Blogs

My Experience of Online Learning
27 May 2020
We hear a lot about the advantages of online learning in the higher educational setting during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but there are also ways in which online learning can be used for training and development in business and similar organizations. I recently attended the Conflict Dynamics mediator skills training online.
- Robin Monakali
Mediation in terms of Section 13 of the Regulations related to Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002
01 May 2020
Conflict Dynamics welcomes the strong commitment by the State to the mediation of all civil disputes threatened or pending against the State and all organs of State. Mediation, as promoted in Section 13 of the Disaster Management Regulations, may take place before the commencement of litigation or once litigation has commenced. The recently published High Court Rule 41A also encourages the use of mediation, although that applies only once litigation has commenced.
- Conflict Dynamics Team
#WFH - The Conflict Dynamics Guide
06 April 2020
With the global outbreak and spread of coronavirus our lives have been changed in a number of ways. As South Africans we are in the midst of a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of this contagion. In response many businesses have had to adapt overnight. There are many examples of how businesses have transformed significantly with rapid advancements in technology and information serving the needs of employees by making remote work our new reality.
- Robin Monakali
How can we help you to maintain staff training and development, to manage conflict and to resolve disputes in this difficult time of COVID-19?
24 March 2020
How can we help you to maintain staff training and development, to manage conflict and to resolve disputes in this difficult time of COVID-19? It can be tempting under the current circumstances to run and hide, cancel, postpone and ignore business imperatives - one of these being the development and training of staff and another being efficient and effective dispute resolution. At this time, we want our clients and their employees to be able to “Keep Calm and Carry On” and we are here to assist with this in any way possible. Contact us to discuss how we can provide you with the business continuity you require.
- Felicity Steadman
Rule 41A – What does it mean for lawyers?
23 March 2020
High Court Rule 41A which came into operation on 9th March and which requires parties to consider mediation before proceeding with litigation in the High Court is good news for lawyers. It gives them the opportunity to become mediators themselves, to represent their clients in a new forum as mediation advocates, and to give advice on a range of issues that their clients will need help with when they engage in mediation.
- John Brand
Rule 41A – What does it mean for parties to litigation in the High Courts of South Africa?
13 March 2020
High Court Rule 41A came into operation on 9th March. The Rule seeks to encourage litigants to refer their disputes to mediation before proceeding with litigation. This is very good news for litigants who want quick, cheap and fair settlements of their disputes. It is also good news for the South African economy at a time when it needs all the assistance it can get. A big advantage of mediation in the present climate is that it can be done remotely, whereas litigation can't.
- John Brand