Welcome to Social Justice Association of Mediators!

Social Justice Association of Mediators is a Non-profit Organisation with its head quarters in Cape Town, incorporated in terms of the laws of the Republic of SA. It renders a variety of services to members of the public and government departments. Social Justice Association of Mediators functions with various cost centres, including the membership organisation structure with a subcommittee as its board for the benefit of its members.

We believe in building and supporting a unified Alternative Dispute Resolution industry for South Africa and AAfrica, with reputable local and international affiliation. SJFAM is an accredited membership organisation of the National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) and a founding member of the South African Restorative Justice Accreditation Body (SARJAB), which was launched on the 11th of September 2019 at a Unisa Child Justice Conference in Pretoria. These accreditation bodies are sister organisations of the South African Dispute Accreditation Council (DiSAC) and incorporated under the auspices of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), which is a member of the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Our Purpose

Promoting access to justice and restoring equality, justice & peace

through dialogue, mediation, restorative justice, peacemaking and education


Accredited Mediators and Parenting Coordinators


The Social Justice Association of Mediators distinguishes between members of the organisation and members who are accredited as Mediators and Parenting Coordinators in terms of the criteria set by the National Accreditation Board for Family Mediators (NABFAM)

Only accredited Mediators and Parenting Coordinators have undergone sufficient training to comply with our national standard for accredited practitioners.  Do not be misled by an organisation’s membership certificate. And it’s not proof of accreditation as a mediator or parenting coordinator.  


Social Justice Foundation Association of Mediators is proud to be affiliated with the leading industry organisations listed below. We stay well-informed of trending issues and on-going innovation within our industry.


Has you mediator accreditation lapsed?

Accredited family mediators sometimes allow their accreditation to lapse. NABFAM has decided on a reaccreditation process for trained mediators whose accreditations have lapsed.

Professor Leentjie de Jong is a leading authority on Family Law & Family Mediation in South Africa, and she has compiled a study guide and training materials for reaccreditation purposes. NABFAM has decided that prof de Jong’s reaccreditation course must be completed before the reaccreditation of such members. The course includes a summary of family mediation principles and an update on the latest developments in family mediation. The course will be done at Social Justice, it is available on the online training platform, and it can be done in your own time. The cost of the reaccreditation training course is R500 plus VAT.

The reaccreditation course is also available for accredited members who want to do a short refresher and get updates on the latest information.   

The new NABFAM Rule will be implemented with effect from 1 March 2023. All members who have not renewed their accreditation by 28 February 2023 must first complete the reaccreditation course.

Please follow this link to register for the reaccreditation training:

Should you have any enquiries about the training, accreditation, or reaccreditation please contact Adri at admin@socialjustice.org.za or 021 300 6903.

About Social Justice NPO (165-067NPO)

Social Justice Association of Mediators is a Non-profit Organisation with its head quarters in Cape Town, incorporated in terms of the laws of the Republic of SA.  It renders a variety of services to members of the public and government departments.  It functions with various cost centres, including the membership organisation structure with a subcommittee as its board for the benefit of its members.  The organisation is managed by its Board of Executive members and co-opted members. 


Social Justice Foundation NPO

FNB Account number:
Branch Code:
252645 Menlyn Park

Contact Us

General Enquiries: admin@socialjustice.org.za
Landline 021 300 6309
and Training Enquiries

Tel 064 800 3975


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Our Processes

Social Justice NPO is home to like-minded individuals with a shared vision and mission to address inequalities in society, various social justice issues by promoting access to justice, restoring justice to a deeply divided society, the rendering access to justice through alternative dispute resolution including mediation, restorative justice & peacemaking and the empowering individuals & communities through education and training.