Articles and Video:
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 trial. This speech helped to usher in skills of peace and negotiation.
Standing on the Shoulders of a Visionary (02/08/13)
The article is about Mary Parker Follet’s convergence of dispute resolution, organisational development and leadership concepts. Follet integrated the idea of organisational conflict into management theory and is sometimes considered the "mother of conflict resolution." Peter Drucker called her the “prophet of management.” Drucker himself is acknowledged as a pioneer in organisational development and modern management thinking.
History of Warfare, Litigation, and the Mediation Bonus (01/11/13)
The article is about Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the Battle of Borodino 200 years ago and the similarities between warfare and litigation. Napoleon said a man would fight harder for his interests than for his rights. So how does this affect our understanding of mediation? 1 Comment
Social Media is Game Changer for Ubuntu and Mediation (11/10/12)
The article is about the impact of social media on companies, and how they need to tune into this new reality by mediating stakeholder disputes. Companies also need to be aware of ethical considerations in their relationships with stakeholders. Finally the author discusses the relationship between Ubuntu and mediation. 1 Comment
Embedding Mediation in South African Justice (03/26/12)
This is a perspective on the future of mediation in South Africa. It discusses the flaws and benefits of the current system, as well as anticipated developments in the future.
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