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ACCREDITED PANEL MEMBERS
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.
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‘I am a Law Graduate with 30 years experience in a legal environment. Certificates obtained includes: Financial Budgeting; People Management; Provincial & Local Government Law (Unisa)
Estate Agency; Residential Rentals; Managing Agent; Intermediary Degree Qualification (Criminal Procedural Law).
Areas of interest/specialisation
Divorce & Family Mediation; Court Annexed Mediation; Human Settlements (properties); Provincial & Local Government Law (Disputes in Municipal Law); Estate Agency (property & related matters); Deceased Estates.
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Brivy is trained in Conflict Management and has experience within the Military and Social Development. He operates The Spear of the Voiceless Mediator” mediating community conflicts and advocating, on behalf of the vulnerable and voiceless.
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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.
A dynamic and multi-skilled legal specialist in the corporate sector. He is a strong leader with keen emotional intelligence, and has become a part of a well-established international professional network.
Ezra specialises in enterprise business system analysis, commercial med/arb, compliance and legal functions. He is an ADR Network SA trained mediator and arbitrator.
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.
Darlington is a youth developer/community developer, who works with previous 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.
Trained in mediation with ADR Network SA. He has extensive experience as a labour organiser and trade unionist. He holds certificates in industrial law and advanced labour law. He has:
- Represented workers in reconciliations, arbitrations in CCMA and INDUSTRIAL COUNCILS and once in LABOUR COURT disputes.
- Undergone a formal training / developmental courses on labour law to improve your capacity on legal matters.
- Completed Advanced Labour Law course under UNISA in 2011.
- Undergone training on Development Programme on Practice of Labour Law (DPPLL) with University of Stellenbosch.
ELMIEN DU PLESSIS
Elmien is a professor of land law at North West University. She is a published author and highly regarded in her field. She is a trained mediator with ADR Network SA.
is a senior certified Human Resources Manager, Postgraduate Marketing Manager and holder of a Honors level degree, all obtained at UCT. Traveling abroad for years. Esme venture into the UK, where she completed her Master’s level Neuro Science Practitioner’s program in 2010 endorsed by the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP alongside her Transformational Coaching Diploma and Facilitator’s Diploma by the International Coach Federation in the UK. Working as a Facilitator/Trainer and Executive Coach for 10 years in the UK and USA, Esme expanded into Executive Coaching in SA and became a member of COMENSA since 2011.
She also became a Family Mediator and a member of FAMAC since 2011. She qualified as a commercial and court aligned mediator through UCT Law@work and became a member of Mediation in Motion. Working as a Human Resources manager internationally, her knowledge and expertise has found deep ground in mediating work place disputes, labour, employee relations, grievance complaints and negligence in the corporate sector.
What more to gain from a world class traveller that gained her first mediation experience at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) alongside (CEDR) from 2005 to 2010 in London.
GODWIN BAFANA MBETSE
Godwin holds professional memberships with EAAB, AFSA, SA Association of Arbitrators and SA Debt Collectors. He says of himself: ‘I’m a dedicated real estate principal, debt collector, facilitator, assessor and moderator. A mediator, arbitrator and a legal advisor.’
He holds a B. Luris in Law and has trained in mediation and arbitration through AFSA.
Eddie is currently employed within the credit rehabilitation industry and previously worked 14 years within the financial industry (Banking). Qualified club cricket coach and have a big passion for sport, (cricket, rugby and hockey) your typical South Africa man that loves to braai and interact with people on various daily topics.
Family man happily married for 14 years with 2 wonderful achieving children both academically and on the sport field and as an individual I am a firm believer in honesty and integrity and is not someone that will become violent but would rather seek a more peaceful way of solving any form of problem. Firm believer in working hard and always giving everything on a daily basis.
Eddie is Johannesburg based and would love to assist with any form of debt and sport mediation where required.
He is a trained mediator and arbitrator and a member of ADR NETWORK SA’s panel
ADVOCATE FRANCINA SATHEKGE
‘Advocate, married and blessed with three lovely children. Obtained B Juris Degree and LLB from the University of North West. Obtained a certificate in Legislative Drafting from the University of Pretoria.
Currently registered with Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa for a degree in Chartered Secretaryship. Worked for the IEC in North West and was provincial coordinator for Local Government Elections and responsible for mediating Political Party disputes within Mafikeng and surrounding areas. Worked with the demarcation board in mediating disputes with regards to municipal boundaries at the time pursuant to the 2000 Local Government Elections. Received training from CCMA for Mediation in 2000. Worked for RAF for the past 12 years involved with claims administration, Mediation and Concilliation, Civil Litigation, Trust and Curatorship administration and case management. Have great interest in rights and interests of children where divorce and separation is an issue. Trained Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Network SA’
ADVOCATE FRANCOIS HUMAN
Francois practices law specialising in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and peacemaking. He holds a vast experience over thirty years in various industries and has the ability to turn a dispute or conflict situation into an amicable positive outcome for all parties.
Francois is a panel member of ADR Network South Africa and is also accredited as a mediator with the Family Mediation Association of the Cape and as a civil commercial mediator with the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors, both aforementioned association and institution are accredited with the Dispute Settlement Accreditation Council at the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement in South Africa.
Trained Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Network SA
HENK VAN DER WALT
Henk is an ADR Practitioner having graduated with a certificate in ADR from the University of the Free State. “I was born in the Limpopo Province in 1961. My father worked for the government and was transferred all, over the country. In 1979 I joined the Department of Correctional Services and served in various positions, including Head of Prison and later Provincial Head: Supportive services which includes the management Human Resources Development for the Free State.
I was part of the national team, and leader of the provincial team that converted Correctional Services to the disciplinary system in line with the Labour Relations Act of 1996.
I resigned from Correctional Services during 1998 and started a career as Labour Advisor for employers. I worked with the Agricultural Employers Organisation for a while and then went on my own. I am currently affiliated with COFESA.
I have obtained a National Diploma: Human Resources Management during 1993. From 1996 I have attended various Labour Relations courses, including, but not limited to negotiations, chairing of disciplinary hearings, conflict management etc. I have achieved the certificates in Advance Principles of Labour Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution from The University of the Free State.
I have vast experience in representation at the CCMA, strike management and the resolution of conflict between employer and employee.
I currently stay in Virginia in the Free State.”
He is available to mediate and arbitrate disputes in the Free State
HYPOLITE MANDLANKOSI NCGOBO
Hypolite is an ADR Network SA- trained mediator and arbitrator currently accredited and registered on the ADR Network SA panel. He is a vastly experienced and skilled ADR Practiser and he says,
“I was a Scholar at Unizulu (B Proc);Wits (PDM); Unisa (MEP) and Compuscan Academy(Debt Counselling),I am a Dispute Resolution Practitioner with offices in Durban, I was a Commissioner/Arbitrator at CCMA and most Bargaining Councils for the past 13 years and my overall experience in Dispute Resolution is about 26 years including working at the Industrial Court (now defunct).
I therefore presently specialise in the following fields: Land mediations, Court annexed mediation; Divorce Mediation; Rental Disputes, Property sale, Debt Counselling, Labour Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Professional Organisation;ADR ADR Network South Africa, EAAB, SAAM, APSO”
Khanyiso is a South African Lawyer, Businessman, Politician and an ADR Network SA trained and accredited Mediator. He did his articles with Van Der Spuy & Vennote. He worked for Equal Education advocating for quality education in South Africa. He also worked for Khulumani Support Group for the apartheid victims. With Khulumani he worked on an international lawsuit where there was a litigation between Khulumani and Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Ryn Metals, IBM, Barclays Bank and another.
He is currently one of the Western Cape convenors of the Access to Justice Southern Africa & a Panellist at ADR Network South Africa. He has committed extensive time to Pro Bono Access to Justice Work and has started to facilitate some of our training. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends ,going to gym, watching sports and studying. Khanyiso is Cape Town-based.
Kristen completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Psychology at Rhodes University at the end of 2013 and a postgraduate LLB Degree at the University of Johannesburg. (cum laude) at the end of 2015. Kristen is employed by FNB and works in the Financial Crime Risk department, focusing mainly on correspondent banking matters. Kristen is especially passionate about corporate and commercial disputes, family law, human rights and alternative dispute resolution (through the lens of restorative justice). Kristen is an energetic, ambitious young lady determined to make a difference in South Africa.
Kristen is a trained mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the panel of ADR Network SA.
Leon Forsman a SAAM accredited mediator. I work in the family and property fields.
Lorna is based in Cape Town and has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in PPE (Political Science, Philosophy and Economics) with an additional major of Applied English Language Study at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has completed her Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies at the European Peace University in Austria. Her thesis focused on the impact of peace education on youth in South Africa. She has also been a participant in the Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. She worked as an English foreign language teacher in South Korea for one year and a half and completed two internships.
Her first internship was at Southern Hemisphere which focused on research, monitoring and evaluation and thereafter worked at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation where she coordinated the research project on Everyday Peace Indicators for the South African case study. She volunteers as a mediator for the Access to Justice Association of South Africa and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Network of South Africa. Lorna is enrolling as a doctoral student at the Centre for International Teacher Education.
Her thesis is titled “The Role of Education in Contemporary Conceptualisations of Justice in South Africa and its Implications for Practice”. Her research will explore the relationship between inclusive education and restorative justice. She is currently the research officer for the research project which explores the role of teachers in peace-building within South Africa. She also dances for the Nations Band where they inspire people to worship God more in truth and freedom.
MARISKA J PIETERSEN
I am 37 years of age. My qualifications include a certificate in Labour Management through Unisa, Diploma in Management with labour law and Labour Relations as a majors and an Advance Diploma, Diploma in Management with Labour law and strategic management as a major selective. I have plus minus 16 years of experience in the Employee Relations field due to initiating and conducting investigations of misconduct. I have extensive experience in labour, divorce, child custody etc mediations.
I am equally passionate about people and the rule for natural justice. I am a hard worker and quick learner. I am driven by my work ethics and dignity to always do the right thing in my Professional and Private life. Additional to my experiences I have gained a great deal of theoretical knowledge of Management, Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Organised Labour, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration, Employment Equity, Communication, Corrections, Performance Management, etc. and would appreciate an opportunity to obtain further practical experience.
I’ve recently completed my mediator course through the ADR Network SA. As from 2014 the Management of Compliance responsibility was added to my job description. I keep myself abreast with developments in the Labour and Dispute Arena.I also assists members of the public with various labour matters in my free time. I am currently enrolled for the Forensic Investigative Auditing Programme. This course will enhance my analytic ability as well as writing of judgments. My core competence is vested in loyalty, resilience ,diplomacy, strategic management, organisational skills, problem-solving, presentation skills, leadership skills, report writing skills, judgment writings, interpersonal relations, developing others, attention to detail, negotiations, project management, communication skills, listening skills, analytical skills, conflict handling, assertiveness, accuracy, financial management, cultural diversity and ethics. I thrive under pressure. I am taking decisions fearlessly and accept accountability for all decisions taken on my watch. My strong background in Human Resource and dealing with Labour matters added value towards me being an excellent ambassador for Natural Justice. All decisions taken are in the best interest of all the stakeholders in my organisation.
I have a vested interest in commercial and Restorative Justice Mediations and arbitrations. There is no better “school” as The Department of Correctional Service to mold you in an extraordinary Restorative Justice mediator.
Trained Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Network SA
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Mike is an experienced mediator in Cape Town. He has expertise in hostage negotiations and other police related matters and is available to mediate a wide range of disputes. He is trained in Mediation and Arbitration with ADR Network SA.
Paulus Molatlhegi Suping was born in Krugersdorp in 1968. Obtained his Matric at Mosupatsela High School in 1985.
He has worked for the following Companies:
- Nursing Auxiliary – Millsite Hospital: 12 years.
- Regional Secretary – NEHAWU: just over 3 years.
- Labour Relations Officer – Life Healthcare and Mogale City Local Municipality: collectively for over 5 years.
- General Manager IR – Pikitup Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd: 2 and half years.
- General Manager HR – Babcock International Group: over 5 years; and
- Joined the legal profession.
- Other qualifications: National Diploma: HR, BTECH: Labour Relations Management, Post-Grad Diploma: Labour Law, and LLB.
I’m a Community Development Practitioner and Methodist Church Lay Preacher. Actively involved in community development interventions including training, mentorship and coaching as well as conflict resolution where I particularly provide mediation services.
As a former trade unionist where I served at the National Council of Trade Unions as an Education Officer (1988 – 1997) and the defunct South African Union of Journalists as the National Organiser (1998 – 2004); I gained insight and applicable skills in mediation and arbitration with direct engagement with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) as well as the Labour Court practical experience.
Later, I joined Sanlam (2005 – 2008) as a financial advisor and gained requisite qualifications and subsequently consulted in community leadership development and labour relations.
Course: Certificate Programme in Community Leadership Development
Institution: University of Witwatersrand
Course: Diploma in Labour Law
Institution: Graduate Institute of Management and Technology
Course: Registered Financial Planner
Institution: Financial Planning Institute
Course: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Institution: ADR Network SA
Further studies: Diploma in Theology
Institution: Theological Education by Extension College
Area of Speciality:
- Labour law
- Community law
- Commercial law
- Intellectual property laws
is an attorney, partner in the firm Hiralall Attorneys and a member of the KZN Law Society. She is a CD/ACDS and CEDR-accredited Mediator. Narissa offers mediation services in Labour Law, Commercial Law, and various other areas. Narissa chairs disciplinary enquiries and represents parties at the CCMA and Bargaining Councils. She has joined the ADR Network SA panel.
Paki completed the ADR Program with ADR Network SA with meritorious achievement. Paki is a Labour Law and Chartered HR Professional with experience in strategic professional specialist advice and consulting.
He holds social science, commercial and law qualifications from the UCT and UNISA. Paki is the Chief Executive Officer at Phaphama Sek’sile Consulting Services with practical experience in labour law best practices, conflict resolution, representation, human resource management, teaching and learning. He has business acumen and endeavours for objective employer-employee relationship, and wellbeing in the workplace. Paki is passionate about continued awareness on legal obligations, rights and responsibilities allied with statutes and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Is a SAAM trained Family and Divorce Law Mediator, as well as a University of Pretoria trained Mediator and Arbitrator, I have an Advanced Cert in Labour Law as well as Dispute Resolution, and various other certificates in Labour Law, Arbitration & Mediations. I developed a passion for Labour Law and Mediations/Arbitrations whilst serving as a Shop Steward for one of the largest Unions in the country, from there my interest in other branches of Mediations grew. I started my practice in 2007 and I am also a Mentor and Business Development Consultant to emerging Businesses in Mpumalanga. I am in the process of extending my services to the Northern Natal area. I am an ETDP SETA Assessor and I have facilitated training for the likes of Sasol, Univ of Polokwane and others.
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
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.
WINSTON GODFREY LOUW
I have spent almost 41 years in the corporate world of which 28 years have been in senior managerial positions. The last 13 years I have spent at the helm of municipalities, as the Chief Executive Officer or lately known as the Municipal Manager or Accounting Officer.
I have a passion for working with people and because of that conflict resolution was one of my primary tasks. Over these years I have built up a strong resume involving interpersonal skills, the ability to listen carefully to all parties and adhering to the Rules of Natural Justice. I have worked under extreme stressful conditions as the Accounting Officer and that has been me the edge when it comes to dispute resolution. I ascribe to the basic principles of ethics, integrity, ubuntu and honesty as contained in Bill of Rights.
Winston has a BA Honours degree with a diploma in advanced Labour Law. He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and is based in George.
Vanessa Van Niekerk (LLB)(RE1)(RE5)
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.
I am a trained chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and mentor. I have extensive experience at board level holding and having held various notable board positions. I am also an accredited member of our panel for mediation.
ADVOCATE MATSHIDISO LEKWAPEW
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.
Fiona started her Dispute Resolution work in 1992, whilst participating in the National Peace Accord work of mediating community and political disputes in the lead up to the 1994 national elections.
Carla holds an LLB (NMMU) and is admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She practices as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator (Court Annexed) and Attorney. Her areas of law include Family Law, Civil Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Carla on 082 974 0866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joelene completed a LLB Degree from NMMU and graduated in 2006. She was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 2008 and a Notary Public in 2009. In 2011 she completed a diploma in Insolvency Law at the University of Pretoria (awarded with distinction).
She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration Cum Laude in 2017 and obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree in 2019.
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).
- Medical Negligence and Personal Injury
- Labour and Employment law
- Transport law
- Family law
- Commercial law and Tax
- Municipal law
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.
Lawrence Silhumbuzo Duze
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.
I am Richard Baloyi. My work record has truly been a tour of duty with footprints in the following areas:
- A former Secondary School Teacher in the Mahumani Traditional Community area in Giyani, Limpopo in 1981 to 1982;
- A former Transport Officer with the Department of Agriculture in Giyani in 1984 to 1994;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- A former Part-time Mayor of the Greater Giyani Transitional Local Council (Municipality) in 1997 to 1999;
- 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;
- A former Minister of the South African Government responsible for Public Service and Administration (PSA) in 2008 to 2011;
- A former Minister responsible for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in 2011 to 2013’;
- A former Diplomat in the position of South Africa’s Ambassador in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) in 2013 to 2019;
- A current small scale farmer in Crop Production and Animal Husbandry in 2011 to-date; and
- Now a Mediator from 2019 to-date and of late with ADR NETWORK SA.
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.
Shabnam Palesa Mohamed
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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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.
Hlahla Machoene Mathews
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.
Dr Rajendran Govender
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.
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.
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.
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
Charmaine Potgieter-du Toit
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.
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
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.
Dr Darren Subramanien
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.
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.
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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Adv. Thando Gumede
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.
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.
VAN GEND BOTHA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adv. Nomthandazo Mtsweni
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.
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.
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.
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
Adv. Nthabiseng Sepanya Mogale
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.