NABFAM Background

The National Accreditation Board for Family Mediators [referred to as “NABFAM”] emerged in 2010 from the need for a national accrediting body which promotes mediation and the ethical standards and integrity of practising family mediators in South Africa, and which will also promote transformation in the industry. The commencement of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 in 2010 represented the immediate context for the formation of this Board and the primary focus of the Board is on family mediation and mediations in terms of the Children’s Act.

The Board is structured in such a way as to affirm the independence and authority of its member organisations based in the various provinces of South Africa, initially Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

NABFAM National Standards

Download the full NABFAM National Standards document in PDF format (effective as of 1 March 2018)

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Board and Constituent Bodies

Dr Lynette Roux
Chair of NABFAM

Adell-Mari Wolmarans
Board Member

Astrid Martalas
Vice Chair of NABFAM

Sunél Beeselaar
Board Member

Jeanné Vogel van der Sandt
Secretary of NABFAM

Margie van Zyl
Board Member

Claire Penfold
Board Member

Trudi Bissett
Board Member

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