Latest News and Training Dates for your Diary

  • Five day Programs


14-18 September Durban/Johannesburg/Cape Town

19-23 October Durban/Johannesburg/Cape Town

Cost R 11 999 with monthly payment options available

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  • Court Annexed Mediation Workshop


17 September Durban/ Johannesburg/Cape Town

22 October Durban/ Johannesburg/Cape Town

Cost R 1000 for those with prior mediation training or sufficient experience

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  • Half Day events (8am-12pm)


Friday 28 August Durban-Transforming Conflict in Relationships

Friday 25 September-Durban managing dialogue processes

Cost: no cost to registered distance learning trainees. R 500 for all others (includes material, light breakfast, teas and coffees)

As of September these will run on the last Friday of each month in Durban/Joburg/Cape Town

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  • Subsidies


We offer subsidies up to 50% on application and on financial need shown

We also offer 75% subsidies to all SAPS, Correctional Services, DOJ and DSD employees

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  • Mediation at Hope Farm


Access to Justice is heading up mediation efforts connected with displaced foreign nationals who were arrested after a refugee camp closed down in Durban in June. They are being hosted at Hope Farm Cato Ridge

Carte Blanche ran an insert on this last Sunday. You can watch it here and please share with all your networks as awareness may help us identify a durable solution

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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 which they had all previously escaped from under war or emergency conditions. So either option is terrifying. Access to Justice lawyers secured their release from prison last Monday after they were arrested following their refusal to leave. They are very temporarily accommodated on a farm in KZN with all kinds of collateral considerations. On Friday we initiated a mediation process which seeks to generate options and find solutions. We are still in the fact finding or story telling phase and we urgently need more volunteer mediators to help listen and transcribe stories. Some have never ever got to tell their stories before. Not only will it strengthen our approach to UNHRC special interventions unit, but the process of being heard for the first time individually has powerful implications for all. If you can help, please get in touch at
For mediator training enquiries, please email

Sheena Jonker