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SAAM Annual Conference

Are you ready to enhance your mediation practice and stay ahead in the field?


The SAAM Annual Conference 2024 is here to help you do just that!


Join us at the SAAM Annual Conference on the 29th of August 2024 at the Premier Hotel in Midrand.


This year's theme, "Updates on Mediation, Parenting Coordination, and Other ADR Methods in South Africa," promises to be the event of the year!


Esteemed Speakers and Mediation Topics


Prof. John Faris

SAAM Chairperson and Emeritus Professor at Unisa, will grace us as the conference host, bringing his vast experience and leadership in mediation and ADR to the forefront of our discussions.

Mr. Magwayi Mabena

Serving as the Program Director, Mr. Mabena is a distinguished SAAM EXCO member and a well-known labour law consultant and facilitator with Farisanani & Associates. His expertise in public relations brings a dynamic presence to our conference.


Judge Norman Davis

Rule 41A of the Uniform Rules of Court


Regional Court President Jakkie Wessels

New Chapter 2 Mediation Rules in the Magistrates’ Courts


Dr. Dellene Clark & Ms. Karabo Ozah

Latest developments on Project 100D and the Family Dispute Resolution Bill.


Mr. Pierre van Wyk & Prof. Debbie Collier-Reed

Perspectives on the development of Project 94 discussion paper on mediation and the generic Mediation Bill.


Dr. Astrid Martalas & Mr. Craig Schneider

Collaborative session with practical perspectives on mediation and parenting coordination.

Mr. Laurie Greyvenstein

Insights into the mediation of domestic violence matters.

Ms. Zenobia du Toit

Status of family-law arbitration in South Africa, highlighting key developments in this area.

Dr. Lynette Roux

New ADRP-SA. The inception and future directions of this overarching body for ADR professionals.


Prof. Leentjie de Jong

New NABFAM guidelines for hearing the voice of the child.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to advance your career and contribute to the evolution of ADR.

Event Information

Venue: Premier Hotel Midrand, Gauteng

Conference Timing: Join us from 8:30 AM to 16:30 PM for a full day of enriching discussions and networking opportunities.

Limited Seats Available: Please register early as seating is limited. 

Registration Closing Date: 12 August 2024

Hospitality: Attendees will enjoy refreshments and snacks throughout the conference, courtesy of the venue. Additionally, SAAM will provide a welcome pack to all participants.

Dietary Requirements: We aim to accommodate all dietary needs. Kindly inform us of any specific requirements to ensure we can provide for you adequately during the conference.

Accommodation: The Premier Hotel in Midrand is offering attendees a special Conference price for R1260pp breakfast included. 

Online Participation Available: Ensuring broad access, the conference will be available online. 

If you have any enquiries contact:

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