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  • Mediation can stop costly conflicts

    The cost of conflicts on Africa’s development between 1990 and 2005 was about $300 billion (about R272.31bn), according to Oxfam International findings published in 2007. The study, “Africa’s Missing Billion”, shows that our continent loses an average of $18 billion a year because of armed conflicts. This is a clear demonstration of the imperative need for peaceful conflict resolution through mediation in Africa. In the early 1960s and 70s conflict mediation in Africa was, within the framework of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), assigned to elder statesmen ...
  • Debt mediation a boon for consumers

    Over 70% of debt mediation cases resulted in a positive outcome for consumers in the first quarter of this year, the National Debt Mediation Association (NDMA) said on Tuesday. "Each consumer’s case is unique and requires a different solution, and the ability of the NDMA to provide expert advice and guidance has benefited consumers immensely," CEO Magauta Mphahlele said in a statement. In 72% of mediated cases, the NDMA ruled in favour of consumers ...
  • The LINK to the Court Annexed Draft Mediation Rules: rules for Magistrates Courts

    The rules seem to be for Magistrates Courts only, whilst the website specifies Magistrates and High Courts - a Dispute Resolution Officer has been specified ...
  • Russia: Supreme Commercial Court continues to push for mediation bill

    MOSCOW, April 5, 2013 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The Supreme Commercial Court will continue working toward the approval of its court mediation initiative, Chairman Anton Ivanov said at a meeting of the heads of the Moscow and the Central District commercial courts on Friday. The bill "On Making Amendments to Specific Legislative Acts to Improve Reconciliation Procedures" was approved by the Supreme Commercial Court's plenary meeting and submitted to the State Duma...
  • European Union and ADR

    A step forward for EU consumers: Questions & answers on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution...
  • South Africa: The Court Annexed Draft Mediation Rules published by DoJ for comment

    Request For Comments: Court-Annexed Mediation Rules - In keeping with the Constitution which guarantees access to justice for all and consistent with the emerging trends in other parts of the world, the Rules Board for Courts of Law, has on the request of the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development as part of the Civil Justice Reform Programme, prepared a set of rules to facilitate court-annexed mediation. The Rules Board...

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