South African
Association of Mediators


SAAM is a non-profit multidisciplinary professional organization, established in 1988. It is a regulatory body for its members and is involved in mediation through the promotion of the profession, the education and training of its members, and the facilitation of disputes. Its aims and objectives are contained in a constitution.

Up until the end of 2014 SAAM was primarily involved with mediation in the arena of family disputes, but it has now broadened its scope by allowing all categories of mediators under the umbrella of SAAM, eg. Civil and Commercial, Educational, Labour Law, etc. 

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