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Follow this link to view the application for accreditation and enrolment on the Panel of Court-Annexed Mediators


The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development now offers mediation services. Mediation is a process by which a mediator assists the parties in actual or potential litigation to resolve the dispute between them by facilitating discussions between the parties, assisting them in identifying issues, clarifying priorities, exploring areas of compromise and generating options in an attempt to resolve the dispute. It is an alternative to having the dispute adjudicated in court. Mediation will be rendered at dedicated rooms identified as Therisano Centres.

STEP 1: Go to the office of the mediation clerk at the court.

Explain your problem to the clerk.

STEP 2: If mediation is possible, the clerk will assist you to fill in an application form.

STEP 3: The clerk will invite you and the other party to come to a meeting to discuss an agreement to mediate.

At this meeting:

STEP 4: The mediator and parties meet on a suitable date for a mediation session.

STEP 5: An Agreement is reached by the parties.

Benefits of mediation:

Follow this link to view the PDF version of the step by step procedure for mediation.

For more information contact the Court-Annexed Mediation Project Office:
Ms Stella Maphoso
Tel: 012 406 4813
Email: mediation@justice.gov.za

Terry Mphelo
Tel: (012 315 4507      
Email: tmphelo@justice.gov.za