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Mission Statement

 

 

The stated purpose of Mediation Academy South Africa (Pty) Ltd, established in 2017, is to ignite meaningful social change by: -

  1. Interrupting the cycle of generational trauma when families split up, and achieving this by

  2. Empowering mediators to establish successful, sustainable careers.

We do this because we recognise the societal value of healthy childhoods and healthy relationships.

 

We demonstrate our commitment by fostering accountability within ourselves and our organisation, and by creating the training and services that enable mediators to thrive in their individual goals.

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Accreditations & Affiliations

Both the 64-hour and 80-hour versions of our course is accredited in SA & internationally by the ADR International Register [view certification]

Our 80-hour course is accredited in South Africa by the South African Association for Mediators (SAAM)

Our 80-hour course is accredited in South Africa by the National Accreditation Board for Family Mediators (NABFAM) [view certification]

Our 80-hour course is accredited in South Africa by the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (SACSSP) for 30 CPD points [view certification]

Our company, while based in SA, participates in international training efforts in partnership with Accords International.

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Core Service Team

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Yolande West
CLIENT SUPPORT

 

Cell: 067 334 0444

Email: yolande@mediationacademy.co.za

 

Getrude Badenhorst
BUSINESS SUPPORT

 

Email: getrude@mediationacademy.co.za

 

Monica Supra
CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE DESIGNER | PR OFFICER

 

Cell: 062 598 6344

Email: monica@mediationacademy.co.za

 

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  • Co-Founder at Mediation Academy South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Family Law Mediator

  • Chairperson at Amnesty International, NW division (2008-2011)​

  • 13 Years’ Public Relations Management Experience

  • 14 Years’ Media and Publishing Experience

  • 100 South African Shining Stars Award (2022)

  • Businesswoman of the Year - Women in LAW (2022)

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Barry Greyvenstein
CO-FOUNDER | FACILITATOR

 

Cell: 074 118 4847

Email: barry@mediationacademy.co.za

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  • SA & Internationally Accredited mediator (Cert. No. 2016-10-25.5M3Q6I ) with the ADR International Register

  • SA Accredited mediator (Reg. No. SAAM1026) with the South African Association of Mediators [SAAM]

  • Accredited Training Facilitator with the ADR International Register

  • NABFAM Accredited Training Facilitator (July 2015)

  • Vice Chairperson at South African Association of Mediators [SAAM] (May 2020 - present)

  • Co-Founder at Mediation Academy South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Family Law Mediator with Alternative Divorce

  • 15 Years’ Training & Coaching Experience

  • External Training Facilitator to the Dept. of Social Development (2015-2016) and to Mediators in Private Practice

  • External Assessor to the Dept. of Social Development (2015-2016) and to Mediators in Private Practice
     

External Assessors & Facilitators

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Adv. Johan Venter
ASSESSOR | FACILITATOR

 

Cell: 084 702 5661

Email: jventer50@icloud.com

 

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  • Prosecutor and Magistrate at the Department of Justice (1998-2016)

  • Practising Advocate (since 2022)

  • External Training Facilitator  and Assessor to Mediation Academy and Mediators in Private Practice

  • Mediator specialising in Family Law, Medico-Legal and Commercial mediation accredited with NABFAM/SAAM, SAMLA, DISAC/Conflict Dynamics and the Gauteng Society of Advocates

  • SAAM/NABFAM Accredited Training Facilitator (since 2018)

  • Author and course presenter on NABFAM accredited advanced course for mediators in family law

  • Lecturer at the Gauteng Society of Advocates in mediation, litigation for pupil advocates and advanced trial advocacy for advocates

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Adell-Mári Wolmarans
ASSESSOR | FACILITATOR

Cell: 071 873 2586

Email: adellmari@partnerson.co.za

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  • Family professional, social worker and accredited mediator accredited with SACSSP and SAAM

  • Founding member at Partners on Panorama (since 2017)

  • External Training Facilitator  and Assessor to Mediation Academy and Mediators in Private Practice

  • Partner at Partners on Training (since 2020)

  • 14 Years' Experience in Mediation

  • 14 Years' Experience in Social Work

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