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Medical negligence and health sector mediation training

Apr 20 - Apr 24

health sector


[email protected], UCT Faculty of Law, and Mediation in Motion (MiM) are pleased to present the only mediation course for the health sector in South Africa. This five-day course has been customised for health professionals abut does not preclude delegates from practicing as general commercial mediators in South Africa. This groundbreaking course will be hosted at the Nelson Peace Centre outside Paarl.

About the course

The five-day course is developed to lay the groundwork for you to become an effective and accredited mediator in South Africa. You will learn from two of South Africa’s most experienced mediators to use mediation skills more effectively in the health sector, or any other preferred area of practice. The plans of the Department if Justice to implement court-aligned mediation will form part of your learning experience.

Who will benefit from this course?

Anyone working in the private and public health sectors in South Africa, including:

  • Legal advisors
  • Doctors
  • Hospital superintendents, clinical and nursing managers
  • Advocates and attorneys
  • In-house counsel
  • Senior healthcare administrators
  • Director Generals of government health departments
  • Other stakeholders and persons interested in becoming mediators in this sector

Why will they benefit?

  • The course covers the groundwork enabling effective mediation in the healthcare sector and also in other preferred areas of practice and expertise.
  • General and intercultural communication and negotiation skills will be improved – all essential leadership qualities in South Africa.
  • Practical mediation skills will be acquired from experienced practitioners. This will enhance existing competencies as problem solvers in the work place and other fields.
  • The potential for mediation as a flexible, innovative and creative means of conflict and dispute resolution tool will be demonstrated in the health care environment.

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Registration and enquiries 

Please contact [email protected], UCT Faculty of Law:

Download the course brochure for more information.

Download and complete the registration form.


Apr 20
Apr 24
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The Nelson Peace Centre
Nelson Wine Estate
Paarl, 7630 South Africa
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