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Title:A humanistic approach to divorce and family mediation in the South African context: a comparative study of Western-style mediation and African humanistic mediation
Author:Boniface, Amanda E.
Year:2012
Periodical:African Journal on Conflict Resolution (ISSN 1562-6997)
Volume:12
Issue:3
Pages:101-129
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:divorce
family
conflict resolution
Link:https://www.accord.org.za/ajcr-issues/a-humanistic-approach-to-divorce-and-family-mediation-in-the-south-african-context/
Abstract:This article explores the principles and processes of Western-style divorce and family mediation, as well as the principles and processes of African humanistic mediation, as they are applied in South Africa. Critique, as well as the advantages of both approaches, is dealt with. Similarities between the principles are explored. This strategy is informed by holistic knowledge. The knowledge relied upon sometimes demonstrates conflicting worldviews and is set in a specific cultural context. The challenge is to find a holistic way of mediation in South Africa. This article proposes ways in which humanistic mediation can be used to positively influence and change the current family mediation practice in South Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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