The South African Association of Mediators, also known as SAAM, is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that acts as a professional regulatory body for its members.
SAAM is a Member Organisation for Family Mediators
Proudly, SAAM is a founding member of the National Accreditation Board for Family Mediators (NABFAM).
In accordance with this, SAAM occupies two seats on the NABFAM Executive Board. As part of the process of defining and adopting sound standards, the executive committee sought to align South African Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) standards with international best practices.
As such SAAM accreditation aims at supporting standards consistent with that of the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Fundamentally SAAM’s contribution to the complex and valued function of the practice of mediation in South Africa is based on solid foundations.
These foundations are upheld by sound education and the training of mediators. Driven to transform as a current and up-to-date organisation continually.