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Nelson Mandela the Negotiator - lessons for business

29 May 2017

In a fascinating presentation which traverses Mandela's life from the early 1940's when he arrived in Johannesburg as a young lawyer to his release from an apartheid prison in 1990, John Brand identifies many pertinent lessons in negotiation from Mandela's style of negotiation.

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Conference on dispute resolution in South africa

24 May 2017

Join us at the Johannesburg Global Pound Conference to hear more about what Judges can do by way of judicial activism and case management to enhance access to justice in South Africa. It is not well known, but Brassey AJ in the South Gauteng High Court trial of Brownlee v Brownlee in Johannesburg (case number 2008/25274) has already imposed a costs sanction as a direct consequence of failure to mediate, comparable to what happens in other jurisdictions.

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