The results of the 2013 CD/ACDS mediator survey were presented at the mediator meeting held in Johannesburg on the 28th October. Amongst the findings were the following:
there has been an increase in the number of commercial mediations conducted over the past year
most mediations take place in professional services in Gauteng
most mediations take a long day or slightly longer, and most mediators charge between R5 000 and R8 000 per case
settlement rates are still over 80%
the greatest obstacle to mediation is the apparent lack of awareness and understanding of mediation
reputation and accreditation are the main considerations when parties chose mediators
mediators are mostly appointed by lawyers
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Many respondents to the survey generously supplied their demographic data. Howard Boetcher won the draw from those who did. Howard wins a copy of our book "Commercial Mediation - a User's Guide". Congratulations Howard!