Featured Mediator Section

Eddie Bruwer is currently employed within the credit rehabilitation industry and previously worked 14 years within the financial industry (Banking). Qualified club cricket coach and have a big passion for sport (cricket, rugby and hockey) your typical South Africa man that loves to braai and interact with people on various daily topics.

Family man happily married for 14 years with 2 wonderful achieving children both academically and on the sport field and as an individual I am a firm believer in honesty and integrity and is not someone that will become violent but would rather seek a more peaceful way of solving any form of problem. Firm believer in working hard and always giving everything on a daily basis.

Eddie is Johannesburg based and would love to assist with any form of debt and sport mediation where required.

You can contact Eddie at eddie@adr-networksa.co.za

Upcoming ADR Network SA-Accredited Mediator Training


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 for those with prior training and at a cost of R 1000

For Registration Packs please email training@adr-networksa.co.za


Sheena Jonker


5 Day Mediator Training 22-26 June 2015


All those wishing to attend training next week in Durban or Johannesburg should finalize registrations ASAP.

Please get an email through to training@adr-networksa.co.za 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

Wednesday Featured Mediator Section, Training Updates and other news


1. Featured mediator section:

Today we introduce a mediator based in Durban and one in Cape Town:

HYPOLITE MANDLA NKOSI is an ADR Network SA- trained mediator and arbitrator currently accredited and registered on the ADR Network SA panel. He is a vastly experienced and skilled ADR Practinier and he says “I was a Scholar at Unizulu (B Proc);Wits (PDM); Unisa(MEP) and Compuscan Academy(Debt Counselling),I am a Dispute Resolution Practitioner with offices in Durban, I was a Commissioner/Arbitrator at CCMA and most Bargaining Councils for the past 13 years and my overall experience in Dispute Resolution is about 26 years including working at the Industrial Court (now defunct). I therefore presently specialize in the following fields: Land mediations, Court annexed mediation; Divorce Mediation; Rental Disputes, Property sale, Debt Counselling, Labour Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Professional Organisation;ADR ADR Network South Africa, EAAB, SAAM, APSO”

You can get hold of Mr Nkosi by emailing mandla@adr-networksa.co.za

Khanyiso Hoboyi is a South African Lawyer, Businessman, Politician and an ADR Network SA trained and accredited Mediator. He did his articles with Van Der Spuy & Vennote. He worked for Equal Education advocating for quality education in South Africa. He also worked for Khulumani Support Group for the apartheid victims. With Khulumani he worked on an international lawsuit where there was a litigation between Khulumani and  Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Ryn Metals, IBM, Barclays Bank and another. He is currently one of the Western Cape convenors of the Access to Justice Southern Africa &  a Panellist at ADR Network South Africa. He has committed extensive time to Pro Bono Access to Justice Work and has started to faciliate some of our training. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends ,going to gym, watching sports and studying. Khanyiso is Cape Town-based.

Khanyiso can be reached at  khanyiso@adr-networksa.co.za

To appear in the featured mediator section, you must be an ADR Network SA-registered panellist.

Email featuredmediator@adr-networksa.co.za and we’ll help get you known.

2. Upcoming Training

We have training coming up this month in Johannesburg and Durban 20-24 April

The cost is R 11 999 and the Thursday covers court annexed mediation which can be done as a one day program, if you have prior training or relevant experience at R 1000

Please email training@adr-networksa.co.za

All SAPS or Correctional Services employees paying for themselves can attend the 5 day program at R 3000

Candidate attorneys and students enjoy a 50% discount

We also have training scheduled for June and July

3. Rhodes Must Fall

We will be running a feature on a restorative justice perspective on taking down statues and monuments that trigger painful memory or sustain patterns of oppression.

Check in later

As always,


Sheena Jonker


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


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