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 April 2022)

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Board and Constituent Bodies

Madelene (Leentjie) De Jong

Susan Harris
Board Member

Esna Bruwer
Board Member

Sunél Beeselaar
Vice Chairperson

Jo-Ann Du Plessis

Tracey-Leigh Wessels
Board Member

Laurie Greyvenstein
Board Member

Charles Flaendorp
Board Member

Additional Documents

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Western Cape
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