Available courses


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  • Different forms of abuse
  • The cycle of violence
  • Measures to en sure the safety of clients
  • How to apply for an interim protection order
  • Remedies available
  • The difference between interim and final orders
  • What happens on the return date

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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein


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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein



Course Content:
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • African Charter on the Rights & Welfare of the Child
  • SA Constitution
  • The Children’s Act
  • Parenting Plans in terms of the Children’s Act
  • The Difference between Parenting Plans & Parental Responsibility & Rights Agreements
  • Contractual requirements of Parenting Plans
  • Prescribed Format of Parenting Plans
  • Drafting of Parenting Plans
  • Examples of Parenting Plans and Parental Responsibility & Rights Agreements

THE PRACTICAL HANDS-ON APPROACH TO CHILD MAINTENANCE  -  Do you know how to…..

Best assist parents to come to an agreement/ parenting plan where money is involved?

Are you aware of the fact that maintenance should be settled as part of parenting plans?

Do you know the duty of support principles in terms of our law and how to apply them?

How to calculate the correct amount of maintenance?

How much each parent should pay?

How to divide household costs between persons living in one household? 

How to formalise the agreement between the parties?

How to enforce a maintenance order?

Best assist parents to come to an agreement/ parenting plan where money is involved?

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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein


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Presenters - Dr Lynette Roux


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Presenters - Dr Lynette Roux


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Presenters:  Theuns Stofberg, Laurie Greyvenstein, Dereck Beukes, Christo Naude

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Presenters:  Theuns Stofberg, Laurie Greyvenstein, Dereck Beukes, Christo Naude

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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein


This Basic Course will deal with the principles relative to a professional and respectful approach in engaging with clients over the telephone. The initial contact that clients have with your company is essential for establishing lasting Business Relationships.

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A trust is a useful tool to utilise in a divorce settlement, whereby a divorce settlement can be transferred into a trust and be applied for the benefit of typically minor children and a spouse. Similarly, one can ring-fence a maintenance obligation post-death in a trust. When you are divorced, the Divorce Act – and not the Maintenance of the Surviving Spouses Act – applies, whereby maintenance does not extend beyond the death of the maintenance payer unless the divorce order states that it applies.

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Bioethical mediators - Who are they and what do they do? Quantification of personal injury claims in a mediation setting

SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS hosted a live webinar on the 3rd of May 2022 on “Towards a Uniform Approach to Parental Coordination in South Africa” presented  by Dr Lynette Roux and Prof Leentjie de Jong. 


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SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS hosted a live webinar on the 20th of April 2022 on Building Stronger Family Foundations. The presenter, Tobie Verreynne and his wife Zanel Verreynne, established Crosspoint Family Consultants (a non-profit company) with a vision to encourage individuals, married couples, parents, and families to reach their full potential to understand principles that make life functional. This webinar looked into building stronger family foundations from a marital and parental perspective and focusing on the external factors that influence families. 

Part 1: Marriage Marriage is the cornerstone of strong family foundations. Marriage as a contract juxtaposed to marriage as a covenant commitment The single biggest enemy (mother of enemies) in marriage The lack of marriage legacy in society and how it weakens family foundations The impact of separation and divorce on family health 

Part 2: Parenting Parental influence...missed opportunities that leave cracks of note The identity crisis caused by absent parents The feeling of insignificance fuelled by non-intentionality The power of words: fan the flame or burn down to the ground The cycle of blessing identity vs cycle of cursing identity Critical stages for positive input from parents The need for homes to be strong launchpads for the next generation. Table-time: the catalyst for strong family foundations. 

Part 3: External factors influencing family foundations Technology Social media Religion Socio-economic climate Culture Lifestyle choices


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SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS hosted a live webinar on the 11th   of April 2022 on Autism and the Law. The presenter, Adv Thersia Du Toit Smit, a practising legal professional, senior advocate at NPA, as well as a co-author and contributor to the Book Autism, Perspectives and the Law (Chp13 – Autism and the Law)  shared her insights and experiences around Autism and the Law.


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SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS `hosted a live webinar on the 24h  of March 2022 on Mediation in the Workplace – IR Counselling. The presenter, Jacolien Yzel has 19 years total working experience, with 11 years dedicated Industrial Relations and Labour Dispute Resolution experience and gave  us some insights into IR counselling.


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MEDIATION AND THREE CRITICAL COURT DISCRETIONS ON DATE OF DIVORCE

•Meaning of discretion
•Shadow of the law
•Powers of Court on date of divorce
•Maintenance
•Transfer of assets
•Forfeiture
•Settlement Agreements
•Implications for Mediation

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Understanding Pension Funds - Points of Discussion 

  • Types of pension funds
  • Understanding how benefits are calculated
  • The parties involved in pension funds
  • Divorce and pension funds
  • Practical advice on dealing with pension funds

Presenter: Frederick Kröhnert (Financial Planning Specialist) 

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Presenters - Adv Eileen de Waal - Attorney Celia Beirowski - Dr Ronel Duchen - Laurie Greyvenstein




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Presenters - Christiaan du Plessis - Landie Stevens - Jannie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen


The obligation to mediate?

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Presenter - Dr Lynette Roux

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Presenter - Dr Lynette Roux

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Presenter: Pierre van Wyk

  

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Tilesia Colyn


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Presenter Naledi Netshisaulu

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Presenter - Dr Christo Naude


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Presenter:  Tilesia Colyn

Dr Tim Laurens and Maraliese Jordaan will explain the intricacies of drug and alcohol testing when it comes to custody cases or mediation procedures.  Would you like to investigate drug use and/or chronic alcohol abuse in a custody/mediation case? Drug and alcohol abuse can be verified in a legally defensible way through hair testing at Expert Laboratory Services. They can assist you with the analysis of more than 120 different substances in hair.  Please take note:  © Copyright. All rights reserved. Reproducing and distributing this material without the written permission of Social Justice and the Presenter is prohibited.  Register Here  for a login and password.



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Presenters - Dr Zenobia Carolus & Dr Marie Minnar McDonald 

For the 2 Day training contact Families in Context Social Services (NPC 2018/334570/08)  Email: Zenobiacarolus2@gmail.com  (South African Council for Social Service Professionals  - 8.5 CPD points.

COST: R495 per person for 2 days (12 hours).  

Minding your own creativity.  Please take note:  © Copyright. All rights reserved. Reproducing and distributing this material without the written permission of Social Justice and the Presenter is prohibited.  Register Here  for a login and password.

Presenters:  Dr Kobus Neethling & Dr Rache Rutherford


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Presenter - Prof Erwin Schwella

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Presenter - Sas Otto

Strategies and techniques dealing with parties who are resistant to mediation and consequences for parties who are refusing mediation.  Please take note:  © Copyright. All rights reserved. Reproducing and distributing this material without the written permission of Social Justice and the Presenter is prohibited.  Register Here  for a login and password.

Presenter - Prof Leentjie de Jong

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Presenter - Dr Ronel Duchen

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Presenter - Sas Otto

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Presenter - Dr Lynette Roux & Laurie Greyvenstein

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Presenter - Sas Otto

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Presenter - Laurie Greyvenstein

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Presenter - Carel Mouton

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Presenter - Elmarie Neilson

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Presenter - Laurie Greyvenstein & Dereck Beukes

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Presenter - Laurie Greyvenstein

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Presenter - Sonja Labuschagne

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Presenter - Dylan Geustyn

Principal Family Advocate Adv Sherin Ebrahim - A perspective on whether parenting regimes have evolved since the inception of the Children’s Act

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16H Family Law


This course provides the statutory context for mediation of family matters and forms the first part of the compulsory foundation training.

Course Content

  • Introduction to matrimonial law 
  • The SA court structures and jurisdiction 
  • The engagement and marriages 
  • Patrimonial consequences of marriage 
  • Dissolution of marriage 
  • Personal consequences of divorce 
  • The parent-child relationship 
  • Patrimonial consequences of divorce 
  • Domestic Violence

We have increased our training hours on family law from 12 hours to 16 hours. This course is presented first and foremost the

theoretical and practical component for all relevant legislation for mediating Parenting Plans, Divorces, Maintenance disputes, Care and

Contact disputes and Domestic Violence disputes. We critically consider the Children’s Act, the Maintenance Act, the Domestic Violence Act as

well as the relevant legislation pertaining to the matrimonial and patrimonial consequences of divorce. The training comprises two day’s

classroom training, as well as a written Portfolio of Evidence, which is to be submitted at the end of the course or shortly thereafter.


This course is presented on a level equivalent to NQF 5.

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THE PRACTICAL HANDS-ON APPROACH TO CHILD MAINTENANCE  -  Do you know how to…..

  • Best assist parents to come to an agreement/ parenting plan where money is involved?
  • Are you aware of the fact that maintenance should be settled as part of parenting plans?
  • Do you know the duty of support principles in terms of our law and how to apply them?
  • How to calculate the correct amount of maintenance?
  • How much each parent should pay?
  • How to divide household costs between persons living in one household? 
  • How to formalise the agreement between the parties?
  • How to enforce a maintenance order?
  • Best assist parents to come to an agreement/ parenting plan where money is involved?

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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein


  • Different forms of abuse
  • The cycle of violence
  • Measures to en sure the safety of clients
  • How to apply for an interim protection order
  • Remedies available
  • The difference between interim and final orders
  • What happens on the return date

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Presenters - Laurie Greyvenstein