Featured Mediator

Friends and Colleagues

I am proud to introduce David Sibsiso Mlangeni as this week’s featured mediator. He trained recently with ADR Network SA and has joined our panel. He is a vastly experienced and highly accomplished mediator, notably in Education and Land Claims. To use his services, please email him at david@adr-networksa.co.za.

Here is more about him:

DAVID SIBSISO MLANGENI

PROFILE / HISTORY

I am born in 1948, in the old Alexandria township and left for Diepkloof in Soweto in 1968. I studied at Botshabelo Training College and matriculated at a Lutheran Missionary in Middelburg (Mpumalanga).

Further education was done at the University of Zululand, where I completed a B. A. degree, majoring in Education, History and Political Science. Thereafter I completed a Secondary Teachers Diploma at the same institute.

I was actively involved in student politics and was a member of the SRC in 1994.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Worked as a teacher and within three years was promoted to the ranks of a High School Principal in 1978. Later in 1986 was seconded to a post as Lecturer at the Ndebele College of Education, teaching English (STD 111 & PTD 111 as well as Pedagogics.

Requested to take up a post as a school Inspector in 1988 and retired from teaching in 1988.

CAREER IN MEDIATION

At the University of Zululand I was Chairman of the disciplinary committee and it was that my skills of mediation was unveiled.

In the year 2001 I was requested by MTP (Mediation and Transformation Practices) on a part time basis resolving issues of unions in the Western Cape.

2008

MTP appointed me on a contractual basis doing mainly

  • The Extension of Security of Tenure for the Occupiers and Owners on the Tenure Act, 62 of 1997 dealing mostly with:
  • Rights of Owners and Occupiers
  • Rights of Occupiers
  • Rights of Owners
  • The rights of long term occupiers
  • How can Occupiers strengthen their land rights
  • Requirements for the Settlement
  • Ending and occupiers right of residence
  • Application for an eviction order
  • Restoration of residence and use of land
  • The courts and dealing with disputes

All the above was to restore the dignity of the farm worker on the farm and assist him/her to have permanent residence on the farm. I was based in Springbok in the Northern Cape but doing work in the Northern Cape and Free State, only with farm workers and the land owners.

Out of 100% of the cases on farm workers issues (occupiers) I had a 99.8% success rate, restoring dignity on the occupier (farm worker)

Contact: Rodney Dreyer

Franklin Farmer

Craig Arendse

CPA: COMMUNAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION

Act no. 28 of 1996

MTP was awarded a tender with the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform to regularize all the 2500 CPA’s in the country.

Trained by MTP and was given up to 10 CPA’s to regularize and later it was increased to 15. Serious mediation and negotiation, lots of disputes in land management, financial management and disputes on leadership up to 2010 – 2011 with MTP and CPA’s. In 2011 a new company took over.

CHEADLE THOMPSON & HAYSOM Inc.

This company continued with the regularization of the CPA’s with a view to minimize their problems and make them functional. I am contacted up to now.

Disputes and litigation on land was very serious but mediation had to resolve both the CPA’s and Trusts, up to 2015

Contact: Ashraf Mahomed

Miriam Sirkhotte

  1. B. We are doing Land Rights Management Facility

Trained by: Claire Hock & Ashraf Mahomed

CONCLUSION:

Whatever disputes and conflicts are there, mediation has proven to be the best ammunition to assist in resolving such conflicts and disputes.”

Peace be with you.

Sheena

Ps. To feature in this section you must be registered with ADR Network SA on our panel. Get a mail through to panel@adr-networksa.co.za

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