ADR Network SA featured Mediators: Every Wednesday between 8am and 10am

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Every Wednesday we will be featuring some of our current panel mediators. If you wish to be featured, email sheena@adr-networksa.co.za

This time is statistically the best time to be online and it will go out to facebook, twitter and our blog, so the reach is extensive.

Here are today’s featured mediators:

ROGER ADAMS has worked in Student Affairs for 25 years dealing mostly with Student Leaders in areas such as mentoring, training, mediation and team building.

He has served as the Chairperson of the UCT black staff association for five years. He has held membership of the Institutional Forum for Employment Equity at UCT previously. He has served in the national elected office of the South Africa Student Sports Union for 17 years-a period which incorporated a three year chairpersonship of USSA (University Sport SA)’s disciplinary committee

His qualifications include a BA in Physical Education, a BA Honours in Physical Education, a Higher Diploma in Education, a certificate in Sports Law Management and he is a trained and accredited mediator with ADR Network SA, currently registered on our panel

To get in touch with Roger to enquire about his mediation services, please email                  roger@adr-netowrksa.co.za

PAULA KENNEDY SMITH is a Hong Kong trained Lawyer with extensive experience in Litigation, mediation and arbitration in the UK, Hong Kong and SA.  She obtained her LLB in Hong Kong and was involved in extensive cross harbour tunnel arbitration in Hong Kong. She studied English at UNISA just for pleasure. Her areas of expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution include commercial, business, community, family and workplace.

She is a trained an accredited ADR Network SA mediator and Arbitrator and has been a willing participant in our Access to Justice work in Cape Town, where she is based.

To get hold of Paula please email paula@adr-networksa.co.za

JOHANN DE WET is an attorney, construction specialist and trained and accredited mediator currently registered on our panel. He says:

I was born and raised in Randburg Gauteng ,one of five children .I am happily married to my soulmate and school love(loutjie) for the past  18 years and have three beautiful children .I am a family man.

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God” I  grew up always trying to be a peacemaker ,needless to say that when I did my articles and practised at a litigation law firm in Johannesburg ,I was totally disillusioned with the aggressive nature of the litigation process. Law was not what I perceived it to be. I then moved to property development and residential construction .After a couple of years out of practise I met a person(Koos) who introduced me to Mediation and my whole being resonated with it. I searched and came into contact with Sheena, did the mediation course and after aligning myself with a couple of like-minded people formed a mediation group.

I believe if we can draft a group of people who are not only following the process of mediation but are mediators in heart and spirit we can change our country.”

Johann is Johannesburg-based. To get in touch with him, email johann@adr-networksa.co.za

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