Course in Civil Mediation

As you are no doubt aware, the Rules regulating the mediation process in the Magistrate’s Courts were published on 18 March 2014 and came into operation on 1 December 2014.

The new rules facilitate settlement of cases through mediation. Past experience has shown that mediation is a growing area of legal specialisation and, when used appropriately, can offer a valuable approach to reduce the time and cost of litigation.

This course is primarily designed to prepare attorneys to be mediators. Attorneys will also be equipped to advise clients on the mediation process. When designing the course content, the draft standards for Civil Mediation were taken into account.

Read more in registration brochure about the outline of this course.

Download Brochure and Registration form - Civil Mediation


The registration fees are substantially subsidised for practising attorneys and candidate attorneys.
The fees include course material and refreshments.
1.    Practising attorneys: R 5 600.00 per person
2.    Candidate attorneys: R 4 500.00 per person
3.    Practising attorneys from firms further than 150 km from closest venue: R 4 800.00 per person
4.    Non-practising attorneys/others: R 8 800.00 per person

All attorneys and candidate attorneys, especially (but not exclusively) those involved in divorce litigation. Registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enquiries: Tamara Sihlangu at e-mail: or tel: 012 441 4673.

Centre Dates
Durban 20,21,22 & 27,28 February 2017
Cape Town 06,07,08 & 13,14 March 2017
Pretoria 27,28,29 March & 03,04 April 2017
Port Elizabeth 08,09,10,11,12 May 2017
Pietermaritzburg 15,16,17,18,19 May 2017