Below are some interesting articles published on construction and construction / renovation related issues. Please note that these articles are for informative purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the BDTSA. Copyright is respected in all of these articles and credit is given to the individual authors.
As of 9 March 2020, parties are required to consider mediation for every new matter instituted in a High Court of South Africa. Non-compliance with this new rule, could result in a party receiving an ‘irregular step’ notice – which could significantly delay the finalisation of a matter, and lead to unnecessary costs.
Mediation typically is a voluntary process between parties to a dispute in which an impartial and independent mediator, assists the parties to either:
resolve the dispute between them;
identify and limit the issues in dispute;
explore potential areas of compromise;
generate options to resolve the dispute;
clarify priorities by facilitating discussions between the parties; and
assist in negotiations to resolve the dispute. (Read more…)