Collective Bargaining 2021 : the context
20 May 2021
Mthimkulu Mashiya, William Thomson, Clive Thompson discuss the context of this year's collective bargaining as a start for your preparation.
Rule 41A webinar - 18 March 2021
18 March 2021
High Court Rule 41A came into effect on 9 March 2020. The Rule formally introduces mediation as a pre-litigation step. It does not mandate the parties to mediate but it does require the claimant and defendant and their representatives, and the mediator to comply with various actions. This webinar provides an opportunity for representatives, litigants and mediators to find out about their roles and responsibilities in terms of the Rule.
Why I trained as mediator
08 March 2021
Karen Botha is one of the many commercial mediators' Conflict Dynamics has accredited since 2007. Click on the video link to hear her talk about why she decided to do the course and what she learnt. Karen also relates how she has been able to use the skills in her work as a lawyer.
The closing moments of the 37 years of the Employment Law Update.
13 November 2020
The Employment Law Update, arranged jointly by Conflict Dynamics and Bowmans, ended in November 2020 after 37 years. The Update, formally known as the Labour Law Update was started by the Institute for Industrial Relations in 1983 at a time when labour laws were being liberalised and the field of industrial relations was being established. Bowmans will offer the Update in a new format from 2021.
Meet the Mediator - Funmi Roberts - and hear about the Nigerian Multi door Courthouse system.
27 October 2020
Funmi Roberts, a CEDR accredited mediator and Founder and Principal Partner of Funmi Roberts & Co. law firm in Nigeria, speaks about her extensive experience as a commercial mediator and about the multi-door courthouse system in Nigeria.
My Experience of Online Learning
27 May 2020
We hear a lot about the advantages of online learning in the higher educational setting during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but there are also ways in which online learning can be used for training and development in business and similar organizations. I recently attended the Conflict Dynamics mediator skills training online.
Managing Employee Performance and Discipline Remotely
15 May 2020
For many organisations and their employees, the “new normal” is #WFH – Working From Home. If you are currently managing one or more employees remotely, you may be faced with a range of new and potentially complex challenges. What are your rights under such circumstances?
Mediation and the Road Accident Fund
30 April 2020
Marion Shaer discusses mediation in the context of the RAF with Leigh de Souza-Spagnoletti, accredited mediator and experienced plaintiff attorney, and Joshila Desai, an attorney with experience working in the RAF.
What does Rule 41A mean for Lawyers in South Africa
28 April 2020
High Court Rule 41A, which came into operation on 9th March and which requires parties to consider mediation before proceeding with litigation in the High Court, is good news for lawyers. It gives them the opportunity to become mediators themselves, to represent their clients in a new forum as mediation advocates, and to give advice on a range of issues that their clients will need help with when they engage in mediation. This is a recording of a webinar in which Felicity Steadman discusses with Chris Todd, PJ Veldhuizen and Hendrik Kotze what Rule 41A means for lawyers in South Africa.
#WFH in South Africa
26 April 2020
With the global outbreak and spread of coronavirus, our lives have been changed in many ways. Like many other countries, South Africa is getting used to working in conditions of lockdown. Many businesses have had to adapt overnight, making rapid advancements in their use of technology to enable their employees to work remotely.
What does Rule 41A mean for mediation in South Africa?
23 April 2020
On 9th March 2020 South Africa took its first tentative step into the world of High Court aligned civil mediation. On that day Rule 41A, an amendment to the rules regulating the conduct of proceedings in the High Courts of South Africa came into operation. This is a recording of a webinar in which John Brand and Felicity Steadman discuss what Rule 41A means for mediation in South Africa.
Medical Malpractice Mediation - the experience of two top UK-based mediators
21 April 2020
This is a recording of a webinar with experienced British clinical negligence mediators, Heather Allen and Tony Allen. They provide insight into the types of medical negligence cases currently being mediated in the NHS in England and also respond to any questions raised by participants.
Guidance and support for dealing with conflict at home and in your virtual workplace in these most challenging of times
18 April 2020
This video was recorded during Angela du Plessis's webinar presentation on the 16th April 2020. In it she provides guidance and support for dealing with conflict at home and in our virtual workplaces in these times of COVID-19.
Bowman Gillfillan - SABC3 - The World Today
25 June 2019
John Brand talks about new trends emerging from dispute resolution
SA’s Labour Relations Act needs radical reform - John Brand
23 June 2019
Bowman Gilfillan director John Brand tells Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer that South Africa needs a new Wiehahn-type commission to overhaul the Labour Relations Act radically. Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editor: Shane Williams
Keep Calm and Sort it Out
08 February 2019
Marion Shaer, Conflict Dynamics Director, discusses on ENCA how violence seems to be a common response to conflict in South Africa and raises some challenges for us to consider about how to deal with conflict in more effective ways.
Mining Industry - silicosis class action settlement signing ceremony – 3 May 2018
03 May 2018
The power of collaborative consensus building processes. A careful managed process with an incredible mutual gains outcome.
Silicosis Gold Working Group
03 May 2018
Occupational Lung Disease - Documenting the work of the Gold Working Group - 3 May 2018
06 November 2015
Mediation in divorce and family disputes
02 September 2015
Watch the opening session of a mediation, a role-play conducted by Barney Jordaan
15 February 2015
The use of technology, including on-line dispute resolution, for the resolution of low value civil claims.
21 May 2013
John Brand presents his views on the crisis at Marikana illustrated by dramatic pictures by Greg Marinovich.
How to Present in and Conduct an Arbitration Process - PRODUCED IN 1999
01 July 1999
This video illustrates how to present in and conduct an arbitration process, and gives learners an opportunity to observe best practice. It is available free of charge by clicking on the picture.
What to Expect in Mediation - PRODUCED IN 1999
01 July 1999
This video illustrates what to expect in an employment mediation, and gives learners an opportunity to observe best practice. It is available free of charge by clicking on the picture.
John Brand, Andrew Levy, and Sarah Levy
Authors: John Brand, Andrew Levy and Sarah Levy.