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LOCKDOWN-RELATED DISPUTES AND THE ROLE OF ADR

As expected, we are starting to experience an influx of lockdown-related disputes. Here are some of the areas in which we are starting to apply mediated approaches: Renegotiating the terms of commercial agreements like commercial leases as well as various service...

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ADR, HUMAN RIGHTS AND COVID-19

Dear friends I greet you all in peace and hope that your Easter Weekend or whatever it is that you observe or don’t observe, has been a happy one. Many have raised with me the fear of an emerging totalitarianism and/or authoritarianism accompanied by loss of civil...

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CAN THE INJURY OR DISEASE HEAL OUR LIVES?

The Application of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice in Delict or Personal Injury Matters Say you are studying criminal law and the general public knows exactly what you are talking about. Say you are studying Delict and…crickets In its most...

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SACRED JUSTICE

‘Instead of seeing the many parts that make up a collective whole, the polities of faith and legal justice practice often tend to splinter and fragment these diverse facets of life’[I]I want to, over time, examine four propositions:Genuine human justice is an...

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Towards a Brave New World: Restorative Justice

TOWARDS A BRAVE NEW WORLD: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE By Sheena Jonker The public look into the trial of Timothy Omotoso and especially the cross examination of Cheryl Zondi has drawn strong reaction. I wrote about her cross examination last week from a Restorative Justice...

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The Broadcast of the Testimony of Cheryl Zondi

THE BROADCAST OF THE TESTIMONY AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF CHERYL ZONDI By Sheena Jonker This week I watched most of the cross-examination of Cheryl Zondi in the trial of Tim Omotoso. I wasn’t shocked. I wasn’t shocked at all. We were merely watching the criminal justice...

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King’s Six Principles of Non-Violence for a Restorative Justice Approach to Land Reform in South Africans

For those of us who work as lawyers, mediators and/or activists, I believe that much courage is required right now. Specifically moral courage. The kids in the USA campaigning for more regulation in gun law in the wake of more mass shootings have resurrected King’s six principles of non-violence in what I think to be very practical ways.
I hope to spend some time in coming weeks unpacking each one as I think they relate to and/or could be applied to our peculiar context.

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