Trauma Release

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

Am I violent?

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

Lawyers as Peacemakers Conference and Upcoming Training

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

Upcoming ADR Network SA-Accredited Mediator Training

Friends A reminder of upcoming 40 hour mediator training from 3-7 August in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The cost is R 11 999 with monthly payment options and up to 50% subsidies on motivation of financial need. The Thursday of each program covers court-annexed mediation and can be done as a one day program […] […]

Latest News: ADR Network SA and Access to Justice

Hi Friends A quick note to say that last week the Chatsworth Refugee Camp closed after 3 months negotiations with displaced foreigners. A group of 150 refugees were not willing to accept the offered repatriation or re-integration packages primarily since it would involve either going back into SA communities or returning to Burundi or DRC […] […]

5 Day Mediator Training 22-26 June 2015

Friends All those wishing to attend training next week in Durban or Johannesburg should finalize registrations ASAP. Please get an email through to for registration forms. The Thursday of each program covers court annexed mediation and may be done as a one day program for those with prior training As always, peace Sheena Jonker […]

Mediator Training Next week, Featured Mediator Tomorrow and other Updates

Holla! 1. Mediator Training in Johannesburg next week If you still wish to join next week’s full five day mediator training program or the Thursday one day Court Annexed Mediator Program in Joburg, please get in touch on The training takes places at a venue in Auckland Park and trainees will tour the Constitutional […] […]

Featured Mediator Section

Holla! Just a reminder that Wednesday is our Featured Mediator Day so we feature a number of our Registered Panel Mediators from various regions. To feature, you must be part of our panel and your updated bio must be in by 12pm on Tuesday The feature goes out to all our subscriber lists, my blog […] […]


A last reminder of 40 hour mediator training as follows: Cape Town/Joburg/Durban 16-20 March Joburg Trainees will tour the Constitutional Court and we include a new section for all trainees on our work in ADR in Constitutional and Administrative Matters 5 day Mediator Training is R 11 999 1 day Court Annexed Mediation is R 999 […] […]

Training Updates

Holla, Shortly after I sent out Monday’s blog, our Domain went down. So this is an update for those unable to access the information: 1. Training A last reminder of 40 hour mediator training as follows: Cape Town 16-20 March (confirmed to go ahead) Bloemfontein 9-13 March (subject to minimum numbers) Durban 16-20 March (subject […] […]