What is mediation?
Mediation is a form of dispute resolution in which an independent person (the mediator) aims to assist two (or more) disputants in reaching an agreement. Whether an agreement results or not, and the content of that agreement (if any), is determined by the parties themselves, rather than it being imposed by the mediator.
What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator (the arbitrator) whose decision the parties to the dispute have agreed, and which legislation has decreed, will be final and binding.
What is DiSAC?
DiSAC is the Professional Standards Body of the Mediation and Arbitration Industry in South Africa. DiSAC sees as its mission to promote excellence in the practice of mediation and arbitration in South Africa.
Can I be accredited as an International Mediator?
The International Mediation Institute offers international accreditation for advanced mediators. The Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School offers a Qualifying Assessment Program for IMI Certification. Read more..
The National Board for Family Mediation [“NABFAM”] (which is a sub-committee of DiSAC), it has its own website, dedicated to family and divorce mediation.