What We Do

 

Services

Divorce Mediation

Mediation is able to provide a private, non-adversarial, reverent platform for divorcing parties to settle all aspects of their divorce dispute including division of property, financial consequences and arrangements regarding children.

Understanding that families experience divorce as one of the greatest life traumas, the restorative justice-informed mediated divorce can position parties to hold necessary tough conversations in respectful and non harmful ways and help parties to reformulate their families for effective co-operative parenting beyond divorce, where minor children are involved.

These processes are adaptable and resilient and can be conducted online via private webinar platforms.

Commercial Mediation and Arbitration

Labour and Employment Mediation and Arbitration

South Africa has one of the best examples of the application of ADR in Labour and Workplace in disputes via the CCMA. At ADR Network South Africa, we go a little further and we teach and practice specifically restorative responses in labour and workplace mediation and arbitration.

This does not always mean that the relationship is reconciled but it does mean there are far less expulsions and exclusions and/or other punitive outcomes and protracted labour disputes that may affect the whole of the business or the whole of the individual lives involved.

Chairing of Dismissal Processes

This is a commonly used form of ADR in which someone is appointed to adjudicate on charges brought against an employee.

We offer training in the skills required to chair such processes as well as the skills needed to identify potential to mediate outcomes and introduce restorative results. This may help prevent some of the social problems associated with discipline-related suspensions and exclusions from the workplace that may serve to perpetuate destructive cycles.

Medical Negligence Mediation and Arbitration

Medical Negligence or medical injury claims are widespread and are generally dealt with through litigious processes which can compound the trauma for the victim and those around them in addition to making medical professionals fearful and defensive in their practices.

Restorative justice-informed approaches to these matters via mediation and/ or arbitration can offer more efficient, less traumatic and economically debilitating solutions and ones that carry far greater reparative outcomes.

Chairing of High Conflict Board Meetings, Bodies Corporate Meetings, AGMs and Dialogue Processes

Restorative Justice in Schools, Workplaces and Criminal Matters

Property and Land Disputes

Victim centric and child centric Restorative Justice

Preparation of witness statements and watching briefs on behalf of victims in criminal processes

Representation at Arbitration Proceedings

Access To Justice

Advocacy and activism for vulnerable persons and communities