Mediator Training Next week, Featured Mediator Tomorrow and other Updates

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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 training@adr-networksa.co.za

The training takes places at a venue in Auckland Park and trainees will tour the Constitutional Court and discuss how ADR is helping to advance a constitutional culture in SA. This is relevant in every sphere from workplace, to family, community and workplace settings

2. Featured Mediator Section

All ADR Network SA-accredited mediators get to appear in our featured mediator section which goes out to all our pages and lists every Wednesday. Please get in touch on sheena@adr-networksa.co.za if you wish to appear tomorrow

3. Xenophobic Attacks

The media, as we know is about what sells the story the best and can be divisive and can add fuel to the fire. Nhlanhla Sangweni of Access to Justice and others of Newlands Youth Organization will be looking to raise the profile of the complex causes of these attacks which have been passed off as Xenophobia. These are not Xenophobic attacks per se and it is of exceptional importance that the complexities are understood. Only from an insightful vantage point will we ever be able to address the cause rather than trying to solve the problem at a symptomatic level

As always, peace

Sheena

Upcoming Mediator Training, Accreditation, Weekly Featured Mediator and other News

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1. Mediator Training 20-24 April

We have 40 mediator training this month in Johannesburg. The Thursday of the Program covers court annexed mediation and can also be done as a one day Program at R 1000 for those with prior 40 hour training or relevant experience

Please get in touch for information packs at training@adr-networksa.co.za

Other workshop dates are:

20-24 April Johannesburg

20-26 June Durban

6-10    July Johannesburg/Durban/Bloemfontein

3-7      August Cape Town/PE

Please note there is a 75% discount for all SAPS or Correctional Services employees paying for themselves

The full cost of the program is R 11 999 with various monthly payment options and discounts for advance payment in full

2. Accreditation

To become an accredited member of our panel (including the Access to Justice Association of Southern Africa NPO) please email panel@adr-networksa.co.za. You will receive a dedicated ADR Network SA email address

3. Featured Mediator

Every Wednesday between 8am and 10am we run a featured mediator section. This is to introduce currently-registered and accredited members of our panel on all our networks and to our mailing lists. Please email sheena@adr-networksa.co.za for more information

4. Current Work

Aside from long-established mediation and ADR work in Divorce, Workplace and Commercial Disputes, we are gaining growing traction and enjoying expanding favour in Disputes Relating to community evictions, public protest action and collateral public violence suits, personal injury matters and human rights matters generally.

Early next week we meet with the City of Durban on interventions on the ongoing Xenophobic attacks in our region. As always, we intend mobilizing at the cause, not just the symptoms. For two long, Restorative Justice Practitioners have mobilized mainly at Reactive and Redemptive Violence. We need to mobilize more strongly at originating violations and systemic and structural issues that violate communities and perpetuate poverty

5. Alternative and Solidarity Economics

I am currently looking at alternatives in economic systems and the role of ADR in solidarity economics. Developing Countries are seeing success in addressing ever-growing and devastating economic inequality with workers taking control of failing businesses in industry where owners are declaring bankruptcy. This is an exceptionally interesting development where worker co-operatives are established with the solidarity of supportive stakeholders. The application in this for ADR is endless and it is to be explored further. I will publish more comprehensive thoughts on this later this week. If you have a particular interest in this, please email sheena@adr-networksa.co.za

As always,

Peace

Sheena