Adv Jacques Joubert

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Commercial Mediator



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Walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela - lessons for mediators......

Tuesday, 01 October 2013
In 1964, George Bizos, a young lawyer, probably saved his client and good friend Nelson Mandela’s life by persuading him to change his now famous speech at the Rivonia treason...
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News flash...court annexed mediation...news flash...

Wednesday, 01 May 2013
It's official: The Rules Board of the Department of Justice has announced that new (new) Mediation Rules will soon be published for comment, and that court based mediation will be...
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Game Theory, Neuroscience, Brainstorming and other Mediation Strategies...

Sunday, 03 March 2013
    “The specific problems we face cannot be solved using the same patterns of thought  that were used to create them.” Albert Einstein Neuroscientists using MRI scans confirm that...
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Mediation, grief, lateral thinking and pushing the pause button....

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
        Woza Mediation published a post on 29 June 2012 about a talented and troubled friend. I intended to highlight the potential of mediation in the criminal justice system. Black, Talented...
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Decision-making, mediation and leadership.....

Friday, 30 November 2012
      In 1925 the visionary, Mary Parker Follet identified three ways  to make decisions and resolve controversies: domination, compromise and integration. Domination uses force, manipulation and deception. It...
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Napoleon's Borodino moment in 1812....

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
         "A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights." Napoleon. Litigation, including arbitration is not far removed from warfare as illustrated by Napoleon’s...
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Integrity, mediation and murder in Soweto.....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
     Woza Mediation’s manifesto is to resolve disputes with integrity. But I haven’t always been a mediator. I started my career as a prosecutor in Johannesburg in 1988 and...
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Social media and new culture in dispute resolution......

Tuesday, 25 September 2012
    Social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Google+, the instant messaging and camera applications of cell phones are profoundly changing our world. A new...
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The Art of the Mediator and the Marikane Massacre....

Wednesday, 05 September 2012
      “I survive on credit” - Lonmin mineworker in a Sunday paper of 2 September 2012. With an over-indebted middle class, the credit industry is probably targeting salary-earning...
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Share prices fall on news of Taste holdings dispute...

Sunday, 12 August 2012
     The share price of Taste Holdings, owner of Scooters Pizzas, Max’s and St Elmo’s Woodfried Pizzas fell by 9.4% last Wednesday on news that it was embroiled in...
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