD, Mpumalanga 2019.
 I have acted on behalf of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and Law Society of the Northern Provinces
(LSNP) now LPC as a Litigation panel Attorney. I was instrumental in the process of securing
maintaining the ongoing relationships with these two major clients.

 As a result of RAF litigation, I have also been skilled in investigation and compliance. I liaise
frequently with medical experts to better understand the extent of injuries and the subsequent
impact on Claimant’s.
 Completed Medical Law course through the LSSA(LEAD) in 2019.
 I have a workable knowledge and understanding of the Consumer Protection Act, Companies Act and
Labour Law (Employment contracts).
 Completed 40 hours prescribed mediation training with ADR NetworkSA in July 2020
 Completed Practice Management Training 2 nd Intake LEAD July 2020
 Nominated for and ran to serve on the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Board as at October 2020.
 Appointed an EXCO member of the Pretoria Attorneys Association.
 MBA candidate since February 2022 to be completed in December 2023.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

Tshephang Langa

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Mr Tshephang Langa is a graduate of University of Johannesburg in Post-Graduate Diploma in Labour Law, Wits School of Law in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice, Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA-University of Pretoria) in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution, UNISA in Labour Relations Management, Tshwane University of Technology in Local Government Finance B-Tech Degree, UNISA in Strategic Management, LGSETA in Municipal Financial Management and ETDP-SETA in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices.

 

He is an ADR Network SA accredited Mediator and Arbitrator, member of South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and an associate of the Association of Arbitrators. He was part of the fulltime senior Leadership of a Trade Union for 7 years and part of the union strategic and Bargaining Leadership. He has represented Trade Union members at Grievances, Disciplinary Hearings, Bargaining Council and the CCMA. Mr Langa is the Founder of Bakone Consulting and Projects, a dispute Resolution organisation based in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. His areas of specialisation is Labour Law/Relations, Mediation and Arbitration services.

 

For more information on the work Mr Langa does he can be contacted at bakoneconsulting101@gmail.com

Khodani Manyike

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Admitted Attorney and accredited
mediator with experience providing
bespoke legal solutions to individuals and
organizations. Possess solid competencies
in commercial, criminal, family, labour, civil
law, contract drafting, legal compliance,
legal writing, and dispute resolution.

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Natasja Strobel

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I am Registered Nurse with a Diploma in Nursing.
I am a qualified Paralegal and currently a BA Law student.
I have extensive experience in specifically child maintenance matters and knowledge of both the criminal and civil maintenance areas, being subjected to the intricacies of this field.
I have experience with assisting community members with maintenance and care and contact issues and parenting plans.
My love for the law stems from a personal journey in which I have experienced the trauma and damage caused by litigation and believe firmly that family matters should be mediated as it always is a win-win for both parties and the best interest of the child is always paramount, which lies very close to my heart.

LEON FORSMAN

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Leon Forsman a SAAM accredited mediator. I work in the family and property fields.

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Albert Gumbi

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As a certified debt counsellor with the NCR (NCRDC2475) for the past 8 years, I have always wanted to assist debtors in a variety of ways than simply referring cases to the courts

Due to my qualification as an ADR-NetworkSA Mediator and my ability to handle Rule41A, Court Annexed Mediation, and Debtor-Creditor Dispute Resolution, I will be able to assist Debtors and Creditors in making new arrangements and I will also resolve disputes between Human Resources and employees, as my primary clients are corporations.

I completed Debt Counseling at Damelin Business College in 2014; I am still working on the Business rescue course.

Aubrey Ngwatle

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Mr Aubrew Ngwatle obtained Certificate in Criminal Justice System from Technikon Pretoria (Now TUT). Certificate in Real Estate  From Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB). Diploma in Paralegal studies (Law) from university of Johannesburg.Graduate of Bachelor of laws (LLB) from the University of South Africa.
Work experience 
10 years of immense of knowledge and experience from labour unions. Served as Union official of Commercial Workers union of South Africa (CUSA) representing workers at CCMA and Labour Court. Worked also at Workers Labour Council – SA as Paralegal officer for 3 years.
Currently serving as the Manager of operations and Compliance at Moletsi Dithabeng Mining (Pty) Ltd. Serve also as sole Director of LLH Paralegal and labour Solutions assisting the emerging companies with legal compliance on COIDA, Contracts of Employment and development of Employment Equity plans. Contacts 0718797444 /angwatle29@gmail.com 

RONELLE JOUBERT

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Ronelle is a mediator trained in family, commercial and workplace mediation with ADR Network SA. She is also a trained psychologist and has combined her skills to develop a growing family mediation practice.

  • Based in Hoedspruit she offers the following services:
  • Individual Therapy/Counseling – Coaching – Trauma Counselling
  • Parental Guidance – Marriage Counselling – Abuse
  • Co-Dependency/Dependency Therapy
  • Pastoral Therapy – Stress and Anxiety – GriefShare
  • Ecometric Assessments for Adults, Students and Children
  • Personal Driving Dynamics – Teenage Counceling
  • Career Planning for high School Students
  • Studies within Functional Therapy – Corporate Assessments
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Integrative Restorative Mediation and Arbitration Services

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Xoliswa Jwili

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Xoliswa Jwili, a social justice from KwaZulu-Natal obtained her LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2019. Founder and Director of Jwili Legal Consultants & Bonwabile Foundation, Miss Jwili has dedicated her focus to addressing social skills in her capacity as an ADR practitioner and as a human rights ambassador. 

Miss Jwili was elected as the ambassador at Youth for Human Rights International and is also currently serving as a Democracy Works 2020 fellow. She served as the people’s coalition -C19- KZN convener and is on the conflict resolution task team.

As an accredited and court-annexed ADR practitioner, Miss Jwili handles credit disputes, labour law, family law and personal injury cases.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

Maartin Oliver

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I started my career in Town Planning before I decided to follow my real passion: Law.  I completed my LLB part-time through UNISA while working in Town Planning and these days I am part of a boutique law firm in the Helderberg.  We specialise mostly in, but not limited to, family law and commercial litigation.

 

I am one of the founding members of the Institute of Social Development & Justice, a non-profit organisation that creates awareness and educates with regards to all matters of economic abuse between parties in certain relationships.

 

This is relatively unknown field of conflict in the South African legal framework and alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation proofs to be extremely beneficial in this field.  This is how I got involved in alternative dispute resolution and why I completed my training with ADR Network South Africa.

 

My contact number is 021 200 0470 or e-mail: maartin@oppermansinc.co.za.  If you are ready for an out-of-the-box approach to dispute resolution you are welcome to contact me.

Vanessa Van Niekerk

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I am a Panellist for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Network of South Africa and am a registered Alternative dispute Resolution Mediator and Arbitrator including Court Annexed Mediation.

I have a passion for Medical Law and Family law specifically Children’s Court. I serve as a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Local Child Welfare Organisation.

I am a licensed Financial Planner with 10 years experience and the co-owner of a Financial Service Practice. I completed my Regulatory Examinations in 2011 and had an article published in the Risk SA Magazine regarding the Regulatory Examinations in March 2012.

I am in the process of launching a project with the assistance of the Department of Education, the Department of Social Development and the support from the Children’s Court and Family Violence Court to introduce Restorative Justice Practices in the schools in an attempt to curb spiralling discipline problems and the rate of recidivism in SA due to ineffective punitive processes being applied.

The contentious issue of the NHI has particularly grabbed my attention and I have endeavoured to analyse and understand fully what the effect of the NHI will be on the Medical Professions as well as the executability thereof.
I am a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Springs & KwaThema Child Welfare Society.

I do CPD training for the medical industry (Accredited HPCSA CPD) Topics include ; Unethical Conduct, Medical Negligence, Informed Consent, Criminal & Dilectual Liability.

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Rasivhaga Edwin Dowelani

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Mr Rasivhaga Edwin Dowelani is a Land Reform Practitioner with 15 years of experience in mediation on  land rights disputes between farmdwellers and farm-owners, disputes among members of land holding entities such as Communal Properties Associations and Trusts.  Disputes among Traditional Councils and their subjects on land use rights,  Disputes on boundaries between traditional

 

councils. He worked within the Land Rights Management Facility of the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development and received in house  trainings on  Legislative Mechanism for Conflict Resolution facilitated by Maenetja Attorneys and Ashraf Mahomed Attorneys in 2017 and  Introduction to Mediation  by Cheadle Thompson  Haysom Inc.& Resolve Group in  2011.He  holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a certificate in Disputes Procedures both from  the University of Pretoria. He constructively served in various structures of the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development  for  development and review of land tenure policies and legislations Mr Dowelani can be contacted at 078 747 4747. Email: rdowelani777@gmail.com

ADV. MATSHIDISO LEKWAPEW

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Advocate Matshidiso Johannah Lekwape is a litigation practitioner. Advocate Lekwape has completed training as a mediator with ADR Network South Africa. A member of the ADR Network panel since 2019.

Advocate Lekwape has a law degree, and has acquired these qualifications as well: certificate in labour dispute resolution practice, certificate in money laundering control, certificate in the Law of Banking and Financial Markets, and short course in internet research. Completed trainings are as follows: introduction to compliance course, advanced trial advocacy, conflict management skills programme, introduction to medical law, and commercial law practice.

She has worked for scorpion legal protection as a legal advisor, road accident fund as a litigation officer, Nedbank as a money laundering researcher and compliance analyst.

Advocate Lekwape currently practicing and is a member of the national forum of advocates and a member of the legal practice council.

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Vulani Malumbete-Baloyi

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Vulani graduated with a BProc degree from the University of Fort Hare and an LLB from the University of Limpopo in 1993 and 2003 respectively. She was admitted as an attorney in 2001 and has extensive experience in both Corporate and Public Sectors.

Vulani is a former commissioner at the CCMA and currently serves as a panellist to the General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council. She was a member of the Panel of Assessors at the Department of Transport Limpopo where she amassed a wealth of knowledge in resolving disputes relating to the Taxi industry.

She has been on the Operating Licenses Board – Limpopo (now PRE) since 2011.
Vulani’s qualifications also include an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law (UJ), Diploma in Roads and Transport Management (UJ) as well as an ADR network SA Program in Mediation (including court-annexed mediation).

Practice Areas

  • Medical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Labour and Employment law
  • Transport law
  • Family law
  • Commercial law and Tax
  • Municipal law

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Raeesa Rhemtula

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Raeesa is a practicing attorney with additional training in corporate law and Labour law. She had also trained with ADR NETWORK SA as a mediator and arbitrator with specialisation sin family, personal injury and commercial disputes. We are proud to welcome her onto our panel.

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Lawrence Silhumbuzo Duze

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Lawrence is an ADR Network SA-trained mediator. He also did further training with us in debtor and creditor disputes. He is an ADR agent registered with the NCR and has 15 years experience in Debt Mediation.

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Richard Baloyi

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I am Richard Baloyi. My work record has truly been a tour of duty with footprints in the following areas:

  1. A former Secondary School Teacher in the Mahumani Traditional Community area in Giyani, Limpopo in 1981 to 1982;
  2. A former Transport Officer with the Department of Agriculture in Giyani in 1984 to 1994;
  3. A former Community Development Officer with Eskom, based in the Northern Region and stationed in Tzaneen as part of the Phalaborwa Customer Service Area, servicing part of Limpopo Province and part of Mpumalanga, in 1994 to 1995;
  4. A former Customer Service Manager with Eskom in the same Phalaborwa Customer Service Area of the Northern Region, stationed in Polokwane and servicing the same areas as indicated above in 1995 to 1996;
  5. A former Electrification Planning Manager with Eskom in the Northern Region, stationed in Polokwane and servicing the whole of Limpopo Province, part of Mpumalanga, part of Gauteng (Pretoria East) and part of North West in 1996 to 1999;
  6. A former Part-time Mayor of the Greater Giyani Transitional Local Council (Municipality) in 1997 to 1999;
  7. A former Member of South Africa’s Parliament (National Assembly) based in Cape Town and served in several Portfolio Committees and Whippery structures in 1999 to 2013;
  8. A former Minister of the South African Government responsible for Public Service and Administration (PSA) in 2008 to 2011;
  9. A former Minister responsible for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in 2011 to 2013’;
  10. A former Diplomat in the position of South Africa’s Ambassador in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) in 2013 to 2019;
  11. A current small scale farmer in Crop Production and Animal Husbandry in 2011 to-date; and
  12. Now a Mediator from 2019 to-date and of late with ADR NETWORK SA.

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Yaseen Suliman

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Yaseen has been involved in Meditations/Arbitrations in finance, Islamic finance, Islamic domestic dispute resolutions. He is an ADR Network SA-trained mediator and arbitrator and member of our panel.

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Shabnam Palesa Mohamed

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With a passion for justice and peace, Shabnam Palesa Mohamed is a qualified non-practising attorney, who graduated with Dean’s Commendations in Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Legal Method. She is also an award-winning human rights activist, author, public speaker, and radio journalist who has interviewed luminaries like Judge Thumba Pillay, Prof. David Mcquoid-Mason, and former acting judge Rehana Khan Parker. Shabnam Palesa believes that mediation is a powerful way to transform our world into a more equitable and peaceful place.

Shabnam Palesa has a special interest in children’s rights, collaborative divorce, and family law. She served on the board of veteran NGO Advice Desk for the Abused, which was co-founded by former United Nations Judge, Navi Pillay. As the manager of a visual arts education college, she is comfortable applying her creative mind to any dispute needing out-the-box, innovative, and practical thinking. Her goal is to help you save time, expenses, and your health by facilitating empowering win-win solutions.

“If you want a mediator who believes in Ubuntu, and who values dignity and peace of mind, I will walk the mediation path of success with you.”

To get in touch with Shabnam Palesa Mohamed please email panel@adr-Networksa.co.za.

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Anne Jamotte

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I have extensive Medico Legal Experience of over 25 years as an Industrial Psychologist. Supervisor for the registration of intern psychologists with the Medical and Dental Council/Health professional council for over 10 years.

As an Industrial Psychologist I have consulted with numerous organisations, corporates and voluntary organisations in all aspects of human resources for over 35 years. I have been providing service as an expert witness in RAF matters and medical negligence matters, general attacks and assaults, and incidents in the workplace, for both the defendant as well as the plaintiff.

I was involved in a joint publication with Sue Creighton on “How to avoid the corporate nightmare: a management guide to crisis and disasters”.

I have extensive experience in facilitation which I bring to the mediation process as well as the training and experience as a Psychologist which ensures a sympathetic and conciliatory style of dealing with conflict resolution.

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Hlahla Machoene Mathews

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 Hlahla Machoene Mathews is a Labour Relations Officer with additional training in Paralegal Studies. He completed his training as a Mediator with ADR NETWORK SA and a is member of ADR NETWORK SA panel of mediators. Specialising in Labour disputes, personal injury, medical negligence and road accidents.

For more information or questions about our accredited panel members, please contact us on 031 001 9022 | panel@adr-networksa.co.za

Dr Rajendran Govender

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Dr Rajendran Thangavelu Govender is a Social Anthropologist with vast experience in the Public Service Sector with a string of academic and professional qualifications.

He is a Social Cohesion Advocate for the National Department of Arts and Culture with a deep passion for Social Cohesion and Nation Building. Dr Govender has received numerous awards for social activism and community development. He has recently trained with and accredited to ADR Network SA as a mediator.

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Viv Greene

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Viv is originally from the Northwest of England having worked in the Insurance and Recruitment industries. She moved to South Africa in 1996. In 1997 she commenced studying at UKZN and obtained her Social Science degree majoring in Law & Psychology in 2000 and her LLB in 2002. She has been practicing as an Attorney and Notary Public since 2004 focusing on all areas of civil litigation.

She has completed her training as a Mediator with ADR NETWORK SA and a is member of ADR NETWORK SA panel of mediators. She specialises in family law and divorce, personal injury, medical negligence and road accidents.

She has taken part in the SAMLA RAF Pilot project as an observer in several mediations and is also an accredited SAMLA member.

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Bonolo Selesho

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Bonolo Selesho is currently in private practice and specialised in personal injury, public liability, insurance and administration of estates law. She has also previously assisted in assessing disciplinary proceedings at University of Johannesburg’s Student Ethics and Judicial Services Committee.

Ms. Selesho is a LLM candidate at the University of South Africa with Human Rights Litigation as her focus area. She is a qualified mediator and panellist of the ADR Network SA and values alternative dispute resolution as it enables potential litigants to enforce their legal rights in a manner that it timeous, financially viable and in most instances, maintains a good relation amongst the parties post the dispute.

Furthermore, she is committed to assisting the vulnerable of our society and serves as the leader of the Compassion Ministry (Community Service Division) of Every Nation Durban.

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Denzile Reddiar

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Denzile Reddiar is seasoned ADR practitioner, academic and passionate about justice, with a special interest in the area of labour, social and restorative justice. He has experience in forensic investigations, risk and compliance in a number of specialists industries including banking, gaming and betting, FMCG, logistics, audits (internal & external) and petroleum.

He is the chairman of DENZILE REDDIAR & ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD and the founder and chairman of STEP UP FOUNDATION. He has served on the boards of other NPO’s including Ribbons for Roses and Shine Magazine. He has a BCom degree in information management from the prestigious Oxford- Brookes university in the UK, along with other specialisations including:

  • Labour Studies (LLM) (UKZN) School Of Law
  • Post Graduate In Industrial Relations (UKZN) School Of Law -Provincial & Local Government Law (UNISA)
  • Certified BBBEE Empowerment Technician (CET) -Intellectual Property Law (UNISA)
  • Certified International Risk And Compliance Professional (IARCP) Washington
  • Dactylogarphy (Lexus Nexus)
  • Certified Mediator And Court Annexed Mediator (ADR-SA) -Certified In Divorce Mediation
  • Seta Accredited Facilitator, Assessor And Moderator -Regulatory Exams For Key Individuals Cat I,II,IIA,III & IV -Facilitating Communication And Change In An Organization (AOSIS)
  • Managing And Organization Ethics (Kings III) (AOSIS) -Legal Aspects Of Electronic Commerce (UNISA)
  • Unfair Competition Law (UNISA)
  • Estate Agencies Affairs Board Exam (EAAB)
  • A+ Service Engineer (Hardware & Software)
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist (Mous)
  • N+ (IT Networking)
  • Security And Ethics In Information Systems
  • Anti-money Laundering Officer

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Charmaine Potgieter-du Toit

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Charmaine is passionate about well-functioning inter-personal relationships. Her involvement in both the worlds of business and Christian ministry is testimony to this.

During many years’ service in client relations in the motor industry, labor relations and as leader in children’s worship and care groups ministry, she has learnt that people will forget what you said to them and they will forget what you had done to them, but they remember how you made them feel.

Charmaine employs the valuable experiences and truths gained over decades in her role as mediator and peace broker.

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Sandipa Ramkissoon

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Sandipa Ramkissoon is a director at SSR Attorneys. She holds a Master’s Degree in Labour Law and is a Specialist Attorney providing services such as:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Drafting of Contracts and Wills
  • Public Speaking, Training, Workshop and Other Legal Services

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Collins Chirume

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 I am a freelance legal advisor who holds an LLB degree from the University of Limpopo. I am an ADR Network SA-trained mediator based in Polokwane. I am well versed in labour law issues and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Labour Law. My Areas of interest/specialisation are in Workplace Mediation.

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Dr Darren Subramanien

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Dr Darren Subramanien is a Senior Lecturer in the fields of Commercial Law, Corporate Law and the Law of Contract at the School of Law.

He lectures these modules at both undergraduate and at postgraduate level. He holds a Bachelor and Laws (LLB) degree, a Master of Laws (LLM) and PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Dr Subramanien is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and is a certified mediator and arbitrator in civil and commercial matters. Dr Subramanien’s areas of expertise are in the fields of Corporate law, Commercial law, Labour law and the law of Contract.

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Cobus Rossouw

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Cobus Rossouw is a  Mediator who is passionate about alternate dispute resolution, restorative justice and and a Business Coach/Advisor helping tech firms develop and grow their services business.

He believes in building a better world, through better justice and growing businesses by developing their people.

Before settling into a mediation, coaching and mentorship role, Cobus spent 20 years working in small and medium business in the AEC and Manufacturing sectors. Starting as technical support he worked his way up as software developer, salesman, project manager, manager and director, growing several businesses from startup to healthy, stable and lucrative organisations.

As Services Director and shareholder at DocQnet Systems he:

  • Achieved his sales targets every year.
  • Delivered 95% of projects within time and budget.
  • Growing services revenue by 400% over a 4 year period.

Notable projects during that period were the delivery of document control and collaboration solutions to Gautrain. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), De Beers/Anglo American, Kumba Iron Ore, South African Airways, SAAB Grintek Defence and Steinmuller Engineering Services.

These efforts culminated in the sale of the business to Bentley Systems in 2014.

In his spare time Cobus makes music, does woodwork, badly (though he is improving) and tries to make sure that he spends as much time reading as he does exercising. He also devotes a day a week to mentoring young black entrepreneurs and underprivileged scholars as an investment in the future of his country.

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Mark Glasson

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With 30 years of senior management experience in the government and private sector, Mark Glasson & Associates are highly qualified to provide professional and confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Specialising in restorative justice, mediation and conciliation, we work with both parties to provide non-adversarial resolutions for a broad spectrum of disputes.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial Disputes: Debtor vs creditor; landlord vs tenant; supplier vs customer and boardroom disputes.
  • Labour Matters: Employee vs employer; unions vs employer/employers; bargaining councils vs members; chairing of fact-finding processes; disciplinary hearings and employee incapacity.
  • Property Matters: Construction suppliers vs construction companies (from dwellings to major works); landlord vs tenant; chairing of high conflict board meetings and bodies corporate meetings; sectional title disputes; AGMs and dialogue processes.

What we offer:

  • We provide unbiased mediation, which is far less time consuming, to reach resolution of disputes.
  • We ensure that the matter remains strictly confidential.
  • We provide, through facilitation, a win-win situation for both parties in a dispute.
  • We are less expensive than litigation.
  • Our process is flexible and avoids technicalities.
  • Mediation is a voluntary process for both parties.
  • We promote reconciliation.

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Simo Godfrey Ndlovu

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 I am a qualified Paralegal with NQF level 5 and also a registered, certified and qualified Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiations in Family Law, Credit Law and Consumer Law.

I am regulated by ADR Network SA, Social Justice, Saam, International ADR Register and South African Paralegal Associations. I started to practice privately in 2013.
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Adv. Thando Gumede

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Adv. Thando is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She is completing her Masters in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law (LLM) at the University of Cape Town, with a special focus on women, children, queer and disabled people’s lack of menstrual health attendance resources as a hindrance to accessing basic and higher education in South Africa.

She recently presented her first intervention speech on women’s leadership in decision-making spaces and public life at the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. And, she also taught on “Language and Inclusivity” at the same event. Her organisation, Adv. Thando Gumede ZA, hosted South Africa’s first “international Women’s Peace Building Tea”. She continues to contribute to the greater social transformation project by educating communities, schools, organisations and businesses on Equity, Intersectionality and Feminism.

She is officially a “Global Generation Equality Advocate”. And, as part of the National Gender Machinery, she is actively contributing to the Pillars of National Strategic Plan on the eradication of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.

She is also the founder of an internationally award winning technology and start-up called, M-TETO Search Engine, which aims to use Artificial Intelligence to prevent and adequately respond to the global crisis of School-Related Gender-Based Violence, which occurs among diverse children and youths.

To find out more, you can follow Adv. Thando on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on @Adv.ThandoGumedeZA.

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Tshegofatso Chilwane

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Tshegofatso Chilwane is a young candidate attorney, completing her articles at a law firm that specializes in litigation, corporate law and family law.

She is passionate about mentorship and was a mentee in The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Mentorship program. She was also mentor to first year students under the Stars Mentorship programme

She is young, determined and eager to use and apply her knowledge of the law to the world of alternative dispute resolution.

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VAN GEND BOTHA

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Van Gend Botha is an advocate with more than 40 years’ experience, first as an attorney and since 2013 as an advocate. He obtained a B. Proc degree from North West University, a Bachelor of Law from UNISA and a Master’s degree in Law from University of Pretoria. During 2020 he completed the 64h Family Mediation course at the Mediation Academy and was certified as a mediator and negotiator by ADR-International and is also a member of ADR South Africa. Van Gend is also a member of SAMLA and is part of the RAF mediation pilot project, which is being undertaken by SAMLA.

He spent the greater part of his professional career in resolving challenges pertaining to land tenure and the development of low-cost housing. He was appointed as legal coordinator of the Transfer of Residential Properties-project by the Gauteng Provincial Government during 1994. This position involved the appointment and training of approximately 120 attorneys and advocates to perform adjudications of housing disputes on behalf of the Gauteng Provincial Government. This transfer of residential properties started in 1994 and is still ongoing. His involvement spanned the period 1994 to 2004, during which time 26 000 housing disputes were successfully adjudicated and a total of 260 000 houses were transferred to formerly disadvantaged persons.

Van Gend recently acted as ombudsman to investigate disputes between a mine group and its mining employees regarding the quality of houses erected on behalf of the employees. At present he is involved in a project under the auspices of Pro Bono.Org to resolve the challenges posed by the so-called family houses which, according to family members belong to all of them, but which are usually registered in the name of only one family member, who may decide to act contrary to the wishes of the other family members. These challenges should be resolved through mediation, which would prevent any family feuds, which may occur in litigation.

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SHAILEN SINGH

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Founder and Chairman of Jems Foundation & Senior Pastor of House of David Church. I have completed BA Honours, Cum Laude through the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 1999. I have completed my master’s degree through UKZN in 2016 where my thesis focused on the amendment to the Sexual Offences Act of 2007. I have a passion for community development with a focus on succession and empowering the next generation of future leaders.

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Wayne Bolton

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Wayne Bolton is an experienced mediator, arbitrator and businessman based in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. He studied at the University of Natal where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and English) followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations. In 2014 he completed the accredited CCMA Commissioners training course, the post-graduate Certificate in Labour Law Practice (NMMU), which he passed with distinction.

He has a desire to make a real difference through effective divorce mediation.

Wayne’s approachable character, years of diverse mediation and arbitration experience and his refined judgement, create a safe but constructive environment where parties can find common ground and secure lasting dispute resolution.

He is a principled man with a reputation for thoroughness, professionalism and strong leadership.

Wayne is first and foremost a family man, husband to Nikki and father to their two grown up children. He seeks to make a positive difference in the world in which we live, is the founder and Chairman of a non-profit company, an avid conservationist and a self-help author.

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Kesin Raman

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Kesin “KAZ” Raman is a Durban based passionate Human Rights Activist, with special interests in Children’s Rights.

This started in the 90’s with his involvement in The Durban Youth Interaction Committee, a government funded and managed Youth Forum for High Schools. This led to further involvement with The Durban Youth Council, which continues to date.

A keen Rotarian and Board member of several Non-Profits ensures his Community Involvement.

A divorced father whose specific areas of focus are: Divorce, Access, Maintenance and Parental Plan Mediation with specific focus on the best interest of the child principles.

He has featured in several media interventions bringing awareness to the benefits of Mediation specifically in the Divorce environment.

He has also conducted ADR for Boards and Employee Disputes

His Business Experience as a serial entrepreneur have seen him work in Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail, Management Consulting and Sale across several industries.

He is the holder of a B-BBEE MDP (WITS) NQF 7 as well as Facilitator, Assessor & Moderator qualifications.

He is also a Commissioner of Oaths by appointment.

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Corman Olivier

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Corman is a business partner for Altitude Employment Solutions in Johannesburg since 2017. Before that he worked as Human Resource practitioner for Chilli HR and was at that time involved in the Solar Photo Voltaic Plants at Prieska and De Aar.

He now specializes in Industrial Relations, CCMA activities and company disciplinary processes. He has a keen interest and passion with regard to all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, and is busy with his Master’s Degree thesis with regards to the use of mediation and models in individual labour law.

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Sakhile Sibeko

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Sakhile obtained his LLB degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has also been educated in Alternative Dispute Resolution by The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA). Mr. Sibeko has established a solid foundation and experience. He has assisted clients in the areas of Civil Litigation (Magistrates & High Court), Corporate and Commercial Law; Contract Law; Evictions; Family Law; and Property Law. Sakhile has appeared on national television and radio, discussing property law and related matters. Mr Sibeko has also facilitated workshops for various institutions around Gauteng on issues pertaining to family and property law.

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Adv. Nomthandazo Mtsweni

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Advocate Mtsweni is an experience litigant who has been in the legal profession for the past 23 years. In these 23 years she has had an opportunity to fill several roles mentioned hereunder:

1999- 2001 National Prosecution Authority as a public prosecutor both in District and Regional Court- Benoni.

2002-2010 State Advocate and Senior State Advocate at Johannesburg Director of Public Prosecutions where she gained valuable experience as a litigant and managerial skill- handled High Court Criminal matters, appeals and reviews.

2011 to date – resigned from NPA did her pupillage at Johannesburg Bar and now registered with Legal Practice Council – is currently running her successful practice mainly concentrating on personal damages claim arising from Minister of Police-unlawful arrest, Commercial litigation-contract, Road Accident Fund and Family Law matters.

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Ron Ries

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I started my work experience with Telkom in 1981 and qualified as fitter and turner in 1984. I also worked in the building and construction dept of Telkom building exchanges as well as the vehicle inspection dept inspecting new vehicles and panel beaters.

I resigned from Telkom in 1992 to pursue a career in the Life Assurance Industry. I became one of the top 10 brokers for Southern Life, Metropolitan and Sanlam for the next 12 years.

I also had a micro lending business from 1999-2003. In 2004 I was managing debit orders for Debt Collecting Companies and I was also a debt collector until 2007.

From 2007 to date my wife and myself started a Debt Counselling Business, I have also trained on the National Credit Act, The Consumer Protection Act and the Debt Collectors Act.

I did my training as a Mediator in 2019.

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RAYNARD McLAREN

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Raynard served as a member of the South African Police Services for 16 years. During the last 4 years of his service he studied law at NMMU and graduated with a LLB Degree in 2006 where after he pursued a career in law.

He was registered as a Debt Counsellor in 2008 and admitted as an attorney in 2010. During 2013 he completed the Advanced Course in Business Rescue through the University of South Africa and has been a member of the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA) since 2014 and holds the designation of Business Rescue Professional (BRP).

Raynard is a trained Mediator and panelist of ADR Network SA and qualified in Court Annexed Mediation as well as High Court Mediation Rule 41A.

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Maryke Pienaar

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Maryke Pienaar was born in Cape Town, and studied part time to complete her LLB Degree to become an Advocate.

She works with passion as well as communicates with the world and experience the world, through law.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

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Adv. Nthabiseng Sepanya Mogale

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Advocate Nthabiseng Sepanya Mogale holds B.A (Social Work); LLB and LLM in Human Rights & Constitutional Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a practising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa since 2006 and a Commissioner of the Commission for Gender Equality(CGE), one of the institutions established by Chapter 9 (nine) of the Constitution to enhance democracy in South Africa.

Advocate Nthabiseng is chairperson of the Legal & Complaints committee of the CGE and a member of South African Women in Law (SAWLA). She holds various senior positions in all tiers of government. Worked as a Co-ordinator of the Reparations and Rehabilitation Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Has a passion for social justice especially involving the protection and promotion of the rights of women.

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Zane Hanekom

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I am a Panellist for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Network of South Africa and am a registered Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator and Arbitrator including Court Annexed Mediation.

I have a passion for Labour and Employment Law. I am currently employed as a Legal Official at Solidarity and also a member of SASLAW.

I hold a BCom degree in Labour Relations (NWU), Honours degree in Labour Relations and Labour Law(UP), diploma in Labour Law(UCT), and a post-graduate degree in Labour Law(NWU), which is fully accredited by the CCMA giving me full accreditation to become a CCMA Commissioner.

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Henru Krüger

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Henru Krüger, Sector Head, Professional Guild, Solidarity, Pretoria, South Africa.

Henru holds a degree in law from the University of Pretoria and is an admitted attorney to the High Court of South Africa. He also completed a financial degree at the University of South Africa, has served articles in Audit Specialism, and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Compliance Practitioner. He has previously worked in legal practice, external audit practice and the medical schemes’ industry, and is the current Sector Head of the Professional Guild at Solidarity that represents a membership of more than ten thousand professionals in private practice in South Africa.

Henru het ‘n graad in regte en finansies. Hy is ‘n toegelate prokureur tot die Hoë Hof in Suid-Afrika, en is ‘n gesertifiseerde interne ouditeur en nakomingsbeampte.

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Anlia Archer

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Anlia Archer obtained her degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Pretoria in 2009. She completed her PGCE with specialization in the FET phase and further continued her studies by completing her B.Ed. Honours in Law, Management and Policy in 2015.

She has over 10 years’ experience in various fields within the Education Sector ranging from pre-school up until tertiary. She has experience in curriculum development, policy development and implementation, Education Management, Supervision and Lecturing. She currently holds the role of Industry and Labour Relations Specialist for the Education Sector at Solidarity.

She also participated and presented on numerous webinars and conferences on, amongst others, parenting, discipline and sensitivity training. She is extremely passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential.

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Adv. Sylvester Jewell

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Sylvester Jewell is an Advocate practising with a trust account, he has experience in commercial, criminal and civil law. He is a highly motivated professional with a proven track record in legal services from drafting papers in litigation to court appearances with argument.

Sylvester Jewell possesses a comprehensive understanding and skill set in aspects of law and practice. He is also a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Network SA; Certified General Tax Practitioner with SAIT; a member with PLA, SAMLA, a registered military veteran.

Sylvester Jewell serves on the South African Council for Natural Science Professionals as a council member and Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee.

Sylvester Jewell areas of speciality and interest include:

  • Companies Law, Corporate Governance and Procedures
  • Tax Law
  • Immigration Law
  • E-commerce and Crypto related matters
  • Labour Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Estoppel
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Labour Law
  • Business Rescue, Liquidations and Insolvency
  • Customary Law
  • Third Party Claims
  • Personal and Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Will and Estate Administration
  • Pension Fund Law
  • FAIS and NCA related matters
  • Act as a Trustee and Administrator
  • General Litigation

Get in touch with Adv. Sylvester Jewell via s.jewell@advjewell.co.za | (+27) 78 038 6252

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Adv. Veerash Srikison

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Veerash Srikison is an admitted advocate and the founder of Fair Practice, a dispute resolution services organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She is a cum laude graduate of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA – University of Pretoria) in Alternate Dispute Resolution and is the lead trainer for Fair Practice and AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of South Africa) in mediation and negotiation skills training. Over the past 6 years she has trained over 350 professionals from all sectors, including presiding officers in our judiciary, senior members of the Bar Council and delegates from the South African defence force, in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management.

She is a Harvard trained mediator and negotiator and has presided as a judge in Civil/Commercial Mediation and Negotiation competitions globally. She is also an internationally accredited civil/commercial mediator and negotiator through CEDR (UK) and AOI (UK) She is the South African representative for ADR ODR International, a global network of accomplished mediators representing their countries from around the world.

In addition to her Mediation and Negotiation qualifications she has obtained an LLM (University of Pretoria) with a distinction merit for her dissertation on mediation in family law.

Veerash is a trustee of the organisation Matla A Bana – A Voice Against Child Abuse, and works closely with the SAPS in volunteering her time to assist where needed. Her passion for giving people a voice to reduce emotional trauma in disputes has made her an invited keynote speaker at numerous conferences and events.

She has become a known speaker on all media platforms endorsing peace over conflict and the empowerment of the vulnerable through her work as mediator in high conflict disputes.

For more information on the work Veerash does please go to www.fairpractice.co.za

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Darran Manikam

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My name is Darran Manikam. I am a Registered Debt Counsellor with the National Credit Regulator, Reg Number: (NCRDC704). I Hold a Degree in Business Administration and is currently completing a LLB degree with UNISA.

I have been in practice in the Debt Counselling Space since 2010. Prior to entering the Debt Counselling space, I worked at 2 prestigious Law Firms, wherein I gained experience in various fields of law. I have completed my Mediation Certificate with ADR Network, I am keen and looking forward to expanding my career and business within the mediation field.

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Elwee van der Merwe

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Elwee obtained the B.Proc (Law) degree in 1986 from the University of the Free State.
He was admitted as an attorney in 1986 and practiced full time as an attorney for 24 years.

He has a passion for alternative dispute resolution. He believes in “negotiate, mediate, arbitrate – don’t litigate”.

He is also an estate agent with Keller Williams Dynamic in Somerset West.

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Adv. Arnause Rabatome Mohlala

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Advocate Arnause Rabatome Mohlala holds a B.A. (Law) and Industrial Relations (Honours) degrees from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, an M Phil. In Labour Law and Labour Relations from the University of Johannesburg and an LLB degree at the University of South Africa.

He is a practicing advocate of the High Court of South Africa since January 2021 and was previously a Senior Commissioner of the CCMA for a period of twelve years. He has held various positions as an employment relations professional ranging as a union organiser to an employee relations Manager.

Advocate Mohlala is a seasoned Mediator and Arbitrator with more than twenty seven years experience and trained with the CCMA, AFSA, and ADR Network. He is panellist of the General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council (GPSSBC) and the Mediate Works, an alternative dispute resolution institution.

Whilst he is trained in litigation and arbitrator, he considers himself primarily as a mediator and specialises in labour mediation, divorce and family law, court annexed mediation, community and land disputes, political and any complex disputes that lent themselves to being mediated.

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Trish palan-ramchand

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Trish Palan-Ramchand is a multifaceted individual. She attained her LLB degree at the then University if Natal (Durban) and went on to complete her articles at the Legal Aid Board gaining both civil and criminal experience. She relocated to the Western Cape and gained experience in an insurance environment, cost consulting and immigration. She started her practice, VPR Attorneys, in 2014 attending to Divorce matters, Antenuptial Contracts, Contracts, Wills, Deceased estates etc.

Seeing a need for mediation as a means of resolving issues, Trish successfully completed the Civil/Commercial court-annexed mediation course in 2015. In 2017, she received her right of appearance to practice in the High Court Western Cape Division. During 2018 she spent a considerable amount of time dedicated to assisting the communities of Brackenfell and Kuils River with various different matters, on a Pro Bono basis in conjunction with ProBono.Org. She has been a member of the ADR since 2019.

With a vast repertoire of over 17 years’ worth of knowledge and experience, she strongly believes that there are practical, amicable and cost effective mechanisms to dealing with matters.

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Rethabile Mosese

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Attorney, Accredited ADR Practitioner, Legal Program Manager (LvA)

Rethabile joined Lawyers against Abuse (“LvA “) in 2015 where she oversees the provision of direct legal services and all state actor engagement initiatives across LvA Centres. LvA is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2011 to provide highly specialised, integrated legal services and therapy for victims of GBV, including sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse. Over the last decade, LvA has cultivated an innovative and integrated approach to combatting GBV that works deeply in individual communities to strengthen the justice system’s response to GBV while also providing comprehensive support to individual victims of abuse. Rethabile holds a BSocSci majoring in law and psychology (UCT), LLB (UCT) and is a M.Phil Candidate (SRRA, University of Pretoria, 2023). Prior to joining LvA, Rethabile served her articles of clerkship with the University of Pretoria’s Law Clinic. Rethabile has over ten years’ experience in the social justice sector. Her interests lie in human rights law and transformative feminist leadership. She is a member of several leadership networks including Rise Up for Gender Equity, University of Cape Town Women in Leadership, Namati Legal Empowerment Leadership Network and American Express/Common Purpose Leadership Express, ADR Network SA and Society of gender professionals.

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Dr. sandra joan hansrajh

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I hold a PhD – Philosophy of Religious Studies (Summa Cum Laude). My research examined how Church and State (Government) could work together for the Common Good of all.

I also have a Diploma in Corporate Business Management incorporating modules on Commercial Law and Human Resource Management amongst other commercial subjects.

My Master’s Degree (Summa Cum Laude) thesis focused on Christian Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics.

I am a Certified ADR Mediator and have successfully completed the Program on Mediation (including Court Annexed Mediation & Rule 41A).

Through sheer hard work and perseverance in 1991 I earned the Millionaires Club Award for my sterling performance as an External Financial Consultant at the United Building Society. I was amongst the Top 20 consultants in the country. I set very high standards for myself and am satisfied with nothing less than an excellent job done. I am a very good communicator and an excellent negotiator and these skills have helped me achieve great success.

In 2011 I attended a fully sponsored Advanced Leadership Training Program, at the Haggai Institute in Maui, Hawaii. I was joined by 50 other professional women from around the world. This program included a component on Conflict Resolution. This experience was paradigm shifting and life changing, going from a local to global understanding of women’s issues, prevalent in many other countries.

I had the privilege to serve on the South African National Board of the Haggai Institute for 2 years as their Financial Trustee.

I am passionate about fighting for women’s and child’s rights and equality issues-especially gender-based violence (GBV), sexual harassment in the workplace and proper education for all children. As a women rights campaigner I have always advocated for economic empowerment, peace and security, for women. Women need access to decision making platforms, locally, nationally and globally in order to have their voices heard.

I am a Mentee – Alumna of the Cherie Blair Foundation- having completed their Women in Business Program in 2020.

I have spent over 40 years in civic work, not only through the church, but also supporting various NGOs. This took the form of not only financial help, but also personal involvement in the form of counselling/mediating many marital and family disputes. I was involved in youth development through the local church for 15 years. My years of service has been pro bono.

Soon after my appointment at the Bank in 1973, I very quickly became aware of the disparity between racial groups, rank and salaries and also the inequities of job reservation. I took up the cudgels to address these anomalies and challenged the status quo with management, and achieved a measure of attention and success concerning these irregularities.

I am a very multi- talented, multi-skilled, and determined person who has achieved much through sheer hard work and passion. My Christian upbringing and teachings have informed and developed my passion for serving the public and helping people to rise above their circumstances and become better people relationally, socially, educationally and financially. I have a passion for peaceful co-existence and social cohesion amongst all people.

My desire to interact with people groups from around the world propelled me to travel worldwide since 1974. I am a peacemaker.

In 2012 I co-founded and co- designed the Kimbajacks Mathematic toolkits to help learners from Grades 1 to 12 improve their basic Math skills, this, after learning that the World Economic Forum had rated S.A. learners last in the world for Maths and English literacy. My desire for our children to have a better education kicked in, and Kimbajacks Pty Ltd was born. I also homeschooled my son from Grades 6 to 12.

My passion for change and serving the poor and marginalized led me to pursue all avenues, and in 2016, I was invited to join the African Christian Democratic Party and in the 2019 National Elections I was nominated as one of the Top 5 candidates to serve in Parliament.

In 2020 I served as Chairperson of the KZN UCDP Women’s League and also served as the Deputy Chairperson in the Ethekwini Metro Regional Committee. I promoted women’s leadership and solidarity.

I look forward to continue to serve my community and country with excellence.

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Desiree David

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Desiree David is a lecturer at the Nelson Mandela University in the Faculty of Law, in the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law. She is also an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

She currently lectures Evidence and Forensic Evidence, as well as aspects of Medical Law to the LLB and LLM students, as well as various aspects of Health Law to the students of Health Sciences. She has also lectured the EMT’s at NMU on aspects of Medical Law. She has recently began lecturing in the Diploma for Law Enforcement on Evidence and Pre Trial Procedures.

Desiree David is also the Principal of the School for Legal Practice, LSSA LEAD (Law Society of South African Legal Education and Development), in Port Elizabeth. She is a qualified Medical Malpractice Mediator, having completed training with Mediation in Motion in 2016. She has recently completed training with ADR-NETWORK SA. She also sits as a Gender Based Violence Expert of the Disciplinary  Section for the Transformation Office at Nelson Mandela University.

She was recently elected as Chairperson of the South African Medico Legal Association (SAMLA) EC Branch.

She is also a trainer and facilitator for Street Law South Africa, and has been involved in the National Training Programmes throughout South Africa, including Succession Planning for the Department of Social Development, Education Law for School Management for SADTU, as well as field testing new materials for Street Laws Democracy for All Programme. She has conducted field research into besyt practices for magistrates in Child Justice Courts.

Desiree has delivered papers in various fields at both national and international conferences. She has also facilitated training sessions for participants at the Global Alliance For Justice Education in 2021.

During lockdown in 2020, when she was stranded in Nepal, Desiree served as the south African Co Ordinator for Forensic. India, in India.

She founded the Legal Integration Programme in 2019, with the aim to mentor students to facilitate the development of graduate attributes, community involvement, and fostering their personal development. She currently runs LIP at Nelson Mandela University.

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Margot Davids

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I am a well-qualified and experienced Social Worker of 42 years. I have recently retired but believe I still have a lot to contribute to the profession. As a result, I have registered as a private social work practitioner with the South African Council for Social Services Professions Registration number 10-07270 and the Board of Health Care Funders NPC Registration Number 1030760

I have built my career around the welfare of children as this is my absolute passion. I has developed sound skills in managing not only the operational issues that occur in daily running of childcare
organisations, but have become a specialist in the field of policy, strategy and people management.
During my career, I initially developed skills in the non-profit sector, where I had practical experience in child protection services. I expanded my skills and expertise in the child protection field as a Social Worker in Durban and in Boys Town ( Cape Town), SOS Children’s Village ( Ennerdale Johannesburg), and Johannesburg Child Welfare as a manager in foster Care.
I was employed for 7 years in the field of Mental health at the Wits Mental health Society in the areas of Mental health and Intellectual Disability.

My Master’s thesis ( MA Soc Science RAU) was on the impact on intellectual disability on family functioning.
I was appointed to Gauteng Department of Social Development, Government in 1995 as Director Statutory Services and later Chief Director Social Work Services. In 2003 I was appointed as Chief
Director – Children, in the national Department of Social Development. My duties entailed legislation ( promulgation of the Children’ Act) Drafting of national policies for children such as
Early Childhood Development, Standards for Street Children, Setting up of the Child Protection Register , policies for children affected and effected by HIV/Aids, overseeing National and Inter
Country Adoptions and implementing programmes to the benefit of the community, in particular vulnerable children
In all my managerial positions, I have been responsible for Human Resource management, including capacity building and ethics, and Labour Relations. I was nominated by the Minister of Social Development to the Professional Board of the South African Council for Social Service Practitioners where I served a three year term, dealing with professional conduct and disciplinary hearings.
Throughout my career I have been involved in training and capacity development both professional capacity and the personal capacity. I have trained students at various universities which includes, the Universities of Johannesburg, Western Cape, Pretoria and UNISA, as well as the recruitment and training of Auxiliary workers in the Department of Social Development
I had the privilege of participating on various international conferences as a delegate representing the Department of Social Development. A highlight of this was been part of the delegate on to the United Nations in Geneva and New York on the submission of the first Country Report as well as the World Summit Goals for Children and South Africa’s Social Development Representative on Social work issues to both the United Nations Special Session on Children 2001- March 2002 and the Pan African Conference on Children in Cairo May, 2001. These opportunities deepened my interest and passion for Child Rights. I attended the University of Lund Sweden where I completed a certificate course in Human Rights.

I have been the CEO at Johannesburg Child Welfare for 7 years until my retirement in February 2022 where I have managed a staff complement of 450 people with a range of statutory child protection programmes from prevention, early intervention children’s court programmes foster care and adoption programmes, HIV Aids and 2 residential care programmes. This has once again grounded me in the application of policy, legislation, and development of programmes. I have been requested by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services to train magistrates on the application of legislation on adoption in November 2021.

Despite my knowledge of the legislative and policy environment, I have always ensured that I have maintained my counselling and therapy skills whenever I had the opportunity to practice, this has
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My speciality is Child Protection services where I offer individual therapy and counselling to adults and work with children in respect of court ordered supervision sessions. I can facilitate the drafting of Parenting plans according to court prescriptions and provide Child voice interview and reports and any other reports as prescribed by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005.
In a Behavioural Profile Analysis that I had recently completed the following was indicated: that I am an integrative leader who works with and through people to achieve my goals. I am an outgoing and communicative interaction with people and an ability to gain the respect and confidence of varied types of individuals around me.
I am an excellent motivator and manager of people, a good leader who can communicate well, and can be persuaded as well as persuade. I enjoy being part of the team, and assist the team to achieve goals and success.
Words which were used to describe me includes: – Self-starter, influential, persuasive, confident, friendly, decisive, mobile, active, alert, delegator, motivator, persistent and independent. These are positive aspects which contribute to my profile which describes me as a person.
As I am entering into a new field in terms of private practice in Social Work, I realised that I needed to further my knowledge and skills base.

Thus, I have acquired a certificate in Office Administration
through the Law Society of South Africa, LEAD (Legal Education and Development- Law). Recently I successfully trained through ADR Network SA on the Certificate in Alternative Dispute and
Mediation and a Certificate Program in Restorative Justice- Informed Divorce Mediation.

My practice is both medical aid and cash based.

I will continue to provide services which is of the highest professional and ethical standards.

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Adv Anthony Schnehage

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Anthony has been a practicing Advocate since 2018 with experience in criminal and civil law as well as its various branches. He obtained an LLB in 2017, admitted to practice in 2018 and obtained membership with the National Bar Council of South Africa after completing pupillage in the same year. Anthony is also a member of the Legal Practice Council of the Limpopo provincial branch and has acquired certification in Arbitration, Court Annexed Mediation and Divorce Mediation and is currently pursuing fields of mediation for companies and businesses. His fields expertise further includes Estoppel, Unjustified Enrichment, Commercial Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Estates and Succession, Contract Law and Tax Law. Certified Mediator & Arbitrator with ADR Network SA.

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kevin mullins

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Kevin Mullins offers a professional service to commercial clients in the growing area of
dispute resolution by mediation, as opposed to litigation. Kevin is trained in psychology, is an
admitted and practicing advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has conducted a
number of international negotiation and mediation skills courses for delegates in the UK, the
Middle East, Africa and Asia.
His experience and skill in the fields of human behaviour and the law positions Kevin
extremely well to assist parties in dispute to reach an agreement that satisfies their needs.
Being adept at using remote meeting platforms like Zoom and MS Teams enhances his
ability to serve clients outside of his area of residence. Kevin is also able to offer adjudication
and arbitration services, due to his legal background.
Kevin lives in Durban, South Africa, and is married with two adult daughters. Apart from the
field of ADR and legal practice, he enjoys sports and wildlife photography in his spare time.

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preston sheldon

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He Obtained his LLB from (Unisa), Certificate in Forensic Examination from University of the Western
Cape (UWC). He successfully completed a course in Legislative Drafting from University of
Johannesburg (UJ). He is a Commercial Forensic Practitioner (FP) SA with the Institute of Commercial
Forensic Practitioners (ICFP). He is currently completing his Post Grad Diploma in Public
Management at Unisa. He is employed in the public sector, and is highly passionate about mediating
disputes. He is also a Deputy Information Officer on POPIA in the public sector.

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Arthur Nieklaassen

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Arthur Nieklaassen hails from the Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province, in South Africa .
He graduated with a BA in Law in 2006, trained as a debt counsellor in 2007, practiced as a
debt counsellor Ref: NCRDC260, attended the 60 Hour Course for Advocates, Attorneys and other
Legal Practitioners in Mediation via UCT. Arthur was the first and only debt counsellor at his time
who has managed to successfully obtained debt restructured court orders in favour of his (clients)
consumers –taxi clients against a commercial bank. With an impeccable record as a debt counsellor
the best in the country at the time, with fine skills of negotiating and resolving disputes, no matter
how big or small and or challenging, with speed and with a balance between the parties.

He got recruited to take up a legal managerial post in the banking sector herein he spearheaded the
debt restructuring department, since left and conducted in-house mediation throughout South
Africa. He became a civil mediator because of the opportunity to help organisations and persons
with legal and any other problems, the “chess game” challenges presented by the adversary system,
the opportunity to learn about the diverse issues involved in the wide range of cases he handled, and
the drama of the courtroom.

He has vast experience in Risk Management and Para-Legal matters. ( Law of agency, Contract
Law, Common Law, Insolvency Law, Law of delict, Property Law, Company Law, Law of
Partnerships and trust, Labour Law, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Family Law, Customary Law,
Law of Person, Law of Succession, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law,
Education Law).

Arthur has joined the panel of ADRNETWORKSA, he has mediated in-house and independently
for several years. He became a full-time mediator in May 2005, after almost 10

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years in private practice, in advising and assisting thousands of consumers over the years to
manage their finances, clear their salaries and bank accounts from un-procedural deductions from
collectors and assisted many individuals to remove their names from the credit bureaux
successfully. He is also involve in consumer education, he is teaching consumers legal and
financial skill via ringtones, audio, CD, DVDs, Podcasts and now via online short courses.

Adv. T.p mapipa

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QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1. Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
2. Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of SA in March 1999
3. Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of SA in January 2014
4. B. Juris (1995), LLB (1998), LLM (2003)5. Founded Mapipa-Ndlovu Attorneys in November 2007 incorporated as Lihle Mapipa-Ndlovu

Inc. Attorneys in 2011 then changed into a Legal Consulting firm in 2014 as Lihle Mapipa-
Ndlovu Inc, after admission as an Advocate.

6. Mediation short-course certificate – University of Cape Town, Faculty of Law, 2021
7. Mediation short-course certificate – ADR Network SA, 2022
8. Accredited Mediator with the ADR Network of SA, 2022
9. Mediation expertise & areas of interest:
a) Mediator since 2007 (15 years in 2022)
b) Family Advocate (Children)
c) Divorce; Land Disputes
d) Estates disputes
e) Community disputes
f) Social justice disputes
g) Criminal Justice issues
h) Contract negotiation and disputes
i) Labour disputes
j) Property disputes
10. Legal, Governance and Compliance expertise – She is an experienced presiding officer
and mediator. Has chaired and served as a member in various Tribunal, Governance
Committee, Board of Directors, in both private and public sectors.

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barry patrick thomas livsey

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Barry Patrick Thomas Livsey, is a Chief Building Surveyor and Dispute Resolution
Practitioner, registered in terms of the Architectural Professions Act,2000.
He operates out of offices in central Westville with in-house boardroom facilities.
Barry is an accredited panel member & consultant to several Built Environment dispute
resolution bodies including the Master Builders Association, the Association of Arbitrators
(Southern Africa),the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the UK Civil Mediation
Council (CMC)
Durban born, schooled at Kearsney College ,a full bursary student at the Durban University
of Technology, Barry has, since 1980 further extend his professional studies and , has
established himself as a leading dispute resolution practitioner focusing on the built
environment arena of ADR .
This encompasses Construction (Minor and Major works including sub-contracts),
Commercial & Industrial Property Management , Residential Community schemes ,
Hospitality/Tourism and the Food & Beverage Industry.
Barry has an acute sense of Contracts and Contract Law having spent over 25 years owning
& managing his own successful Construction and Development Company.
His all-round hands-on experience in these fields of expertise places him in an excellent
neutral oversight position between Management, Agents and Services providers in the ADR
arena incorporating resolutions processes such as Mediations, Adjudications, Arbitrations,
Expert determination and Mentorship.

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Jenna Bayer

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Jenna Bayer is a Counselling Psychologist, Keynote Speaker, and Mediator. She has thirteen years’ experience in the education, business, and NGO sectors as well as working with various parastatals and government departments. Jenna’s experience includes individual and group therapy, career counselling, psychometric testing, and employee wellness.
Jenna has lectured Psychology Honours students in Community and Health Psychology. She is a regular guest on prominent radio and television stations such as 702 Talk Radio, SAFM, Newzroom Afrika and SABC news where she talks about pertinent and topical areas of mental health.
Jenna believes strongly that mental health is a human rights issue. She continues to champion mental health issues and counsel victims of gender-based violence addressing the stigma associated with mental health and advocating against injustices brought about by gender-based violence.
Amongst Jenna’s highlights is her work with WITS RHI Trans Health Centre in Braamfontein where she helped the transgender community navigate psycho-social and physical challenges; a former member of the steering committee for the Anti-Racism Network of South Africa; and is currently an ambassador for the Thuli Madonsela Foundation.

Tshepo Keele

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I am Tshepo Keele. A trained Mediator with ADR Network South Africa.
I have recently received training in Restorative Justice, Labour and Employment mediaton alongside Commercial Contracts mediation. Taking these short courses is centered on becoming a more holistic Mediator in society.
I am a Rhodes University Law graduate that majored in Legal Accounting, Constitutional Litigation, International Trade Law and Environmental Law.
The journey ahead is worth travelling. I am affording myself the opportunity to boldly take risks and  be teachable.

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Natasja Stroebel

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I am Registered Nurse with a Diploma in Nursing.
I am a qualified Paralegal and currently a BA Law student.
I have extensive experience in specifically child maintenance matters and knowledge of both the criminal and civil maintenance areas, being subjected to the intricacies of this field.
I have experience with assisting community members with maintenance and care and contact issues and parenting plans.
My love for the law stems from a personal journey in which I have experienced the trauma and damage caused by litigation and believe firmly that family matters should be mediated as it always is a win-win for both parties and the best interest of the child is always paramount, which lies very close to my heart.

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Dr. Harry Tinashe

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Dr Tinashe Harry is an Industrial Psychologist, Expert Witness and Mediator. He has expertise and interests in psycho-legal activities, individual and group counselling and coaching, and research in different areas such as psychobiographical research and mental health in the workplace

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James taylor

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James Taylor spent close to twenty years in the educational sector as a secondary
school teacher and later a deputy headmaster. He has an Honours Degree in
Educational Leadership and Management (UJ) and he is a Gordon’s Institute of
Business Science Social Entrepreneurship graduate. His experiences in the
educational and NPO sectors have seen him develop an extensive understanding of
operational processes and project management, as well as being involved in various
disciplinary processes and hearings.
James is the founder of Conflictology, based in KwaZulu Natal, where he now works
full time as a mediator and conflict coach. James mediates commercial, workplace
and family disputes. He has been a qualified commercial mediator through CEDR
since 2011.
He is passionate about education and training, and he is involved in various projects
and initiatives that focus on improving adults and children’s ability to manage conflict
more effectively. He is currently working with Conflict Dynamics on the Peacemaker
project.
James utilises a relaxed, people-centred approach to conflict resolution and training,
to ensure the best possible experiences for those he works with.

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Andrea Coetzee

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I grew up in a small town in the Eastern Cape called East London. I was born into an amazing family.

Unfortunately, my road was not always a straight one. I walked a road of addiction for 11 years.

Having walked a road of recovery myself, I knew my passion was to help people, particularly addicts of all ages, and the families affected by the life of an addict.

I have attained a level 4 addictions counsellor certificate – advanced addictions counsellor. I am also a certified mediator.

I counsel people battling substance abuse through recovery steps and many other counselling forms. I also mediate families where an addict is involved and help resolve any disputes that arise due to substance abuse.

Another focus of mine in mediations is children and parents in disputes and children and teachers in disputes.

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Leon Terblanche

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SENIOR CONSULTANT: Negotiation, Mediation, Legal Services, Compliance Officer, Trusts
and Deceased Estates, Mediation and Legal Services at TRADE and LEGAL (Pty) Ltd and CONSENSUS
DISPUTE RESOLUTION (Pty) Ltd
I bring vast experience in business management, credit negotiations, company compliance, contract
negotiations, mediated settlements in civil matters, mediated settlements personal injury matters
and general alternative dispute resolution.
During the past 2 years my focus have moved away from business mediation to concentrate more on
Human Rights, Restorative Justice and International Human Rights Law. Currently I am studying
towards a Master of Laws degree at the Liverpool John Moores University and have already
completed (and passed) the course-work at an Advanced Legal Diploma level. This includes the
following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Law on War and Conflict,
International Labour Law, International Corporate Governance Law, International Criminal Law and
lastly Advanced Research Methods. My thesis will be submitted on 15 January 2023
I am an accredited member in good standing of ADR NETWORK SA as well as the INTERNATIONAL
ADR REGISTER and are available for assignments as Mediator or Negotiator online (worldwide) or
anywhere in Southern Africa.

ADV. THENJWA SELLEM 

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Advocate Thenjwa Sellem is currently an employee of the National Prosecuting Authority as
a Senior State Advocate on contract spanning from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2024. He is
attached to the Specialized Commercial Crimes Unit (the SCCU) of the NPA at the DPP’s Office
in Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province. He is dealing with complex and high-profile commercial
crimes such as corruption, money laundering, racketeering, etc.

A special highlight reflective of his versatile and exceptional legal expertise (civil and criminal)
has recently been manifested in a matter of Mpapela v The State (Commercial Crimes Court,
Mthatha, Case Number RCCM25/2021, and High Court, Mthatha, Case Number
CA&R104/2021). This matter started in the Commercial Crimes Court, Mthatha, and ended
up being enrolled and heard at an opposed motion court, High Court, Eastern Cape Local
Division, Mthatha. A former Hawks Officer (the accused and now the applicant) was charged
and convicted of THEFT of R5035.90 (the trap money). Subsequently, he was sentenced to
undergo six years direct imprisonment. His applications for leave to appeal against conviction
and sentence, and the subsequent petition failed. The applicant launched an application for
rescission of the Petition Court Order in terms of Rule 42(1)(b) of the Uniform Rules of Court.
On 11 August 2022, the State, being represented by Adv. T Sellem during the hearing,
successfully argued that the application be dismissed with costs on punitive scale, payable de
bonis propriis by the attorneys of record for the applicant. The Honourable Justice Mjali J
referred to the arguments drafted and presented by Adv. T Sellem, and made an order
dismissing the application with punitive costs, payable de bonis propriis by the attorneys of
record for the applicant to the National Prosecuting Authority (the State), as argued by Adv.
T Sellem.

On 17 August 2022, after having attended interviews on 11 June 2022 and presented his
papers wherein he was, inter alia, nominated and recommended by Adv. Ndengezi SC, a
former Acting Judge in the past decade, the NBCSA Silk Committee, whose chairperson is Adv.
Harold Knopp SC, unanimously decided on merits to nominate Adv. T Sellem for the
conferment of Silk Status. This process is currently pending.

From January 2020 up to date, he has been one of the Executive Members of the Convocation
Committee of the University of Fort Hare. The University of Fort Hare, in collaboration with
its alumni and management, entrusted the Convocation Executive Committee with a strategic
role to make recommendations, after having embarked on comprehensive research, for the
amendment of the Convocation Constitution. This year, 2022, the Convocation Executive
Committee made its submissions to the university. The secretary of this committee is Adv. M.
Mgxashe (Contact Number 082 564 2152).

Between 01 January 2017 and 31 March 2021 he has been practising as a High Court
Advocate, and lately got registered with the LPC as a Trust Account Advocate, running and
managing the Advocate Thenjwa Sellem Chambers situated at 2A Chamberlain Road, Berea,
East London, Eastern Cape Province. The chambers housed four more advocates, to wit, Adv.
Nduzulwana, Adv. Samson, Adv. Msikinya and Adv. Silevana. Adv. T Sellem, during this period,
managed to mentor and to have four pupils admitted as Advocates of the High Court at
Grahamstown (now Makhanda) High Court, Eastern Cape Province. He also offered vacation
jobs to university students of whom two are currently graduates.

Areas of his general speciality include the Labour Law, Constitutional Law, Commercial Law
(criminal and civil), Banks Law, Social Media Law, Law of Contract, Law of Delict, Company
Law, Civil and Criminal Law and Procedure.

He is a member in good standing of the National Bar Council of South Africa (the NBCSA), a
Provincial Chairperson of the NBCSA in the Eastern Cape Province for 2021/2023 financial
years, a member in good standing of the Black Lawyers Association, a member in good
standing and a panellist of the ADR Group of South Africa, and a member in good standing of
the Legal Practice Council (the LPC) of South Africa.

He holds a B. Juris and an LLB (post-graduate) degrees from the University of Fort Hare (the
UFH), an NQF level 8 Certificate (post-graduate) in Commercial Law (Investigation and
Management of Cyber and Electronic Crime) from the University of Pretoria, a Computer
Literacy Certificate, and an Advanced Computer Literacy Certificate from the UFH.

In 2020 he attended and completed an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Course, obtained
a Mediation Certificate, and was registered and accredited as an International Mediator and
Panellist by the ADR Group of South Africa.

Topics covered during this training include Mediation and Arbitration, Conflict Resolution,
Restorative Justice, Workplace Disputes, Commercial Disputes, Family Disputes, Divorce
Disputes, Schools Disputes, Credit Dispute Resolution, Sport Disputes, Human Rights
Disputes, Insurance Disputes, Sectional Titles Disputes, Medical Negligence and Road
Accident disputes.

In the same year, he attended and completed a training on legal costs. On 04 September 2020
he obtained a Legal Costs Certificate from the Legal Education & Development of the Law
Society of South Africa.

In 2019 he attended and completed a Practical Management Training (PMT) in terms of
section 85(1)(b) of the Legal Practice Act, 28 of 2014 as approved by the Legal Practice Council
(the LPC).

Between 2004 and 2005 he attended and completed a Practical Legal Training (PLT) in terms
of section 7(5) of the Attorneys Act, 53 of 1979, as amended and section 11 of the Attorneys
Amendment Act, 87 of 1989, as approved by the Law Societies of South Africa.

From year 2000 to 2003 he worked as a Clerk of the Court and a Court Interpreter in the
Magistrate’s Court at Alice in the Eastern Cape Province. During the same period, he worked
as a Human Rights Facilitator and Intern in the Oliver Tambo Chair of Human Rights at the
UFH. He was during the same period a Tutor of the Law of Contract to third-year level students
in the Faculty of Law at the UFH.

In the first semester of 2003, he worked an Assistant Prosecutor in the National Prosecuting
Authority (the NPA) at New Law Courts in Port Elizabeth. From the second semester of 2003
until the end of 2005, he joined the Legal Aid Board at Port Elizabeth Justice Centre as a
Candidate Attorney with a right of appearance at District and Regional Courts, representing

indigent public members, especially women and children, in criminal and civil matters. In 2004
he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition as a Mr. Congeniality by the Port Elizabeth Justice
Centre.

From 01 December 2005 to 31 December 2017, he worked in the NPA in various jurisdictions
as a District Court Prosecutor (Oudtshoorn), Advanced District Court Prosecutor
(Queenstown), Junior State Advocate (DPP, South Gauteng) and a Senior State Advocate (DPP,
EC).

In 2003 he drafted a Constitution for the Africa Community Development, a non-profit
organization under the World Missionary Association. He served in this organization from
2003 to 2005 as a Cape Provinces Secretary General. The core vision of this organization was
to uplift the standard of the poor communities in Port Elizabeth and the Cape Provinces in
South Africa by soliciting funds from South Korea. He collaborated with South Korean
Missionaries during his tenure as a Pastor of Gospel Pilots Ministries Church.

Between 2018 and 2020 he registered and was appointed as one of the directors of private
companies, to wit, Online iTaxi (Pty) Ltd, BB PPES Service Providers (Pty) Ltd, TOSELU
Transports (Pty) Ltd, and South African Trading Authority (NPC). Currently, he is no longer
actively involved in these companies, but not yet removed as one of their directors.

In 2021 he bought 10 pairs of school shoes, in collaboration with the Former World Boxing
Champion, Macbuti Sinyabi (Contact Number 066 218 3339), whose project collected about
1000 pairs of school shoes, which shoes were donated at Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape
Province for the benefit of disadvantaged children.

From 01 January 2020 up to date, he has been overseeing and assisting in the Legal Section
of the Eastern Cape Province Men Against Violence Against Children, Women, and other
vulnerable groups of the society. Mr. Jongi Hoza (Contact Number 067 128 1376) is a
Secretary General of this NPO. The core vision of this organisation is primarily to carve young
men and inculcate on young and old men moral values and a sense of treating women and
children and other vulnerable groups with respect, dignity, and honour.

From 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2017, he was nominated and worked as a Shop
Steward and a Vice-Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Provincial NPA Committee in the Public
Servants Association (the PSA), representing prosecutors, junior and senior state advocates,
deputy and senior deputy directors, and other employees of the NPA in the Eastern Cape
Province in all labour matters.

On 09 December 2016 he represented the NPA in an International Anti-Corruption Day as one
of the Guest Speakers under the auspices of the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape
Province. His presentation was focused on ways to identify and combat instances of
corruption in the public sector.

In 2017, Izwilethemba Community Radio Station (93.8 FM) invited him as a Guest Speaker in
a thirty-minute session concerning the assault allegations of a South African Citizen by the
wife of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the Diplomatic Immunities and
Privileges Act, 37 of 2001, as amended, and Foreign States Immunities Act, 87 of 1981, as
amended.

On 12 August 2018 he participated in a five-minute interview with Keith Ngesi Online Radio
Station about the appointment of the South African NDPP future incumbent. On 15 August
2018 Izwilethemba Community Radio interviewed him in a 30-minute slot about the unlawful
and unconstitutional resignation of Mr. Nxasana (the erstwhile NDPP), the unlawful
appointment of Adv. Shaun Abrahams (the former NDPP), the unconstitutional and unlawful
handshake by the former President Zuma, the appointment of the Acting NDPP, and the
future of the South African NDPP’s seat.

During 1996, Adv. T Sellem worked in the first census after the advent of democracy as an
Enumerator in Mpofu District, Eastern Cape Province, visiting households in rural areas,
interviewing residents, completing enumeration questionnaires, and scanning their identity
documents. During the same year, Adv. T Sellem got self-employed, farming with broilers
(poultry) at Mpofu District. The Standard Bank of South Africa awarded him a grant of
approximately R500 000 to beef up his entrepreneurship. This business venture and the salary

received from Census enabled him to register as a law student in 1997 at the University of
Forthare.

He has accumulated approximately 22 years of legal experience up to date.

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Stuart Riddle

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I am a full time Arbitrator, Adjudication, Amicable Settlement Facilitator with 12 years of experience
in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including DAB and expert witness appointments, and 42 years’
experience in the construction industry includes 24 years as Managing Director of a Grade 8CE GB
construction company. My qualification and memberships are: HNDT Civil; Professional Construction
Manager; Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa); Presidents List SAICE; Panellist
CAASA (Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa) and Panellist Mediation Centre Port
Elizabeth. I reside in the Port Elizabeth area but have conducted many dispute resolution processes
via remote platforms and am therefore able to work in any area of the country.

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Leni Snyman

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Leni Snyman is a qualified mediator with eight years of pastoral therapy experience. She studied at NWU and specializes in pastoral therapy and a special field of interest is trauma and crisis intervention. Leni is a member ADR Network SA, Social Justice, ADR International and SAAM. Her passion is to assist families with children , Leni uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work towards positive outcomes and succeed in building a functional future for all involved.

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Hannah Pistorius

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I am an internationally accredited and nationally qualified mediator. Resolving divorces/parenting plans/maintenance & other disputes.
Accredited with ADR NETWORK SA and ADR Register International

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Adv Marietjie Van Aswegen

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Practicing Advocate Doctoral candidate at North-West University/Noordwes-Universiteit

Accredited Mediator with ADR Network SA.

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Lee-ann sansom

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Hayley A Solomons

Yvette le Roux

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I am an accredited Internationally accredited mediator, arbitrator and an admitted advocate. I
mediated in a broad spectrum of matters ranging from civil litigation, commercial as well as family
related matters.
I am a panel member of ADR Network SA and a member of Lawyers without Borders and appear on
the international register of Alternative Dispute Practitioners. I am a practicing advocate and act on
behalf of various clients within the borders of South Africa. I am registered as advocate with the
National Bar Council of South Africa (NBCSA) as well as Legal Practice Council (LPC).
I taught Drafting of Contracts to Candidate Attorneys as part their legal practice exams. I also acted
as judge/expert assessor in several mediation and arbitration competitions and assist students in
preparation for their moot court competitions.
I did a course at Leiden University in International Human Rights Law and the University of
Pennsylvania in Intellectual Property and Contract law.

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MAKARINGE RICHARD BALOYI

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I completed a training programme as a Mediator with “Alternative Dispute
Resolutions Network of South Africa” (ADRNETWORKSA) and am now a trained
and accredited Mediator, with focus on commercial cases, social justice cases
(including community issues), labour relations matters as well as handling personal
injury cases.
The story of my life prior to becoming a Mediator reflects more involvement with
people-issues as part of my interest and out of own initiatives, particularly as a
political and civil activist. I also dealt with people issues in my various work tour of
duty as a Civil servant with the Department of Agriculture; an Educator at a Public
School; a Community Development Worker with Eskom; a Customer Service
Manager with Eskom; an Electrification Planning Manager with Eskom; a
Municipality Mayor; a Member of Parliament for 14 years, a National Government
Minister for Public Service and Administration; a National Government Minister for
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; an Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and
Plenipotentiary representing South Africa in Congo-Brazzaville; a Freelance
Mediator.

My footprints in resolving issues and general exposure reinforcing my proficiencies in
resolving people issues include the following lived experience:

 Direct Involvement in managing communities’ rising expectations and intense
competitions for services versus the ability of service providers to deliver and
also show-casing for service providers to internalize the practice of interactive
leadership as a useful tool to avert confrontations and minimize conflicts.
 Directly taking part in addressing labour issues from managing peaceful
negotiations to resolving heightened confrontations (sometimes violent)
through effective collective and individual bargaining processes and skillful
conflict handling;
 Managing interests and resolving differences, disputes and conflicts
concerning Traditional Leaders in areas of royalty administration; jurisdictional
contestations; succession challenges; leadership styles and interface with the
private sector, residents and Government;
 Management of commercial disputes through dispensing professional
interventions with amicable business relationships restored and inevitable
separation processes cordially executed.

 Direct involvement in managing the role and space of South Africa in
Continental matters, having been the Country’s Focal Point on the Peer

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Review Mechanism of the African Union and also as a Diplomat actively
involved in Political and Economic Diplomacy issues, thereby entrenching
South Africa’s role in promoting Democracy and Peaceful resolutions of
political disputes.

Academically, I hold a BA Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences, majoring
in Public Administration and Political Science and had several exposure programmes
in leadership.

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Mumtaz Baig

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Khayelihle (Khaya) Thango

Ori Ben-Zeev

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Ori Ben-zeev (BA LLB (Wits)) is an advocate practising at the Johannesburg Society of Advocates,
having completed pupillage in 2013. Prior to this he acted as a law clerk to Justice Skweyiya and
Justice Zondo at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Ori has a diverse practice with an interest in cyber law, privacy and social media, and the right to
equality. He chairs numerous enquiries and hearings on a range of issues including addressing racism
in the workplace and employee incentive schemes. He also participated in a number of domestic and
international arbitrations and mediations, primarily in the entertainment, private education, and
transport sectors.
In 2016 Ori initiated the SABWiL Human Rights Court, a moot court focused on providing students,
particularly black women, with a practical experience of the work of an advocate. The initiative has
successfully run on an annual basis since then.
Ori presented two seminars to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces together with
Les Morison SC: one on Effective Litigation, and one on Legislative Drafting. In 2011 he presented his
research on the nature and scope of the right to dignity to the first annual Public Interest Law
Gathering.

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Ashley Valenti

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Ashley completed her  Bachelor of Social Science ( Social Work) at KZN university and is a registered member of The South African Council for Social Service Professions and in addition   a member of the South African Association of Educators.  She has 26 years experience working with adolescents, tertiary  students and complex family dynamics. 
She is an ADR Network SA-trained mediator in Kwa Zulu Natal specializing in  Divorce Mediation , Conflict within the school context and Family Systems Therapy. 
Her interests include, world affairs, travel and all things Japanese. 

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Hayley A Solomons

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My passion is people and working toward creating peace within themselves and myself. I thrive on open communication. I respect the challenges that others experience in this regard, and it is here,
where my desire for healthy resolution lies, to actively encourage conflicting individuals to identify
and engage in healthier, more beneficial ways of dealing with either their own internal and/or
external conflicts. My desire to finding a balance in my life, by fulfilling my own basic needs in all
areas, has found me embracing the desire to assist others meeting their own basic needs. This is
why in recent years, after many years of childhood and adult trauma, and of working in retail and IT
support where conflict arises in every corner of one’s career, I found my passion to pursuing my
psychology degree. At this late stage in my life, I managed to complete 2years of undergraduate
study and my passion only grows deeper. I desire to complete my degree soonest circumstances
provide me opportunity, but for now am blessed to have recently attended and become certified as
an ADR-NetworkSA Mediator including Rule41A and Court Annexed Mediation. It is through this
very process called mediation, that I can now positively identify my true understanding and
application of American Psychologist, Abraham Maslow’s theory, which speaks to human beings
reaching their true potential and becoming whom they are intended to be. This, he introduced
through a list of what he refers to as the hierarchy of a human being’s basic needs. This in essence is
what we aspire through the process of mediation, to have the consulting parties each achieving a
fair sense of equality and equity by engaging themselves, via an appointed mediator, in a healthy
discussion regarding what each one needs in order to leave their mediated session feeling hopeful
with a fair resolution that benefits both parties. In so doing, saving them not only high costs but also
restoring their dignity and sanity, and saving them the internal chaos that we are told is often the
result of tedious litigation processes. I look forward to becoming an active participant of ADR-
Networksa through ongoing training and engaging in areas where my current and future skills can
be of benefit to others, and I thank ADR-Network sa for this promising opportunity of joining their
panel.

 

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Inga Mnqanqeni

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I am a young woman with a passion for social justice and equality. I matriculated in St. Johns College, Mthatha in 2017.

I then went to pursue my LLB degree at the Nelson Mandela University. I attained my LLB in 2022. I am certified in Mediations with the ADR network RSA. I like to work with people and I also believe in resolving disputes amicably.

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Sashya De Witt

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Biographical details:

I am a psychologist and completed my master’s degree in Psychology successfully in 2020. My dissertation focused on high-conflict divorce cases and Parental Alienation (specialization in Forensic Psychology).
I am currently completing my MBA in International Healthcare Management with a fully paid scholarship at UNICAF university (graduation in July 2023) and work daily in the Clinical Research Trial field with large Pharmaceutical sponsors globally on medicines potentially reaching market within the Neuroscience and CNS field.
I am currently a member of Focus on the Family Africa (Counselling Association as Psychologist); MSSA as Associate member for Mediation cases, as I am completing my 2nd phase of Mediation training (to complete end of April 2023) to be a Family Law Mediator in court cases where divorce and custody matters need facilitation.
I have also joined CRIMSA and currently awaiting membership letter

I use different therapeutic approaches for each client as I believe we are all made different and unique. Mainly base my therapy in CBT, Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Humanistic/ Client-Centred counselling.

Favourite quote/Life motto:
” People will forget what you do,
People will forget what you say,
But people will never forget the way you made
them feel.”- Maya Angelou

 

Specialities:

  • Behavioural Therapy,
  • Cognitive Therapy,
  • Conflict Resolution Counselling,
  • Constructionist Counselling,
  • Couples Counselling,
  • Divorce Counselling,
  • Family Counselling,
  • Group Counselling,
  • Humanistic Therapy,
  • Individual Counselling,
  • Interpersonal Therapy,
  • Marriage Counselling,
  • Mental Health Counselling,
  • Psychologist,
  • Relationship Counselling,
  • Substance Abuse Counselling,
  • Systemic Counselling,
  • Teen Counselling,
  • Trauma Counselling

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Khayelihle (Khaya) Thango

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Respected, experienced, performance-driven and compassionate Professional with the credentials to mediate on questions of law as well as hear arguments and review evidence and provide an unbiased ear that renders decisions regarding legal matters. Pursuing opportunities within a dynamic environment that will enable utilization of a wealth of experience, education, organizational, and interpersonal skills towards professional growth and success.

 

  • Deputy Chairperson | The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State Council
  • Chairperson | Emseni Community Project
  • Chairperson | Tax Board, KZN, South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal
  • Gambling Board
  • Former Director | AgriBusiness Development Agency
  • Ad Hoc Family Advocate KZN Assessor | Department of Labour
  • Member | The Association of Arbitrators of RSA
  • Lease Commercial Arbitrator
  • Former Director | KZN Growth Fund
  • Council Member | uMgungundlovu TVET College
  • Council Member | State Theatre

 

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Annelise Petzer

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I am a friendly, articulate and career focused individual. The years I spent working as a Casting Agent, in addition to my time as a Candidate Legal Practitioner, helped me perfect my organizational skills and taught me how to excel under pressure while managing intense workloads. Both positions require good interpersonal skills; very good computer skills and the ability to think on your feet/outside the box. I take great pride in the fact that I completed my LLB while being employed full-time. This was not an easy task, and it is testimony to my diligence, commitment, and work ethic. I was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 17th February 2023.

Henk vd Walt

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I am a Labour Advisor for 25 years, assisting clients with, amongst others, negotiations, disciplinary hearings, CCMA representation, strike management and problem solving.

I was part of the team that implemented the provisions of the Labour Relations Act in Correctional Services during 1997 and 1998.  Besides a National Diploma in Human Resources Management, I successfully completed an Advance Labour Relations Course (Cum Laude) and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Course with University of the Free State.

I also completed various other applicable courses presented by different service providers, including but not limited to the CCMA, ADR-network SA and Bruniqual and Associates.

I believe that all people must be treated fairly and all facts must be considered and evaluated unbiased.

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TIHOMIR (TIG) ANDRIN

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Post Matric, Tig Andrin acquired his National Diploma in Business Management (Damelin), after which he proceeded in obtaining his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) through De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and is currently as a part of personal improvement in the process of completing his Certificate in Arbitration through the Association of Arbitrators South Africa (Aarb 3191), as well as an LLB degree at UNISA (University of South Africa). Tig is a registered Business Rescue and Business Turnaround Practitioner, accredited by SARIPA, CIPC and SAQA, as well as a Registered mediator registered with ADR Network SA.

 

Throughout his career over the last thirty years, Tig has acquired all-round business expertise within business sectors such as, corporate real estate asset management,financial management, operations management, forecasting, strategic management,sales and marketing management, hands on, “on the floor’’ manufacturing managementas well as project management and of late the introduction of the legal element to his skills set. His professional and ethical approach as well as the ability to apply his hands-on business management acumen has rendered successful results throughout his career for his clients and peers alike, for which he earned great loyalty and respect. Hisinterpersonal communication abilities have also proven to be highly advantageous withinthe human resources management arena crossing different cultures at all levels, as well as the continuous promotion of further education and upskilling of staff members within his own operations.

 

Tig is an energetic and objective participant in his business dealings and decision making. He continuously strives to deliver gainful results to ensure his clients objectivesare met.

 

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Dhillshaad Adams

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As an experienced and dedicated professional in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), I am delighted to be part of the esteemed ADRnetworksa panel in South Africa. With a diverse background in Legal Compliance Management, Immigration Practitioner, Mediation, Medical Negligence, Conveyancing, Deceased Estates, Contracts, Dubai Company Registration, Dubai Freelance Visa, Full Stack Real Estate, SDR (Sales Development Representative), BDR (Business Development Representative), B2B (Business-to-Business), B2C (Business-to-Consumer), SAAS (Software as a Service), and SMMA (Social Media Marketing Agency), I am passionate about employing my expertise to foster a culture of fairness and collaboration.

 

Throughout my career, I have successfully navigated complex legal and business scenarios, ensuring that parties involved reach mutually beneficial agreements through effective mediation techniques. With a commitment to impartiality, ethical conduct, and a deep understanding of South African legal systems and practices, I am dedicated to facilitating open communication and productive negotiations in all ADR proceedings.

 

My strong communication and interpersonal skills have enabled me to bridge gaps between disputing parties, ensuring that conflicts are resolved efficiently, saving valuable time and resources. I believe in staying up-to-date with the latest laws, regulations, and industry developments, which further enhances my ability to provide fair and practical resolutions.

 

As an ADR panelist, I am enthusiastic about making a positive impact on South Africa’s business and legal landscape. By contributing to the success of your organization, I endeavor to promote harmony and constructive dispute resolution in diverse industries.

 

I invite you to reach out to me through info@legalhelpp.com  or connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhillshaad-adams-880366225/  to explore potential collaboration and learn more about my dedication to conflict resolution and ADR.

 

Thank you for considering my expertise, and I look forward to the opportunity to be part of this transformative journey with the esteemed ADR panel.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dhillshaad Adams

ADRnetworksa Panelist | Conflict Resolution Specialist

Email: info@legalhelpp.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhillshaad-adams-880366225/

Adri Kleinhans

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As a Debt Counsellor with 14 years of experience, Adri Kleinhans has had great results in terms of successful negotiations with Creditors on behalf of clients who are stressed or anxious about their financial situation. She also gives emotional support to clients and support clients with court proceedings.

 

As a Debt Advisor and Mediator, she works closely with clients struggling to pay off debts and finds ways to repay debt affordably and provides advice on dealing with the impact of debt. Her dedication to her work is of high effort, she believes everybody deserves good financial health.

 

Adri Kleinhans is a registered Debt Counsellor from 2009 and a member of DCASA (Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa). She also provides accounting services to attorneys. She has brought successful applications to the High Court to reinstate Bond accounts under debt review. She completed her Mediation Course and is a member of the ADR Network SA.

 

Aside from loving her job, she loves drinking coffee, listening to music, and reading. Being with nature gives her a sense of beautiful peace.

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